Give your singers a unique project this season. I have written a solo song for Conspirare's "Songs of Connection" project, and it begs to be sung by choir. For this consortium, I will make 4 different versions of the score, and you will receive all of them: SATB, 3-part mixed, SA and TB (no divisi). Choose which version you would like to use this year, but feel free to keep all in your library for future use.
As I figure out ranges, I'll add them here:
TB score: T: G3-E4, Bass: E3-A3
Email me if you would like to see a perusal pdf of the piece. firstname.lastname@example.org
Maybe someday, we’ll find that love is enough
Maybe someday, we’ll find respect
Everyday we’ll fight with weapons of words
Fearlessly say we won't concede
Our actions hold a mirror to
convictions we hold dear and through
it all faith keeps us strong.
And until then, stand.
And until then, insist.
Learn to affirm what is true, what is true.
Maybe someday our grace will outshine our fear
Maybe someday we’ll lead with love
We’ll see the day when hearts are open again
Everyday we’ll listen more
Stand your ground and testify
Give strength to the oppressed and find
Your voice. Give all you have.
And after that, prove.
And after that, believe.
Let out your light as a sign, as a sign.
- Timothy C. Takach
About Timothy C. Takach
Everything is Made of Light (performed by Roomful of Teeth)
Afka Hooyo (Mother Tongue)
Inspired by captivating narrative, speculative fiction and making better humans through art, the music of Timothy C. Takach has risen fast in the concert world. Applauded for his melodic lines and rich, intriguing harmonies, Takach has received commissions and premieres from a wide variety of organizations including Roomful of Teeth, the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, St. Olaf Band, Cantus, Pavia Winds, Lorelei Ensemble, VocalEssence, the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, The Rose Ensemble, and numerous high school and university choirs. His compositions have been performed on A Prairie Home Companion, The Boston Pops holiday tour, multiple All-State and festival programs and at venues such as the Library of Congress, Kennedy Center and Royal Opera House Muscat.
Takach has received grants from the American Composers Forum, Meet the Composer, Minnesota State Arts Board, Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, and ASCAP, and was selected for the 2014 Nautilus Music-Theater Composer-Librettist Studio. He is a co-creator of the theatrical production of All is Calm: the Christmas Truce of 1914, by Peter Rothstein. The critically adored show has had over 100 performances since its premiere in 2006. He currently serves as Composer-in-Residence for The Singers-Minnesota Choral Artists and the Texas Boys Choir.
Takach has frequent work as a composer-in-residence, presenter, conductor, clinician and lecturer for conventions, schools and organizations across the country. He is a co-founder of Cantus, Graphite Publishing, and Nation. Takach is a full-time composer and lives in Minneapolis with his wife and two sons.
Tim is an important compositional voice in the 21st century. He chooses interesting and often unknown texts that speak directly to the human experience. It is obvious that he is a performer himself because he approaches his music with great insight into what the human voice is capable, regardless of age, resulting in music that is accessible, creative and interesting. Tim also has an innate sense of form and overall pacing within his compositions. There is always something creative and interesting happening. I especially love his use of instruments in many of his works which adds wonderful colors to his imaginative music. We are fortunate to have Tim's music and artistry in today's world that sorely needs beauty and thoughtfulness. It will undoubtedly be performed for years to come.