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Only Light, Only Love - SSAA Octavo

By Joan Szymko

SSAA choir (a cappella) - Intermediate
Composed by Joan Szymko (1957-). Choral. Classical. Octavo. 8 pages. Santa Barbara Music Publishing #SBMP840. Published by Santa Barbara Music Publishing (SB.SBMP-840).

Item Number: SB.SBMP-840

The text, taken from a sermon by Martin Luther King, Jr.: "Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that. Hate multiplies hate, violence multiplies violence, and toughness multiplies toughness in a descending spiral of destruction." Composer Szymko shows her skill and compassion with the artistic setting of this powerful text.

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  • January 18, 2021 Exquisite setting of MLK Jr. Only Light, Only Love

    This choral setting of MLK Jr.'s words offers the chorus and listener a deep reflection. The layering of voices produces echoes that transport. Simply Exquisite! A delight to sing!

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