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Posted August 22, 2017

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Wild Geese

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About "Wild Geese"

Commissioned by the South Seattle College Community Choir, "Wild Geese" is part of a song cycle about the seasons, with lyrics by AnnMarie Clayton and music by Bronwyn Edwards.

For SATB and piano
Lyrics by AnnMarie Clayton, Music by Bronwyn Edwards

Performed by:

South Seattle College Community Choir


(by AnnMarie Clayton)

The wild geese welcome Autumn,
and spread their wings to fly before its willful winds.

They open wide their wings,
and leap up joyfully into Autumn’s wild gales.

Before the giant Harvest moon,
we see them streaming by like clouds,

Flocks of smoky black shadows,
flowing, silhouetted, against the gilded moon.

They laugh at us.
They shake their feathers scornfully.

“Poor wingless things,
who’ll never know the boundless freedom of the sky.”

We hear the echo of their voices,
as one calls farewell to Autumn.

They dance above Earth’s boundaries,
And fly above the seasons in the wild Autumn wind.

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View partial score (pages 1-4) in PDF format

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