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The Ships of Yule
The Ships of Yule The Ships of Yule
Donald Skirvin - Donald Skirvin

This setting of Bliss Carman's poem, "The Ships of Yule," is lively and rhythmic and contains elements of a traditional sea chantey. The music is tonal with lots of harmonic color and forays into related

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SATB 
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$2.00
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SAB 
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Two-Part 
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SSA 
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Cantabile for Oboe and Piano
Cantabile for Oboe and Piano Cantabile for Oboe and Piano
Donald M. Skirvin - Donald Skirvin

Lyric oboe part in first section followed by energetic 5/8 section. Piano plays rippling motif.... view details
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Oboe Solo with Piano 
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$2.50
The Giver of Stars
The Giver of Stars The Giver of Stars
Donald M. Skirvin - Donald Skirvin

Setting of Amy Lowell poem of the same name and scored for SATB and piano. Good secular piece for community or university choruses.... view details
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Sometimes, for Eternity
Sometimes, for Eternity Sometimes, for Eternity
Donald M. Skirvin - Donald Skirvin

This work is an ode to those whose lives were well-lived in music. Scored for solo violin and SATB chorus, the setting is direct and accessible, it employs rich harmonies and is constructed with careful

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Only the Heart will Hear
Only the Heart will Hear Only the Heart will Hear
Donald M. Skirvin - Donald Skirvin

This evocation of the winter season begins with a sprightly tune that seques into a richly harmonic middle section and returns to the up-tempo melodies that began the piece (a classic A-B-A structure). The... view details
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Dona eis requiem
Dona eis requiem Dona eis requiem
Donald M. Skirvin - Donald Skirvin

Settings of three sections of Latin requiem mass Pie Jesu Agnus Dei and Lux Aeterna for two-part men's (TB) choir and piano. Suitable for concert or service use. Modern setting but very accessible for singers... view details
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Dona eis requiem
Dona eis requiem Dona eis requiem
Donald M. Skirvin - Donald Skirvin

Settings of three sections of Latin requiem mass: Pie Jesu; Agnus Dei and Lux Aeterna for SATB and Piano. Suitable for concert or service use. Modern setting but very accessible for singers and audience or

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The Fleeting World
The Fleeting World The Fleeting World
Donald M. Skirvin - Donald Skirvin

Quiet meditative final movement of "Songs of Enlightenment" a three-movement work of Buddhist texts and Buddhist-themed poetry. Rich harmonies and striking poetic imagery make this a memorable concert piece.... view details
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Habanera Variations
Habanera Variations Habanera Variations
Donald Skirvin - Donald Skirvin

Variations based on the rhythmic pattern of a Habanera. Progresses from more traditional variations to a final rollicking modern variation in 5/8. Features key center and modal changes together with shifting... view details
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Clarinet Solo with Piano 
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Dona eis requiem
Dona eis requiem Dona eis requiem
Donald M. Skirvin - Donald Skirvin

Settings of three sections of Latin requiem mass: Pie Jesu, Agnus Dei, and Lux Aeterna for two-part treble choir and piano. Suitable for concert or service use. Modern setting but very accessible for

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Hymn to the Moon
Hymn to the Moon Hymn to the Moon
Donald M. Skirvin - Donald Skirvin

A rich and melodic setting of a text from the Greek poet Homer, as translated by Percy Bysshe Shelley. This six-part setting (SSATBB) contains many instances of divisi resulting in a lush choral "moonscape."... view details
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Through Love's Eyes
Through Love's Eyes Through Love's Eyes
Donald M. Skirvin - Donald Skirvin

Written by Donald Skirvin for baritone and piano, "Through Love's Eyes" sets William Shakespeare's varied commentary about love in four of his plays: A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Merchant of Venice,

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$4.95
Stars to Hold
Stars to Hold Stars to Hold
Donald M. Skirvin - Donald Skirvin

The five-movement work "...stars to hold" sets the poetry of the early 20th century American poet Sara Teasdale whose poems all refer to the stars above and use these celestial bodes to explore the human... view details
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SATB Singer's Edition 
MAMedium - Advanced
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Fear No More
Fear No More Fear No More
Donald M. Skirvin - Donald Skirvin

The text for this piece is taken from a threnody (a song sung in memory of the dead) whose first line is, "Fear no more the heat o' the sun," text that is taken from Shakespeare's play Cymbeline. The text lays... view details
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Sagittarius
Sagittarius Sagittarius
Donald M. Skirvin - Donald Skirvin

A bright and bold description of Sagittarius, with a Latin text by Marcus Manilius' work Astronomica. Like the sign itself, the music soars and reaches for the heights. Many instances of divisi help create a... view details
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Wisdom
Wisdom Wisdom
Donald M. Skirvin - Donald Skirvin

"Wisdom" movement VIII from "Stars forever while we sleep" explores Sara Teasdale's somewhat ironic observation that "What we have never had remains; It is the things we have that go." She makes this

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Ave Maris Stella
Ave Maris Stella Ave Maris Stella
Donald M. Skirvin - Donald Skirvin

Modern setting of the ancient hymn "Ave maris stella." Requires three excellent soloists for the trio version or a skilled women's chorus. Employs tonal centers as well as advanced harmonic structures. Ranges... view details
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Fontainebleau
Fontainebleau Fontainebleau
Donald M. Skirvin - Donald Skirvin

Movement V from "Stars forever while we sleep" explores Sara Teasdale's autumnal mood as she contemplates French palaces and the memory of "ladies lovely and immoral" who "glide down the gilded stairs." An... view details
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Clear Evening
Clear Evening Clear Evening
Donald M. Skirvin - Donald Skirvin

Movement II from "Stars forever while we sleep" explores the Sara Teasdale's autumnal mood as she gazes into a summer's eve filled with fireflies and the scents of apple, dewy pine and rose. The evocative... view details
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Arcturus in Autumn
Arcturus in Autumn Arcturus in Autumn
Donald M. Skirvin - Donald Skirvin

Movement VI from "Stars forever while we sleep" explores Sara Teasdale's autumnal mood as she examines the heavens and laments how the star Arcturus "bringer of spring" leaves the autumn skies so as not to... view details
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Curve of Gold
Curve of Gold Curve of Gold
Donald M. Skirvin - Donald Skirvin

Scored for Soprano, SATB (some divisi), and piano, "Curve of Gold" is a meditation on love's journey as we seek, find, and sometimes lose our way. The musical language is modern but tonal with rich chordal... view details
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MAMedium-Advanced
$3.80
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Instrumental Parts 
MAMedium-Advanced
$4.95
There Will Come Soft Rains
There Will Come Soft Rains There Will Come Soft Rains
Donald M. Skirvin - Donald Skirvin

"There will come soft rains" is from one of Teasdale's last collections of poems, "Flame and Shadow." In this collection, especially in section VIII (which contains five other anti-war poems) Teasdale

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Four Songs of the Seasons
Four Songs of the Seasons Four Songs of the Seasons
Donald M. Skirvin - Donald Skirvin

Each piece explores the sights and sounds of a particular season. Very suitable for concerts year-round where two seasons can be programmed in the winter concert (fall and winter) and then for the spring... view details
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Weathered Days
Weathered Days Weathered Days
Donald M. Skirvin - Donald Skirvin

The settings of these five haiku-like poems form a narrative in which the first three poems are tinged with melancholy as leaves are torn from branches memories languish and plum blossoms offer fragrance even... view details
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