The Flute of the Infinite

Poet/Lyricist: 

Kabir, translated by Rabindranath Tagore

Level: 

Moderate
Item Voicing Media Price
HSP-113-01A SATB with optional flute and hand drum

First Readings Choir, J. David Moore, conductor
$2.15
HSPD-113-01A
digital download
SATB choir, optional flute and hand drum $1.29
HSPD-113-01AF
digital download
Flute Score. It's free, please download
Flute Score $0.00

Text:

The Flute of the Infinite

The flute of the Infinite is played without ceasing and its sound is love:

   When love renounces all limits, it reaches truth.

   How widely the fragrance spreads! It has no end, nothing stands in its way.

   The form of this melody is bright like a million suns: incomparably sounds the vina, the vina of the notes of truth.

Program Notes: 

Poet, weaver and 15th century Indian mystic, Kabir spoke about the holy being close at hand, something to be found in the everyday of life. Never pursuing the life of a contemplative, he led the life of the world, earning his living at the loom. Kabir was also a musician, a husband and a father. Today, Kabir's poetry is an inspiration to many people worldwide.
Performances

* Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church, Henry Sgrecci, director (Bethesda, MD) - World Premiere
Minnesota All-State SATB Choir, G. Phillip Shoultz, III (VocalEssence), conductor (Minneapolis)
Unitarian Universalist Society of Mill Creek, Kristen Tosh-Morelli, director (Newark, Deleware)
2016 Southwest American Choral Directors Association (SWACDA) High School Reading Session (Kansas City) 
2016 Unitarian Universalist Musicians Network (UUMN) National Conference Reading Session (Madison, WI)

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