Dayenu, a Hebrew song that is traditionally part of Passover, roughly translates to "it would have been enough." Conceived in a modern a cappella setting with optional solos and tenor section
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.
Michael Trotta has adapted a 19th century hymn text to create a powerful plea for hope in times of loss or uncertainty. Occasionally referencing Sibelius's Be Still My Soul, it is scored for SATB a
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"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
Gorgeous a cappella cluster harmonies surround the soprano melody line, while the text from Rabindrnath Tagore and John Donne reflects on the promise of the consolation of the afterlife. A moving selection
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
Here is a gentle a cappella setting of the traditional prayer to Mary. The texture is chordal throughout, with occasional sharp dissonances to add a shimmering effect. For directors with a capable soprano
A gorgeous original setting of this beloved text, the flowing accompaniment perfectly compliments the legato vocal lines. This score includes two flexible versions of the keyboard accompaniment. A tender
"You will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life." A simple anthem featuring a mix of unison melody and straightforward homophonic singing with piano or organ accompaniment. Movement 4
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
Repeated rhythmic choral parts create the underlying pulse and sense of the movement of time in this a cappella work. Lyric melodies are interspersed with cluster chord cadences and moments of release to
A haunting and contemporary a cappella arrangement of a wonderful old English carol. The subtle dissonance and tonal shifts make this a memorable and meaningful setting. Great for use within a liturgical
"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 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 beautiful setting of Silent Night employs the original text with new music scored for SATB a cappella voices and optional descant. Color reigns supreme as the text is almost treated in a
"The grass has dried up and the flower has fallen... but you last forever. Therefore, I seek a faith that sets it right." The poignant text from Vachel Lindsey sets up the idea of relying on faith amid the
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
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,
One of the most beloved passages of scripture, "Be still and know that I am God" is given a sensitive new melody in this accessible anthem. The gentle dialogue between voices and piano
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
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
"May the roads rise up to meet you, may the winds be always at your back... until we meet again." This is a lovely a cappella choral texture with straightforward rhythms and close harmonies. Whether chosen
A wonderful introduction to the fugue, this work for choir may be performed with the keyboard reduction or a cappella.
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