“Windshear” for SATB divisi, a cappella (advanced)
written in the Abenaki language
What inspires me to write this piece.
1) My deep love for the beauty of the Great North Woods. Its purity, its remoteness, its forest, its fog, its animal-life.
2) The shocking swath of destruction along the trail to Boundary Pond
3) The absence of American Abenaki Indians. How the land would have breathed and how it would have felt in the time when Abenaki Indians self preserved and were wealthy.
4) The current crisis at Standing Rock