It Takes A Village (Michael Gray)

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  • (Posted 2012-01-01)  CPDL #25257:   
Editor: Michael Gray (submitted 2012-01-01).   Score information: Letter, 21 pages, 459 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC ND
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General Information

Title: It Takes A Village
Composer: Michael Gray

Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: SSATBB
Genre: SecularUnknown

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 2012
Description: Actual voicing is Soprano, Mezzo, Alto, Tenor, Baritone, Bass. Short solos for Soprano and Alto. Short section with a sub-choir of 3 Sopranos, 3 Altos, 1 Tenor, and 2 Basses.

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Original text and translations

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Tina singu leluvutaeo,
We are the flame; The burning fire!
Watch us grow.

A tiny ember flares a loft into the night
Its shining brilliance a gleam of hope for future light.
The reigning darkness awaits intent it should expire
Who will embrace the flame and build a blazing fire?
 It takes a village to raise a child.

Are we the forests, are we the mountains, are we the seas?
Can true commitment entwine for us to learn from these?
Have we a left hand, have we a right to hold the flame?
Your hand in my hand are strong enough to do the same!
 It takes a village to raise a child.