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We Are the Stars from Stargazing (Downloadable)

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By James Granville Eakin

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SATB choir and Piano - Moderately Difficult - Digital Download
Composed by James Granville Eakin. Advanced/Collegiate. Secular, 21st Century, Creation/Nature, Evening. Octavo. 14 pages. Duration 2 minutes, 55 seconds. Galaxy Music Corporation #1.3486-E. Published by Galaxy Music Corporation (MQ.1.3486-E).

Item Number: MQ.1.3486-E


In 2002, I was commissioned by the Turtle Creek Chorale to compose a three-movement star-themed piece for their upcoming 'celestial' concert. I immediately knew that I wanted strings and celeste to serve as my 'heavenly' accompaniment; but what text should I choose? After immersing myself in poetry, I whittled it down to three that sang to me: Creator of the Universe, a Plato translation; We Are the Stars, an Algonquin Native-American poem; and (I couldn't resist) Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star.

We Are the Stars is a spirited movement whereby the poet declares 'We are the stars which sing... Our light is our voice...' The rapidly alternating 3/8 and 2/4 meters, and ebb-and-flow dynamics, dance in celebration with the text.
--James Eakin III
Duration: 2:55.

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