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       Solstice   [1003]   Full Score and instrumental parts
     for SATB, Soprano and Baritone solos, Piano, Flute, Oboe,
     Bassoon and optional Percussion
COMPOSER Leslie Kleen
AUTHOR Ellin Carter


Full Score and instrumental parts: flute, oboe, bassoon, piano, percussion.
Music for the Winter Solstice
Full score is 48 Pages 
Moderately difficult.
Text is copyrighted in 1981, used by permission.
Packages of 10 choral scores are also available: Solstice Choral Scores
The year goes down and never will return unless we beat on drums and kindle fires--
candles and evergreen -- unless we learn to scare away our darkening desires.
We could succomb still, welcoming the night, laugh in the chill, singing as we hold,
embrace in the darkness, drink to the end of light, then plunge into the chasm of the cold.
But we evade the darkness once more, whin we clamber to the surface of our days,
There to be suspended once again like ash upon the tension of those rays:
Thin sunshine. So we beat the solstice drums.
Scatter darkness. This way daybreak comes.

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