Beauty Is Before Me
for a capella chorus (SATB) with optional piano by Wally Kleucker

Traditional Navajo Dress

I set this Navajo prayer for mixed chorus with optional piano:

"Beauty is before me and Beauty behind me.
Above me and below me hovers the beautiful.
I am surrounded by it, I am immersed in it.
In my youth I am aware of it, and, in old age,
I shall walk quietly the beautiful trail.
In beauty, it is begun,
In beauty, it is ended."

from a Navajo chant

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