The Gift to Sing

The Gift to Sing (2023)
SATB choir and piano     3-4 mins.

The Gift to Sing is a setting of the poem by James Weldon Johnson, the American writer, poet, and civil rights activist. It tells us that whatever troubles life might bring, singing will ‘turn the gloom to cheerful day’. This song similarly turns, from a sombre minor to a joyful major, finally evaporating into the distance.

The Gift to Sing is a movement from Alan Bullard’s cantata Endless Song, for SATB choir and strings (quartet, quintet, or orchestra), or piano (Colne Edition CE76).

Scrolling Score with live recording (string accompaniment)

Scrolling Score with digital recording (piano accompaniment)

To purchase:
Digital downloads (instant pdfs) worldwide, from JW Pepper,  Sheet Music Direct, or Sheet Music Plus (prices vary)
Printed copies (please allow time for printing and delivery) by contacting Colne Edition (£2.50 post free in UK but postage extra elsewhere, 5 copies minimum) or JW Pepper in the USA.