The Steady Light (accompanied)

SATB or Two Part Chorus or Vocal Solo with piano, organ, string quartet, or string orchestra

This short piece is the perfect closer for your concert or worship service. The words are not specifically religious, but speak to themes of spirituality and legacy, honoring our place in the world and those who have gone before us. It is available in a variety of voicings and accompaniment options. Scores below. Scroll down for the solo version, and click here for the unaccompanied versions.

Reginald Unterseher ยท The Steady Light, SATB piano, Reginald Unterseher

SOLO VOICE options


None of us are who we are without the people who have shown us the way, and we all show the way to those who will follow. We must choose carefully which light to follow. This piece is dedicated to our heroes, those people who made the choice to be the light for us.


Take your time on the connection points, and allow yourselves plenty of rubato. Let each line finish, then move ahead into the next line.


–Sheila Dunlop

Let my footfall on this blessed earth tread lightly as a falling leaf.
Let my shadow from this blessed sun shut no one from the light.
Let my dance beneath these holy stars grow stronger with the years.
Let my heart expand with sky-wide love.
Those who go before
hold high the steady light
that shows me
where I am.

Solo Version with piano or organ

2 thoughts on “The Steady Light (accompanied)

  1. Zane Rutledge says:

    I would love to purchase a solo version, but the paypal link doesn’t seem to be working. If you could help me find a solution promptly that would be wonderful.

    1. I’m so sorry for the trouble! I have sent you an email with some instructions. Note that below the words “Voice/accompaniment options” there is a dropdown menu that should give you access to all the accompanied versions and keys. If it does not, please let me know.

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