Scored for: for mixed choir (SSATBB) & piano
Duration: 3 minutes
Other Info: An attractive addition to the wedding/civil ceremony choral repertoire, Make Not a Bond of Love is an approachable motet of around 3 minutes duration featuring Todd's characteristic lush harmonies and expert vocal writing. The text by Kahlil Gibran tells of the joys of love, but also of the need for individuality in a relationship. This work is also appears in the Concerts for Choirs volume Confetti and Cake.
Love one another but make not a bond of love;
Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
Fill each other’s cup but drink not from one cup.
Sing and Dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone.
Give your hearts, but not into each other’s keeping.
For only the hand of Life can contain your hearts.
For the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other’s shadow
from The Prophet (1923)
Available to purchase from good music shops. Make Not A Bond Of Love is published by Boosey & Hawkes.