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Shadow Song


Choral | SATB Choir Unaccompanied | 6 minutes

Product Description:

PDF score of Shadow Song. 

Please note: 10 copy minimum. Please purchase one copy per member of your choir.

Program Note:

Shadow Song is an aching meditation on the pain and loneliness that can overwhelm us in the dark of night. Vulnerable, isolated vocal lines and bursts of florid movement convey yearning and passion, while lush homophonic moments express the hope of an escape through dreams until morning. Shadow Song was commissioned by Dr. Brad Pierson and the Glass City Singers and was premiered on April 24, 2018 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Toledo, Ohio.


SATB Choir Unaccompanied



Preview Score



Shadow Song
by Sophie M. Hensley

THE night is long
And there are no stars,—
Let me but dream
That the long fields gleam
With sunlight and song,
Then I shall not long
For the light of stars.

Let me but dream,—
For there are no stars,—
Dream that the ache
And the wild heart-break
Are but things that seem.
Ah! let me dream
For there are no stars.