Why Do They Shut Me Out Of Heaven?

from by Jacqueline Novikov

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by Aaron Copland

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Why - do they shut me out of Heaven?
Did I sing - too loud?
But - I can sing a little minor,
Timid as a bird.

Wouldn’t the angels try me -
just - once - more -
Just - see - if I troubled them -
But don’t - shut the door!

Oh if I - were the Gentlemen
in the White Robe
and they - were the little Hand -- that knocked --
Could - I - forbid?
Why do they shut me out of Heaven?
Did I sing too loud?

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from Say it with Music!, released April 9, 2013
Evangelia Leontis (soprano)
Sarah E. Wheeler (piano)

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Jacqueline Novikov Boston, Massachusetts

Soprano Jacqueline Novikov, founder of Forma Music, is dedicated to entertaining and educating audiences through classical vocal music. She uses music's powerful language to express life's humorous, serious, mundane and sacred truths. Jacqueline holds a B.M. from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY and a M.M. from Manhattan School of Music in New York City. ... more

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