The Kindness of Strangers

Brian Bilston, the unofficial poet laureate of Twitter, has very kindly allowed me to set his poem “The Kindness of Strangers” to music. It’s written in memory of the bombings in London and Manchester (and set to music also with the tragedy at Grenfell in mind). It’s about 3 minutes long, for SATB (maximum divisi to SSAATBB, ideal if you’re a bit short on tenors), easy to medium difficulty.

It was premiered by the University of Glasgow Chapel Choir on 21st November – hear it below:

Download a sample score – you can see page 1 below
Hear it on SoundCloud
Download a sample score with piano reduction

The price for this piece is £2 per copy (plus postage & packing), or £30 for a PDF to print as many copies as you need (ideal for bigger choirs).