The World - SATB edition

Peter Relph

Text Author: Archibald Lampman

Music © 2020 GIA.

Item #: G-10139     Status: Available

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Vocal Forces: SATB

Accompaniment: Reduction

Text Source: "Sight," Archibal Lampman, 1861–1899, alt.

Series: Evoking Sound

Difficulty Level: E/M


The COVID-19 pandemic lockdown of spring 2020 has affected people’s lives drastically. Gatherings have been stopped, people have been confined to their homes, and physical distancing has become the norm. Composers have responded to these changes in a multitude of ways; for me, it has resulted in the creation of music that uplifts and reconnects people. “The World” sets Archibald Lampman’s powerful poem “Sight,” the words seeming particularly poignant for our times. Working in collaboration with my vocal quartet Anchorae, we invited people from across the world to submit recordings of themselves singing a part of the piece. The resulting recording by the Anchorae Isolation Choir features submissions from three countries, bringing people together through music.

—Peter Relph

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Categories: Choral/Vocal

Topical: Music

Number of Pages: 12

Language: English

Format: Octavo

Discipline: Choir