For Love to Grow

Composed 1994

A story of adoption told from two points of view.  The child sings first and then the parent with a common thread: “you chose to be my family (child) / I chose to be your family (parent)…for love to grow.”  

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Unison, 2 Parts

Musical Form:

Verse 1
Verse 2

Suggested Uses:

Family-themed concert; National Adoption Day

Performance Options:

Two parts could each sing a verse in turn, representing the child and parent; this song could be performed very effectively by two soloists; optional two-part harmony in the final phrase

Piano Score Preview: