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Nature's Repose

by Libby McQuiston

About the Song

Album Cover: American History + This beautiful choral piece focuses on John Muir's inspirational writings. The tunes used in this song is a traditional Scottish "Come by the Hills," from the traditional Irish/Gaelic ballad "Buachaill On Eirne." and Robert Burns Scots folk song "Ye Banks and Braes of Bonnie Doon." After a brief musical biography of John Muir, the lyrics are from John Muir's writings.

About the CD

The CD insert includes the lyrics, a short biography of John Muir, and lists the participants.

The recording of this song begins with an a capella biographical introduction for a female chorus, followed by a male soloist singing words taken from John Muir's writings, who is then once again joined by a full chorus. In this recording, the singers are colleagues of the composer, many from a local symphony chorus.


Soprano: Patricia Littman, Donna Warrington, Ruth E. Wells
Alto: Lucy Arnold, Michele Baroody, Kristin Womack
Tenor: Jim Armington, David Raub, Tom Warrington
Bass: Ted Bakkila, John Griffin, Michael Mello

Composer: Libby McQuiston
Sound Engineer: Andre Tavis
Cover design: Lucy Arnold,

About Libby McQuiston

Libby McQuiston was inspired to compose this song, saying "Since John Muir is my favorite saint, I wanted to stretch myself and honor him. "
She composed the piece for a church performance of music about the Saints painted on the walls of the Saint Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church in San Francisco. John Muir is one of the appointed saints celebrated in the church. The St Gregory choir sang it for a concert about the saints and once for Earth Day.

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