To the People That We Lost Last Year
To the People That We Lost Last Year is a new holiday song, a tribute to those who were lost in the previous year, which was commisioned by Forte Theatre for their “Naughty but Nice” show in Calgary. I had actually started the song many years before, the Christmas after my Mother had passed away. I remember sitting by the Christmas Tree and reflecting on her being gone, and though I missed her, I was also very thankful. This song is meant to be a thank you to those who’ve touched our lives who will no longer be with us in the years to come.
In the fall of 2016 I gathered some of Toronto’s top musical theatre talent to record the song at the Canterbury Music Company, to create a video of the song to share with the world.
In the tradition of Christmas and Holiday tunes, I’d also love to hear other interpretations of this song. If you’re an Artist who would like to perform or record this song, please contact me here.
By Grant Tilly
Arranged by Konrad Pluta
Musical Director and Pianist Reza Jacobs