• Missy Mazzoli
  • As Long As We Live (for SSA chorus and ensemble) (2011)

  • G Schirmer Inc (World)

Commissioned by the Brooklyn Youth Chorus

  • pf, egtr, 2vn, va, vc
  • SSA
  • 3 min 30 s
  • Walt Whitman
  • English

Programme Note

Composer note
As Long As We Live began its life as a song for singer/pianist/composer Gabriel Kahane. The text, by Walt Whitman, is an excerpt from “Song of the Open Road,” which first appeared in his 1856 collection Leaves of Grass. The original version of As Long As We Live was generously commissioned by Linda and Stuart Nelson.

— Missy Mazzoli

Walt Whitman, from Song of the Open Road

First performance
May 5 2012
Brooklyn Youth Chorus
Brooklyn Academy of Music
Brooklyn, NY



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