Hope

SATB div. choir & piano setting of Joseph Addison's poem, "Hope."

Our lives, discolored with our present woes,
May still grow white and shine with happier hours.
So the pure limped stream, when foul with stains
Of rushing torrents and descending rains,
Works itself clear, and as it runs refines,
till by degrees the floating mirror shines;
Reflects each flower that on the border grows,
And a new heaven in it's fair bosom shows. 

-Joseph Addison (1672-1719)

 

Premiered by: University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Chamber Choir on March 7th, 2017.

Recording by: UWO Chamber Choir

Conductor: Dr. Eric William Barnum