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A Song of Joys





Clarinet I, II

F Horn I, II

Bb Trumpet I, II

Trombone I, II


Perc. I - 4 Timpani

Perc. II - Triangle, Wind Chimes

Perc. III - Suspended Cymbal

Perc. IV - Snare Drum

Perc. V - Bells

Perc. VI - Chimes

SATB Choir with Divisi

Violin I, II

Viola with divisi

Cello with divisi

Double Bass with divisi


5 minutes

Excerpts from A Jubilant Song by Walt Whitman

O to make the most jubilant song!

O the joy of my spirit – it is uncaged – it darts like lightning

It is not enough to have this globe or a certain time.
I will have thousands of globes and all time.

Know’st thou the excellent joys of youth?
Joys of the ear companions and of the merry word and laughing face?


Yet O my soul supreme!
Know’st thou the joys of pensive thought?

Prophetic joys of better, loftier love’s ideals, the divine wife, the sweet, eternal, perfect comrade?

O while I live to be the ruler of life.

O to have life henceforth a poem of new joys!
To dance, clap hands, exult, shout, skip, leap, roll on, float on!



     Full Score (11x17) and Parts $150

          Includes 1 of each part and 40 choral scores

     1 Extra Score $20

     1 Set of Extra Parts $30

      Extra Choral Scores (10) $30


     Extra Parts $2 per part


Scores and performance materials available directly from Jaclyn Breeze at

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