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Reflections on 9/11 for women's choirs

Colleagues,
 
Seeking suggested repertoire for women's choir (SSA or SSAA) that was written as a reflection on 9/11.  I'm looking to pair this piece with Daniel Hall's Refletions from Yad Vashem.
 
Any thoughts and recommendations?
 
Thanks,
Iris Levine
Artistic Director
Vox Femina Los Angeles
on July 22, 2014 8:23am
Hi Iris,
 
I have an arrangement of "Rise in Love," a piece Ysaye M. Barnwell was commissioned to write as a response to 9/11. You can see a vid of our live performance at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdVVr-smUsw. It's got a really wide range so you need low lows and high highs, though you may be able to re-arrange the extremes. We got permission from Barnwell and she loves it. It's very different from the Sweet Honey version. Theirs is more lyrical, quiet, less overt. Let me know if you're interested.
 
Sing on!
Cairril
on July 22, 2014 6:16pm
NoVA Lights Chorale did a program on the 10th anniversary of 9/11, "The World Sings for Peace."  The women sang a beautiful piece, "Iraqi Peace Song."
 
Traditional Iraqi lullaby; arranged by Lori Tennenhouse; Darlene Sellars, soloist, Nancy Hardy, cello; June Gladding, dumbek
English interpretation by Kari Iveland: Peace to the world. Peace to my country, my love. Peace to your dreams. Peace to your children. Underneath the whispering trees, where our sons and daughters are free; in the beauty we will see through your eyes of peace.
 
Barbara Stefan
Artistic Director
 
on July 22, 2014 6:20pm
Hi Iris,
 
A Bucks County (PA) composer, Nancy Gifford, was so moved on 9/11 that she composed "Lady of Liberty" the morning of the attack.  It's mostly unison with descant and I've often performed it with the children in the Pennsylvania Youth Chorale.  It's a very simple but touching piece about Lady Liberty watching the disaster from the harbour.  The saddness in the song is overcome by the "Lady's" commitment to keeping the doors open and the welcome for immigrants alive. 
 
My audiences and choirs have always loved it.  I don't know if you ever choose to perform a simple unison/descant piece but by contrast to the very complex music you usually perform this may just be a very meditative and hoperful moment in this program.  It would also be an awesome selection if you chose to include a children's choir in the program.  I'm not sure who publishes it now but you can reach Nancy at nangiff(a)hotmail.com
 
Good luck with your program,
Eileen Finley
 
 
on July 23, 2014 9:00am
Hi!
 
Take a look at this one:
"The Five Stages of Loss"
 
you can hear the music and download the pdf score for free at the first page of my website:
www.billheigen.com
 
Best,
 
Bill
on July 23, 2014 1:26pm
Dear Iris,
 
Listen to my song "Halfway to Heaven (A 9/11 Tribute)," which has been performed all across America for the last twelve years. It is the second song on the home page of my website, www.AmericasSongwriter.com. I have an excellent SA arrangement of it, available free of charge.
 
Best wishes,
Hank Fellows
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