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Earth, beloved

SSAA + orchestra

Since Holst didn't write an Earth movement--and the Planets requires a treble choir to come in just for a few minutes of anticlimactic singing at the end--wouldn't it be nice to have a piece that could be paired with The Planets that would give the choir something more exciting to do? That was the genesis of this piece, but it quickly turned into something more--largely thanks to its wonderful text, written specifically for this piece by Ontario poet Wendy Jean MacLean.

This piece was commissioned by the Elektra Women's Choir with support from the Hugh Davidson Foundation.

For a vocal score or to rent/buy the score and parts, please contact nicholasryankelly[at]gmail[dot]com.

Download a perusal score (full orchestra)

Audio mockup with lyrics

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