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Released: Apr 4, 2012 | 10:42 AM
Category: A Cappella
Application: [unknown]
Loop Use: No loops

File Type: .mp3
File Size: 5.74 MB

Plays: 1097
Downloads: 13
Weekly Plays: 4
Weekly Downloads: 0
Statistic reset day: Wednesday

License: Commercial derivatives allowed; contact artist for permission
Music by Mary Lynn Place Badarak, composed in 1999.
Poem by Jane Kenyon, used by permission of Graywolf Publication, 1996.
Performance by Impromptu, directed by MLPBadarak

Let Evening Come

Let the light of the late afternoon
Shine through chinks in the barn, moving
up the bales as the sun moves down.

Let the cricket take up chafing
as a woman takes up her needles
and her yarn. Let evening come.

Let dew collect on the hoe abandoned
in long grass. Let the stars appear
and the moon disclose her silver horn.

Let the fox go back to its sandy den.
Let the wind die down. Let the shed
go black inside. Let evening come.

To the bottle in the ditch, to the scoop
in the oats, to air in the lung
let evening come.

Let it come, as it will, and don't
be afraid. God does not leave us
comfortless, so let evening come.

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Mary Lynn -
stellar writing - "To the bottle in the ditch, to the scoop in the oats" - wow!
the choir is divine.
thank you for giving us such a special piece!
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Glorious indeed, Mary. This piece seems to epitomize your Art. Uncluttered simplicity - lovely phrasing - spiritual - hopeful. Reminds me of some British composers of the last century. I also like your use of unresolved suspensions, that major second left dangling in the last chord is perfect!
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