A Light Not Yet Ready To Go Out

for varying vocal forces and piano

Alison Willis

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Composer Alison Willis
Year of Composition 2017
Duration 14'30"
Categories (all composers) ,
Catalogue ID ce-aw1alnyr1


Composers Edition is very happy to be supporting the work of Breast Cancer Now with the publication of this work.

50% of the cover price of all sales will go to Breast Cancer Now

Adrienne Morgan has commissioned this piece to stand as her legacy, in the face of her diagnosis of incurable secondary breast cancer.

Written by award winning composer Alison Willis, and inspired by the life of Adrienne, the piece entitled ‘A Light Not Ready To Go Out’, is truly a celebration of life, love, togetherness and hope. Whilst written to be sung together, each movement can also be sung separately.

Particularly touching is the libretto of the second movement – where the lyrics have been crowd source the lyrics from Adrienne’s friends and family. This worked to capture Adrienne’s incredible strength and personality, as a scientist, campaigner, sister, aunt, and so much more to many people.

As a whole, the piece emphasises the sustaining power of family and friends when living with breast cancer and the ambition is for choirs to sing and perform the piece to raise funds and awareness for Breast Cancer Now.

Breast Cancer Now is the UK’s largest breast cancer charity. And they are determined to stop this devastating disease from taking lives, by funding cutting-edge research. They believe, that if we all act now, by 2050, everybody who develops breast cancer will live – and live well. By singing this piece, you are joining Adrienne and Breast Cancer Now in turning that vision into a reality.

NOTE FOR ORDERING – ‘mono paper cover’ versions of the score are for performance and feature black and white paper covers. ‘colour card cover’ versions feature full colour card covers and are considered conductors or commemorative scores.

A pre-recorded piano backing track is also available for choirs that may not have access to a suitable pianist for performance and/or reherasal. These files will be sent via file transfer service upon purchase of performance materials.