Sincere thanks to Matthew Curtis (choraltracks.com) for this recording. For song description and sheet music, see below.
Description: “Where then could pain find a hold?” is a musical plea for reconciliation addressed to those (individuals, groups, nations) who find themselves in conflict. I would like to acknowledge pianist Fred Hersch whose magical playing of Billy Joel’s “And so it goes” in the middle of an Ottawa winter inspired me to start working on this piece. I have dedicated this song to health care workers and other courageous COVID-19 workers around the world. THANK YOU!