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S O N G F OR A L I L Y From “Tuvayhun - Beatitudes for a Wounded World” This piece is from movement no. 7, “Those Who Mourn” from “Tuvayhun – Beatitudes for a Wounded World” where it is introduced with Matthew 5:4: “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.”

Dedication ”Song for a Lily” is dedicated to the life of Lily Kate Powell, daughter of composer and conductor Timothy Michael Powell and his wife Jennifer Powell, both friends of Charles Anthony Silvestri. 9 year old Lily Kate was a vibrant, intelligent, creative, and loving presence – she sang, danced, played piano, wrote poetry, and acted in plays – and her tragic death in a car accident inspired the poem. Her name forms an acrostic (each line beginning with a letter from her name) and is a tribute to a young life tragically cut short.

Performance note If possible, the solo part should be performed by a child/young solist, also if performed by an adult choir.

Lyrics Leaving you behind
 Is the hardest thing I’ve ever done. Leaving you behind,
 You who were my everything. Keep the memory of me,
 And may my memory be a blessing— The songs, smiles, and laughter—
 Every little thing that made you love me. Love is powerful
 In life as well as death; For even as I die,
 Eternal is my love for you. Leaving you behind
 Only makes our bonding stronger, Vaster, longer,
 Every day, in every way. © 2018 Charles Anthony Silvestri Optional string parts also available. Duration: 4 minutes


Commissioned by the Manhattan Girls Chorus, Michelle Oesterle, Artistic Director Dedicated to the life of Lily Kate Powell

Song for a Lily from movement 7 of "Tuvayhun - Beatitudes for a Wounded World

CHARLES ANTHONY SILVESTRI

KIM ANDRÉ ARNESEN

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Song for a Lily - SSAA and organ (or strings)  

From movement 7 of "Tuvayhun - Beatitudes for a Wounded World".

Song for a Lily - SSAA and organ (or strings)  

From movement 7 of "Tuvayhun - Beatitudes for a Wounded World".

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