Category:   ETHNIC MUSIC
Composer:   Elise Witt
Arranger:   Michael Holmes
Publisher:   Non Si Sa Mai Music
Edition:   EWCS 1006
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   Accompanied


Jonathan Kopplin
Richfield High School
R&R Chair Ethnic Music

Atlanta-based composer and musician Elise Witt works with Michael Homes to create arrangements of her compositions for choirs, publishing independently through her website. Witt exhibits an eclectic style that frequently fuses musical traits of a variety of global cultures with jazz idioms. My Journey Yours was created in collaboration with Refugee Family Services out of Clarkston, GA. The phrase, “My Journey Yours,” was translated into multiple languages to emphasize that regardless of one’s nation of origin, the refugee’s journey is a familiar experience to all. This spring I have programmed another of Witt’s compositions, Thank You, with my vocal jazz ensemble, but My Journey Yours is a piece that is near the top of my list of compositions to program in the future.