Composer: Jake RunestadDetailsFormat: Multiple ChoirsVoicing: SATB-SATBSolo Requirements: SAccompaniment: unaccompaniedNotation: standardPerformance Length: 7:00 Study Scores & Audio FilesStudy Score & Audio Order Printed ScoresPublisher: Jake Runestad Music - JR0049Order site / Alternate source of score: jakerunestad.com Texts & TranslationsLanguage(s): EnglishText Source: Todd BossText: My lovely one My lovely one though you are gone I am gone taken from me taken from you I cannot leave you mine in your suffering I am not free mine in your joy I burn in snow my snow will kiss you and thirst in rain pouring down my love there is no sea there is no sea that can drown my pain that can drown your pain but you would want me to live I want you to live and love again and love again and so I go on and so I go on always always wherever you are wherever you are my lovely one my lovely one Programming AidsPerformance Difficulty: moderateDescriptive Terms: lossgriefdeathmoving onAllow Excerpts: Composition is a single movementComposer’s Notes: When Germán Aguilar passed away unexpectedly in the summer of 2014, it was a huge loss to our world. Aguilar had a warm, kind personality and a love for life, teaching, and the people around him – especially his fiancé Jon Talberg. After Aguilar’s death, Talberg was cleaning out Aguilar’s wallet and found the only card inside was mine. I had given it to him when we met in January of 2014. Talberg soon contacted me and asked if I would write a piece of music in memory of Aguilar – I was honored to do so. I hope this music captures an element of the poet’s life as an amazing man and lover of music. Also, I hope the music will serve as a form of healing to those who experience it and who continue to suffer from this immense loss. Todd Boss, the amazing poet who wrote an original text for this work, beautifully captured the message we want to leave with you: “And so I go on, always, wherever you are, my lovely one.” Additional InformationDate of Completion: January, 2015Date of First Performance: Friday, February 13, 2015Premier Performance Data: Bob Cole Conservatory Chamber Choir (CalState Long Beach) (Jonathan Talberg, cond), CalState Long Beach recital hall. Long Beach, CA.Additional Performances: Santa Fe Desert Chorale. Joshua Habermann, conductor. Phoenix Chamber Choir. Graeme Langager, conductor. British Columbia Music Educators Association Honor Choir. Jake Runestad, conductor.