This is a lament for the deaths of those abroad, and our comparative unconcernedness for them. If you want to remind your elected representatives that refugees are dying daily trying to cross the ocean, or to raise funds for Doctors Without Borders, for example, this would be a good choice. Part of #choirsagainstracism. If you’d like to make a donation to charity for the use of this piece, please click here.
Difficulty level: easy to medium, tonal, should be approachable for any three-part choir. Parts could be learnt by ear.
You can hear the TBarB version below, sung by the University of Glasgow Chapel Choir:
Rehearsal resources for SABar:
MIDI file (SABar version) for rehearsal
Listen or download MP3 of SABar version: here (this is a computer recording – any offerings of a live recording would be very welcome)
Email me if you need rehearsal resources for the SSA or TBarB versions, or if an ATB version would be helpful.