Singing for Water

Singing for Water
Composer
Brent Michael Davids
Composer Nationality
American
Composer Date of Birth
1959
Text
Tara Zhaabowekwe Houska, The Water Protection Movement, Brent Michael Davids
Year Composed
2017
Pages
22
Minutes
5-8
Language
English; Mohican
Voicing
Flexible chorus; 4 part mixed chorus; 6 part mixed chorus
Divisi
No
Instruments
Flute; Shaker; Optional piano
Sacred or Secular
Secular
Mood
Dramatic, with dynamic contrasts; Tense, with some edge
Description

“Singing for Water tells the story of Native Americans protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline in 2017, recreating elements of the experience alongside the narration. The piece is written for layered chorus, meaning it can be performed by just about any ensemble from 2 to 6 parts, and in combination with other choirs doing the various arrangements. There are also optional instrumental parts for recorder, piano, and percussion. Please note the cost for the sheet music does not go beyond sustaining the publication of the music itself; no net profits are collected by the composer or lyricist, and writer royalties will be distributed directly to Honor the Earth, a non-profit that supports Native environmental issues.“

https://youtu.be/Jz5VduA8YuQ

Audio Credit
Performed by the University of Wisconsin Choirs. Robert Gehrenbeck, Conductor.
Group
C3LA
Performances
C3LA: Oct/Nov 2017 (American Breakfast)