James Lavino. Composer.

We Live Today

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for chorus (SSAA), brass quintet, piano and bass drum
Text by Robert F. Kennedy
Commissioned by the Philadelphia Boys Choir and Chorale to celebrate their 50th anniversary. First performance: 24 June 2018 at the Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, conducted by Jeffrey Smith
the text:
We live today in an era of challenge. This is a time of uncertainty and peril; it is also a time of great opportunity. Every generation inherits a world it never made; and, as it does so, it becomes the trustee of that world for those who come after. In due course, each generation makes its own accounting to its children.