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
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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
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
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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 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
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
"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
"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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
"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
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