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Life Has Loveliness


for SATB choir
Sara Teasdale (1884 - 1933)

Bryan Lin (b. 1991)

Soprano

Alto

Life
p

has love -li -ness

p

Life has

waves

whit - ened,

Blue

Blue waves whit - ened

fo

Beau

Blue

waves

Blue waves

to sell,

waves

rp
Blue waves whit - ened,

ti - ful and splen

Blue waves

and

ti - ful

and

spen

a cliff,

whi

whi

tened on

tened on

tened on

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All rights reserved.

did things. Blue

- did things
splen -did things

splen - did

did things

Soar - ing fire

ing fire

cliff,

cliff,

things

Soar

whi

whi -tened on

ti - ful

us
a

and splen

beau

- ful

Beau
p

er

to sell,

love - li - ness

p (for rehearsal only)

All

to sell,

beau - ti

love - li - ness

All
p

Life has

Piano

sell,

love - li - ness

Bass

to

Life has

Tenor

nl

lo

Adagio tranquillo q = 72

Soar -ing fire

Soar

ing

a cliff, Soar

ing

A mp

that sways and

sings,
mp

sways


fire that sways and
sings

that sways and

fire that sways and

up

Hold

sings, and

up

Hold

ing won

fo

up Hold -ing won - der,

ing won

up Hold -ing won - der,

sings

mp

rp

sways
sways

and

and
and

sings,

sings,
sings

er

14

sways

mp

sings
mp

der like

der like a cup.

a cup.

hold -ing won -der like a cup.

hold -ing won -der like a cup.

child -ren's fa - ces

look -ing

And

child -ren's fa - ces look

And

child -ren's fa - ces look

has

child -ren's fa - ces

mf

love

life has

love - li
mf

has

love - li
mf

Oh,



life

ing

has,


Life

mf

Life,

life

Oh,

ing

B mf

look - ing

3
3

Life

3
3

And

3
3

and sings, And

us
a

nl

lo


ness

ness

has love -li -ness to

Mu

- sic

a curve of gold,Scent of pine

trees

like


to sell,
mp

Mu -sic like

curve

to sell, Mu - sic like a curve



mp

sell,

curve



mp

of gold,


of gold,

Eyes

that

arms that

mp

hold,

rp

fo
Eyes

that love


mp

you

arms that hold


p

arms that hold,


p

of pine trees,

the rain

pine trees in


the rain

And for your spi - rit's still de - light


cresc.

de - light,

And for your spi - rit's still


cresc.

de - light,

arms that hold, And for

And for your spi - rit's still


cresc.


you

in

cresc.

Eyes

that love you,


mp

the rain

in

Scent of pine trees

love you

that love
mp

Scent

Eyes
p

Scent of pine trees

in the rain

er

of gold,

C
23

us
a

Mu -sic like

li - ness,
mp

nl

lo

18
mp

your spi -rit's

still de - light,




cresc.

f
-

Ho
f

ly thoughts

Ho

ly

ho

ho

ly thoughts that

ly

mp

Love - li - ness,

Life

mp

Buy it and

Buy it and

ne -ver count

Buy it and

mp

ne

to

Spend all

ver count

the

sell,

you have

for

For one

white

mf

For one

the cost; For one

cost;

the cost;

mf

mf

the cost,

have for

the cost,

ne -ver count

mp

you

love -li -ness

mp

Spend all

mp

love - li - ness,

has

rp

fo

mp

night.



Spend all you have
for

mp
mp


love - li - ness,

star the

poco rit.

love - li - ness,

that star the night.

er

mp

thoughts

the night.

night.

A little slower (q=60)

lo

- ly,

Ho - ly,

33

the

thoughts that star

that star

Ho

us
a

poco rit.

ly




28

Ho

nl

white

white sing - ing,



mf

For

mf

For one white

one

of

peace

white sing - ing hour of

peace

ing

hour

mp

er

rp
strife

well

of

strife

well

lost,

lost,


strife

lost,

well

lost,

and for a breath

and for a breath

mf

year
mf

ma -ny

a year,

year,

mf

mf

ec

year,

of

Ma -ny a year, count

of

fo
year

strife

of

well

a year,

43



year of

Count ma -ny a year, count ma -ny

of

a year,

mp

a year

Count ma -ny a year, count ma -ny


mp

peace



sing

ing hour

Ma -ny a year, count ma -ny

lo

us
a

sing

mp

E mp

sing -ing hour

nl

38

mf

year of strife

G.P.

sta - sy,

ec -sta -sy,
f

and for a

breath of

and for a breath

of

ec -sta -sy,

ec

sta - sy,

F


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Give all

you have been,


you have been,

Give all
p

Give all

you have

hmm,

fo

hmm,

or

pp

could

be.

or could
pp

be.

or

be.

rp

hmm,

could

you have

all

you have

been,

has love -li - ness

Life
p

Life
p

hmm

hmm

been,

has
mp

to

mp

has

love -li - ness

rit.

love -li -ness

to

love

rit.

mp

mp

hmm

has

Life

pp

all

Life

been,

give

er

you have been

you have

give

pp

54

been,

give all

nl

Give all

love -li - ness,

lo

For

us
a

pp

sell.
pp

sell.
pp

to

sell.
pp

li -ness to

sell

pp


Bethlehem, PA
14 August 2015