Our New Start

General Information
Scored for: SATB choir and several soloists
Lyrics: Jon Gamboa, Clayton Daniel Briggs, Kylie Briggs
Language: English
Duration: 3:30
Premier: May 31, 2012. Lamonica Staduim, Clovis, California.
                Conducted by Clayton Daniel Briggs.

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Program Notes

Written for Clovis East High School's graduating class of 2012. The text of the piece was written specifically for the piece by a very good friend of mine, Jon Gamboa and also contributed to by my sister and myself. Because the graduation took place, I wrote the piece for a capella chorus, and wrote solos to feature many of the graduating seniors. Depending on the ensemble performing this piece, solos may be divided differently in length or even be sung by a few people simultaneously.

 

Text

Open up the gates;
let us fill our empty slates.
Today is the day that gives us our new start.

Beginning a new,
many things we’ll learn to do,
by ourselves with no one else, out on our own.

Although these good times have gone,
we leave knowing that it’s time to move on.
It is our time to break into the world.

This is the start of a new course,
our first time on our own.
This is our new beginning.
This marks the day that we’ll remember as we journey on.

Today marks the end;
here’s where our lives will begin.
This new chapter spans long after today’s gone.

I know it’s hard to let go.
There’s so many things that I still don’t know.
I need more time to say all my goodbyes.

This is the start of a new course,
our first time on our own.
This is our new beginning.
This marks the day that we’ll remember as we journey onward.

Open up the gates;
let us fill our empty slates.
Today is the day that gives us our new start.

Go.

Clovis East High School Chorus (5/31/2012)