Carry the Music
SSA & piano
This uplifting and affirmatory piece sets a text by the composer inspired by the reflections of the Northwest Girlchoir on what their choir means to them. A warm unison first verse and chorus is next transposed into 6/8, taking on a dance-like feel, first in two and then three vocal parts, while the forward motion of the piano's continuous quaver movement echoes the text's encouragement to 'carry the music on'. The gradual building of choral texture creates an atmosphere of heartfelt celebration of choral singing, leading to the profound closing words 'I hear you. I see you too'.