Kosmos–SATB chorus, viola solo, and keyboard (organ or piano). 

ca. 5 minutes

Program Note: 

Walt Whitman’s “Kosmos” from his collection Leaves of Grass muses on–and questions–the role of the numinous (“Who …”) in nature and in humanity.  Originally from Sue’s Little Book of Benedictions for the Bloomington Unitarian-Universalist Church, this expanded version with viola solo was premiered with the Indiana University Contemporary Vocal Ensemble conducted by Carmen Helena Tellez in honor of the retirement of Chancellor’s Professor of Music Jan Harrington.

Performed by the Indiana University Contemporary Vocal Ensemble, Carmen-Helena Téllez, conductor

Available scores and versions for download:

Complete performance packet includes piano/vocal conductor’s score with viola, solo va. part.  Unlimited downloads per ensemble.


Perusal Score:  $5.00

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SATB, viola solo and piano/organ setting of Walt Whitman’s “Kosmos” from Leaves of Grass. This purchase allows unlimited downloads/printouts for a single ensemble.


KOSMOS / perusal score

Not authorized for use in performance.