I wrote “Reverence” several years ago to commemorate the aftermath of a fire that gutted the First Baptist Church in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts. Given our current tragic loss and a longing for what was, the piece has just as much significance for me today. Our lives have been ravaged by a viral fire, one that continues to roar out of control just as the vaccines are rolling out. I dedicate this piano solo to dear friends who battle this fire on the front lines of health care every single day. And to the many unsung heroes we will never know.
Copyright © 2020 Ellen Bennett
Ellen Bennett has been composing music for more than 40 years. She is also a writer, actor, and Harley enthusiast. “There is no better way to social distance than to take to the roads, breathe in the wide, open spaces and see humanity from a very different perspective.”