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Nos Non Solum

Nos Non Solum


During the Covid-19 pandemic, the poem "No Matter What" was penned by 9th grade student, Eve Michael to reflect on her own experiences during lockdown. Perfect for groups ranging from high school to professional, this choral composition celebrates community in the face of hardship and loss.


Voicing/Instrumentation: SSAATBB and piano

Alternate Voicing/Instrumentation: SSAATTBB, piano, and string ensemble

Duration: 7:30


Commissioned by Mindy L. Forehand for the Ola High School Choir and the New England Symphony Orchestra to be premiered at Carnegie Hall

  • Recordings

    "Nos Non Solum" is currently scheduled to premiere on June 20th, 2022 by Ola High School Choir and the New England Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, New York, NY under the direction of Mindy L. Forehand and Drew Bradley

  • Text

    By Eve Michael

    With additional Latin text by Alexis Ward

    We've stuck together through thick and thin

    We may not be blood but we are family

    Through times of trials and tragedy

    I'm there for you and you're there for me

    See the sunshine on all our faces

    We will be in harmony

    Just look around and you will see

    We are a family.

    We've lost a few along the way

    Some almost every day

    In our hearts forever they'll stay

    Nostra animas aeternum in harmonia. Nos non solum.

    (Our souls will forever be in harmony. We are not alone.)

    We remain together and strong. Listen to our song.

    Souls together, forever we'll be.


  • Reviews

    "The first time I listened to works by Alexis, I instantly wanted to collaborate and support her as a composer. Her music is some of the most beautiful and inspiring works that I have taught my students. When invited to conduct at Carnegie Hall, I contacted Alexis immediately to commission a work to premiere in our performance. To make it even more special for my students and I, she used a poem from one of my students. As always, the music was incredible, the performance was magical, and the experience my students received was life-changing. Alexis has the ability to beautifully depict musical lines and text painting. Her harmonic language is appropriately challenging, and my students have always loved learning any of Alexis's pieces. "Nos non solum" went above and beyond anything I've heard Alexis compose. The poem expresses what we have all been through during the Covid-19 Pandemic, and the music enhances the poem from beginning to end. I highly recommend "Nos non solum" to anyone with an intermediate to advanced SATB ensemble. I highly recommend the addition of the strings."

    ~ Mindy Martin, Director of Choral Activities, Ola High School, McDonough, GA

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