Smile, O voluptuous, cool-breathed earth!

Imant Raminsh
Composer
Imant Raminsh
Composition Date: 1986
Revision Date: 1986
Duration: 00:05:00
Genre: Choral (9 + Voices), With Solo Instrument, , Keyboards

Instrumentation:

Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Piano
  • 1 x Mixed chorus
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Programme Note:
Imant Raminsh

Smile, O Voluptuous, Cool-Breath’d Earth, 1986

Commissioned by: Da Camera Singers


Commissioned by the Da Camera Singers on the occasion of their 25th anniversary in 1986, this work is set for SATB chorus and piano. The text is taken from Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass:

“Smile, o voluptuous cool-breath’d earth!

Earth of slumb’ring and liquid trees,

Earth, O earth of departed sunset

Earth, O earth of mountains misty top’t,

Of the vitreous pour, of the full moon just tinged with blue,

Earth of shine and dark mottling the tide of the river,

Earth of the limpid gray of clouds,

Brighter and clearer for my sake,

Far-swooping elbowed, rich blossomed, apple-blossomed earth!

Smile, O voluptuous cool-breath’d earth!

Smile, for your lover comes!”


Premiere Information:
Da Camera Singers, Mel Unger, conductor, Edmonton, 1986

CATALOGUE INFO:

  • Call Number:
  • MV 6101 R137sm
  • Genre:
  • Choral (9 + Voices), With Solo Instrument, , Keyboards
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • April 4, 1988
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score ([14] p.) ;
    14 Pages
    Height: 28 cm
  • Additional Information:
  • For SATB choir and piano.
    Words in English from Whitman's Leaves of Grass.
    Holograph (photocopy); original in CMC Toronto.
    Commissioned by the Da Camera Singers on the occasion of their 25th anniversary.
    Premiere: 1986, Edmonton, Alta.; Da Camera Singers, Mel Unger, dir.
    Duration: ca. 5:00.
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