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.

If you’d like to perform the piece, please order copies from MusicSpoke.

It was premiered by the University of Glasgow Chapel Choir on 21st November 2017 – hear it below:

Download a sample choral score (PDF)
Hear it on SoundCloud
Download a sample score with piano reduction