Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Philip Spooner set to music

On April 22, 2009, Philip Spooner spoke before the Maine legislature. His testimony in favor of same-sex marriage was inspiring. So much so that Melissa Dunphy wrote this piece for the 2010 Simon Carrington Chamber Singers Composition Competition:



Watch it with the annotation on. It can be a bit hard to understand at times, but well worth the 8 minutes.

"What do you think I fought for at Omaha Beach?"  That was this man's answer to what he thought about equality for LGBTs. It should be the answer we all give.

1 comment:

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

Beautiful.

I was at a workshop the last two days and met a great teacher who moved here from Delaware. After 9 years of teaching at the same school there, a new principal came in and made a stink about her being openly gay. would not let her coach anymore. It was so sad, but we are glad she is here now. A very energetic, wonderful young teacher.