Six works were "transferred" from the famous symphonies into a cappella works. Latin text gives a mystic atmosphere. Human voices directly replace instrumental parts; therefore, the range of pitches and the
Chris Artley's a cappella setting of "Agnus Dei", features a slow, hauntingly beautiful melody, sung first by sopranos and then by baritones, accompanied by lush harmony infused with jazz chords, from the
This piece is one of the songs included in the Ko Matsushita's choral collection "Asia no kodomo uta" (Asian Children's Songs). There are various ways of singing "Arirang" and the composer endeavored to
The piece has been inspired by the Ave Maria of Giuseppe Verdi, who was among the first composers to adopt the Enigmatic scale, which was in turn coined by Adolfo Crescentini in 1888. This musical scale is
Hideki Chihara composed this piece imagining a scene of the temple festivals in the ancient times. A string, the sound of which was thought to have a miraculously spiritual power, was an object to which a
The poem describes the landscape of sea and mountains in the Kumamoto prefecture. Composer Kitagawa gave this song a gentle and warm harmony. Even though the piece should be considered as a song dedicated
This song was composed for the International KODOMO Choir Festival held during the World Symposium on Choral Music in Kyoto 2005. In 2006, the composer arranged this song into the mixed choir version for
The text is the English translation taken from the poem "Cracking Eggs" by Hajime Kijima. Composer Midori Takashima creates an invigorating feeling, just like the one when people are fully breathing fresh
The poems of the suite were written during the domestic warfare in Yugoslavia in 1991. They dramatically express the situation of that time. The church modes and organs, the intervals that seek for a
The songs are composed by cheerfully playing on words and describe the Japanese four seasons in two volumes: one as a cappella collection and another one with piano accompaniment.
This song was born as a result of the friendship between the composer Ko Matsushita and Reiko Ito who wrote the poem. "Here Now" was accepted very well and later offered to the "Sing for Japan", a campaign
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