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Work (2019)

for SATB choir | 00:03:45

by Melissa Dunphy | text by Kahlil Gibran

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This work is awaiting publication by EC Schirmer and will be available through them in 2020.

Work was commissioned by the Donald Sinclair Sutherland Endowment for the Bradley Hills Presbyterian Chancel Choir, Matthew Robertson, conductor, and was premiered March 24, 2019 at Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church, Maryland. The text is adapted from a chapter of the 1923 prose poetry book "The Prophet" by Lebanese-American author Kahlil Gibran, who was influenced by Christianity, Islam, and Sufism, and addresses a path out of despair and meaninglessness through working with love; a message that has as much relevance to today's world as that of a century ago.


  • 31 Dec, 2019: Harmonium Choral Society at St. Peter's Church, Morristown, NJ
  • 07 Dec, 2019 - 08 Dec, 2019: Harmonium Choral Society at Morristown United Methodist Church, NJ
  • 24 Mar, 2019: Bradley Hills Presbyterian Chancel Choir at Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church, Bethesda, MD