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EnneaMuse: Suffering and Wholeness

Treble Voice and Piano

This 9-song cycle goes through each of the nine enneagram points. The songs explore the suffering and the healing for each point. Songs include One: Perfectly Imperfect, Two: Connections, Three: Ninety Seconds, Four: Deep, Five: Step On Out, Six: Answers, Seven: Come on an Adventure, Eight: Teddy Bear in Combat Boots, Nine: Let There Be. The recordings have Mindy Eschedor on the piano, Andrea Leonard on vocals for songs Three, Seven, and Eight, and yours truly (Sarah McMahill) on One, Two, Four, Five, Six, and Nine. The recordings were originally used for an enneagram workshop that I co-led with Roland Legge in 2021. These songs had their Canadian premier April of 2022 in Kamloops, British Columbia. They were performed by contralto Theresa Takacs and pianist Dimiter Terziev.

Seasonal Snapshot: Summer (YouTube)

This is a short jazzy piece for clarinet, cello, piano, and claves inspired by a commission. 

Twists and Turns of the Universe

Privately commissioned as a wedding gift. Small ensemble of soprano, tenor, clarinet, cello, piano, and claves.


I Honor the Place in You

Arrangements: Treble Solo (YouTube), SATB Choir

I had gone to the Christine Center March of 2022 for a myofascial release therapy retreat. It was my first time there. The cabin I stayed at had this beautiful cloth hanging with an old poem on it. I later found out that the poem was a translation of the Sanskrit word "namaste". I was struck with a melody right away and I recorded myself singing it. I'm grateful that I had a regular lined notebook with me and I wrote up a rough draft of the song for solo voice. Some time after I got home, I wrote it up in my software for Treble Solo and SATB choir.


This Moment

Arrangements: Treble Solo (YouTube), SATB Choir

This song came about when I was feeling grateful for the life that I've lived and will continue to live even when life gets tough. When the darkest parts of my shadow want to take over, I can still be grateful for this moment. 


Summer Breeze (YouTube)

Originally written for solo piano in 1996 and recorded for the first time in 2023.

Autumn Twilight (YouTube)

Originally written for solo piano in 1996 and recorded for the first time in 2023.

In Progress
1. The compositions that I did in middle and high school, I wrote by hand. I'm currently notating those compositions into music software. 

2. Multiple songs based on the poetry of award-winning Canadian poet, theater artist, and activist Andrew Burton. I met him at the 2023 Winnipeg Folk Festival. 

3. Greenwood Rising
I learned about the Tulsa Race Riot Massacre in 2021. I was (and am) horrified by what happened in 1921. I was appalled to learn that this part of our history was actively hidden from public knowledge. I was part of a multi-church initiative to educate people about it that occurred November of 2021. I knew that I needed to do more than just a workshop. This is a multi-movement piece for SATB chorus and several instruments. 

4. Ho'oponopono Prayer
I learned about the Ho'oponopono Prayer middle of June 2022 and was struck by the power of repeating these phrases: "I am sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you. I love you." Ho’oponopono is an ancient Hawaiian practice for forgiveness and reconciliation. It’s more than the prayer alone; it's a process of making things right in your relationships -- with others, ancestors, the earth, yourself. It’s the act and intention of holding a space for reflection, repentance, forgiveness, and gratitude. I'll be doing one for solo voice and another for SATB chorus.

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