I Hear America Singing (choral)


I Hear America Singing (choral)


SSATB and Piano (2016)

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  • Premiere: June 2016 / Lyric Fest, Philadelphia
  • Instrumentation: SSATB and keyboard
  • Duration: 7:30'
  • Text: Daron Hagen, adapted from Walt Whitman (E)
  • Dedication: "To Laura, Suzanne, and Lyric Fest, Philadelphia, 2016"
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Program Note

A patriotic anthem drawn from the musical of the same title first produced for the stage by Skylight Opera Theater, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 2015. For more information about the musical, click here.


Lend an ear. / Have no fear. / Listen.

I HEAR AMERICA SINGING / the varied carols, I hear. / So loud and strong, so blithe and long, / Behold our songs are genuine and true.

I HEAR AMERICA SINGING / beneath her clear skies of blue. / Each voice I hear rings loud and clear, / Proclaiming freedom's call for me and you.

I hear America's anthems, / our musics, new songs and old. / I sing to bring light into the darkest night. /Behold the sight of people who are free.