Wendell Berry (b.1934)
Another dramatic Szymko setting of poetry by the great Wendell Berry. This intense work explores the greed of those who wield power over land, people, governments, information– over the future. Berry’s poem, and this choral setting has a long arc, as does history. And so the conclusion of the work is really a beginning– a gathering of energy and of courage — of heart. Commissoned by Women in Harmony (Portland, ME) to commemorate their 25th Anniversary, their performance of “Look Out” at the 2018 Sister Singers Network Festival “brought down the house”, — eliciting both chills and tears.
|JS-086||SSAA, alto solo, piano||7:15||$2.95||https://joanszymko.com/sites/joanszymko.com/files/audio_samples/Look%20Out_JS-086.mp3|
|JS-086Ddigital download||SSAA, alto solo, piano||$2.25|
|JS-088Ddigital download||SATB, piano||$2.25|
SSAA:Women in Harmony of Portland, Maine; SATB; Humanis, Portland, OR