The composer uses an adaptation of the traditional African American spiritual text but provides new music which is at once introspective, thankful, and triumphant. The slow tempo allows for much expression
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While the text is from the traditional hymn, the composer has written an original melody with flowing piano accompaniment for the first two verses. The hymn tune SLANE then appears as an interlude leading
Continuing the series of works featuring African-American composers, this ninth installment features works by award-winning alumni of prestigious music institutions. These selections are useful for worship
Lindy Thompson's earnest text compels a response to hatred and injustice with a singular prayer: "Show us how to love." Miller's setting is a powerful and poignant complement to the text, willing this
"I dream of a world where peace reigns among us, where love's work is done: may we make it so!" This prophetic vocal solo calls for compassion and community, compelling us to do the hard work ahead of us in
In a world seemingly defined by division and derision, it is too easy to feel as if we are all alone. This soulful vocal solo acknowledges feelings of despair - and answers them with the call of a loving
A chamber opera in one act. Libretto by Mark Campbell and Davis Miller, based on the novel The Tao of Muhammad Ali by Davis Miller. Commissioned by the Washington National Opera. Vocal score, 106 p.