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i carry your heart

i carry your heart

Product Number: 8170

Composer: Conte, David



E. E. Cummings' poem i carry your heart could be read as a marriage vow, a joyous ode to a newborn, or even a eulogy to a lost love… this poem is adaptable to all kinds and levels of love. This setting is grounded in a steady quarter note ostinato which suggests the gentle tolling of bells, expressing respect and affection, both dignified and joyous in character. The accompaniment becomes subtly more animated at the poem’s two climaxes: “whatever a sun will always sing is you;” and “as high as the soul can hope…” The work ends with serene confidence, as the poet affirms the undeviating constancy and resolve of love. Duration: 5:30

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Product Number 8170
Composer Conte, David
Text Author Cummings, E. E.
Voicing & Instruments SATB Chorus and Piano
Topics (Secular) Love
Difficulty Medium
Language of Text English
Historical Period 21st Century
Recording Credits Recorded by Heidelberg University Choir, Greg Ramsdell, director. Used by permission.
Publisher E. C. Schirmer Music Company

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