Even when He is silent
Even when He is silent was originally written for choir, commissioned by The St. Olaf Festival (Olavsfestdagene) in Trondheim, Norway, in 2011, and has become a favorite among choirs around the world.
Available in 3 different versions arranged by Kim's friend and colleague Christian Eriksen.
- Duration: 5 minutes
- Author/lyricist: Anon 20th century
- Year: 2011/
- Licensing: Norsk Musikkforlag
The original versions for choir are available from Walton Music and Norsk Musikkforlag.
The text for the piece was written by an anonymous writer, during World War 2, and was found written on a wall:
I believe in the sun even when it’s not shining.
I believe in love even when I feel it not.
I believe in God even when He is silent.
Instrumentation: SATB, SSAA, or TTBB div. unaccompanied
Author/lyricist:Anon 20th century
Licensing: Norsk Musikkforlag
A work about hope in the darkest time of life. The text was written by a Jew hiding in Cologne, Germany, during World War 2 where the text was found scratched onto a wall.
Commissioned by the St. Olaf Festival (Olavsfestdagene) in Trondheim, Norway, and premiered on July 30 by the Nidaros Cathedral Girls' Choir at an event with the bishop of Nidaros Tor Singsås and actress Liv Ullmann. The SATB version was premiered by the Nidaros Cathedral Boys' Choir on November 26, 2011, in Nidaros Cathedral, Trondheim. A TTBB version was commissioned and premiered by Chor Leoni and conductor Erick Lichte in 2017. Arrangments for wind ensemble or brass band are also available.
I believe in the sun, even when it's not shining.
I believe in love, even when I feel it not.
I believe in God, even when He is silent.
Anon. 20th Century