The timeless music of John Ness Beck surrounds a penetrating text that recognizes the power within each of us to be "a beacon for the world, a torch that will never die" as we reach out with comfort,
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Rollo Dilworth has combined this traditional freedom song - sung as an anthem of protest during the civil rights movement to spread the message of faith, determination and perseverance - with the words of
"A sweet, free thought inside my head as I lay down upon my bed, and I think of how the world could be." The text for this piece was written by a former student of the composer. This hopeful and optimistic
The Swahili text of this African-style original is a joyful celebration of peace, set for a cappella voices with shaker and drums (included in the score). Somewhat reminiscent of O Sifuni Mungu, it
Featuring the poem Everyone Sang by Siegfried Sassoon, written shortly after the end of World War I, Armistice 1918 is a celebratory work stemming from themes of victory and revolution.
Following on the heels of his wildly popular Sisi Ni Moja, Narverud returns with another show-stopping piece in a similar style. With influences from world music and an upbeat rhythmic style, this
Here is a little gem that has been recorded by a variety of artists, including The Weavers and Peter, Paul, and Mary. Based on a hymn tune by J.S. Bach, with words by Tom Glazer and Pete Seeger, it conveys
Selected quotes of Mother Teresa are woven together to create a stunning lyric of love and compassion. With melody and harmony weaving above a flowing piano accompaniment and optional violin, the new SATB
This is a song of hope - of building a bridge between the Israeli and Palestinian peoples. Their respective trees, Jaffa Orange in Israel and Olive on Arab lands, reach out their branches as hands across
The text of this work invites the listener to imagine a world without weapons of war where the human experience is defined through the lens of mercy and compassion. The music is peaceful and very
A bold, powerful song of unification in times of strife - with a text that compels us all to be citizens of the world, this work is perfect for performances at any time of year.
"Deep peace of a soft white dove to you; Deep peace of a quiet rain; Deep peace of the ebbing wave to you. Deep peace I send to you." This incredibly beautiful and heartrending setting of a precious text by
This poignant a cappella piece is a tender tribute to the many brave servicemen and women who have given their lives for the sake of peace and freedom.
The simple Latin prayer expanded with additional English lyrics unfolds naturally in a sweet and open way. This accessible work makes a wonderful benediction for a concert or service, and though written for
This piece is well suited for accomplished children's choirs. Particularly well suited for a theme that focuses on peace. Well-written, well crafted and a great addition to the repertoire.
This song of peace has all kinds of positives. With a subject of peace it can be: seasonal or not seasonal; secular or sacred; and it can complement any program where one of the themes are peace and
"Give us peace." These three words echo an ancient plea that is equally relevant in our present turbulent society that seeks respite from the barriers that divide us. As such, the Latin word omnia (meaning
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