Unison and Piano
Duration: 2.5 min
Text: John Shaw Neilson
Boosey and Hawkes 2017
Commissioned by Amabile Choirs of London, Canada
Let Your Voice Be Heard sets Australian Poet John Shaw Neilson’s poem that evokes themes of respect and humility. The work is an uplifting anthem that encourages us to live life fully, with love and peace. The song combines a memorable melodic line and a steadfast piano accompaniment to deliver the message that everyone has a voice and the right to be heard and valued.
Let your song be delicate. The skies declare No war — the eyes of lovers Wake everywhere. Let your voice be delicate. How faint a thing Is Love, little Love crying Under the Spring.
Themes: singing, love, spring, life, peace, having a voice, respect, communicating, delicate, unison