for TTBB Chorus, unaccompanied
Duration: 5:00 minutes
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“Gagòt” channels life’s frustrations into heartfelt music with a powerful and relatable message. Everyone feels overwhelmed at times, but “It’s striving and suffering that brings redemption.”

Translation of Haitian Creole and French text:

Since I rose this morning I’ve gone through ups and downs,
Running around in circles like a crazy mad dog.
I speak, I sing, I sleep, I rise;
I pray, I scream, it’s mess upon mess.

It’s a mess here, it’s a mess there,
A mess up, a mess down,
Mess everywhere, it’s mess upon mess.

Messy are my thoughts,
Messy are my actions,
Messy are my words,
Messy is my vision.

Everything is entangled:
Pain and joy, doubt and faith,
Disgust and hope, good and evil.
My head is spinning and spinning,
Everything is entangled.
What a mess!

Morning after morning, I fight a battle…

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Gagòt – recording 1:
2019 TMEA All-State Tenor-Bass Choir
Sandra Snow, conductor

Gagòt – recording 2:
Westminster Chorus
Justin Miller, conductor
2014 ACDA Western Division Conference

Gagòt – recording 3:
CANTUS Vocal Ensemble

Gagòt – recording 4:
Echigo Choraliers ( Japan )
Tomohiko Kigoshi, conductor

( Live performance 08-21-2016 )

Gagòt – recording 5:
CANTUS Vocal Ensemble
Brave Concert
November 6, 2020


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