The Sobbing of the Bells

Instrumentation: SATB and Piano
Duration: 6 minutes
Recording Available: No
Performed: No
Catalog ID: RE1011
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The Sobbing of the Bells for SATB and piano was written in 2004.

Text from Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman (1819-1892)

The sobbing of the bells, the sudden death-news everywhere,
The slumberers rouse, the rapport of the People,
(Full well they know that message in the darkness,
Full well return, respond with their breasts, their brains, the sad reverberations,)
The passionate toll and clang--city to city, joining, sounding, passing,
Those heart-beats of a Nation in the night.