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* Revised 2005 edition by the composer Catalog No.

5020 3
Commissioned by St. Joseph College, West Hartford, Connecticut,
in celebration of the 60th anniversary year: 1932− 1992

Songs for Women’s Voices


1. Women Should Be Pedestals
for SSA Chorus and Piano
May Swenson** Gwyneth Walker

Tutti: spoken boldly, tongue-in-cheek


(standing very straight and still) [ = 60]
, 3

Sopr ano

Wom en should be ped es tals


, 3

Alto

Wom en should be ped es tals


[ = 60]
gently swaying, as a tango

Piano

3 (Chorus may begin to sway with music)

sim.
* Changes in the 2005 edition are in brackets [ ] throughout.
** Reprinted with permission of The Literary Estate of May Swenson.
Copyright © 1995 by E. C. Schirmer Music Company Inc., for all countries.
A division of ECS Publishing, Boston, Massachusetts.
4 Catalog No. 5021 * Revised 2005 edition by the composer

Commissioned by St. Joseph College, West Hartford, Connecticut,


in celebration of the 60th anniversary year: 1932− 1992

Songs for Women’s Voices


2. Mornings Innocent
for SSAA Chorus and Piano
May Swenson** Gwyneth Walker
Gently, fr eely, quickly - as sunlight

Piano

[At a gentle tempo = 72]


Solo or a few voices cantabile

I wear your smile up


[At a gentle tempo = 72]
poco rit.

* Changes in the 2005 edition are in brackets [ ] throughout.


** Reprinted with permission of The Literary Estate of May Swenson.
Copyright © 1995 by E. C. Schirmer Music Company Inc., for all countries.
A division of ECS Publishing, Boston, Massachusetts.
4 Catalog No. 5022 * Revised 2005 edition by the composer
Commissioned by St. Joseph College, West Hartford, Connecticut,
in celebration of the 60th anniversary year: 1932− 1992

Songs for Women’s Voices


3. The Name is Changeless
for SSA Chorus unaccompanied
May Swenson** Gwyneth Walker
In a quiet r ecitative-like manner , mor e like speech than song
sotto voce

Sopr ano 1

Ah They said there was a Thing that could not Change


sotto voce
Sopr ano 2

Ah They said there was a Thing that could not Change


sotto voce
Alto

Ah They said there was a Thing that could not Change

Piano
(for
rehearsal
only)

3 ,

They could not Find it so they Named it God They had to Search so
,

They could not Find it so they Named it God They had to Search so
,

They could not Find it so they Named it God They had to Search so

* Changes in the 2005 edition are in brackets [ ] throughout.


** Reprinted with permission of The Literary Estate of May Swenson.
Copyright © 1995 by E. C. Schirmer Music Company Inc., for all countries.
A division of ECS Publishing, Boston, Massachusetts.
* Revised 2005 edition by the composer Catalog No. 5024 3
Commissioned by St. Joseph College, West Hartford, Connecticut,
in celebration of the 60th anniversary year: 1932− 1992

Songs for Women’s Voices


5. In Autumn
for Soprano and Alto soli, SSA Chorus and Piano
May Swenson** Gwyneth Walker
Slowly, fr eely

Piano

(hold until m. 25)

(Slowly) = ca. 60
2
(Solo)
S

I will lie down in au tumn let birds be fly ing

(Slowly) = ca. 60

6
(Solo)
S

Swept in a hol low by the wind I’ll wait for


(Solo)
A

Swept in a hol low by the wind I’ll wait for

* Changes in the 2005 edition are in brackets [ ] throughout.


Note: This song may be performed with Tutti or Soli in alternation−at the discretion of the conductor.
** Reprinted with permission of The Literary Estate of May Swenson.
Copyright © 1995 by E. C. Schirmer Music Company Inc., for all countries.
A division of ECS Publishing, Boston, Massachusetts.