Category: MN COMPOSERS
Composer: Abbie Betinis
Arranger:
Publisher: Santa Barbara
Edition: SBMP 865
Voicing: SATB
Setting: Piano

Reviewer:

Matthew Culloton
Artistic Director – The Singers/
Choirmaster – House Of Hope Presbyterian Church, St. Paul
R&R for MN Composers/Coordinator: Lifelong Singing

“A place to live, a place to grow and be….” Thus begins Abbie Betinis’ 2007 work written to give voice to the immigrants who come to our country in search of happiness and freedom. Choirs will be challenged by the dynamic spectrum and climactic moments, and also by the unison passages so beautifully composed with a supportive piano accompaniment. This piece offers a great way to bring current events into the classroom in a way that avoids a political angle, instead focusing on the search and the journey home. See the full score and hear a recording at www.sbmp.com.

Performance Link: https://sbmp.com/