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featuring the Bach Chamber Youth Choir – director Linda Beaupre
This lovely sea shanty has been given a lyrical approach with passages of counterpoint and homophony. Michael brings the Longfellow poem to life.


Ah! what pleasant visions haunt me
  As I gaze upon the sea!
All the old romantic legends,
  All my dreams, come back to me. 

Sails of silk and ropes of sandal,
  Such as gleam in ancient lore;
And the singing of the sailors,
  And the answer from the shore! 

In each sail that skims the horizon,
  In each landward-blowing breeze,
I behold that stately galley,
  Hear those mournful melodies; 

Till my soul is full of longing
  For the secret of the sea,
And the heart of the great ocean
  Sends a thrilling pulse through me.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow




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