Soprano solo, SSATB and organ
Oxford University Press
Commissioned by Barnardos
First performance 19 October, 2016 | St Paul’s Cathedral, London | The Choir of St Paul’s | Andrew carwood, conductor | Simon Johnson, organ
Text: Kevin Crossley Holland
A powerful anthem about the cruelty of child abuse being overcome by love and kindness. Reflecting this, the first section features a relentless organ part, jagged vocal lines, and dissonant harmonies, before giving way to a jaunty, dancing, and uplifting second section.