This song by Janet Wood is based on the extract from Jo Cox’s maiden speech to the House of Commons. The tune is in the alto line. The first time round, it is divided up into 9 sections – I think this technique is called “hocketing” – dividing up a tune and passing it from voice to voice as smoothly as possible. This can be 9 groups, or 9 confident soloists. It is divided like this: We are/far more/united/and have/much more/in common/with each other/than things/that divide us. Then there are the polyphonic and block harmony verses as in the score, and finally all sing the tune in unison, to create a gradual coming together.
Composer: Janet Wood
Number of parts: 4
Score: Download Far More United