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I wrote this piece in 1969 for the Oklahoma Baptist University Chorale and its director, the late Dr. James Woodward. I was the student conductor and president of the Chorale at the time.
 
The lyrics are from the poems of John Soos, a student at the university.
 
I am not a composer who likes to musically dwell on words and phrases forever (..and ever...and ever). Instead, I prefer to state what needs to be stated and leave it alone after that.
 
The piece is in four sections. Each poem/section is treated in different musical styles appropriate to the lyrics.
 
This performance is the original performance in April, 1969, with myself conducting.
 
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Richard Audd

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