Cosmosar (Hendra Agustian)

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  • (Posted 2014-06-04)  CPDL #32065:     
Editor: Hendra Agustian (submitted 2014-05-23).   Score information: A4, 7 pages, 1.41 MB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Cosmosar
Composer: Hendra Agustian
Lyricist: Carl Sagan

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB div
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 2012

Description: CARL SAGAN was the David Duncan Professor of Astronomy and Space Sciences and Director of the Laboratory for Planetary Studies at Cornell University. He played a leading role in the American space program since its inception. He was a consultant and adviser to NASA since the 1950's, briefed the Apollo astronauts before their flights to the Moon, and was an experimenter on the Mariner, Viking, Voyager, and Galileo expeditions to the planets. He helped solve the mysteries of the high temperatures of Venus (answer: massive greenhouse effect), the seasonal changes on Mars (answer: windblown dust), and the reddish haze of Titan (answer: complex organic molecules).

His paramount works for science have been my source of inspiration. This composition is my attempt to set his famous quotes into choral music.

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Original text and translations

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Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.
If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.
When you make the finding yourself, even if you are the last person on Earth to see the light, you’ll never forget it.
Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.
Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were, we’ll go nowhere.
Who are we?
We find that we live on an insignificant planet of a humdrum star lost in a galaxy tucked away in some forgotten corner of a universe in which there are far more galaxies than people.