Noah cries out to God about the chaos and noise of the ark. He pleads for the dove to bring back a sign of life. He begs God to stay with him in the long days. This homophonic art song requires excellent tuning and an imaginative presentation to depict Noah in his distress.
Carmen de Gasztold translated from French by Rumer Godden
Performed by Bel Canto vocal ensemble at Queen Margaret College in Wellington
Performed by Festival Singers in Wanganui in 2004