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Life Has Loveliness

Life Has Loveliness

Product Number: 7.0734*

Composer: Chatman, Stephen

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7.0734 Life Has Loveliness
file_7.0734-E Life Has Loveliness (Downloadable)
*Downloadable choral octavo minimum order quantity is 6.


This work was commissioned by St. Roch Catholic Secondary, Brampton, Ontario, Canada. “Life has loveliness to sell” is the opening line of Sara Teasdale’s poem, Barter, from her collection titled Love Songs (1917). Chatman’s setting reflects the poem’s optimistic spirit and the beauty or loveliness of life through lines pertaining not only to life’s “value” but also exemplifying nature, music, children, love and peace. Teasdale’s famous words of advice, “Spend all you have for loveliness, Buy it and never count the cost;” inspire a hushed, dramatic statement. Alternating homophonic and contrapuntal sections modulate and evolve, rising to a climactic ending. Duration 4:00

Additional Information

SKU (Product number) 7.0734*
Composer/Arranger Chatman, Stephen
Text Author Teasdale, Sara
Voicing & Instruments SATB Chorus and Piano
Topics (Secular) Love, Nature/Landscape/Earth/Sky, Youth/Innocence
Difficulty Medium
Language of Text English
Historical Period 21st Century
Recording Credits Recorded by The Singers, under the direction of Matthew Culloton, Minneapolis, MN. Recording Engineer: David Trembley, Soundmaster Productions.
Publisher Galaxy Music Corporation

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