Joelle Wallach

About this work:

One of Joelle Wallach’s collection of  Spiritual Speculations for chorus or vocal quartet, PAX celebrates the sweet spiritual life of Wallach’s angelic cat, Jasmin, in the words of D.H.Lawrence:


Like a cat asleep on a chair

at peace, in peace

and at one with the master of the house, with the mistress

at home, at home in the house of the living,

sleeping on the hearth, and yawning before the fire.

Sleeping on the hearth of the living world,

yawning at home before the fire of life

feeling the presence of the living God

like a great reassurance

a deep calm in the heart

a presence

as of a master sitting at the board

in his own and greater being,

in the house of life.

Version: choral
Year composed: 2010
Duration: 00:00:00
Ensemble type: Chorus, with or without Solo Voices:Chorus, Unaccompanied
Instrumentation: 1 S, 1 A, 1 T, 1 B

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