Sara Teasdale's poem contrasts the familiar stories of shepherds and magi with the priorities of a sleepy newborn. The poet gathers pilgrims from the north, south, east, and heaven above; they converge on
This ebullient setting, using the text from a Wendell Berry poem which reads like a psalm of praise, is strongly influenced by Appalachian folk music, even incorporating an original fiddle tune sung on
This setting of the Appalachian song reflects the change in text that appeared in the 2000 movie "O Brother, Where Art Thou?," where this tune was used for the baptism scene. Fun to sing, with great
This is a new setting of a rolicking English pub song lyric. It is a celebration of the cameraderie of men singing and drinking together: "If you have a song, sir, as we go along, sir, you're next to sing,
With words taken from the gravestone of the poet’s husband, this is a song of comfort for the grief-sticken. Lushly contrapuntal, the piece can be performed a cappella or with piano accompaniment.
A humorous musical PSA about concert etiquette written in the style of a Gilbert and Sullivan patter song. Fun to sing, and your audience will appreciate the reminder to silence their cell phones and pagers
A celebratory anthem in praise of creation, on an ancient Jewish mystical hymn with fragments from Genesis and Psalm 98. The colorful, rhythmic organ part portrays the breadth and fullness of created forms,
This arrangement of the American folk hymn is inspired by the shape note or Sacred Harp tradition, marked by the placing of the melody in the inner voice, the tendency toward open fifth sonorities, and an
An exciting new melody to a familiar carol lyric in an inspiring setting. The accompaniment, available for either handbell choir or 3 hands at the piano, evokes a valley full of village churches
The piece is a combination of two 19th-century spirituals, Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child and I Don't Feel Like I'se Anyways Tired, sparked by listening to the John and Ruby
A clever a cappella medley of three jigs with a rich historical heritage: The Swallow's Tail; Morrison's Jig and The Irish Washerwoman. The fiddle part is split between the two upper
A dazzling a cappella version of this favorite Christmas song as performed by the a cappella group Dare to Breathe. With plenty of jing-a-jings, clever moving parts and lots of fun, this will be a standout
A setting of a Civil Rights-era standard with driving piano and simple, direct vocal arrangement with lots of unison singing. Accessible for choirs of any level and any age and a great cross-curricular
A fun and witty collection of twelve original rounds to sing and share with friends and choristers of all singing abilities. Soulful, silly, meditative, boisterous, spooky, and poetic – use as
This lavishly expressive arrangement, full of rich harmonies and rubato phrasing, will be deeply satisfying for your advanced treble choirs. With soprano solo and a second alto part for an extended
A rich, sonorous arrangement of an American folk hymn. Originally written for quartet, it translates beautifully to full male choir.
A gentle, lilting setting of a traditional Navajo prayer with an optional Navajo flute introduction. An excellent concert closer or quiet encore.
The text for this piece comes from an autobiographical essay by Kent Meyers, who grew up on a farm in southern Minnesota. The piece is a meditation on the effects, both physical and psychological, of