Third movement from the suite entitled “We Will Sing You Home.” Premiered on May 27, 2017 in Richmond in celebration of the Richmond Youth Honour Choir’s 15th Anniversary and Canada’s 150th Anniversary accompanied by the Richmond Delta Youth Orchestra Senior Strings (Conductor Jonathan Der) conducted by Heidi Epp.
The Maple Tree
I remember when the leaves would shimmer in the summer breeze.
I remember when the boughs would creek beneath my trembling feet.
I remember when each branch, a rung upon a ladder to the sky.
I climbed up to the very top of the maple tree in our garden.
closed my eyes and heard the birds sing.