from a set of 4 poem settings for SAB a cappella choir
Previous peak charts position #42
Previous peak charts position in subgenre #6
Joseph Virgilio, music James Ephraim McGirt d.1930
2020 Joseph Virgilio dba Mr Joe's Music Company A
October 08, 2020
Story behind the song
written originally as a response to a "call for scores" by a choir in Great Britain which sadly was postponed due to the pandemic. Rather than wait to see if the "call" would move forward I've chosen to record it and share it here. The text is from a poem of the same name, written by African-American poet James Ephraim McGirt, culled from a site of public domain poetry.