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What Stood Will Stand Publication Details
 

 
  Catalogue Number -
PEL2047 SATB

Voicing/Instrumentation -
SATB Choir Unaccompanied

Level of Difficulty - Difficult


Uses/Season -
Concert, Service Anthem
Duration -
5:30 mins

Pages Music -
14 pages - 20 page booklet
 
Format -
SATB unaccompanied
choral octavo

Copyright Year - 1986

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Description/Remarks


PEL2047 What Stood Will Stand is the setting for a text by Wendell Berry from his collection "Sabbaths".  Created by Paul Halley for the occasion of a sermon given by Wendell Berry at The Cathedral of St. John The Divine, New York.  Also includes Alleluias and part of the Nicene Creed. A musical setting that is as powerful and moving as the words in this profoundly imagined poetry.  Sustained sound of the Berry text is made  vibrant by the light and rhythmic droplets of the 'Alleluias'. 

Composed 1986 for the occasion of a sermon given by American poet, essayist, teacher and farmer, Wendell Berry. at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York.

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Composer's Notes:
'Wendell Berry is a personal hero of mine, not only for his poetry and his bold essays of social criticism, but also as an example of a man who seems to have gone farther than most in integrating his thinking with his living. He came to the Cathedral a couple of times while I was Director of Music, and at one Sunday service he gave the sermon.
I was honored to compose an anthem for that occasion using one of Wendell's poems from "Sabbaths" and interpolating Alleluias and that part of the Nicene Creed which reads 'We look for the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come. Amen'." 



 
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  Texts and Translations

What Stood Will Stand


Words:
Wendell Berry from “Sabbaths”

What stood will stand, though all be fallen,
The good return that time has stolen.
Though creatures groan in misery,
Their flesh prefigures liberty
To end travail and bring to birth
Their new perfection in new earth.
At word of that enlivening
Let the trees of the wood all sing
And every field rejoice. Let praise
Rise up out of the ground like grass.
What stood, whole, in ev’ry piecemeal
Thing that stood, will stand though all fall.
Field and woods and all in them
Rejoin the primal Sabbath’s hymn


From The Nicene Creed

Et expecto resurrectionem motuorum.
Et vitam venturi saeculi. Amen. Alleluia. 

And I look for the resurrection of the dead,
And the life of the world to come. Amen. Alleluia