Bitter For Sweet
Composed by John Chorbajian (b.1936)
Summer is gone with all its roses,
Its sun and perfumes and sweet flowers,
Its warm air and refreshing showers:
And even Autumn closes.
Yea, Autumn's chilly self is going,
And winter comes which is yet colder;
Each day the hoar-frost waxes bolder
And the last buds cease blowing.
Christina Rosetti (1830-1894)
The composition was edited for the video slideshow. Here is the full work, performed by the Carleton Singers under the direction of Lawrence Burnett: