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Musical settings of Thomas Traherne

Bob Chilcott (b.1955)

The sun and stars are mine

A setting for SSA and piano of Traherne’s poem The Salutation (verses 1,2,3 and 5).

The work was commissioned by the Young Naperville Singers of Naperville, Illinois to celebrate their 30th anniversary and was first performed on 4th May 2014.

Published: Oxford University Press 2014

Recorded: A recording is available on Youtube, featuring the Young Naperville Singers, directed by Bob Chilcott, with Matthew Gemmill (piano).