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 lyrical setting blends the beloved tune and text with a captivating new tune sung by the descant. The result is a fresh look at an old favorite in the capable hands of Michael John Trotta. The added
Slow and delicate, this piece uses fine vocal writing to paint a picture of winter beauty. The rhythmic piano part creates forward motion under interesting interplay between vocal lines that paint each
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A lovely piece for women's choir with oboe obbligato. The text is taken from Barter, the first in a set of Pulitzer Prize-winning poems from American poet Sara Teasdale. Despite the poet's history
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 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 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
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
"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
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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
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 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 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
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
Conservative vocal lines combine with a spirited accompaniment to capture the energetic spirit of Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass, making this work an attractive piece for a wide variety of mixed or
Following his successful settings of Kyrie and Gloria for treble voices, Dr. Trotta delivers a third movement from the Missa Brevis with Agnus Dei. Each setting has been
Conceived as a dialogue between old and new and associated with the Christmas season, this work is suitable for year-round performance. The light and buoyant treatment of the familiar melody grows and
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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
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
The contrast between the cold of winter and the warm rays of light found in nature at this time of year make this ideal for emerging choirs looking for secular seasonal repertoire. Conservative vocal
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
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