Choral Compositions by Ken Galbreath
"When my friend, Nathan Degner was announced as the newly elected 2007 TTBB Michigan Honors Choir Director, he asked me to write a piece. Nate requested that I use the Finlandia tune which is a long time favorite of his. Looking for a text, I searched the internet without success. My love for my beautiful native state of Michigan and its economic struggle inspired me to write a text about Michigan's natural resources and our hope for better days ahead. Nate and the 100 voice TTBB Michigan Honors Choir brought tears to my eyes as I heard for the first time the beauty that their voices brought to what had previously been simply
notes and words on paper."