The Land of Nod - Paul Hennessee
This is my choral setting of Robert Louis Stevenson's poem, "The Land of Nod," from A Child's Garden of verses. It was premiered at the Organization of American Kodaly Educator's National Conference (OAKE) on March 22, 2014. The premiere was by the OAKE National Children's Honor Choir (Grades 4 and 5) under the direction of Joan Gregoryk.
"The Shepherd" by Paul Hennessee - Text from Blake's Songs of Innocence
This is the SAB version of my musical setting of William Blake's "The Shepherd" from his Songs of Innocence collection of poems. I have also set "Introduction" and "The Lamb" for SAB as well as equal voices. Enjoy! and let me know if you'd like the score or are interested in a potential commission. Thanks!
The Lamb by Paul Hennessee
This is my setting of "The Lamb" from William Blake's Songs of Innocence Collection. It is the second of three Blake poems from the collection that I have set (I've also done "Introduction" and "The Shepherd." This one is my favorite - very haunting. Hope you like!
"Bernie Sanders" by Paul Hennessee - Feel the Bern - Election 2016
Scroll down for lyrics and chords... I wrote this song to show my unwavering support for Senator Bernie Sanders for President of the United States. I have chosen to make the song Public Domain...so feel free to share it vigorously, cover it yourself, and even add more verses (it's begging for more I think, but I wanted to get it "out there."). Let's keep the Bernie revolution going! Lyrics below! Bernie Sanders by Paul Hennessee G C G G C G Am Bernie Sanders, never panders to the one percent C D who'd love to run the government G C G G C G Am Bernie Sanders never slanders those with different views C D Em He respects their freedom and their right to choose C G Am This is our chance; The time is now C G Fmaj7 C D Come join the dance and choose the one who'll show us how G G(F#bass) Em Am Dsus Integrity, Sincerity, Bernie is the one G G(F#bass) Em With decades of consistency Am C D And always on the right side of history G G(F#bass) E7 Am Fmaj7 Equality, Unity, He will reach across the isle and show civility G G(F#bass) Em Am C D Cause Bernie knows that good things start by finding common G C G ground! G C G G C G Am Bernie Sanders, man of candor always speaks his mind C D He's tough but kind G C G G C G Am Bernie Sanders, won't meander while the race is run C D He'll lead us in a revolution! Em C G Am This is our chance; The time is now C G Fmaj7 C D Come join the dance and choose the one who'll show us how Em C G Am This is our chance; The time is now C G Fmaj7 C D Come join the dance and choose the one who'll show us how G C G Bernie Sanders