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Six Dickinson Settings     I.  II.  III.  IV.  V.  VI.
(total duration 15')
  VI. On This Wondrous Sea

for SATTBB Voices        duration 2½'


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
(484k mp3)

First Page of Score

On this wondrous sea
Sailing silently,
Ho! Pilot, ho!
Knowest thou the Shore
Where no breakers roar –
Where the storm is o'er?

In the peaceful west
Many the sails at rest –
The anchors fast –
Thither I pilot thee –
Land Ho! Eternity!
Ashore at last!

             Emily Dickinson