Tyler’s Suite

A suite in nine movements for chorus and solo violin. Dedicated to the memory of Tyler Clementi, a talented young musician who died by suicide after being bullied by his roommate during his first weeks of college.  It is available in TTBB and SATB form.

“The story of Tyler Clementi, the story of the loss of one young man who clearly had so much to offer the world and its impact on those who loved him, reminds us that every life lost because of bullying and bigotry is a specific individual tragedy.”  Stephen Schwartz

Created under the leadership of Stephen Schwartz  and Dr. Timothy Seelig (Conductor/Artistic Director of the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus), Tyler’s Suite explores the voices and experiences of Tyler and his family through the music of nine composers listed below:

Songlist

Meditation by John Corigliano
I Have Songs You Haven’t Heard by Nolan Gasser
A Wish by Lance Horne
The Unicycle Song byCraig Carnelia
Just A Boy by John Bucchino
Brother, Because of You by Stephen Schwartz
The Tyler Show by Stephen Flaherty (lyrics:  Marc Adamo)
I Love You More by Ann Hampton Callaway
The Narrow Bridge by Jake Heggie

Note:  Many of the lyrics were written or co-written by Pamela Stewart

Recordings

Illuminate – San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus

Video

San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus “The Narrow Bridge”

Windy City Gay Chorus “I Love You More”

Resources

Official Website