Hold me high - Simon Mold

Duration: 5'30"
Ensemble: Unison choir or solo. Optional lower part
Grading: Easy/Medium
CMP348 Full score £2.50

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This setting of Elizabeth Ballagher's specially-commissioned text is suitable for memorials, be they of a religious or more secular nature. The music generally evokes a sense of thankfulness and hope: cautiously in the first verse, then with increasing confidence in verse 2. A keyboard passage then leads into a delicate coda featuring two solo voices, before the piece ends on a note of restful comfort.

Hold Me High was written as a companion piece to For Others, also with a Ballagher text. Both pieces offer comfort through restrained, accessible tunefulness.