Category: MIDDLE LEVEL & JR HIGH
Composer: J. Reese Norris
Angelica Cantanti Youth Choirs
SON Star Program Author
This text by Sir Winston Churchill is a powerful message for singers. “This is your time, proclaim it far and wide . . . you are needed now more than ever before. Take up the mantle of change for this is your time.” The vocal parts are accessible, allowing singers to explore their range, dynamic contrasts, and consonant clarity. The piano accompaniment supports the singers, while maintaining its own interesting rhythmic shifts of color and intensity. The rhythmic drive of the conga part enhances the strength of the text. There is also an optional guitar part to further fill out the texture. This would be a great closer for a middle level treble ensemble.