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
Long vocal lines and piano flourishes imitating the ch’in and gong, and far eastern flavors and colors evoke the vastness of Pearl S. Buck's beloved China.
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!
Echoing repetitions, supported by a shimmering vibraphone, create the frosty soundscape of Sara Teasdale's poem as the voices strive to make a single song "as lovely and full of light, as hushed and brief
Unusual sonorities and shifting modes capture the timelessness and simplicity of the everyday images in Patricia Kirkpatrick's poem about small town America.
The composer carefully and cleverly depicts the pairs of opposites and then musically resolves them into one perfect whole. Each resolution rises to a new level so that the final concept, eternity, bursts
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
"We clasp the hands of those who go before us, and the hands of those who come after us..." This unifying text by Wendell Berry preserves our sense of heritage and connection. Barnett's artistic setting for
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