Song of Hope - soprano acc. piano
Song of Hope is all about the universal thoughts of hope and solidarity. Kevin Houben took inspiration from
the poem ´Hope´ of the American poet Emily Dickinson (1830-1886).
“Hope” is the thing with feathers -
That perches in the soul -
And sings the tune without the words -
And never stops - at all -
And sweetest - in the Gale - is heard -
And sore must be the storm -
That could abash the little Bird
That kept so many warm -
I’ve heard it in the chillest land -
And on the strangest Sea -
Yet - never - in Extremity,
It asked a crumb - of me.
The composer gives a clear message: as bad as the world apparently looks, there is always the power of hope.
After the moving part, it is time for a celebration with a lively finale. All themes and motifs eventually culminate in a festive apotheosis.
6 min 30 sec