When We Are Gone


Digital Score

Instrumentation: SSAATTBB, unaccompanied

Duration: 5:00

Date of Completion: December 2018

SKU: MH0026 Category:
About the work​

A song of truest love.

Commissioned by E. Daniel Shingleton in honor of the East Carolina University Chamber Singers, James Franklin, conductor.



When we’re gone 10,000 years and waves still break
Gloriously on this radiant sand,
Gulls soaring, winds howling, mist spraying o’er the port,

Only then will we know if our lives rang true,
When you and I tumbled together amidst all of this blue.

From Ocean Poems. Text by Jonathan Talberg.