IS GOD, OUR ENDLESS DAY


Instrumentation:
SATB a cappella chorus

Text: Julian of Norwich

Duration: 3 minutes

Premiere:
November 25, 2000 by the Oxford University Press Choir, Christopher Johnson, conductor

Available From:
Oxford University Press, distributed by Goodmusic Publishing

Composer's Notes:
There are moments in life, private moments, when we seem to see beyond the reality of our lives - when we are flashes of clairvoyance. At these times we know joy, peace, wisdom, hope, with a surety that sustains or belief in God. So stunning they are, that we are simply unable to recreate even a pale shadow of that eternal touch. All we can do is believe in the knowledge that such moments exist for every human being.

I know that art is perhaps the strongest means we have to recall the moment of God's touch, and to affirm the profound, private message of faith we are given when we touch God. I believe it is the artist's job to make pieces that are vehicles for the "moment of the touch."

— Libby Larsen