We Live In Each Other’s Shadows

for Choir 
2019  ⤥  4′

The Irish aphorism “Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireann na daoine” translates as “we live in each other’s shadows,” or “we shade each other from the sun,” and has the more general implication that we all depend on one another in various, sometimes hidden ways. This phrase and its translation is at the heart of the piece offered here, along with some fragments from Walt Whitman’s Song of Myself, bits that seemed relevant to the overall message, at least to my mind.

We Live In Each Other’s Shadows was composed for the outstanding Princeton High School Choir, at the invitation of their directors Vincent Metallo and Sarah Pelletier; my daughter Molly, a graduating member of the choir, provided valuable assistance.

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