This beloved text from Elizabeth Frye, simply set for choir, features a lyric melody with organ or piano accompaniment and optional string quartet. This is the first movement from the larger work. A
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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
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
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 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
"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
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 lovely anthem is beautifully crafted for SATB voices, oboe and piano. Trotta skillfully sets this meaningful text with tight harmonies and lyrical beauty while keeping the piece accessible throughout.
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 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,
Elegant simplicity is the hallmark of this work that is sure to be a favorite in both worship and concert settings. This time-honored text from the Old Testament reflects on the wonder of discovering that
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
"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 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
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's time-honored text is paired with original music, repeated bell ostinati, and rhythmic fun in this up-beat, festive setting. Short, optionally a cappella sections are
Here is a lovely introduction to the ancient Latin text for developing choirs. The optional flute part adds much to the simple beauty of this endearing original. Lyrical phrases and Latin vowels present the
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
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