This contemporary concert/festival piece is truly inspired, in music and text. "Away, where the sunlight is beaming through a deep, cloudless blue, and the treetops are gleaming with a fresh morning dew..."
This is simply too good not to consider for your choir. Omnia sol temperat, "the sun warms everything," comes from a verse of Latin found in "Carmina Burana." The composer's English text speaks to
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This stunning piece is based on a simple poem by Robert Richardson, inscribed on the headstone of the daughter of Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain), who died in her youth. Appropriate for any memorial
Combining Simple Gifts and the Going Home theme from Dvorak's "New World" symphony in partner-song format, this is easy to perform with a minimum of rehearsal. A favorite with two-part
Dvorak's famous Largo theme from his Symphony No. 9 "From the New World" is set to a beautiful, spiritual original text in this deeply moving piece. Simple, yet rich with vocal harmonies, piano
This setting of the famous World War I-era poem by John McCrae is remarkable in its simplicity and emotional impact. An excellent choice for any concert occasion, including Memorial Day and veteran's
The poetry of Eugene Field is captured beautifully in this original work. The words of the lullaby speak both to a child falling asleep and to a child who "does not hear his mother's song." The lilting
Fluid vocal lines and a sensitive text shine in this powerful, heartfelt recollection of a lost loved one. Perfectly capturing the essence of love that lives forever, it is at the same time both touching
Greg Gilpin's skillful writing and sensitive interpretation create an expressive piece that brings understanding to the poignant text by the 18th-century poet Ambrose Philips. Stunning in its simplicity,
This gorgeous work, dedicated to the memory of Stephen Paulus, is a superb contribution to the repertoire for better a cappella choirs!
A poem by Christina Rossetti is the inspiration for this expressive piece for four-part voices and piano. "Where sunless rivers weep their waves into the deep, she sleeps a charmed sleep..." Appropriate for
This powerful and inspirational work sings of "hope" described through the phases of life, such as a newborn's cry, the laughter of children, the ashes of the fire of love that has died, the quiet comfort
This sincere setting of Lady John Scott's timeless poem is a joy to sing and a delight to hear. Delicate suspensions and expert choral writing underscore the meaningful text. "When I no more behold thee,
Remembering the 2013 Boston Marathon, this reverent tribute is an exceptional a cappella selection for concert groups. Throughout the brief ABA format, occasional dissonance resolves into lush choral
Through words and music, this simple, lovely original portrays the personal experience of losing a loved one and ends with the hope of future love and happiness. Set in a gentle, expressive folk-like style,
This work employs Canadian poet Marjorie Pickthall's An Epitaph, providing a poignant setting for use in memorial services or in concerts with themes of remembrance.
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