for chorus (SATB) and piano by Wally Kleucker

Carl Sandburg

I set Carl Sandburg's poem "Joy" for mixed chorus and piano:

"Let a joy keep you
Reach out your hands and take it
when it runs by.
Live long and laugh loud,
Sent on singing
Smashed to the heart
Under the ribs
terrible love.
Joy al ways, Joy everywhere,
Let joy kill you!
Keep away from the little deaths."

To view or hear"Joy"

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To VIEW the score, click here.

To HEAR an excerpt click here.

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