With Langston Hughes' famous poetry at the forefront, the composer has created a gorgeous and tender work that truly brings light to a darkened world. The piece was composed as a memorial to a family, and the instrumentation and style were inspired by their lives. The poem heralds equality, empathy and kindness, and the emotive setting fits seamlessly with that theme. The memorable melody and expertly crafted piano accompaniment and instrumental lines for viola and cello will stick with your singers, being a lifelong lesson that will come back to them in difficult times. Expressive and moving!
Connor J. Koppin - Walton Music
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