I am excited about two pieces that I recently composed for the Bourne High School chorus. For this commission, I wanted to give them pieces that embraced issues of today, and found a kindred spirit in local poet (and now friend) Kim Baker. She wrote timely and heartfelt works that the students were very engaged with, one about climate change, and the other about inclusion. It was great to meet with the students and to hear why these texts were so impactful for them. I hope many choirs will enjoy these pieces!
The World Needs All of Us - SATB and piano
Hug a Tree and Kiss a Sparrow: Loving Mother Earth - SATB and djembe