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The Testament of Freedom: A Setting of Four Passages from the Writings of Thomas Jefferson

By Randall Thompson

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SATB choir, piano or orchestra or band
Composed by Randall Thompson (1899-1984). Secular, 20th Century. Choral score. Published by E.C. Schirmer Publishing (EC.3017).

Item Number: EC.3017

Octavo inches. Text: Thomas Jefferson.

Composed in honor of the two hundredth anniversary of the birth of Thomas Jefferson. Four movements: The God who gave us life; We have counted the cost; We fight not for glory; I shall not die without a hope.

Instrumental parts available for rental from the publisher.

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  • 5

    Gordon W. Simmons
    Location:
    Chicago, IL
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate/advanced
  • May 29, 2006 Profoundly Moving

    I sang this with a male chorus at Roosevelt High School, Dayton, Ohio over 50 years ago. I found it profoundly moving then but, even now, it warms my heart just thinking about it. This piece has been seared into my consciousness!

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  • 5

    Anonymous
    Location:
    Denville, New Jersey
    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • January 17, 2006 All Men It Sounds Amazing.

    By far the most dramatic of Randall Thompsons work. If you have the chance to hear it all male you will be brought to tears

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  • 5

    Dale Sherbourne
    Location:
    Portland,Oregon
    Difficulty Level:
    Advanced
  • January 13, 2006 Profound

    Sang it at Benson Polytechnic Highschool Portland,Oregon and it left an indelible mark on me. Sung by a all male Glee Club it brought the auditorium to it feet.

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  • 4

    Anonymous
    Location:
    Edison, NJ
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate/advanced
  • September 21, 2005 No women, please

    The original scoring for men's voices is superior to mixed chorus. With a full orchestra this is an astounding work. Today we'd call it jingo-ims, but in its time it gave me goose bumps. Sang it with Newark Symph in 1947 and it was the most thrilling...

    work I'd ever sung.

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