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The Law Falls Silent three songs for unaccompanied soprano for Emily Cox, Emma Lazarus, and for THEM

I. The New Colossus EMMA LAZARUS

Daniel Felsenfeld (2017)

Freely, not too fast 3 2Œ 3 2 & 4 œ bœ œ œ œ 4 œ #œ œ œ 4 # œ

Not like the bra-zen

gi - ant

of

3

œ #œ ™ œJ œ ™ œj

œ bœ œ œ

Greek

fame

with conquer-ing limbs a - stride from

8 3 3

™ œ & #œ J ˙ land

Œ #œ #œ œ 43 nœ #œ œ

to land

Here at our

sea -

œ #œ 42 œ™ œJ 43 #˙

washed sun - set

gates shall stand

œ œ #œ 42 a migh - ty

14 3 3 2 3 œ 4 œ œ œ œ œ œ #œ œ

2 œ #œ œ 3 4 n˙ & 4 nœ wo - man with a

torch

whose

3 4˙

œ

flame is the im -pri- sone ligh tening

2 4 œ œ

and her

20

j œ œ

2 & 4 <n>˙ name

Mo-ther

œ 3œ J 4 of

˙

2 4œ

ex - iles

3 œ œ 5œ bœ œ 4 ˙™

2 4

from her bea-con hand glows

25

2 & 4 œ #œ

3 U 3 2 œ™ Œ b œ œ 4 4 # œ #œ nœ œ # œ

nœ #œ œ J

wel - come

com - mand

the

2U 3 4 Œ œ bœ ™ œJ 4 ˙

œ

world- wide

Her mild eyes

œ œ

air-bridged har - bor

30

™ œ 3 #˙ œ & J 4 that

twin

œ œ #˙ ™ ci - ties frame

"Keep ain - cient lands,

your

œ œ

sto - ried pomp!"

2 4


2

Poco rit.

Even slower, more deliberate ™

37

cries

˙

™ # ˙ œ 3 4 œ# œ œ œ 4 œ Œ Œ 4 Œ # œ œ

2 &4 Œ œ ˙ she

with si - lent

lips.

"Give me your tired,

your poor

your

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#œ &

3 œnœ ˙ ™ 42 Œ œ 3 œ œ œ 4 # œ bœ œ œ œ

#œ œ #œ #œ #œ #œ #œ

hud-dled mas - ses year - ning to breathe

free

The wret -ched re- fuse of your teem-ing

51

3 & 4 ˙™

2 œ #œ j 4 œ œ™ # œ

shore.

Send these

the

3 œ œ #œ 43 ˙

home - less

tem- pest

4 4

n˙ ™

tost

to

me

Tempo primo 57

4 &4 Œ

œ

œ bœ I

lift

2 4 Ϫ

my

œ b˙ J

lamp

Œ

3 >˙™ 4

œ

œ

be - side

the

gol - den

door!"

for Margot Rood

II. These Are the Times... THOMAS PAINE

Quick

≈ ™ œ ™ œ ™ œ ™ nœ ™ œ ™ œ ™

6 & 8 œ bœ œ œ œj bœ bœJ œJ œ THESE are the times that try

men's

souls;

œ œ bœ

The sum -mer sol - dier

and the

5

A little pushed

& œ œj œ™ sun - shine

œ œj œ™

≈ œr œ œ #œ œ œ™ bœ ™

pa - tri - ot

will

in this cri - sis

bœ ™ œ ™ shrink from

œ™ #œ ™ ser - vice

11

Poco rall.

& bœ ™ œ ™ of

their

bœ ™ œ™

Œ ™ bœ ™

con - try;

but

bœ œ œ™ œ™ œ™ bœ he

that

stands by it now

œ™ œ™ œ™ bœ ™ œ™ œ ™ de -

serves

the

18

Tempo primo

œ™ #œ ™ & love and

œ™ œ œ J thanks

of

œ™ #œ ™ #œ ™ œ ™ man and

wo - man

˙™

Œ ™ œ bœ œ œ ™ œ nœ 98 J Ty-ran- ny

like


3 25

9 6 & 8 bœ ™ bœ ™ œ ™ 8 bœ œ œ œ™ œ™ ˙™ hell

is

not

ea - si - ly con -

Ϫ Ϫ Ϫ Ϫ Ϫ Ϫ Ϫ Ϫ Ϫ Ϫ

quered

yet we have this con - so - la- tion

with

31

™ bœ œ œ bœ bœ œ ™ œnœ nœ œ™ œ ™ œ™ œ™ œ™ ˙™ & œ œœ œ b œ JJ œ™ œ™ J us

the the har- der the con - flict

the more glo - ri - ous

the tri - umph

38

Slower

œ ™ œ œ œ œ™ ™ #œ ™ œ # œ ™ œ™ j Œ b œ & œ œ™ œ #œ ™ What we ob - tain

to

cheap, we es - teem too

Œ ™ œ™

˙™

light - ly;

'tis

45

j #œ œ œ œ œ ™ #œ ™ #œ

Ϫ Ϫ

&

dear - ness

on - ly

that gives

Ϫ

e - very

œ

j #œ œ™

thing

its

Ϫ

˙™

val - ue

for Chelsea Feltman

III. A Nation's Strength RALPH WALDO EMERSON

Slow

œ œ œ ™ #œj œ #œ œ œ #˙ œ œ #œ œ #˙

4 &4 Œ œ

What makes a

nat- tion's pil - liars

high

and its foun -da-tions

œ œ œ#œ

strong? What makes it

6

j b˙ ™ œ n œ ™ b œ & bœ œ migh - ty

to

de - fy

4 ˙™ œ 4 œ œ #œ

5 œ nœ 4 ˙ œ œ

the

foes that 'round it

throng?

it is not

U Œ

gold.

Poco Più mosso 11

3 #˙ & Œ #œ œ #œ 4 It

is

not

gold.

2 #œ 4 nœ ™ œ bœ bœ 4 #œ 4 #œ J Its

king - doms

grand

go down in

œ œ ˙

bat-tle shock;

its


4 16

œ œ œ™ & shafts are laid

j nœ œ œ 2 3 ‰ œJ #œ œ#œ #œ #œ Œ U Œ ‰ 4 4 œ

j œ #œ ˙ #œ on sin- king sand,

not on a - bi -ding rock.

Is

it the

sword?

21 3 2œ ‰ 4 & 4 J œ™# œ œ 4 b˙ ™

Ask the red

dust

œ bœ œ of

œ ™ œ ˙™ J

em - pires passed

œ

a - way;

, œ ™ bœJ U œ ™™ bœ 3 bœ bœ œ 3 bœ U & bœ ˙™ R 4

œ œ œ

œ

the blood has turned their

26

stones

to rust

their

glo - ry

‰ #œj œ œ bœ 43 œ #œ œ #œ 43

to de - cay

And is it

pride?

ah, that bright

31

bœ œ œ 4 ˙ ™ 4 œ

3 œ nœ &4

crown has seemed to na-tions

sweet;

œ

œ œ bœ bœ

but

God has struck its

œ bœ bœ ™

j 43 œ

lu - ster down

in

35

3 bœ œ œ 3œ nœ &4 n˙ ™ a - shes

4 Œ œ Œ #œ 2 œ œ bœ œ 3 œ ‰ Œ ‰ j 4 4 4 4J #œ 4

at his feet

Not

gold

but on - ly

men

can

40

4 & 4 #œ œ œ œ b˙™ make a

peo - ple

great

‰ bœ œ™ bœJ 44 œ œ #œ nœ 42 J

3 œ 4 n˙ ™ and

strong;

men who

for

truth and ho - nor's

45

2 #œ œ 4 œ #œ œ œ 3 ˙™ 4 4 &4 sake stand

fast and suf - fer

2 ‰ bœj bœ œ 4 b˙ 4 4

bœ bœ bœ

Brave men who

while o -thers

long.

work

50

& n˙ ™ sleep,

#œ who

#œ #œ 43 œ œ n˙ ™ dare while o - thers

4Œ œ ˙ 4

fly...

They

œ

build

œ œ 42 #œ a

na - tion's

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2 nœ bœ &4 pil - liars

3 ˙™ 4 deep

4Œ #œ 4 #œ #œ and

lift

them

#U ˙™

3 4˙ nœ to

the

sky. Septmber 4, 2017 New York City

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