I Hope (Movement 6)
I Hope (Movement 6)
I Hope (Movement 6)

I Hope (Movement 6)

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"I Hope" comes from movement 6 of "Tuvayhun - Beatitudes for a Wounded World". In this piece, the singers are invited to speak their self-written one-sentences prayer/hope for our world and our future. See performance notes.

In "Tuvayhun" the movement is with strings and narration only.


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  • Voices: SATB or SSAA with narration 
  • Duration: 3 minutes
  • Instrumentation: Unaccompanied or with strings

May also be performed with narrators and strings (the original version as in "Tuvayhun").


World premiere 27 & 28 April 2018 at Angel Orensanz Center, New York City by the Manhattan Girls Chorus, Michelle Oesterle, Artistic Director.

European premiere 31 March 2019 at Nidaros Cathedral, Trondheim, Norway by the Nidaros Cathedral Girl’s Choir, Anita Brevik, Artistic Director.




 Narrators and Strings


Self-written one-sentence texts by the singers/narrators.


SATB or SSAA version:

The singers are invited to make a self-written one-sentence prayer, hope or wish for the world and our future. A group of about 15-16 singers speaks their text, one by one and each one in a different language, while the choir sings continuously, 

The singers may use their own first language or second language. The first prayer/hope should be told in the language that most people of the audience at the specific performance would understand.

When all the individual texts have been spoken, the music stops while all singers of the choir tell their self-written text loudly and simultaneously, representing the people of our world. The music can now continue until the end. When the music has stopped, one last text may be spoken by one singer.

A microphone might be required for the singers, except when saying the loud and simultaneous prayer.

This is explained further in the score.

Narration and strings version:

The texts in this version are written by 15-16 narrators accompanied by strings. The dramaturgy is similar to the choral version, but the music doesn't stop when all narrators tell their text simultaneously. This is explained further in the score.


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