Gather the stars if you wish it so.

Gather the songs and keep them.

Gather the faces of women.

Gather for keeping years and years.

And then . . .

Loosen your hands, let go and say goodby.

Let the stars and songs go.

Let the faces and years go.

Loosen your hands and say goodby.

Caroline Mallonée: Gather the Stars (2001)

Gather the Stars

Performed by the

Duke University Chorale, Rodney Wynkoop, conducting.

Gather the Stars (2001)

SATB a cappella

3 minutes

words by Carl Sandburg

To be published by Boosey & Hawkes, 2014.

To listen to more choral music by Caroline Mallonée, click here.