True to its name, this modern madrigal focuses on lively, compelling rhythms that imitate and celebrate the energy of youth, while gently underscoring its ephemeral nature. Fitting for an advanced choir
Benjamin Franklin's early American creed is set in a rhythmic a cappella setting with an underlying ostinato for the basses, chanting "I Believe" throughout the piece. Mixed meter, and while soaring
A gospel-influenced setting of two inspirational texts by W.E.B. Du Bois. In the hands of Carol Barnett, these poems come alive. Energetic and meaningful!
Can a cradle rock in 5/4? This one does, carrying the listener off to faraway harmonic regions and chromatic ideas before returning to a reassuring final cadence in A major.
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Young poets write about home in ways both immediate and profound: a place, the things in those places, beloved people and pets, the familiar sounds, smells, and tastes. This music is a kaleidoscope of
The music utilizes the text of St. Clare of Assisi, contemporary and follower of St. Francis. We hear the women joyfully calling young Clare to the contemplative life, the Franciscan men softly chanting the
Vachel Lindsay's poem is subtitled "A Poem Game," and this musical setting is a bit of a game as well - a game of skill as the text provides tongue-twisting turns for the singers. That and the interesting
This inspirational hymn setting was composed in memory of the arranger's father, who spent much of his life on or near tempestuous waters. This a cappella SATB divisi hymn is powerfully crafted and suitable
A classic hymn with a tender text from beloved hymn writer Fanny Crosby receives an expanded setting that is both accessible and interesting. A cappella, with some divisi, the piece migrates through several
A lovely arrangement of Slummersang (Cradle Song) by Gustaf Hagg, this piece set for mixed choir with piano provides harmonic interest while remaining accessible to choirs of many levels. The
With layered entrances by oboe, treble/children’s choir, and finally mixed voices, joy and welcome abound in this piece. A contemplative middle section provides a calming contrast to the unbridled joy