"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
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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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,
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
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
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
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
This energetic original work for tenor-bass choirs is a testament that "Love conquers all, therefore let us surrender to love!" In Latin, with pronunciation guide and translation included, this festival
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
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
This beautiful setting of Silent Night employs the original text with new music scored for SATB a cappella voices with optional descant (solo or small group). The text is underlaid as background in
"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
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
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!
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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