a quiet life was originally developed for and performed by the Strathendrick Singers as part of the Adopt a Composer scheme, funded by Creative Scotland and the Philip and Dorothy Green Music Trust, and run by Making Music, in partnership with Sound and Music and BBC Radio 3. As part of Adopt a Composer’s Legacy Project, the customisable version gives the opportunity for choirs to contextualise and personalise the work to their story and community. Two versions of the score are provided, one with suggestive lyric gaps and another with the original text for reference. Incorporating video, which reflects and captures being in your choir, is encouraged.
I am super excited for other groups to discover and explore the piece and looking forward to supporting any ensembles in creating a more personal and relevant work through customising. Listen/watch the original piece here.