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
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The ancient Greek evening hymn text Phos hilaron is set for SATB divisi a cappella voices. Michael Trotta makes tasteful use of cluster chords, lending a modern sound to the largely homophonic
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
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
This new arrangement of the beloved American folk song Shenandoah is built on a rhythmic vocal ostinato which provides the backdrop and energy for the soaring vocal line, casting this familiar tune
"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
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
The Salve Regina, also known as the Hail Holy Queen, is a Marian hymn and one of four Marian antiphons sung at different seasons within the liturgical calendar of the Catholic Church. 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
This beautiful setting of Silent Night employs the original text with new music scored for SATB a cappella voices and optional descant. Color reigns supreme as the text is almost treated in a
A dynamic a cappella original with a festival feel! The opening chordal style introduces a jubilant motive in the upper voices that gives a solid foundation for the contrasting bass part. A contrasting
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
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
A simple a cappella setting of Fiona Macleod's traditional text that invokes the peace and stillness of nature. The choral parts move gently with extended cluster chord cadences and some simple divisi. This
A rhythmic ostinato on "Veni, veni" and optional percussion (triangle, tambourine and drum) infuse the traditional Advent carol with such unrelenting energy, the effect on the listener is mesmerizing!
The beloved Latin text is set in an elegantly simple four-part texture with conservative ranges. Straightforward rhythms and moments of release create a tapestry of sound that surrounds the solo chant line,
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
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
With a text by Louis de Montfort, this is a hymn of devotion and total surrender to a power greater than ourselves. The lush extended harmonies proceed from a pedal point and continue in straightforward
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