Eternity’s Disclosure – texts by Emily Dickinson, for soprano solo, choir, and piano; commissioned for the 40th anniversary of the Bucks County Choral Society; premiered June 1, 2013.

perusal score

unedited recording of first performance:

EXHILARATION is the Breeze
That lifts us from the ground,
And leaves us in another place
Whose statement is not found;
Returns us not, but after time        
We soberly descend,
A little newer for the term
Upon enchanted ground.



THE SOUL’S superior instants
Occur to Her alone,
When friend and earth’s occasion
Have infinite withdrawn.  

Or she, Herself, ascended
To too remote a height,
For lower recognition
Than Her Omnipotent.

This mortal abolition
Is seldom, but as fair
As Apparition—subject
To autocratic air.

Eternity’s disclosure
To favorites, a few,
Of the Colossal substance
Of immortality.

     (Emily Dickinson)