Freedom! The Power of Song - out now!

We are delighted to announce the arrival of the latest piece in the popular series for SATB chorus, unison children’s choir and instrumental quintet: Freedom! The Power of Song was jointly composed by Alexander L’Estrange & Joanna Forbes L’Estrange to mark four important historical landmarks: 100 years since the end of WW1; 100 years since some women first won the right to vote; 50 years since American Civil Rights movement; 25 years since the Baltic Revolution. This powerful new work celebrates the important role communal singing has played throughout history, bringing people together in solidarity at times of upheaval, struggle and change.

The piece comprises original songs by Alexander and Joanna as well as arrangements of classic songs such as We shall not be moved, We shall overcome and How can I keep from singing? It promises to bring the whole community together in a joyous and heartfelt celebration of the power of song.

The piece was commissioned by Jeremy Backhouse for Salisbury Community Choir which premiered on 3rd November 2018 in Winchester Cathedral.

Vocal Score and recording both available from