Instrumentation: Choral (SATB)
Year composed: 2007
Second place winner, San Francisco Chorale’s New Voices Competition (2007)
Performed by the San Francisco Choral Artists, June 17, 2007, San Francisco, CA; June 23, 2007, Palo Alto, CA; June 24, 2007, Oakland, CA
The text for this piece was adapted from the Metta Sutra and a Buddhist wedding vow, inspired by my own relationship and study of East Asian culture.
Happy times come sure as the morning.
Mettan ca sabbalokasmim
Hard times come sure as the night.
Maanasam bhavaye aparimanam.
To say “love and compassion” is easy.
To live love is not easy.
I wish to live love with you.