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,
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
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
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Each of the movements in this work chronicles Teasdale's search for solace amid life's many storms. The tapestry of different vocal forces set against the backdrop of oboe and strings reveals moments of
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
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
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 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
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 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!
A flowing accompaniment and lyrical vocal lines deliver this reassuring text, "God shall wipe away all of their tears and death shall be no more." The sixth movement from Light Shines in the
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
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,
The exciting rhythmic underpinning of the choir lays a energetic foundation for a enchanting melody that breathes life into a timeless text. The piece highlights the text "when all hate is turned to love,
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
A wonderful introduction to the fugue, this work for choir may be performed with the keyboard reduction or a cappella.
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
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 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
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
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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