William Blake's famous poem The Tyger has been the inspiration for many pieces of choral music. This interpretation was the winner of the 2013 NDSU Edwin Fissinger Choral Composition Contest.
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Using the sonnet that was written by Emma Lazarus to raise money for the Statue of Liberty as the text, this composition with fairly free tonailty and close harmonies offers the mature ensemble an
"Come with me, under my coat, and we will drink our fill..." This love poem by James Stephens is set to a beautiful melody by David Dickau, placed above his signature harmonies and tasteful dissonances, and
Richard Burchard's writing has captivated the interest of a cappella choirs the world over. With flowing contrapuntal lines reminiscent of Palestrina yet colored with luxurious 21st-century harmonies, these
In this superbly crafted setting of the traditional carol, bell sounds resonate beautifully for a cappella voices. This is a joy to sing and hear!
This original work by a young composer exhibits musical maturity well beyond his years. Sanctus is rich in warm harmonies and beautifully flowing musical lines. An outstanding choice for better a
De Profundis employs minimalism and contemporary harmonies that are quite compelling. "Walls of sound" in repeated phrases enable less-experienced choirs to enjoy the power of modern music in
The text by Bliss Carman paints beautiful pictures of the seasons and expresses the joy of love in all, while the music provides a colorful accompaniment and flowing choral lines that paints the picture in
A polite adaptation of the traditional bawdy song by famed Scottish poet Robert Burns. This charming version presents a poignant and emotive consideration of human relationships and aging. The music and
"Catch me in my youth, leave not a single breath of memories..." As the poem encourages us to live every moment fully, the musical setting reinforces this idea in both a pensive and uplifting way. This
This beautiful a cappella setting of the Agnus Dei Latin text is engaging and compelling. The use of divisi, chord clusters and various harmonic textures creates some gorgeous harmonic moments. Mixed meters
A new refreshing setting of such a well-loved hymn, this "Amazing Grace" was originally written for The King's Singers and a women's choir. It is mesmerizing and also challenging. The setting lends
This is a real find for a cappella voices! Phrases of "vocal bagpipes," in which the voices imitate the sound of bagpipes, create an amazing effect as they set the proper mood for one of the most beautiful
This Filipino or Visayan folksong is a song of joy and love. George Hernandez, conductor of the Saringhimig Singers based in San Francisco, has captured the native flavor in this rousing arrangement.
This lovely arrangement of a Bolivian lullaby features easy Spanish text, with English translation. Elegant in its simplicity, with lyrical melodic lines and supportive accompaniment, this is very sweet for
Full of sonorous harmonies and flowing lines, this superb setting of Psalm 43 unfolds as though you are watching a flower blossom before your eyes. It is absolutely stunning. Highly recommended!
Have you ever awakened from a dream and wished you could return to it? This work begins with whispering noises before stating the Shakespeare text, and later brings some Chinese text into the mix, by
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