Au-Delà du Chagrin {2010}

Au-Delà du Chagrin recording 1:
University of Southern California Chamber Singers.
Jo-Michael Scheibe, Conductor.

Au-Delà du Chagrin recording 2:
Florida State University Singers.
Kevin Fenton, Conductor.


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( Traducción al Español abajo )

About the work:
‘Au-Delà Du Chagrin (French for “Beyond the Sorrow”) was written in remembrance of a loved one, this work has its given place as a concert centerpiece.’

English Translation of French text:

Beyond The Sorrow

The night of grief has taken place in our hearts;
The languor of our songs imprisoned our hours.
We are the children of the sun asleep;
Our soft light was extinguished without a sound.

She was radiant with joy and buoyancy,
A bouquet of tenderness she was to us.

From the cradle to the grave, she wore with pride
The many hats that life made her.
From the baby bonnet to the crown,
She made gifts of her heart and of her entire being.

We mourn her passing as much as her absence,
But our lives remain filled with her presence.
We endlessly share her brilliant legacy,
Which will inspire us well beyond the ages.

We sing of her light beyond the sorrow;
And we thank Heaven with an eternal refrain.

“Well done, good and faithful servant…
Welcome Home.”

(Practice Track and audio Pronunciation Guide of the text are also below.)


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Pronunciation Guide

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