What a wonderful day! I am posting the choral parts for my arrangement of "And When I Rise" today, and I just received some great news... but first the choir parts:
You'll find video tutorials for each of the practice parts (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, and Bass) posted below. Be sure to look at the other post of "And When I Rise", to hear the solo and guitar parts. A lyrics sheet with guitar chords is located at the bottom of this post.
You may also download audio practice tracks of this song. They are available to anyone who offers a donation in support of my work here at Sangha Songs. Thank you!
This is me (Shane) up on the hill top at sunrise here on Vashon Island:
And now the great news! This morning I was so surprised and happy when I received a new video from Plum Village of the monastics singing my new choral arrangement for "And When I Rise!"
Last fall, Sr. Trai Nghiem of Plum Village visited us here on Vashon Island, and we gifted her a practice CD with all the parts for the new "And When I Rise" choral arrangement. I think I see her on the left side in the video above! And that's Br. Phap Linh conducting on the right -- the same brother who composed the beautiful music to the New Heart Sutra. We had the pleasure of meeting and playing music with them in 2014. What a wonderful treat to see the Plum Village monastics singing this new choral arrangement so beautifully! Thank you brothers and sisters!
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Thank you to our teacher Thich Nhat Hanh who continues to inspire us, and to all the singers who have encouraged us to spread this music far and wide.