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Composition Spotlight -All My Father Left Me

(The Composition Showcase is a unique resource for conductors.   Choral composers are allowed to share only a few of their best works.  Each week we offer you the best of the best on a silver platter.   The Silver Platter Award winners are works that your choirs will love to sing and your audiences will love to hear)
Silver Platter Award Winner:
All My Father Left Me by Josh Belperio SATB and piano (Click here for PDF and here for AUDIO)
Level: High School or Higher
Uses: General Concert
Program Themes:  Love, Gifts, Moon, Fathers
This Piece Would Program Well With: Their Hearts Were Full of Spring arr. Kirby Shaw available from JWPepper and Sheet Music Plus.
Though today’s piece is clearly intended to bring to mind the loss of a loved one, for me it is all about being a high school choir director.  We dedicate our lives to our students, investing so much of who we are into who we hope they will be.   Then they leave.  It is a sad but rewarding job to usher them on their way in life.  Use this piece to touch the hearts of your seniors one more time before they go.
All My Father Left Me is available from the composer’s website: