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CoverGravitas [level: Medium]
Jacob Narverud: Bio and other works
RELEASED: June 2021
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1649 | duration: c. 3:55 | price: $2.25
accompaniment: piano

Narverud's original text expresses the thought that while the weight of the cares of this world is very heavy, we can shine our light into the world to bring hope. Translated into Latin, this text is set with deep moments of harmonic complexity that open into shimmering statements that evoke the sense of gravity and light in a way that feels both ancient and modern. A dramatic and colorful concert work for mixed choirs!

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CLICK HERE: Read the Text or Poem
Gravitas (Gravity)

The heavy burden of life forces weight on the soul,
and the gravity of darkness moves in slowly.

The unknown world of tomorrow makes it hard to cope,
hard to dream,
hard to be.

If time is a friend to no one, then now is the only time to live --
to truly live --
and to love.

Shine your light into the darkness and reveal the depths of hope.
Then gravity will force weight on your soul no more.

Jacob Narverud

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Gravitas choral track bundle contains a part dominant track for each voice part, a balanced voices track, and an accompaniment track if the work is not a cappella (the accompaniment is also included with the part dominant and balanced voices track). Get more information and listen to samples HERE. Please note that the choral score is not included in the bundle and needs to be ordered separately.

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