Song for Justice
"Song for Justice" is a stand-alone version of a movement from the large-scale work "Tuvayhun - Beatitudes for a Wounded World" where it follows Matt 5:6, "Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled."
This stand-alone version may be performed with piano only, or with piano and strings with optional percussion.
This is a purely digital process and you will receive a PDF file automatically upon ordering. We do not send scores by post.
You must purchase one copy for each singer (and accompanist) and a minimum of 20 copies. If you need fewer copies, please contact us. It is illegal to photocopy this score beyond the amount purchased. You will receive links to download the scores after checkout.
- Voices: SATB or SSAA chorus
- Duration: 5 minutes
- Instrumentation: Piano, or piano and strings with opt. percussion
- Licensing: Kim André Arnesen Music
SATB & PianoSSAA & Piano
SATB Full score
SSAA Full score
In all that we are,
It is better by far
To follow our star,
And sing out our truth.
When things can’t get worse,
We hunger and thirst
For the last to be first;
And so we sing out our truth.
We sing for the poor.
We sing for the weak.
We sing for the helpless,
The hopeless, the meek.
We sing out the truth
Against hunger and hate.
We sing out for justice
Before it’s too late!
And in all that we do
For these, and for you,
The whole dark night through
We’re gonna sing out our truth!
by Charles Anthony Silvestri
DELIVERY AND TERMS
This is a purely digital process. We do not send scores by post.
We recommend printing the vocal scores with spiral bound on 8.5x11" paper front and back.
The scores are delivered in a digital PDF format.
- The vocal scores come as a portrait letter paper size (8.5 x 11"/216 x 280 mm), 20 pages (SATB)/16 pages (SSAA).
- The full score comes as a portrait tabloid paper size (11x17"/280x432mm), 20 pages.
- The instrumental parts come in a letter paper size (8.5x11"/216x280mm)
The order is fully automated and will be delivered immediately on receipt of payment. You will receive links to download the score after checkout, along with an emailed link that will last for 30 days. If the link expires before you get the chance to download the files, please contact us to get a new link.
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The vocal score includes piano accompaniment.
Note: You must purchase one digital score for EACH singer (and musician) performing the piece, even if they do not read music. It is a breach of copyright to perform a work without a licensed copy for each performing member of the ensemble participating in the performance.
The license does NOT include the rights to record or make a recording of the work available commercially or online without further agreement. Read about licensing here.
Hush, my dear, lie still and slumber;
Holy angels guard thy bed;
Heavenly blessings without number
Gently falling on thy head.
See the kindly shepherds round him,
Telling wonders from the sky!
When they sought Him, there they found Him,
With his Virgin-Mother by.
See the lovely babe a-dressing;
Lovely infant, how He smiled!
When He wept, the mother's blessing
Soothed and hushed the holy child.
Mayst thou live to know and fear Him,
Trust and love Him all thy days;
Then go dwell forever near Him,
See His face, and sing His praise!