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I Know That My Redeemer

soprano and piano / 4.5 minutes

Leaving my undergraduate school, Central Michigan University, meant that I had to write a few swan songs—to sap any untapped talent out of unsuspecting friends in the name of sentimentality. Chelsea Hart has been a great friend since I met her in elementary school, and since then has continued to grow as a friend and as a fantastic soprano. When I heard her perform the aria "Have Peace, Jo" from Mark Adamo's opera, Little Women, I knew I had to write one more song for her before I graduated. I quickly composed "I Know That My Redeemer," and showed it to her the next week… the text has always inspired me, and I knew she would do it justice.

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Text from Job 19.
Recording: Chelsea Hart, soprano; Philip Rice, piano

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