Composed by Craig McLeish with words by Yaw Asiyama, this song cycle is inspired by the MK story, by the place and the people, but the songs also have universal themes that can speak to communities in other places. The songs include different styles that range from hymn-like to dramatic, from a jazzy pop to a lyrical poetic style.
Some of the songs are written with young voices in mind, others can provide an interesting and challenging arrangement for more experienced singers to take on, and all can be sung on their own or as part of the whole song cycle.
The songs were commissioned by The Stables with support from MK Community Foundation, as part of MK50 programme of events celebrating 50 years of Milton Keynes.
Music and audio tracks
You can download the music, words and audio tracks of the DiverCity songs below. The audio tracks have been made help only with teaching and learning the songs. They are not intended to be published or used in any other way, and are not intended to be exactly how the performance will sound. If you want to take part but don’t have access to a printer and would like a printed copy of the music, contact firstname.lastname@example.org