Parts: SAATB + (body) percussion
Pages: 13 pages plus cover
Description: 4:11 – Refugee is about feeling bereft and misunderstood, and inviting empathy. We are all much closer to being refugees than we want to imagine. Realizing this may remind us of our humanity – especially those of us who have relatively plenty. The vocal timbre should be a raw, calling voice – an un-sentimental plea for compassion. This can be performed with various levels of percussion. Simplest body percussion is the ‘stomp stomp clap’. A percussionist will help bring more of the subtle syncopations out in your singing.