To say goodbye (John Kilpatrick)
- Editor: John Kilpatrick (submitted 2008-07-07). Score information: A4, 12 pages, 114 kB Copyright: Personal
- Edition notes: Accompaniment wind quintet, or quartet (omitting flute); or from vocal score with piano accompaniment. Full score, vocal score, and wind parts available. Free use allowed. Vocal score information: A4, 8 pages, 81 kbytes.
Title: To say goodbye
Composer: John Kilpatrick
First published: 2008
Description: Suitable for ending a concert or for use to mark the departure of a singer or a similar occasion. Words inspired by Ecclesiastes but secular.
Original text and translations
For everything there is a season, and a time for everything under the sun.
A time to work, and a time to play;
A time to soldier on, and a time to call it a day;
A time to be serious, and a time to have fun.
For everything there is a season, and a time for everything under the stars.
A time to be harsh, and a time to be kind;
A time to be troublesome, and a time to put troubles behind;
A time for Venus, and a time for Jupiter and Mars.
For everything there is a season, and a time for everything under the sky.
A time to stay, and a time to go;
A time to say Yes, and a time to say No;
A time to laugh, and a time to cry;
A time to sing, and a time to say goodbye.