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Children of the Light
Children of the Light Children of the Light
John Newell - Abierto Music

A moving and inspirational concert work in nine movements that celebrates the light universal and the unity and dignity of all beings. About 30 minutes in duration, the work is scored for SATB chorus, soprano... view details
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Deep River
Deep River Deep River
Traditional / John Newell - Abierto Music

A moving arrangement of this great African-American spiritual. Very accessible for amateur choirs, but rich in harmonies and voice movements that more advanced choirs will quickly appreciate. Brief passages of... view details
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The Frog With Lichened Back
The Frog With Lichened Back The Frog With Lichened Back
John Newell - Abierto Music

This beautiful mediation on being at home, invisible, is one of the movements of the composer's larger work, A Timbered Choir, settings of poems by Wendell Berry. This piece can be performed as a solo

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God is Love
God is Love God is Love
John Newell - Abierto Music

With a text adapted from various Psalms, this anthem creates an atmosphere of reflection and consolation. It is perhaps most suitable for a worship service. The tenors get to shine in an approachable range

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I Go Among Trees
I Go Among Trees I Go Among Trees
John Newell - Abierto Music

This setting of Wendell Berry's inspiring poem is one of the movements of the composer's larger work, "A Timbered Choir." The homophonic texture creates what is essentially a dramatic recitation of the poem.... view details
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I Sing of a Maiden
I Sing of a Maiden I Sing of a Maiden
John Newell - Abierto Music

With its touching simplicity and subtle imagery this anonymous poem (ca. 1400) is regarded as one of the greatest lyric poems of the Middle English period. It is a beautiful and intimate description of the... view details
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Kyrie Eleison
Kyrie Eleison Kyrie Eleison
John Newell - Abierto Music

This very personal setting of the Kyrie is intended for use in concert rather than in a liturgical setting. Set in the traditional three-part form, the opening and closing sections feature flowing melodic... view details
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Light of Heaven
Light of Heaven Light of Heaven
John Newell - Abierto Music

Light of Heaven, set for SATB with soprano solo, is a movement from the composer's cantata, Children of the Light. The piano establishes the tone of this highly atmospheric work, which gives each voice part... view details
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Noel
Noel Noel
John Newell - Abierto Music

This very accessible SSATB setting of a poem by Elaine Haas is an intimate depiction of the mother and child at the manger; it evokes the peace, the joy and the mystery of the birth of Jesus. Practice files... view details
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O Gladsome Light
O Gladsome Light O Gladsome Light (Phos Hilaron)
John Newell - Abierto Music

A fresh new setting in English of this traditional Vespers hymn. A unison chant (optional) of the text precedes a brilliant chorale with rich harmonies, requiring frequent divisi. The composer's updated... view details
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O Sabbath Rest of Galilee
O Sabbath Rest of Galilee O Sabbath Rest of Galilee
John Newell - Abierto Music

A setting of two verses from John Greenleaf Whittier's great hymn Dear Lord and Father of Mankind, featuring a soprano descant. I dedicated it to my teacher, Mel Powell, who years before had introduced me to... view details
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On a Forest Path
On a Forest Path On a Forest Path
John Newell - Abierto Music

On a Forest Path is the final movement of the composer's larger work, "A Timbered Choir," settings of poems by Wendell Berry. It depicts various scenes that the poet encounters on his walks through the woods,... view details
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Our Father, Who Art in Heaven
Our Father, Who Art in Heaven Our Father, Who Art in Heaven
John Newell - Abierto Music

The setting of the Lord's Prayer is very expressive and quite accessible for amateur choirs. It was composed for an unaccompanied SATB choir and contains a few measures of simple divisi in the soprano part. A... view details
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The Peace of Wild Things
The Peace of Wild Things The Peace of Wild Things
John Newell - Abierto Music

This dramatic setting of Wendell Berry's great poem is one of the movements of the composer's larger work A Timbered Choir. An experienced ensemble will appreciate how the occasional divisi in each voice

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Pleasure It Is
Pleasure It Is Pleasure It Is
John Newell - Abierto Music

A sprightly new setting of William Cornysh's 16th century text celebrating spring. Accessible for amateur choirs, but rich in harmonies and voice movements that more advanced choirs will quickly appreciate.

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Seven Antiphons for Advent
Seven Antiphons for Advent Seven Antiphons for Advent
John Newell - Abierto Music

These simple unison settings of the Great O Antiphons are ideal for an Advent service. They use a new English translation from the original Latin texts, dating back to at least the 8th century. The texts were... view details
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Slowly, Slowly They Return
Slowly, Slowly They Return Slowly, Slowly They Return
John Newell - Abierto Music

This moving, almost mystical paean to the forest is one of the movements of the composer's larger work, A Timbered Choir, settings of poems by Wendell Berry. The vivid contrasts in dynamics and

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Swallows in Air
Swallows in Air Swallows in Air
John Newell - Abierto Music

This brief four-part setting of Wendell Berry's delicate and haunting poem is one of the movements of the composer's larger work, A Timbered Choir. It is to be performed with an ecstatic and tender

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The Wild Geese
The Wild Geese The Wild Geese
John Newell - Abierto Music

This setting of Wendell Berry's beloved and inspirational poem is one of the movements of the composer's larger work, A Timbered Choir. The choir sings softly in unison much of the time, accompanied by a

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A Timbered Choir
A Timbered Choir A Timbered Choir
John Newell - Abierto Music

These eight works for chorus are settings of poems by Wendell Berry: writer, farmer, environmental activist, cultural critic and one of the important voices of our time. The movements are: The Peace of Wild... view details
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Veni Creator Spiritus
Veni Creator Spiritus Veni Creator Spiritus
John Newell - Abierto Music

A dramatic choral setting of Veni Creator Spiritus (Come, Creator Spirit) is one of the great hymns of the Christian tradition. The original melody is thought to be much older. I have included a transcription... view details
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Wake Up Children
Wake Up Children Wake Up Children
John Newell - Abierto Music

Here is a joyful and optimistic original in a straightforward gospel style. It features lively rhythms throughout and solo descant for your strongest soprano.... view details
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Wexford Carol
Wexford Carol Wexford Carol
Traditional / John Newell - Abierto Music

Featuring an atmospheric piano part and soprano solo, this is a highly effective arrangement of a favorite carol. Very accessible for amateur choirs, but rich in harmonies and voice movements that more

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The Winter Wren Is Back
The Winter Wren Is Back The Winter Wren Is Back
John Newell - Abierto Music

This brief description of a little bird's activity on the forest floor is one of the movements of the composer's larger work, A Timbered Choir, settings of poems by Wendell Berry. The chorus is challenged to... view details
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