The Rhodora

The Rhodora – Solo, SSA (SA, or unison); This thoughtful poem by Ralph Waldo Emerson asks the beautiful flower why its beauty is hidden in the woods. His answer: ”I suppose the selfsame power that brought me here, brought you.”
Duration is about 2:30. The “Rhodora”  (Rhododendron canadense), is a flower common in New England where the Poet lived.

  • This song originally was written as a song for solo voice. Use the 1st soprano part alone for use as a solo or as a beautiful instrumental piece.
  • Use all parts for an SSA choir, or omit the 2nd soprano part for an SA choir.
  • Or, play the accompaniment alone as a piano or organ solo.
  • Purchase a printable PDF for $5.00. You may copy this for your choir.

It is suitable for church and school.
Click on the picture below to hear the track Maria Simeone recorded for her album, “This Little Light.”