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Six Dickinson Settings     I.  II.  III.  IV.  V.  VI.
(total duration 15')
  III. As if the Sea Should Part

for SATTBB Voices        duration 3½'


Commissioned by: Talisman,
Johnson Flucker, Director

World Premiere: 1987, St. Paul's Chapel, New York

Play Audio Excerpt
The Los Angeles Chamber Singers,
Peter Rutenberg, Conductor
(436k mp3)

First Page of Score

As if the Sea should part
And show a further Sea –
And that – a further – and the Three
But a presumption be –

Of Periods of Seas –
Unvisited of Shores –
Themselves the Verge of Seas to be –
Eternity – is Those –

                                Emily Dickinson