Tuesday, February 08, 2011

True North



Very proud to present "True North," a song that I wrote for the PS22 Chorus of 2011! The kids make it look and sound easy, but this is a very tricky tune with some wickedly difficult changes and harmonies. Very proud of them for doing this such incredible justice.




"True North," among other things, is a dedication to my grandmother, Bertha "Nana" Hall, who passed away last month. I'm very grateful that she was able to experience the journey of PS22 Chorus during the past 11 years, I know it brought her incredible pride and joy every time she got to see and hear the kids.

Big thanks to Marquis & Mr. Eberle for the accompaniment, and major props to Denise for the soulful soloing! And of course, huge thanks to Ms. Lisa for her always beautiful filming....

7 comments:

ktjane said...

What a beautiful piece! I saw you all when Nightline did a story over Christmas and have been a fan ever since! Can't wait for the Oscars!

Jamie said...

Beautiful song! Well done to all of you.

I'm very sorry for your loss, it's never easy.

Anonymous said...

Great song! And Denis is REALLY good. What a great voice!

DaisyUnwind said...

I am in awe of your composing talent, Mr. B.! This is such an intricate song and the kids are incredible for pulling it off so well. I've followed you for years now and PS22 never stops to amaze me!

lucresse said...

heeeeey mr.B!!!! its lucresse! miss all of you guys there. that song is so amazing and you always surprise me with the talent that the chorus has. my heart goes out to your grandmother. :)

Anonymous said...

i love true north because we are in the north go up ps22 5th grade chours.


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Blair said...

Absolutely fabulous! They brought warmth and joy to my heart. When will you make a CD...?!

BE strong kids!

Cheers,
Blair