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United In Song/Tous Unis En Chanson Publication Details
 

 
  Catalogue Number -
PEL2023 SATB/opt. trebles
PEL2023 SSA

Voicing/Instrumentation -
SATB and/or SSA Choir with
Piano duet accompaniment
Optional bass and organ
or full orchestration

Level of Difficulty - Easy

Uses/Season -
Festival/Concert
 

Duration -
4:30 mins

Pages Music -
22 pgs SATB/Treble - 26 page booklet
16 pgs SSA - 20 page booklet
Format -
SATB/Treble/piano duet
SSA/piano duet
choral octavos

Copyright Year - 2000


Perusal PDF
SATB-Treble choral/piano perusal only


Perusal PDF
SSA choral/piano perusal only



Perusal PDF
Full Score Orchestration perusal only, pgs1-8

 
 
Description/Remarks

PEL2023 United In Song was created for an international Millennium choral festival. Paul Halley’s words and music express the unity of people everywhere through music and song. In English with French translation. Annually performed at the Unisong Festival, Ottawa.

Commissioned by Arts Bureau for the Continents for the Millennium Unisong2000 Festival, Ottawa

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Paul Halley writes about Track 9 (Sands of Time) of his Triptych CD which was the precursor to United In Song:

'This is actually a piece for choir that I was commissioned to compose for a Millennium Festival in Ottawa through the good offices of my friend, Barbara Clark.  In its choral version it is considerably more heraldic but the tune remains the same.'
 
Sound Clip ◙♫
from Triptych CD
(keyboard version entitled 'Sands of Time')


Recording
Keyboard version only

Triptych CD
PEL1003CD - Track 09



PEL1003 CD
available in physical or digital form


 
 
 
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CHORAL SCORES SATB - PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ARE ORDERING THE CORRECT FORMAT
 

PEL2023 SATB/Tre PDF
DOWNLOAD
Choral score SATB/Opt. Treble
with piano 4-hands
Digital download with license for 24 reprints.
Please order multiple bundles if you require more than 24 reprints.
 
$54.00 license
per 24 reprints
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SATB/Tre Choral PDF
Digital download
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PEL2023 SATB/Tre PUB
PUBLISHED
Choral score SATB/Opt. Treble
with piano 4-hands
Minimum Order 40 scores.
This is a custom order printed item.
Takes two weeks. Ships to U.S. addresses only.
 
$5.00 unit price Add to cart:

SATB/Tre Score printed
Minimum order: 40
 

CHORAL SCORES SSA - PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ARE ORDERING THE CORRECT FORMAT
 

PEL2023 SSA PDF
DOWNLOAD
Choral score SSA
with piano 4-hands
Digital download with license for 24 reprints.
Please order multiple bundles if you require more than 24 reprints.
 
$48.00 license
per 24 reprints
Add to cart:

SSA Choral PDF
Digital download
NO DEALERS, PLEASE.
 
PEL2023 SSA PUB
PUBLISHED
Choral score SSA
with piano 4-hands
Minimum Order 40 scores.
This is a custom order printed item.
Takes two weeks. Ships to U.S. addresses only.
 
$4.60 unit price Add to cart:

SSA Score printed

Minimum order: 40

INSTRUMENTAL PARTS
 

PEL2023 IP-PDF
Download
Bass & Organ Package
Digital Download (PDF) with Licensed Terms of Use.
 
$18.00 Add to cart:

Instrumental Parts
Digital download
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PEL2023 FS/Orch

Full Orchestral Score and Parts
THIS ITEM ONLY AVAILABLE WITH PURCHASE OF TWO CHORAL SCORE DOWNLOADS OR CUSTOM PRINT ORDER MINIMUM.

Digital Download (PDF) with Licensed Terms of Use. (Letter size format)
$125.00
Full Score/Orchestra
Digital download
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Text & Translation
United In Song

Words: Paul Halley
French Translation:
Gilles Plante

Come, my friends,
Now the wind fills the sails,
We are bound for the wide open sea.
Here’s the rising sun,
It’s the dawn of a new day.
We will go where the rivers run free.

For the waters of life
Are the waters that we sail,
And our boat is the bond of our love.
And the wind is our hope
That can never ever fail,
And our guide is the light that shines above. 

Through the years
We have wandered far and wide;
We have reached for the stars and the sun.
Now this chance appears;
We can feel the rising tide;
Now the journey for home has begun.

We are travelers in time;
Fellow pilgrims on our way,
As we flow, like the streams to the sea.
And we meet on that shore
That we’ve never known before,
And we feel a familiar, healing peace. 

All our voices sound with one refrain.
Hear them echo round time and time again.
This is our family; this is our song.
Brothers and sisters all, we are one. 

Come, my friends,
Here’s a gift in our hands.
We are holding the hope and the dream.
Many voices blend,
Many tongues from distant lands
Come together and join in the theme.

Now’s the time!
Here’s the place!
Full of beauty, full of grace,
Where we share in the same destiny.
And, united in song,
In this world, where all belong,
We are one in a perfect harmony.                                

Come, my friends,
We are bound for the journey home.
We are one! 

Words and music by Paul Halley


Tous Unis En Chanson  (French translation)


Mes amis, Le vent gonfle nos voil’ !
Embarquons-nous sans peur vers le larg’!
Soleil lève-toi!
L’aube annonce un noveau jour!
Voguons sur les flots en liberté

Comme si nous voguions
Sur le fleuve de la vie!
Ce bateau nous conduit à l’amour.
Le vent est notre espoir 
Qui n’échouera jamais.
Le soleil luit pour nous guider du ciel.

Trop longtemps,
Nouse avons couru le mond’
Rêvant de mille étoil’ impossibl’.
Voici notre chanc’
Voici la marée qui mont’!
Empruntons le chemin du retour.

Voyageurs dans le temps,
Heureux, amis pèlerins,
Nous voilà emportés par la mer!
Et réunis enfin Sur des bords inconnus,
Ah fêtons cette douce paix du cœur! 

En chœur, ne chantons qu’un seul refrain.
Laissez-vous bercer au son des échos.
C’est là notre famille, notre chanson!
Tous unis, frêr’ et sœurs, pour toujours!
 

Mes amis, quel présent merveilleux
Que d’avoir l’espéranc’ et le rêv’!
Que nos voix se mêl’.

Plusieurs langues du mond’
Enrent dans la rond’ musical’.

Il est temps! Allons-y!
Par la beauté, par la grâc’,
Partageons la même destinée!
Que nos chants nous uniss’

Dans ce monde qui est nôtr’!
Chantons tous en si parfaite harmonie.

Mes amis!
Empruntons la voie du retour!
Soyons unis!  

French translation by Gilles Plante
 

Orchestra

Flute I & II

Oboe I & II

Clarinet I & II

Bassoon I & II

Horn I & III
Horn II & IV

Trumpet I & II

Trombone I & II

Bass Trombone
Tuba
Timpani

Piano

Violin I

Violin II

Viola

Cello

Double Bass