Time and the Bell
for mixed choir (SMzATB)
Duration ca 5′
Commissioned by: Chamber choir Head Ööd, Vend and Lodewijk van der Ree
Premiere: November 5, 2016
Chamber choir Head Ööd, Vend; Lodewijk van der Ree
Rapla church, Estonia
Time and the bell have buried the day,
the black cloud carries the sun away.
Will the sunflower turn to us, will the clematis
Stray down, bend to us;
Fingers of yew be curled
Down on us? After the kingfisher’s wing
Has answered light to light, and is silent, the light is still
At the still point of the turning world.
from ‘The Four Quartets’ by T. S. Eliot