Here and Now (for children's choir, male voice choir and piano)

Patrick J. Lee
Year of composition
Penny Sylvester
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
5 minutes
Modern classical music
Choir + keyboard
Instrumental parts
Not available

“Are we nearly there yet?” If you’ve ever heard this line coming from weary little voices on a long journey, you’ll love this - “enjoy the here and now”.

This was written for Harrogate Male Voice Choir in company with choirs from Bilton Grange Primary School and the Richard Taylor Primary School, Harrogate. The premiere performance was at St. Wilfrid's Church, Duchy Road, Harrogate on Saturday 20th May 2017.

“Look at the time! There’s so much to do” bewail the children, overwhelmed with chores and stern parental reminders. Luckily, Grandad arrives with a plan to escape the humdrum routine and help the impatient children to benefit from living in the moment.

“Nearly there?” No – but we’re always here and now!

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