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Review the questions below and share some of your thoughts. These are open-ended opinion-based questions so focus more on sharing your thoughts than meeting any specific content requirement.
Listen to Ms. Scroggins song "Hope" below and answer the two reflection questions below. The text is below:
Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul.
And sing the tune without the words and never stops at all!
And sweetest in the gale is heard, a sore must be the storm.
That could Wabash this little bird that kept so many warm.
I've heard it in the chillest land and on the strange sea,
Yet, never in extremity it asked a crumb of me.
Attached is the sheet music so you can read the text as you listen. I also highly encourage you to check out Dame Ethel Smyth's bio which can be found on the back page. The last paragraph (included below) is my favorite part.
"The March of the Women's" most famous, though least public, performance occurred at Holloway Prison in London in 1912: over 100 suffragists, including Mrs. Emmeline Pankhurs (founder of the British suffrage movement) and Ethel Smyth, who had smashed windows of suffrage opponent's homes in well-coordinated simultaneous incidents all over London, were arrested, tried, and sentenced to two, month's imprisonment. Ethel Smyth found her time in prison an exalting experience of communicable determination and sacrifice by women of all ages and classes. One day, when her conductor friend Sir Thomas Beecham called at the prison to see how she was faring, the warden laughed and showed him the exercise yard. The suffragists were taking their exercise by marching and singing "The March of the Women," while, from a window overlooking the yard, Ethel Smyth conducting by vigorously waving her toothbrush."
Read the bio below.
Laura Farnell is an choral composer, clinician, accompanist, and adjudicator who resides in Arlington, Texas. After graduating summa cum laude from Baylor University with her Bachelor of Music Education in Choral Music (with a piano emphasis) in 1998, Laura taught elementary music in Mansfield, Texas for two years. She then taught for eight years at Boles Junior High in Arlington ISD, during which time the choir program earned numerous UIL sweepstakes awards. In 2004 she received an Excellence in Education Award as the Arlington Independent School District's outstanding junior high teacher of the year.
Laura especially enjoys working with middle school students, as well as composing and arranging for this age group. She is represented by Alliance Music Publications, BriLee Music, Hal Leonard Corporation, Heritage Music, Kjos Music Press, and other publishers. She is a member of the Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Choral Directors Association, and The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. She and her husband, Russell, and their son, Ryan, attend First Presbyterian Church of Arlington.