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Frank La Rocca   

O Eve!     

 

for SSAA Choir 

 


O Eve! (2007)                

SSAA Choir 

My mother, my daughter, life‐giving Eve,  Do not be ashamed, do not grieve.  The former things have passed away,  Our God has brought us to a New Day.  See, I am with Child,  Through whom all will be reconciled.  O Eve! My sister, my friend,  We will rejoice together  Forever  Life without end.      Text by Sr. Columba Guare, O.C.S.O.  Drawing by Sr. Grace Remington, O.C.S.O.    Used by permission, copyright© 2005 Sisters of the Mississippi Abbey 

 

         

                            duration ca. 4’30”  

 


for Robert V. Kenny and Coro Nostro

O Eve!

Text by Sr. Columba Guare, O.C.S.O. SSAA arrangement for the Sisters of the Mississippi Abbey

duration ca. 4'00"

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Text Copyright© 2004 O.L. Mississippi Abbey used by permission

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O Eve!