mas o toque (but the touch)

(2020) 17′
SSAATTBB choir a cappella


Program Notes

The work mas o toque (but the touch) is a tribute to human kindness and to all those health professionals and volunteers who cared for and care for the sick as well as the healthy, during the Coronavirus pandemic which began in 2020. The work is based on an excerpt from the poem The Human Touch, by the American poet, doctor and surgeon Spencer Michael Free (1856-1938).

The work is written for an eight part a cappella choir and there are two versions, one in Portuguese, the other in English.


...but the touch of the hand
and the sound of the voice 
sing on in the soul always.

Excerpt from the poem The Human Touch, by Spencer Michael Free (1856-1938).

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