I FIND MY FEET HAVE FURTHER GOALS



Performed By: Northern Voices, Dr. Eric Johnson, conductor

Instrumentation:
SATB a cappella chorus

Text: Emily Dickinson

Duration: 4 minutes

Commissioned By:
Warren and Donna Beck for the Installation of James Gertmenian as Senior Minister of Plymouth Congregational Church, Minneapolis, MN

Premiere:
October 27, 1996 by the Plymouth Congregational Church Choir, Philip Brunelle, conductor, at Plymouth Congregational Church, Minneapolis, MN

Available From:
Oxford University Press, distributed by Goodmusic Publishing

Composer's Notes:
The joy in composing I find my feet have further goals lay in finding a musical realization of Emily Dickinson’s spare words which travel across the page in small, thoughtful steps, leading the reader along the poem’s path of gentle self-discovery and inevitable change. The music itself leads your ears along this same path with melodic intervals and pitches that combine to arrive in one tonality only to move to another – always arriving, always moving beyond.

— Libby Larsen, 2007

Score Errata:
m.1 - Alto last note should be A-flat

m.3 - Last alto note should be A-natural