This lovely anthem is beautifully crafted for SATB voices, oboe and piano. Trotta skillfully sets this meaningful text with tight harmonies and lyrical beauty while keeping the piece accessible throughout.
Dayenu, a Hebrew song that is traditionally part of Passover, roughly translates to "it would have been enough." Conceived in a modern a cappella setting with optional solos and tenor section
Trotta's fiery setting of Manrique's passionate, poignant Spanish poem is uniquely coupled with an exciting, undulating accompaniment. In addition to exploring multiple tonal colors, it allows for
The text of this lush tune emphasizes the universal message--finding the sacred in the present moment--that is appropriate not just during a particular season, but every day of the year. Gorgeous with or
A wonderful opportunity to show off your solo stops, this prelude and toccata features themes from the larger work Light Shines in the Darkness. It may be used either in conjunction with the larger work, in
The harmonic language of this setting of Amazing Grace portrays a feeling of mystery and awe. Completely original music is matched with this most familiar text to create an experience that feels
A wonderful introduction to the fugue, this work for choir may be performed with the keyboard reduction or a cappella.
"The gift, the wonder of it all, is the presence hidden deep within, and the joy, yet somehow even more... the secret that conceals diviner things." Giovanni Giocondo's 15th century text is the inspiration
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This beautiful a cappella motet is extracted from Mr. Trotta's major work Seven Last Words. It is lush in its harmonies and suitable for both church and school use. Choirs will enjoy singing this
Gorgeous a cappella cluster harmonies surround the soprano melody line, while the text from Rabindrnath Tagore and John Donne reflects on the promise of the consolation of the afterlife. A moving selection
Michael Trotta has adapted a 19th century hymn text to create a powerful plea for hope in times of loss or uncertainty. Occasionally referencing Sibelius's Be Still My Soul, it is scored for SATB a
Following his successful settings of Kyrie and Gloria for treble voices, Dr. Trotta delivers a third movement from the Missa Brevis with Agnus Dei. Each setting has been
Repeated rhythmic choral parts create the underlying pulse and sense of the movement of time in this a cappella work. Lyric melodies are interspersed with cluster chord cadences and moments of release to
This work is perfect for an emerging choir looking for something with a positive message and multiple opportunities to develop musical skills within appropriate ranges. This arrangement has close harmonies,
A haunting and contemporary a cappella arrangement of a wonderful old English carol. The subtle dissonance and tonal shifts make this a memorable and meaningful setting. Great for use within a liturgical
Here is a gentle a cappella setting of the traditional prayer to Mary. The texture is chordal throughout, with occasional sharp dissonances to add a shimmering effect. For directors with a capable soprano
One of the most beloved passages of scripture, "Be still and know that I am God" is given a sensitive new melody in this accessible anthem. The gentle dialogue between voices and piano
This work is an energetic reimagining of timeless text and tune from the 12th-century poet, composer, and philosopher Hildegard of Bingen. The marriage of the Caritas Abunda chant with a text taken
Incorporating the chant melody from the Introit of the Requiem in the Liber Usualis with a unique juxtaposition of that requiem text and the modern E.E. Cummings poem i carry your
"You will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life." A simple anthem featuring a mix of unison melody and straightforward homophonic singing with piano or organ accompaniment. Movement 4
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