"We sing out the truth against hunger and hate. We sing out for justice, before it's too late!" A socially responsive text from Charles Anthony Silvestri is given a dramatic setting for mixed or treble
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This beautiful work is dedicated to the memory of a young girl named Lily who departed from the earth much too soon. Excerpted from Arnesen's major work "Tuvayhun," this seventh movement, also called
With a moving text by Charles Anthony Silvestri, this innovative 80-minute major work is based on the Beatitudes, with a message of inclusion, trust, kindness, compassion, humanity, and mutual respect. With
"Peace, like war, must be waged - mindfully, deliberately, with arms ever ready and eyes wide open." Striking modern harmonies declare the importance of Charles Anthony Silvestri's profound text on the
From Arnesen's major work Tuvayhun, this sixth movement, also called The Blessed within the work, features an a cappella choral underscoring for prayers offered for the world in a variety
Norwegian composer Kim Andre Arnesen offers a lovely lyrical and accessible piece for Christmas. Arnesen is known as a gifted melody writer, and this composition is no exception to that accolade. Lovely,
Here is a well-known summer psalm in Sweden. A fresh take on this traditional melody will be a joy and a surprise to singers and listeners alike.
Poet Euan Tait's interpretation of love's challenging gaze as it searches the heart and looks within to find true beauty and love. Lush choral harmonies are accompanied by a flowing piano accompaniment that
A beautiful arrangement that will challenge your ensemble with its divisi texture, stretched rhythms, and shifting tonalites. The solo section which opens the piece offers vocalists a chance to shine.
Featured at the 2018 St. Olaf College Christmas Festival, this is a beautiful and lush setting of the Howard Thurman text. It reminds us that Christmas is a time of light over darkness. The message in the
Soaring musical phrases contrasted by delicate nuances are the hallmarks of this sophisticated piece, which is highly recommended for the advanced a cappella choir.
This exciting mixed-meter piece is excerpted from Kim Andre Arnesen's "Magnificat." The composer has the voices in unison, two parts and four parts throughout. This variety keeps the excitement going. While
This setting of the Magnificat was conceived by the composer as a prayer for the sick and the poor, and out of hope for those who struggle. This philosophy grows out of the fact that Mary herself was poor
This text is all about loving one another, a much needed sentiment in these turbulent times in which we live. The music is flowing with soaring voice leadings, modern harmonies, cascades, and chord clusters
Commissioned by the St. Olaf Festival in Trondheim, Norway, Even When He Is Silent masterfully expresses the sentiment of the text - hope in times of despair. Beautifully melodic, with rich
A nine movement work for strings, solo trumpet, 3 percussionists, child soprano, soprano and mezzo-soprano soloists. The main movements of the Requiem Mass are set in Latin. Two extra movements were added
This gorgeous five-movement work is scored for SATB divisi voices and harp. The text is by Euan Tate and paints a picture of waiting and wonder at the birth of the Christ Child. The movements
With a text centered around divine love, and the depths of that love, the music is characterized by slow-moving cluster chords, soaring voice leading, and first inversion chords that give a feeling of