John B Hedges

composer & musician

To You (2013)

for SATB choir

Duration 2'

Program Notes:

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.  

To You

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?