Learn'd Astronomer, The

By Linda Dalgliesh

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SATB choir unaccompanied, c.2'40

This piece is a choral adaptation of Walt Whitman's short poem "When I Heard The Learn'd Astronomer", first published in 1865 in the anthology "Drum-Taps". Whitman's poem expresses distaste for an astronomy lecture, and preference for a personal experience of the night sky. The mood of this composition moves from hymn-like solemnity to discomfort, resolving in quiet and reverent joy. 
Composed 2017

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ISMN 9790720172927
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