Protest Song; Chanson de Protestation; Amhrán Agóid; Protesta Cancion (2009/2011)

for SATB Choir

Duration: 3 mins

Programme Note (written in 2011)

This piece is dedicated to the men and women who are rightly protesting against the political establishment’s handling of
the current worldwide economic crisis. It is specifically dedicated to those involved in the Occupy Wall Street protest.
It also serves as a dedication to all the brave people protesting against corrupt and oppressive governments.
The music originates from an earlier work of mine Uilleann Pipes Étude No.3.
I have set this choral-like piece to simple words in 4 languages, English, French, Spanish and Irish.We Protest, We Must

Nous Proteston, Nous Devons

Nos Tenemos, Que Protestar

Ní Mór Dúinn Agóid, Ní Mór Dúinn