How Dare You

How Dare You
Composer
Adrienne Inglis
Composer Nationality
American
Composer Date of Birth
1960
Text
Greta Thunberg
Year Composed
2020
Pages
9
Minutes
4:19
Difficulty
2 (High school)
Language
English
Voicing
4 part mixed chorus
Divisi
No
Solos
No
Instruments
Fixed electronic track; Flute
Extended Techniques
No
Sacred or Secular
Secular
Mood
Dramatic, with dynamic contrasts; Inspiring; Sparse, distant, minimal
Description

Greta Thunberg’s clear and powerful voice on the action we need to take to address anthropogenic global warming resonates as much throughout the halls of political power and as within each of our hearts. Her understanding and explanation of the science demand that we meet specific and drastic reductions of fossil fuel combustion to avoid catastrophic and existential threats to earths’ ecosystems and the well-being of humanity. Her keen awareness of vulnerable populations demands that we implement changes fairly. How Dare You for mixed chorus, flute, and nature soundtrack by Adrienne Inglis (ASCAP) dramatizes excerpts from Greta’s memorable speech at the UN Climate Summit September 23, 2019. The nature soundtrack was recorded by the composer in the hill country of central Texas, summer of 2020.

https://youtu.be/XMoz9MedZMg?t=2806

Audio Credit
UU Buffalo
Group
Inversion Ensemble
Performances
Queens College Vocal Ensemble: May 13, 2021 with flutist Adrienne Inglis under the direction of Prof. James John (remote online premiere); Unitarian Universalist Church of Buffalo: November 28, 2021, Buffalo, New York (live premiere)