Many thanks to Michael Rosen for generously allowing me to use his poem “I was listening to a pogrom…” for this piece! Written in response to the suggestion of a registry of foreign workers. A protest song with a fair bit of sarcasm, reminiscent of Tom Lehrer. Creative Commons license as part of #choirsagainstracism. If you’d like to make a donation to charity for the use of this piece, please click here.
Difficulty level: fairly tricky for the pianist, maybe grade 5-6. Sung part is not very tricky, could easily be learnt by ear, goes from low B to high E, can be sung in a low or high octave. Spoken part requires some knowledge of rhythm but could be learnt by ear.