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CoverWe Were Not Made for Silence [level: Difficult]
Melinda Bargreen: Bio and other works
RELEASED: March 2023
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1710 | price: $2.40
accompaniment: A cappella


Composer Melinda Bargreen has written an impassioned, empowering new work for unaccompanied mixed chorus. With rich harmonies in full eight-part divisi throughout, this piece is bold and unifying. Written in response to choruses being "silenced" during the Covid pandemic, yet applicable to any challenging situation one faces in everyday life: "there is no way to stop our hopes, our dreams, our music.” Especially appropriate for large ensembles.


performance by: Choral Arts Northwest - Dr. Robert Bode, conductor [© all rights reserved]

Order CLICK HERE: See and Hear the Complete Score or download a perusal copy: HERE

CLICK HERE: Read the Text or Poem
We were not made for silence
We are made to sing
And through the darkest days and deepest hours
We lift our voice, we lift our song out of despair and into hopefulness.
We were not made for silence.
There is no halting of the human voice,
No muting of our spirit.
There is no way to stop our hopes, our dreams, our music:
The songs we were meant for,
The songs that were meant for us
Come with us on this journey,
Lift your hearts in time to our voices.
Celebrate the end of silence.
Open your ears to the sounds they were meant to hear,  
The songs of our souls.
We are not made for silence.
We are made for song.

Melinda Bargreen

CLICK HERE: Choral Tracks (Practice made simple)


We Were Not Made for Silence choral track bundle contains a part dominant track for each voice part, a balanced voices track, and an accompaniment track if the work is not a cappella (the accompaniment is also included with the part dominant and balanced voices track). Get more information and listen to samples HERE. Please note that the choral score is not included in the bundle and needs to be ordered separately.

Price: $49.99
(Each bundle is licensed to be used by up to 50 users)
Please adjust the quantity accordingly if you have more than 50 users.


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