Voicing: 1) SSAA and Piano; 2) High Voice solo and piano Text: Mary Coleridge (1861-1907) Unpublished: please contact the composer
Notes: Commissioned by Ariose Women's Choir, Dr. Marilyn Kerley, conductor in 2005. This work is on a poem by Mary Coleridge, the granddaughter of Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Ariose's original recording of the work can be heard on the right. This is from their beautiful CD, named There, In That Other World.
There, in that other world what waits for me? What shall I find after that other birth? No stormy, tossing, foaming, smiling sea, But a new earth.
No sun to mark the changing of the days, No slow, soft falling of the alternate night, No moon, no star, no light upon my ways, Only the light.
No gray cathedral, wide and wondrous fair, That I may tread where all my fathers trod. Nay, nay, my soul, no house of God is there, But only God. Mary Coleridge
Mary Elizabeth Coleridge
Performed by: Ariose Women's Choir, Dr. Marilyn Kerley, conductor; Helen Stuart, piano
Performed by: Moody Bible College Women's Choir, Dr. Xiantang Hong, conductor