Category:   SSAA CHOIRS
Composer:   Z. Randall Stroope
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Heritage Choral Series
Edition:   15/1376H
Voicing:   SSA
Setting:   Accompanied


Sarah Gilbertson
Chanhassen High School 2009
R&R Chair SSAA Choirs

This is a powerful well known piece for women’s choirs. The first four lines of the text were written by Richard Le Gallienne (1866-1947); Z. Randall Stroope wrote the remaining poetry. The piece can be sung by female choirs of all ages and all will love the powerful, quiet strength, and message it sends to the audience. The editor recommends reading the following paragraph prior to the performance of the piece. “Humanity spends a lifetime trying to find a voice – trying to be heard. Some voices lead, some follow, some murmur and are never understood. Some are nourished, some are malnourished… some are silent. Even strong voices soon pass, but their messages light up stars in constellations far beyond their dreams. A voice never knows when its message is a light which others will use to navigate their lives. Send out the best messages, for they may be shaping future generations.” (zrs)