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Immortal Love

A contemplative modal chorale reminiscent of early American hymns
Poet/Lyricist: 
John Greenleaf Whittier

A contemplative setting of one of Whittier’s best known poems, with a plaintive melody, compelling inner voices, and modal harmony reminiscent of early American hymns.

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Immortal Love

Poem by John Greenleaf Whittier

Immortal love, forever full, forever flowing free.
Forever shared, forever whole, a never-ending sea.

Our outward lips confess the name all other names above,
but love alone knows whence it came and comprehendeth love.

Blow winds of love, awake and blow the mists of hate away,
Sing out, O Truth divine, and tell how wide and far we stray.

The letter fails, the systems fall, and every symbol wanes;
The Spirit overseeing all, Eternal Love, remains.

Reviews and Responses: 

"I really appreciate the elegance of your lines, the subtle, unexpected harmonic turns and generally how you achieve freshness within a well-known language." Simon Andrews, Director of Music, First Presbyterian on Orange Street (Lancaster PA)

Performers: 

Choir of Unitarian Church of Lincoln - Sheila Brown, conductor (Lincoln, NE)   * PremiereSage Chapel Choir
Choir of House of Hope Presbyterian Church - Thomas Lancaster, conductor (Saint Paul, MN)
Choir of First Unitarian Church of Toledo - Gladys Rudolph, conductor (Toledo, OH)
Choir of Prairie Unitarian Universalist Church - Barbara Park, conductor (Madison, WI)
Choir of Richfield United Methodist Church - Elizabeth Alexander, conductor (Minneapolis, MN)
Choir of Unitarian Church of Charleston - Martha Welch, conductor (Charleston, SC)
Choir of Kingston Unitarian Fellowship - Phyllis Robbins, conductor (Kingston , ON)
Choir of Home Moravian Church - Lynda Alexander, conductor (Winston-Salem, NC)
Choir of First Presbyterian Church of Lancaster - Simon Andrews (Lancaster, PA)
Choir of Jefferson Unitarian Church - Keith Arnold, conductor ~ National Cathedral (Washington, DC)
Choir of First Presbyterian Church of Lancaster - Simon Andrews (Lancaster, PA)
Choir of Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah - Kelly Blackmarr Carlile, conductor (Savannah, GA)
Choir of Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington-Normal - Gary Gletty, conductor (Bloomington, IL)
Choir of Boise Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship - Tom van Alten, conductor (Boise, ID)
Festival Choir of Madison and Stoughton High School Choir - Eric Townell, conductor (Stoughton, WI)
Festival Choir of Madison - Eric Townell, conductor (Madison, WI)
Heidelberg College-Community Chorus - Grant William Cook III, conductor (Tiffin, OH)
Sage Chapel Choir - Richard Riley, conductor ~ Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
Sherwood High School Chamber Singers - Bill Evans, conductor (Rockville & Sandy Spring, MD)
ZONTA International Benefit Choir - Wolfgang Ziegler, conductor (Vienna, AUSTRIA)

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