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  • Mixed Choir

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  • French
  • English

Many voices, one song (SATB)

Publisher: Rhythmic Trident Music Publishing

Catalogue Number: RTCP-022

Year: 2014

For: SATB

Duration: 3:30

Commissioned by the “Unison” festival, with a new text provided by Canadian poet Lynn Andrews, and French adaptation by Jessy LaPointe and Jean-Sébastien Kennedy.

Order from: Leading Note Music Store

Listen

Listen to a rehearsal of the SA version (Cantiamo Girls Choir)

Watch

The REC Chamber Choir performing the SATB Version

Text

Lynn Andrews with French adaptation by Jessy LaPointe and Jean-Sébastien Kennedy

Sister sister, brother brother
Family where my heart belongs
Home is the circle inside the “Other”
Many voices, one song.

No fear will keep this gift from giving
No shame can take my voice away.
My heart was born awake and singing
My heart was born this way.

Chantons pour ceux qui ont lutté
Avec force, douceur et foi
Chantons pour les coeurs apprimés
Une chanson, plusieurs voix

La peur, la honte, rien pour t’arrêter
No shame can steal your voice away
Nous sommes nés pour aimer et chanter
Our hearts were born this way.

Original Poem

Sister sister, brother brother
Family where my heart belongs
Home is the circle inside the “Other”
Many voices, one song.

No fear will keep this gift from giving
No shame can take my voice away.
My heart was born awake and singing
My heart was born this way.

Sing for those who danced before us
Courage of the kind and strong
Sing for those still seeking freedom
Many voices, one song.

No fear will keep this gift from giving
No shame can steal your voice away
Our hearts were born awake and singing
Our hearts were born this way.