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Remembering for Atonement for SATB chorus and orchestra (2016)

2222 2230 timp SATB str

8 min

Poem by Viktoryia Neverov-Krstic, in commemoration of the sent-down youth of the Chinese cultural revolution:

We till the land, but we remember
The visions are too strong, too deep
And in the glow of burning ember
We see the past that haunts our sleep

That teacher, priest, that politician
The look of fear, their jaded eyes
We thought the goal was their submission
They had deserved their woeful cries

But we were young, we've ripened, grown
The way the fruit has on these trees
We’ve learned we reap all that we’ve sown
We don’t resist the memories

It’s how we choose to go from here
Our darkened, gloomy, mutual past
We’ll grow these crops and shed the tears
So you won’t hunger and we might last

So we might build a brighter world
Learning from our shared heartbreaks
Where dreams are kind and progress swirls
And we’ve atoned for our mistakes

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Parts and large format score available on request.