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Comforting Nathan

    SATB (divisi), a cappella

    Duration: ca. 4 minutes
    Composed: 2015

    Programme Note: For the unarmed soldier, Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, who was gunned down while standing guard at the National War Memorial in Ottawa, October, 2014.  The text are the words of comfort spoken to him by passersby as he lay dying.

    Premiere: First performance by Ottawa Regional Youth Choir, November 8, 2015.

    Kelly-Marie Murphy, composer