Being Alive (from Company) (SATB divisi). Composed by Stephen Sondheim (1930-). Arranged by Mac Huff. For Choral (SATB Divisi). Broadway Choral. 12 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.8621816).
From the 1970 Broadway musical Company by Stephen Sondheim, this is the Act II “summing up” number sung by the character Robert who finally learns that “alone is alone, not alive.” Set over a chaconne-like ostinato, the melody builds from an introspective solo line into full-voiced and dramatic choral harmonies. A sophisticated setting for advanced choirs.