To My Daughter, After a Fight (download – voice and piano)
A touching song based on the nature of parental love.
Voicing: voice and piano
duration: approx. 2:45
This song was commissioned by soprano and voice instructor Joyce Hall Wolfe. The vocal line consists of a limited range, but good breath support is needed at the climax.
By Anna Evans, used with permission
Raising you I hold
my character up to the light.
Check the watermark – –
cheap paper, plain and coarse.
How to teach you virtues
I don’t always possess?
The future branches,
a puzzle tree, impossible to climb.
Forgive me: my shouted words
mattered more than the medium.
Before you write your own page,
I ask you to consider mine.