Commissioned by the professional choir EXIGENCE and using the famous Maya Angelou text The Caged Bird, here is a concert setting that explores various tonalities and will challenge even the
An interesting take on a section of text from the medieval Latin "Carmina Burana." This setting uses modal harmonies, a haunting melodic line, and transfixing percussion to express the mysterious nature of
This piece was written in response to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I have a Dream" speech. The text dialogues between two Langston Hughes poems, Harlem and Dreams. One poem summarizes the
This accompanied original, based on a poem by Sara Teasdale, will appeal to better choirs. "I am wild, I will sing to the trees, I will sing to the stars in the sky..."
This dark and emotional folk song tells an unexpected tale of a lost love. With substantial and singable vocal lines, this arrangement will become a favorite of your mature treble chorus.
From Philippine composer Nilo Alcala, Kaisa isa Niyan is based on a popular children's counting chant from Maguindanao in the southern Philippines. This challenging but playful work employs quick
Written in answer to a call for connection in troubled times, this song is about persistence, community, and moving ahead. "One foot in front of the other" is a metaphor for determination and forward
Written for Philip Brunelle and Vocal Essence, this beautiful and complex piece in Spanish asks in longing harmonies, "Where has love gone?" and comments, "Because it is inhumane to live without love and
From the Italian word tutti, meaning all or everyone, and the Hindustani (northern Indian) term tarana, a musical form that allows solo singers to display vocal agility, this original work
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