All Works of Love

Poet/Lyricist: 

Mother Teresa (1910-1997)

The American Choral Director's Association Raymond W. Brock Memorial Commission, premiered at the seven regional conferences of the ACDA in the spring of 2010.

Level: 

Moderate
Item Voicing/Instrumentation Duration Price Audio View Score Quantity
SBMP 942 SATB, piano 5:30 $2.25 http://joanszymko.com/sites/joanszymko.advantagelabs.com/files/SBMP%20942%20All%20Works%20Of%20Love_0.mp3
Publisher Link

Publisher: 

SBMP
Text

All Works of Love

If we have no peace

it is because we have forgotten that

we belong to each other. Remember.

All works of love are works of peace.

Reviews: 

"Joan Szymko’s “All Works of Love”, is in my mind, the most successful ACDA Brock Commission in years. The piece is beautifully lyrical, thoroughly well-crafted, sets a timely yet ever-universal text, and is accessible to many choirs in the best sense of that sometimes scary word “accessible” …Congratulations to Joan on this new piece, which I expect will become standard choral repertoire”  — Paul Carey composer/blogger.

“Joan Szymko has captured these simple and heartfelt words in a very moving choral setting.  There is some lovely drama in the interweaving of vocal lines.  It seems reflective of a world community discovering the truth in Teresa's words.  A lovely piece which I hope to conduct one day.” — composer / conductor Daniel Brinsmed

Video

"All Works of Love" performed by The Festival Singers of Florida