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We Will Stand Up

SATB with piano
A new work to be composed by Karen Siegel
Difficulty: 3 · Medium
Length: 1.5 minutes

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11-month premiere window
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Description

Inspired by the youth plaintiffs in Juliana vs. the United States who have sued the federal government for infringing on their right to a stable climate, “We Will Stand Up” celebrates the initiative and determination of the young activists fighting against climate change. With a fast tempo, and loud opening and closing sections, it will be an energetic work that engages both singers and audience. This short, dynamic piece will make an excellent closer. (Please note: the premiere window is almost 12 months, to Dec. 31, 2020.) Update—Even though the funding deadline has passed, it's not too late to join. In order to get all the acknowledgements in the score by the release date, the final deadline to join (including receipt of payment) is January 3rd.

Lyrics

Yes, we will stand up to protect our earth.
Yes, we will stand up to protect our oceans.
Yes, we will stand up to protect our atmosphere.
Yes, we will stand up to protect our future.

We will bring change.
We will bring hope.
We have a right
To a stable climate.

Yes, we will stand up to protect our earth.
Yes, we will stand up to protect our oceans.
Yes, we will stand up to protect our atmosphere.
Yes, we will stand up to protect our future.

Yes!

—Karen Siegel, inspired by the youth plaintiffs in Juliana vs. the United States


About Karen Siegel

Described as “colorful and at times groovy” (WQXR.org), Karen Siegel’s innovative music draws on her experience as a versatile vocalist. Her works are frequently performed by the New York City-based ensemble C4: the Choral Composer/Conductor Collective, which she co-founded in 2005. Her choral work "Saguaro" was recorded by C4 and released on the album Volume 1: Uncaged in 2013. "Why Do We Love Our Guns," her work for treble choir, was recorded by Tonality and released on the album Sing About It in 2019. Karen’s opera The Hat: Arendt Meets Heidegger was premiered by the Thompson Street Opera Company in 2019. Her works are published by See-A-Dot Music Publishing, self-published through Chestnutoak Press, and distributed in the Justice Choir Songbook. Please find more at http://KarenSiegel.com/.