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  The Rain Is Over And Gone Publication Details
 
 
  Catalogue Number -
PEL2009

Voicing/Instrumentation -
SATB Choir and Piano
Optional bass/guitar & organ

Level of Difficulty - Easy

Uses/Season - Festival, Concert,
Alt. Service Anthem
 

Duration -
5:30 mins

Pages Music -
18 pages SATB - 24 page booklet
 
Format -
SATB/piano choral octavo

Copyright Year - 1991

Perusal Score PDF
SATB perusal only
 

Description/Remarks

With texts based on the “Song of Songs”, this work joyfully affirms “life, love, and laughter”. The soprano solo Is featured on the verses with the SATB choir forming a smoothly blended background at the refrain.

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“Conductors looking for an exciting closing number that showcases an exceptional soloist may find this work appealing. This gospel-style work builds from an unaccompanied solo to a full, passionate conclusion.”  –The Choral Journal



This song was created as part of the larger musical/narrative work entitled "City Without Walls", which was commissioned by The City Mission Society of Boston and featured singer Kecia Lewis-Evans as soloist and narrator at the premiere of the work in November 1991. This song is placed halfway into the larger narrative, and is the first point in the work where the narrator sings. It comes at a point when the main female character is portrayed sitting by the open window of her Roxbury (Boston) apartment, rocking her new baby to the sound of raindrops outside. The sound of the rain reminds her of the dark night, not long ago, when the police came to tell her that her teenage son had been killed in gang violence on the city streets. As she rocks her baby and remembers, she is filled with new hope for the future and, paraphrasing the Song of Songs, sings, "the rain is over and gone'.

 
Sound Clip ◙♫
from Sound Over All Waters CD
Theresa Thomason & Paul Halley


Recording
Sound Over All Waters CD
PEL1001CD - Track 1




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Text
 

The Rain Is Over And Gone
Song of Solomon 
Additional words: Paul Halley

The rain is over and gone,
And the winter is passing by,
The time for singing has come,
And the clouds have parted from the sky. 

Arise, my love, and come away,
For lo! the winter is past,
The rain is over and gone,
Over and gone, my love,
Come away, my fair one, come away. 

We will rise and go to the city,
The city without any walls,
Where we can live in freedom,
To the new Jerusalem we’re called. 

Arise, my love, my fair one,
For lo! the winter is gone,
The flowers appear on the earth again,
And the time for singing has come. 

Sing of life and love and laughter,
Sing of freedom to live in peace,
And there shall be no more crying,
Only joy that will never cease.