Lifting As We Climb – Resource Pack

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Short Form

Lifting As We Climb Short Form Score - SECURE

Long Form

Lifting As We Climb Long Form Score - SECURE

This song’s title was gleaned from the wisdom of Mary Church Terrell.

Two distinct forms of the song are presented – the long form’s first lines lean heavily on ‘Life Every Voice and Sing’ (by James and J. Rosamund Johnson). There is also imagery from Octavia Butler’s aspirational fiction.  The imagery of a “hand wide and eyes on high” reflects the journey of a climber who is focused on their journey forward while reaching their palm ‘backwards’ to be of support to others on their way.  This is the prevailing sentiment of both pieces.

A possible approach is to begin by teaching the melody to all singers. This lays the foundation for the main countermelodies. Finally, bring in the basses. Let this song be celebratory as a joy-filled intention!  Feel free to direct dynamics as feels appropriate.

This resource pack contains the full score for both forms of the song and full audio learning tracks for each part, as well as the ensemble recordings which you can preview above.  This resource pack is licenced on a ‘per copy’ basis, where a copy should be purchased for each member of your choir.  For larger choirs, an unlimited licence is also available from the button below.

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