Look in the Eyes of People You Don’t Know

Orchestra 2,2,2,2 - 2,2,1,1 - 4 perc, strings

 

Look in the Eyes of People You Don't KnowAlma Symphony - Jonathan Spatola-Knoll, conductor
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Look in the Eyes of People You Don’t Know was premiered by the Alma Symphony on April 13/14, 2019. The piece uses some thematic material from the final song in my cycle "The Blue I Loved," and the text for that song, which provides the title for this work, is by the poet William Palmer.

Light Enters a Blue Vase

Look for light the poet tells us.
Try to see any star.
Within the dark there’s grace.
Look in the eyes of people you don’t know.

Try to see any star,
the way light enters a blue vase.
Look in the eyes of people you don’t know. There is always a spark somewhere.

Light enters a blue vase
and the glow fills something inside you. There is always a spark somewhere-
it takes faith to see.

Look for light the poet tells us-

the glow fills something inside.

It takes faith to see-
within the dark there’s grace.

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