Deconstruct a Chrysalis (SATSATB)

  • Composer: Michael Winikoff, with lyrics by Leanne Veitch.
  • Instruments: a cappella SAT semi-chorus and SATB choir
  • Duration: 7:00 minutes

  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Score: Deconstruct a Chrysalis PDF
  • Recording: Deconstruct a Chrysalis recording

Text

deconstruct a chrysalis
unravel the twisted thread
pull apart the gossamer

take a look
nothing inside
but a shrivelled corpse

no pulse, no beating heart
no wings, perhaps the tiniest hint
of a shroud that once might have flown

now the gift is gone

deconstruct the universe
unravel the twisted mind
pull apart the skin, the eyes

take a look
nothing inside
but a shrivelled heart
now pulled apart

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