Performed by the Odin String Quartet with visuals by Alex Toskov.
Julia Mirzoev, violin and Meagan Milatz, piano, playing my Prayer and Dance of Praise.
Requiem for Wounded Knee by Elizabeth Raum performed at the Gravissimo! Festival in Portugal, Aug. 2019, Ricardo Carvalhoso and Jose Martinez, tubas Telmo Marques: Piano, and Gene Pokorny: Narrator
This was part of a program, “Shattering the Brass Ceiling” given by Lisa Stoneham and friends.
Ensemble Trame Sonore performing Elizabeth Raum’s Searching for Sophia
MOTHER, Grant me a voice, Oh Mother of Life. Don’t let them silence me, those who would take away my name, my children, my place in existence… those who would denounce my very soul; for I have much to say, I have much to do.
I feel the life stir within my body, and though it be agony to let it forth, I would willingly suffer to allow that life to exist, to grow and thrive. But it must know that I was its mother.
The music for this piece can be taken out on free loan or purchase from the Canadian Music Centre. There’s also a version for alto trombone instead of French horn.