Commissioned by Claude Watson School for the Arts (Grades 4-8) in Ontario in honour of Canada’s Sesquicentennial birthday as a nation, July 1, 2017. This work began with a poetry contest with the children of Claude Watson. The poems, limericks, Haiku and free-verse were vetted by the staff and then submitted to Len for gleaning and fashioning into a song to be sung as a finale for their annual Reflections Concert.
Timeless lyric and melody deserve to be cherished and remembered in the modern age. This setting was written by way of homage to Albert Orsborn’s classic verses and melody which are seldom encountered in the present.