"When I behold the heav'ns as in their prime" (1650) SATB 4:25
Date: January 20, 2014
This poem appears in a collection titled Contemplations (1650) by Anne Bradstreet c.1612-1672, who sailed from England to Massachusetts with John Winthrop's
fleet in 1630. Following the catastrophe at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown CT on December 14, 2012, I searched for an appropriate text to set to
music In Memoriam. The poem appears in The Oxford Book of American Poetry. Moderately difficult, SATB, 4:25.
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