Changing Young Peoples Lives for solo violin was written in 2011, for David Juritz and his charity Musequality which raises money for instruments and tuition for children in the Third World.
The work consists of four pieces, each of them titled by a quotation which reflects something of what Musequality is about.The quotations are in the programme:
The child must know that he/she is a miracle, that since the beginning of the world there hasn't been, and until the end of the world there will not be, another child like him/ her. (Pablo Casals)
I've learned that people will forget what you have said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. (Maya Angelou)
Don't ask what the world needs.Ask what makes you come alive, and go and do it.Because what the world needs are people who have come alive. (Howard Thurman)
Children are the hands by which we take hold of heaven. (Henry Ward Beecher)
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