Ay’bobo Pou Yo

$3.50

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for SATB Chorus and percussion
(2020)
Duration: 4:45 minutes
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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

This composition celebrates composers and conductors… “from the crack of dawn till the darkness of night,
they are spreading joy and they are sowing peace… They plant in our hearts the joy of harmony,
The meaning of the bar and the taste of life…”

Translation of Haitian Creole & French text:

Poets and musicians, actors, singers and farandoles,
Artists from everywhere, gather under the Dome.
Join in! Let’s go! We are honoring them!

The curtains are open and the scene is full of jubilation;
Corypheus, intone a marvelous chant!
“Praise and honor to all composers!
Praise and honor to the conductors too!”

From the crack of dawn till the darkness of night,
They are spreading joy and they are sowing peace.
They plant in our hearts the joy of harmony,
The meaning of the bar and the taste of life.

For their beautiful mission, we honor them!

Music and love forever enlighten us,
And the light shines brightly throughout the world.
The light of justice, the light of friendship,
The light of dignity and the light of humanity.

Oh how wonderful it is when everyone’s heart is filled with joy!
Music and love are the best legacy!

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Recordings

 


Ay’Bobo Pou Yo – recording 1
Bowling Green State University Collegiate Chorale
Richard Schnipke, choir director

 


Ay’Bobo Pou Yo – recording 2
University of Oregon Chamber Choir
Sharon J. Paul, choir director
World Premiere
Eugene, Oregon – March 7, 2020

 


Ay’Bobo Pou Yo – recording 3
Choral Arts Ensemble of Portland & Jesuit High School Chamber Choir

David De Lyser and Kristen Caldwell, choir directors
Nick Hebert, soloist
St. Philip Neri Church – Portland, Oregon – April 28, 2024


 

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