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       Being Here - Choral Score   [1038]    
       for SATB voices, alto solo,  piano, flute, clarinet, 'cello

COMPOSER Leslie Kleen
AUTHOR Ranier Maria Rilke
TRANSLATOR
Stephen Mitchell
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Package of 10 choral scores.
8  Pages 
 
Moderately difficult.
The text comes from  the "Ninth Duino Elegy" translated by Stephen Mitchell
It has to do with mortality and yet the beauty of having lived.
Instrumental Parts are available separately: Being Here - Instrumental Parts
"Why must we be human and keep running from the fate we long for?
Because truly being here is so much.
Because everything here apparently needs us, this fleeting world.
Which in some strange way keeps calling to us,
Us, the most fleeting of all.
Once for each thing, just once, no more, and we too, just once,
And never again.
But to have been this once completely, even if only once,
To have been at one with the earth can never be undone."


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