"Peace" is the third song of Siegmeister's The Face of War cycle, which sets five texts of Langston Hughes.

Date: 1966Composer: Elie SiegmeisterText: Langston HughesSong Collection: The Face of War

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by Langston Hughes

We passed their graves:
The dead men there,
Winners or losers,
Did not care.

In the dark
They could not see
Who had gained
The victory.

–The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes, p. 341

Sheet Music

The Face of War

Composer(s): Elie Siegmeister

Voice Type: Low

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