GABRIËLA LUKASSEN: If one man
GABRIËLA LUKASSEN: If one man is for mixed choir (SATB). It is written to mark the gruesome acts of terror in Oslo and Utøya on the 22nd of July 2011.
Lyrics in English.
After an ordinary day on Friday the 22nd of July 2011, the lives of many promising young people were suddenly lost. These young people represented all walks of life. This song is about one young woman, Stine Renate Håheim, who responded to one man’s action by saying: ‘If one man can show so much hate, imagine how much love we can show together’. In loving memory of each and every peaceful individual who lose their lives in an act of hatred.
On Tuesday the 27th of January 2015, 70 years after the end of the Holocaust, the ink dried on the last note of this song.
GABRIËLA LUKASSEN: If one man – for perusal: