A lovely piece for women's choir with oboe obbligato. The text is taken from Barter, the first in a set of Pulitzer Prize-winning poems from American poet Sara Teasdale. Despite the poet's history
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This is the sixth movement of For a Breath of Ectasy and is scored for SATB chorus, oboe, and string quartet or piano. Using a lush accompaniment and homophonic choral writing, the music
This first movement from For a Breath of Ecstasy has accessible choral parts and a very active accompaniment to open, representing the "my thoughts" part of the text. A contrasting middle section
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
With its lyric vocal lines and simple harmonies propelled by a driving yet whimsical piano accompaniment, this original work is a great choice for emerging choirs. The engaging text reminds us of the power
"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 inspirational text by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow is framed with a rhythmic ostinato in a crisp a cappella setting. The piece may be performed SSA with optional solo or SSAA with equally divided voices,
"A place where I am who I really want to be, and a place where you are more than you’ll ever know . . . Will you meet me there?" Straightforward rhythms, conservative ranges, and close
A heartfelt expression of thanks for guidance, this a cappella work speaks to seeking and finding a loving presence that is all around us. This text from Rabindranath Tagore is expressively set with
This final movement from For a Breath of Ecstasy begins rhythmically as the first movement did. In fact, the writing touches on moods and motives in many of the other six movements, although the
This second movement from For a Breath of Ecstasy is a cappella except for a short introduction and coda. The texture includes a soprano descant in the first and last sections. The middle 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
Conservative vocal lines combine with a spirited accompaniment to capture the energetic spirit of Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass, making this work an attractive piece for a wide variety of mixed or
Written for the Jacksonville Children's Chorus, this SSAA setting of a Sara Teasdale text begins in unison. This verse structure is followed by a refrain and a canon between the two voices on the text, "The
Now available for mixed, treble, or male choirs, this original work contains lyric, legato vocal lines which unfold to reveal a subtle interplay between voices, interwoven with piano and an optional
In this fourth movement from For a Breath of Ecstasy, the instrumental introduction leads to a completely a cappella setting of this Sara Teasdale text. This movement is slow, lyrical and hymn
After a calm start in this fourth movement from For a Breath of Ecstasy, a rhythmic motive begins in the bass clef of the accompaniment and intensifies as the singers enter with the first statement
Inspired by Psalm 133, composer Michael John Trotta has written a lovely a cappella piece that celebrates the unity of brotherhood among all people. This calm, sonorous work is the perfect choice for a
This strong and emotional work was born out the spirit of hope that evolves when a community comes together in the face of a tragedy. Swirling winds and a raging storm are expressed with text painting, and
This energetic original work is a testament that "Love conquers all, therefore let us surrender to love!" In Latin, with pronunciation guide and translation included, this festival work may be performed a
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