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Six Dickinson Settings     I.  II.  III.  IV.  V.  VI.
(total duration 15')
  V. It's Like the Light

for SATTBB Voices        duration 2'


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
(467k mp3)

First Page of Score


It's like the Light –
A fashionless Delight –
It's like the Bee –
A dateless – Melody –

It's like the Woods –
Private – Like the Breeze –
Phraseless – yet it stirs
The proudest Trees –

It's like the Morning –
Best – when it's done –
And the Everlasting Clocks –
Chime – Noon!

                   Emily Dickinson