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i carry your heart with me

Voicing: SATB div., a cappella
Text: E. E. Cummings
Duration: 3:30 min.
Commissioned by: Pam & Jesse, for their wedding
Premiere: May 25, 2003; chamber choir extracted from the Dale Warland Singers
See the score: DOWNLOAD THE "PREVIEW SCORE" (pdf)
Published by: Abbie Betinis Music Co., AB-023-01 (released March 2013)
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2015 New York All-State Mixed Choir (Sandra Snow, conductor), Eastman Kodak Theater.

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i carry your heart with me(i carry it in
my heart)i am never without it(anywhere
i go you go,my dear;and whatever is done
by only me is your doing,my darling)
                                                     i fear
no fate(for you are my fate,my sweet)i want
no world(for beautiful you are my world,my true)
and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you

here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;which grows
higher than soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart

i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)

"i carry your heart with me(i carry it in". Copyright 1952, © 1980, 1991 by the Trustees for the E. E. Cummings Trust, from COMPLETE POEMS: 1904-1962 by E.E. Cummings, edited by George J. Firmage. Used by permission of Liveright Publishing Corporation.

Performed by:

2015 New York All-State Mixed Choir (Sandra Snow, conductor); New York
2015 Texas Choral Directors Association (TCDA) Directors Chorus (Sandra Snow, conductor); Texas
Ad hoc chamber chorus at Pam & Jesse's wedding (Patrick McDonough, conductor); Minnesota [World Premiere]
Antiphony Ensemble; Manitoba, CANADA [Canadian Premiere]
Camel Heard (Wendy Moy, conductor); Connecticut
Knox College Choir (Laura Lane, conductor); Illinois
Main Street School of Performing Arts (Steve Mollick, conductor); Minnesota
Marietta College Concert Choir (Daniel G Monek, conductor); Ohio
Northern Arizona University Chamber Singers (Emily Chandler, student conductor); Arizona
Northfield Mt Hermon High School Choir; Massachusetts
Northfield Mt Hermon High School Choir; Tour to Florence & Venice, ITALY [European Premiere]
Ohio Choral Directors Association (OCDA) Summer Conference, Reading Session; Ohio
Saint Paul Vocal Forum; Minnesota

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