A Clear Midnight (2012)

for string quartet| duration: 3.5 minutes

written for the 2012 San Francisco Conservatory of Music Biannual Choral Composition Competition, David Conte, director

A Clear Midnight by Walt Whitman

THIS is thy hour O Soul, thy free flight into the wordless,

Away from books, away from art, the day erased, the lesson done,

Thee fully forth emerging, silent, gazing, pondering the themes
thou lovest best,

Night, sleep, death and the stars.

Performed by the University of Redlands Chapel Singers 10/24/12

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