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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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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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 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
"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 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,
"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
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 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
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
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
"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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