About the Work
“This sky” from The Gift, copyright 1999 by Daniel Ladinsky, Used with permission.
This Sky is a short, high-spirited piece. I like to think that we are angels that came to earth to spread love and tell people to stop worrying and start enjoying more. This could be the piece you sing to someone who you feel needs to know how incredible and special they are, or maybe even to yourself, or your past self. It is my hope that the celebration, acceptance of oneself and willingness to share with others in this short piece will give the audience joy, and make them smile.
Since moving to Houston, many people have helped me and showed me my own value. I wrote and dedicate this piece to Dr. Betsy Cook Weber, and my beloved Concert Chorale. The opportunity to have a world premiere by such an incredible choir at the 28th Béla Bartók International Choral Competition was an honor.
Premiered by University of Houston Concert Chorale,
Dr. Betsy Cook Weber, conductor.
28th Béla Bartók International Choral Competition,