Two Views on War (SATB choir a capella)


Two Views on War (SATB choir a capella)


ca. 4:00

Texts by Ebeneezer Elliott and Edward Fitzgerald

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Two Views on War is based on a piece from 2004. I completely rewrote it in 2018.

Duration: ca. 4:00

SATB choir a capella

Score includes piano reduction, for rehearsal.

Texts by Ebeneezer Elliot and Edward Fitzgerald

"War" by Ebenezer Elliott (1781-1849)

The victories of mind,

Are won for all mankind;

But war wastes what it wins,

Ends worse than it begins,

And is a game of woes,

Which nations always lose:

Though tyrant tyrant kill,

The slayer liveth still.

"War begets Poverty"

Trad., as written down by Edward Fitzgerald (1809-1883)

War begets Poverty - Poverty, Peace -

Peace begets Riches - Fate will not cease -

Riches beget Pride - Pride is War's ground -

War begets Poverty - and do the world goes round.

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