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A sweeping embrace of all heart-opening things: poems, mistakes, rain...
Dawna Markova
Commissioned for Minnesota Middle School School Girls Honor Choir by MN-ACDA

A passionate invitation to step through the beautiful, painful, fearful and joyous doors that life offers to us.  This setting of Dawna Markova's powerful poem wears its heart on its sleeve, moving from rhapsody to despair, to rebirth, to love.

Item Instrumentation/Voicing Duration Level Audio Peruse Delivery Method (Print vs. Digital) Price Quantity
SEA-126-00 SSA, cello, piano - Choral Score
5' MA Sheet Music $3.00
SEA-126-00DEL SSA, cello, piano - Choral Score
5' MA Licensed PDF $3.00


Dawna Markova

Anything that needs you
or hurts you
or calls you to a bigger life
is a door.
A mistake is a door.
The ocean in which you almost drowned,
that is a door;
The rain opening a garden,
the kisses of children opening the heart of the world,
these are doors.
The poem of new life that comes every dawn,
the soaring of sun,
that is a door.
All that has died, leaving a hole in your life
is a door,
begging you to step through,
to feel yourself
to find yourself
beloved on this earth.


Premiere: Minnesota Girl's Honor Choir / Kari Gilbertson (Mahtomedi, MN)

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