Instrumentation: SA Choir & Piano
Commissioned by: Ruth Ballenger & the Ramona Convent Secondary School Chamber Singers (2018)
Lotus Flower, commissioned by Ruth Ballenger and dedicated to The Ramona Convent Secondary School Chamber Singers, sets the beautiful poem by Analisa Vanegas (Ramona Convent Secondary School, ’18) for SA Choir and Piano. The use of body percussion and rhythmic vocal lines bring out the anthemic nature of the text, which calls the younger generation to “value the oppressed” and “influence inspirations” as they grow into adults.
This piece is suitable for any treble voiced ensemble, high school choir, or choir looking to explore body percussion and syncopated rhythms.
Premiere: April 28th, 2018 at San Marino Community Church
I am a girl;
Growing into a strong woman.
My realities excel my dreams.
I touch hearts and minds.
To value the oppressed.
Never take life for granted,
And forever have faith.