New Year, New Music: The Bitter Price by J. Taylor Arnold
NEXT Ensemble performs The Bitter Price by J. Taylor Arnold for their annual New Year New Music concert. The piece is about the lives, struggles and achievements of some of Joseph Smith's first plural wives: Zina Diantha Huntington, Emily Dow Partridge, Helen Mar Kimball, Eliza Partridge. The sung text is from their own writings and gives a snapshot of their hardships and sacrifices. These women’s stories are often tucked away as history of a different time, but they deserve to be heard, and in their own words.