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Civil Rights

Dear Choralisters,

Thank you so much for your generous suggestions. Several people
suggested adding slides, video clips, narration, and poetry to a concert
on a the theme of the Civil Rights Movement. Allen Simon pointed out
that there is a helpful resource on Choralnet,org>repertoire> concert
themes> Human Rights. Here are other suggestions:

I Have A Dream Greg Amerind
Back of the Bus arr. DeCormier? Lawson Gould
Lift Every Voice and Sing
Songs of the Slave Kirke Mechem G. Schirmer ED-3944
Prager Te Deum 1989 Petr Eben Schott, ED-7804-01
His Light Still Shines Moses Hogan (grouping of spirituals and
People get ready
The 21st Century (A Girl Born in Afganistan) Greg Bartholomew (a
setting of Kofi Annan's Nobel Peace Prize lecture) Burke and Bagley
Daddy King Ben Allaway
Freedom Come: Inside These Walls Ben Allaway
>From this House Ben Allaway
Precious Lord Roy Ringwald, ed.
Music arranged and recorded by Bernice Johnson Reagon (Sweet Honey and
the Rock), transcribed by Catherine Roma, Director of Muse (Cincinatti).
Ella's Song Bernice Johnson Reagon in Continuum:
The First Songbook of Sweet Honey and
the Rock
We shall overcome
I woke up this morning with my mind stayed on freedom
Oh, Freedom Henry Leck series
MLK Bono-U(a)arr. By Bob Chilcott
I dream a world Conrad Susa

Thank you again!

Frances Slade
Music Director
Princeton Pro Musica
on May 31, 2005 10:00pm
Here are some pieces that are on my new favorites list:

Song for Everyone by Steve Heitzeg from his Nobel Symphony. Set to text by Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Gorgeous, moving, not hard to put together. Check out his website at
I also really love "Hope for Resolution" arranged by Paul Caldwell and Sean Ivory, available from earthsongs. A combination "Of the father's love begotten" and a South African freedom song, it effectively blends two very different cultural styles, making a musical statement that is more powerful than text alone.

I have also used Andre Thomas "I Dream a World" very effectively. I would also check out Rosephanye Powell's "I Dream a World" which is beautiful, but needs a pretty capable choir and pianist to manage.
on July 14, 2006 10:00pm
MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. (unison voices/piano) was written for Martin Luther King Day, in honor of a leader of peace. Because he was a black man, the
on January 12, 2007 10:00pm
Thank you for sharing!