John Adams "The Voice Heard 'Round Te World" was commissioned for the Boston Landmarks Orchestra for their History Through Music series. The narration text is from a charming book for children that won a Parents’ Choice Gold Award in 2009. The original music was scored to the text of Marian Carlson's book of the same name. "This is the essential chapter in the John Adams story that tells of his vision and courage in making The Declaration of Independence happen. Marked for hanging by King George III, Adams risked his life to secure "Independence Forever" for America. Aided by the strong support of his wife, Abigail, Adams spoke up in the Continental Congress and in Europe with a "Voice Heard 'Round the World." His dedication to the cause of American freedom separated him from his family for ten long years."