For Every Love a Place
A setting for unaccompanied men's chorus (TTBB)
of the poem To a Friend by James Fenimore Cooper, Jr.
Duration: 5 minutes
Captain James Fenimore Cooper, Jr., (1892-1918) was the great-grandson of the famous novelist. A graduate of Yale, Cooper died of pneumonia at Camp Dix, New Jersey, the first member of his class to die in service during World War I. To a Friend was published posthumously in 1918 in a collection titled Afterglow, some of which had previously appeared in the Yale Literary Magazine. Captain Cooper is described therein as having "a character which never departed from the determination to do what was right and to be kind and just to all."
To a Friend
Thy voice, as tender as the light
Hard is the world that does not give