Program Notes:

Ontario-based composer Rose creates a tone of wonder and awe in his setting of a poem by Canadian poet Marjorie C. Pickthall (1883-1922).

Conductor Notes:

SSAA a cappella. This beautiful piece by Toronto composer and accompanist Rose has become an Elektra favourite. The poem is by Canadian poet Marjorie C. Pickthall (1883-1922).


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Now in the West the slender moon lies low,

And now Orion glimmers through the trees,

Clearing the earth with even pace and slow,

And now the stately-moving Pleiades,

In that soft infinite darkness overhead

Hang jewel-wise upon a silver thread.

And all the lonelier stars that have their place,

Calm lamps within the distant southern sky,

And planet-dust upon the edge of space,

Look down upon the fretful world, and I

Look up to outer vastness unafraid

And see the stars which sang when earth was made.