Matt Van  Brink - composer, pianist, lyricist, educator

More Dappled Than Color (2010)

Treble Chorus (SSA) & piano | 5 mins
Poem by Hannah Senesh, translated by Peter Hay
Available from Schnitzel Music

Hannah Senesh beamed constant optimism as a writer, activist, and soldier. Her poem “Now,” which she wrote in 1938 at the age of 17 in her native Hungarian, forms a gem-like encapsulation of the creative impulse; that moment of creating something where there was nothing before. In a life cut short by war, Senesh use her life itself as her canvas.

"Now" by Hannah Senesh, translated by Peter Hay. Translation used by permission of Peter Hay.
Commissioned by the Children's Aid Society Chorus

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