Joel Thompson

Supplication and Compensation

$16.95

Duration: 4'

Instrumentation: countertenor and piano

Instrumentation: High Voice and Piano
Delivery Method: Physical Delivery
Performance Materials: Vocal Score

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Two songs on texts by  Joseph Seamon Cotter, Jr. (Supplication, 1922) and Paul Laurence Dunbar (Compensation, 1905), for high voice and piano

Text:
Supplication:
I am so tired and weary, 
   So tired of the endless fight,
So weary of waiting the dawn
    And finding endless night. 

That I ask but rest and quiet—
    Rest for days that are gone, 
And quiet for the little space
     That I must journey on. 

Compensation:
Because I had loved so deeply,
Because I had loved so long,
God in His great compassion
Gave me the gift of song.

Because I have loved so vainly,
And sung with such faltering breath,
The Master in infinite mercy
Offers the boon of Death.

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137-027-VS
Instrumentation: High Voice and Piano
Delivery Method: Physical Delivery
Performance Materials: Vocal Score

About the Work

Duration: 4'

Movements:
I. Supplication

II. Compensation

Instrumentation: countertenor and piano

Commissioned by: commissioned by Bang on a Can

Text: Supplication: I am so tired and weary, So tired of the endless fight, So weary of waiting the dawn And finding endless night. That I ask but rest and quiet— Rest for days that are gone, And quiet for the little space That I must journey on. Compensation: Because I had loved so deeply, Because I had loved so long, God in His great compassion Gave me the gift of song. Because I have loved so vainly, And sung with such faltering breath, The Master in infinite mercy Offers the boon of Death.

Pages: 8