The Day of Hope - Choral/Full Score (A Three-movement Work in honor of Shirin Ebadi). Composed by Carol Barnett. For SSAA choir, Oboe, Percussion, Harp. Major Work. Choral/full score. Published by Roger Dean Publishing (LO.45-1159R).
This intense and deeply moving work was commissioned by the Augsburg College Riverside Singers for the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize Forum in honor of Shirin Ebadi, Iranian human rights lawyer and recipient of the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize. Ms. Barnett uses Persian texts from the 11th through the 14th centuries, as well as Ms. Ebadi's own words taken from her Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech. The music is a free translation into the Western concert idiom of traditional Persian music.