composer: Nancy Galbraith (2022)
author: Sara Stock Mayo
genre: chorus & chamber orchestra
length: 1 movement, 4:45 minutes
orchestration: SATB; fl, ob, cl, bsn; hn-F; perc, hrp, pno; strings
publisher: Subito Music Publishing (ASCAP)
60 Depot Street, Verona, NJ 07044 • 973-857-3440
audio/video: [available after premiere]

world premiere: 16 December 2022
Resonance WorksMaria Sensi Sellner, founding artistic director
New Hazlett Theater • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
program notes: "Rededication" is a collaboration between composer Nancy Galbraith and poet Sara Stock Mayo that was commissioned for the Resonance Works annual holiday concert in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


Light, hidden in darkness
more beautiful
than the brightest star
nestled womblike
A fire in the belly
silently waiting to burst forth
Surrendering to the unknown
collision of past and future
strands of history pulling us, centuries upon centuries
out of despair, towards hope
We make it bend and change
creating new worlds out of shards of light
Worlds where apathy turns to action
Once blindly, surrendering to darkness
Now, turning towards newly lit pathways
We are our own ancient temples
sacred vessels
holy and whole
broken and beautiful
cracked and healing
Our hope glistens like a song
ephemeral as the wind
calling us to put down our weapons of war
and turn them into musical instruments
creating a world where hidden light and blessed darkness
pour forth in harmony
A universal symphony
Copyright © by Sara Stock Mayo