I shall not pass this way again (Mark Chapman)
- Editor: Mark Chapman (submitted 2012-04-15). Score information: A4, 2 pages, 231 kB Copyright: Public Domain
- Edition notes:
Description: A deliberately concise setting of a philisophical text attributed to Stephen Grellet (a prominent Quaker missionary), Gandhi and others, with an almost Renaissance spareness of harmonic language, and an optional tenor part. Soloists (who can be drawn from the choir) only appear in the opening and coda. Please let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org if you intend to perform this piece.
Original text and translations
I shall pass through this world but once.
Any good therefore that I can do or any kindness that I can show to any human being,
let me do it now.
Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.