Premiere: 1 December 2012 / The Great Hall at The Copper Union, NYC / Sing for Hope / AIDS Quilt Songbook@20 / Adrienne Danrich, voice & Thomas Bagwell, piano
Instrumentation: voice and piano
Text: Pueblo Indian Prayer
Hold on to what is good,
even if it's a handful or earth.
Hold on to what you believe,
even if it's a tree that stands by itself.
Hold on to what you must do,
even if it's a long way from here.
Hold on to your life,
even if it's easier to let go.
Hold on to my hand,
even if I've gone away from you.
- Pueblo Indian prayer
Gilda Lyons and Thomas Bagwell perform "Hold On" on AQSB@22, The Phoenix Concerts, NYC.
Susanna Phillips and Thomas Bagwell recorded “Hold On” for release on Sing for Hope’s AN AIDS QUILT SONGBOOK, GPR Records. To hear and to download Susanna and Thomas’ performance, click on the CD cover below and select Track 10.