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When I'm Gone

By Wayne H. Christensen III (Lyrics by Geraldine P. Christensen)

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When I'm Gone composed by Wayne H. Christensen III (Lyrics by Geraldine P. Christensen). For Piano, Keyboard/Synthesizer, Trumpet, Voice, Soprano Voice, Jazz Ensemble. Christian, Spiritual, Jazz, Blues, Pop. Intermediate. Score, Sheet Music Single. Published by Wayne Howard Christensen III (S0.22418).

My mom wrote this poem in 2007 when she was going through chemotherapy to treat her breast cancer. She was reminiscing about a day when her grandsons Ian (7) and Zachary (4) had accompanied her with bongo drums, maracas and tambourines as she played her Yamaha Clavinova to a Latin beat. She said it was so much fun and they had such a good time! From her poem I have tried to create a song that captures the essence of their experience. It is written for voice, trumpet, and piano. I am sure other instruments could be added. I incorporated little variations of When the Saints go Marching in to portray their jam session while also alluding to my mom as a Saint who will always be with us in spirit no matter what. When she marches into Heaven I am sure she will be asking Jesus what he wants for dinner. :) For every purchase of this song I will donate one dollar to Breast Cancer Charities of America.

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