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
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
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
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