The New Colossus, for chorus, harp, and chamber orchestra
  • CHGiffenCHGiffen
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    I recently finished and published at CPDL a setting of Emma Lazarus's famous poem "The New Colossus" - for SATB chorus, harp, and chamber orchestra (flute, English horn, bassoon, French horn, trombone, and strings) - using essentially the same music as my concert setting of "A Hymn for St Cecilia". Here is a video with scrolling score of a simulated performance for your convenience (try singing along with the video!).

    Also attached is the (letter size) full score PDF. This is published at CPDL, along with a chorus, harp, and organ edition (the organ part replacing the chamber orchestra). MP3 sound file also attached (better sound quality than YouTube video).

    The Lazarus poem has special meaning for me (and for many, I'm sure), and is something well worth contemplating in these troubling times.

    The New Colossus (Charles H. Giffen)
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