Duration: 5'30" |
Ensemble: Unison choir or solo. Optional lower part
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.