Mend Me (A Song of Healing)
Mend Me (A Song of Healing) is a deeply personal prayer for myself. During the past several years of the pandemic paired with the increase in violence in our society and negativity we all have been facing, I have found it increasingly difficult to respond with grace to people I encounter. I found writing this piece very cathartic, and hope you find the same healing in it.
Written for two part treble / lower voices choir, this piece also works well as a two-part mixed piece, two part women, or two part men. I wrote it specifically for the Twenty-Third Sunday of Ordinary time as a reflection on the readings. Isaiah 35:4-7a (Then the ears of the deaf shall be opened and the tongues of the mute speak), Jas 2:1-5 (Has not God chosen the poor of the world to inherit the kingdom?) and Mk 7:31-37 (He has made the deaf hear and the mute speak.)
This will be my choir's first Sunday back for well over a year, so I limited the range of the vocal parts, used step-wise motion, and made it as vocally easy as possible so that they could learn it in one rehearsal.
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