The Epitaph composed by Joseph M. Martin. For Choral (SATB). Choral. Shawnee Press. Contest, concert, festival, memorials. 16 pages. Shawnee Press #A2344. Published by Shawnee Press (HL.35022794).
Uses: Funeral, Memorial, Patriotic, Concert
Scripture: Matthew 5:4; I Thessalonians 4:14-17; Romans 14:7-9
The celebrated text, “Do not stand at my grave and weep” is emotionally arranged into a concert work of grief and tears, hope and joy. A lonely and longing violin melds with a rich and moving piano accompaniment. The piece begins quietly, builds with intensity, and sings into silence with the text, “I am not there. I did not die.” Presented for the first time with full orchestra. Available separately: SATB, PianoTrax CD, StudioTrax CD (Accomp., SplitTrax, Perf.), Orchestration (Score & Parts for Flt 1&2, Oboe, Clarinet 1&2, Bassoon, Horn 1&2, Tpt 1, Tpt 2&3, Tbone 1&2, Bass Tbone/Tuba, Timp, Perc 1&2, Harp, Piano, Vln 1&2, Viola, Cello, Double Bass).