Gwyneth Walker

To Everything There is a Season

for SATB Chorus and Piano (2014)

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Download a PDF file of the choral score of this composition. For perusal only -- not printable.

Commissioned by the Massachusetts Music Educators' Association, Northeastern District, for premiere at the MMEA-ND Senior Festival, on January 10, 2015, Lowell, MA, Brian M. O'Connell, Conductor

The biblical text (from Ecclesiastes) speaks of accepting the range of life experiences -- from prosperity to adversity, from joy to sorrow. In this new interpretation, the lyrics are expanded into personal relevance: "In my life, there is a season. In my life, there is a purpose." And furthermore, "For I believe, in my life, there is a time of hope that we can live together in peace."

The message of this song is the strength to face hardship and challenges, with the belief that one's life has a purpose.

Notes by the composer