Women Who Came Before Us by Ellen Fishman-Johnson. For SA choir and piano (with optional violin, cello). Choral octavo only. Instrumental accompaniment/score sold separately (SBMP-817.1). Concert. Medium. Published by Santa Barbara Music Publishing (SB.SBMP-817).
The composer used great imagination setting this provocative poem by Naomi Shihab Nye that takes us back to the days of our grandmothers and great grandmothers. Like a little chamber opera, the voices and the creative sounds of the instruments together tell the story. Treble choirs of all ages can revel in this unusual, and very special piece.