orchestrated by Brant Adams
Song of Wisdom from "Old Turtle" is an uplifting choral and symphonic experience based on the popular children's book "Old Turtle." Douglas Woods's classic story is a powerful acknowledgement of God's supreme love for the Earth and its inhabitants. Joseph Martin transforms the many characters and moods of the book into a musical fantasy that employs abundant text painting and musical imagery — singers actually imitate sounds of animals and nature. An ideal piece for young audiences and for performance by advanced high school, college, and community choirs and orchestras.