For My People - A New Musical Work is presented in an exciting forum of a concert with multi-media video projections that correspond to the images spoken of in the poetry. The presentation also includes rare footage of Ms. Walker speaking her poetry. These art songs paint musical impressions that match the intentions of the poet’s words.
As a work of art encompassing the two arenas of poetry and music, For My People - A New Musical Work offers wide appeal to audiences of classical music, contemporary vocal music, as well as lovers of poetry, those interested in African American history, and, of course, fans of Margaret Walker.
For My People - A New Musical Work is a piano/vocal and multimedia presentation, but it is also a flexible performance piece that will allow a venue to present it with variation to the ensemble size without compromising the performance in any way. It also allows for the performances to be presented in venues that range from small performance spaces to concert halls as well as allowing the budget for the performance to fit most presenting organizations. The actual musical program would remain the same regardless of the size of the venue.
• Piano/Vocal with Vocal Ensemble
• Piano/Vocal with Full Choir
• Piano/Vocal with Full Choir And Instrumental Accompaniment