Akeem

$2.85

_____________________________________________________ for SSA Chorus, piano (and optional string quartet or string orchestra)* (2014) Duration: 5:50 minutes _____________________________________________________ Note: It is a breach of copyright law to make more copies than the amount purchased. Please order the number of copies needed for every member of the ensemble, including the conductor and the accompanist.

Description

*3 versions available:
SSA Chorus & Piano   ||   SSA Chorus, Piano & String Quartet   ||   SSA Chorus, Piano & String Orchestra


Akeem is a deeply moving expression of love, celebrating the birth of a child. With a beautiful soaring melody and lush orchestral accompaniment, Akeem is a passionate piece that is loved by choirs and audiences alike! It is also available with solo piano accompaniment. Dedicated to Akeem Guillaume, Sydney’s first nephew and Godson, born on January 17, 2013. 

Translation of French text:

I see the love flow in the eyes of the mother;
Tenderness and joy have overcome the father.
In the eyes of their very first born,
I discover hope, I contemplate the future.

He is beautiful, full of life and full of promise;
He is beautiful, full of life, and a carrier of hope.
Akeem, Akeem… the voice of the future.
Akeem, Akeem… Akeem is his name.

Life on the wings of love
Once again burst out the sweet symphony.
This splendor explodes time
For us to discover the buds of spring.

He is beautiful, full of life and full of promise;
He is beautiful, full of life, and a carrier of hope.
Akeem, Akeem… the voice of the future.
Akeem, Akeem… Akeem is his name.

The birth of a child is an expression of love,
A carrier of joy, of hope and of peace.
The birth of a child renews the world
And the voices of the future will sing forever…

Click Here for complete text and English translation
Click HereTraducción al Español


 

Recordings


Akeem – recording 1:
( SSA Chorus, Piano, and String Quartet version )
2019 Florida All-State Middle School Treble Chorus
Sydney Guillaume, conductor

Tampa, Florida – January 12, 2019


Akeem – recording 2:
( SSA Chorus & Piano version )
Appleton North High School Varsity Women’s Choir
Amber Evey Schmidt, conductor

Appleton, Wisconsin – March 20, 2014


Akeem – world premiere recording:
( SSA Chorus, Piano and String Orchestra version )
Miami Children’s Chorus.
Timothy A. Sharp, conductor

New World Center – Miami Beach, Florida May 11, 2013


 

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Pronunciation Guide