To You (2013)
for SATB choir
To You was written for the First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia Choir in my first months as music director. The text below, by Walt Whitman, challenges us to communicate and make connections with others in a simple, poignant way.
by Walt Whitman
Stranger, if you passing meet me and desire to speak to me, why
should you not speak to me?
And why should I not speak to you?