Finding the message from difficult experiences and telling the story is difficult but can be empowering. These words and personal experience serve as an inspiration for writing “The Wind will Carry My Song”, a SATB choral composition.
Based on the poem by Sir Charles G.D. Roberts, this piece uses garden imagery to paint a story about a conventional person seduced by the appearance of the free spirited and non-committal “Carmenesque” person.
The poem by Emily Dickinson has a strong message of love that is particularly poignant for our times. A small amount of love is better than a large amount of “Hate” or “enmity.”
Compositions & Arrangements
“Gerda so carefully handles the text, illuminating each word and phrase with grace.”
- Brian Stevens
“An achingly beautiful setting of O LITTLE ROSE.”
- Stefan Steininger, Canadian Music Centre
“...Gerda Blok-Wilson’s Lullay[,] My Liking is a refreshingly new setting of the very old favorite.”
- David Vernier, ClassicsToday.com
I’m open to arranging existing songs and hosting workshops and residencies.
Have a look through what works best for you and your choir.