Duration: 2'45" |
Ensemble: mainly unison voices piano or organ
This was originally written quickly as a throw-away piece for a child's singing lesson, but I was pleased with the tune and so decided to turn it into an easy anthem for children's voices. The lyrics are about the temporariness of earthly pleasures compared with the ongoing reality and worth of love, friendship and understanding.
The Eternal Jewels is dedicated to Chester Inclusion Choir, a choir that encourages participation in music by children with learning and developmental difficulties.