The Ocean Between Us
- The Prow (SATB divisi & piano)
- There Is No Sea (SATB divisi, piano, strings, & crystal glasses)
- So Much to Seek (SATB divisi, piano, & strings / SATB divisi & piano)
About the work
Pulsating with driving rhythms and soaring melodies, So Much to Seek relishes in the beauty of life, its infinite expanse, and that we should make use of our limited time to live life to the fullest. In a poem written for his mother, Jon artfully states in a brilliant thesis: “with only three score and ten, we should explore while we can.”
Dedicated to and commissioned by Jonathan Talberg and the Bob Cole Conservatory Chamber Choir.
In loving memory of Timothy “Tiger” Hazzard.
Premiered by the CSULB Bob Cole Conservatory Chamber Choir, October 2018 at Los Altos United Methodist Church, Long Beach, CA.
This piece may be performed without strings (piano only) using the vocal score.
VII. So much to see and to seek So much to sing and to dance So much to gather and reap So much to sow and to row With only three score and ten We should explore while we can Seven seas. Seven stars. Seven continents.
From Ocean Poems. Text by Jonathan Talberg.