missing music (satb)


  • Catalog ID: S-298
  • First Line: waiting for the music
  • Composer: Jonathan Pieslak
  • Voicing: satb
  • Accompaniment: a cappella
  • Language: English
  • Country: United States
  • Other: 2008 2008.satb
  • Score: View Score
  • Sound: Listen


This is Jonathan Pieslak’s setting of a poem by Jason Sagebiel, an American Marine Sargeant who wrote the companion piece (‘ud solo) Missing Kut during his deployment to Iraq in 2003.

Here is the text: 

Waiting for the music

and longing for the freedom

Of the gifts that God has given me,

Sooner to return

And never to forget

The language that will pacify the world,

May I always be alive with

And ever conscious of

The visions of love

He has made in us

–So that I may share the world’s ears

In their color.