Who Is This Boy?

Composer
Fahad Siadat
Composer Nationality
American
Composer Date of Birth
1982
Text
Fahad Siadat
Year Composed
2014
Pages
8
Minutes
4
Language
English
Voicing
4 part mixed chorus
Divisi
No
Sacred or Secular
Sacred
Mood
Dramatic, with dynamic contrasts; Restrained, holding back; Tense, with some edge
Description

The nativity scene is traditionally depicted joyfully, but with modern hindsight I see the event with mixed emotions. I created this piece in three sections to convey the witnesses’ progressive understanding of what this child might represent. It begins with a hushed questioning at a miraculous event they do not yet fully understand. The second section is like a prophetic flash of what is to come, the sudden realization of what being the messiah means for the life and death of this innocent child. Finally, the piece ends with a soothing lullaby. Even if the future holds tragedy, we can focus on the present, the beauty of new life, and the more distant hope of the future.

https://youtu.be/N0_PBjd1yQU

Audio Credit
Produced by See-A-Dot Music Publishing, inc. Recorded by Bohemian Highway, David Harris - Conductor, 2014
Group
C3LA
Performances
C3LA: Feb 2018 (Words Like Blades)