MAKING OR BREAKING

 

The poem by David Roberts was in part inspired by the first pictures of the earth taken from space, and the music inspired by pictures from the refugee crisis in 2015. In the simplest possible terms, the work sets out the choice before each of us. What should we do with our lives, and our planet which we inhabit for just a small part of time.

For SSAATTBB chorus and soprano saxophone.

Commissioned by Kantorei in Denver, and Artistic Director Joel Rinsema, and was written during Kim's position as Composer-in-Residence in 2015/16.

  • SSAATTBB

    VOICING

  • 2015

    YEAR

  • 4'30 minutes

    DURATION

  • David Roberts

    WORDS

SCORES

 

SSAATTBB unaccompanied

Printed scores: Santa Barbara Music Publishing, Music Shop Europe, J. W. Pepper 

Digital scores: Santa Barbara Music Publishing (Enter catalog number SBMP 1369)

Saxophone part

Free PDF download

THE TEXT

We inherit the world,

the whole of history,

our place on earth,

our place in time,

our fortune, good or bad,

pure chance.

 

Now,

in one picture,

we see our entire planet:

one world,

one race,

one future,

bound together

for the first time.

 

Ours

for the breaking

or making. 

David Roberts

SEE ALSO

 

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