Commissioned by Janet Galvan for the Ithaca College Composition Competition and Festival, Trumbore has set the contemporary poem "Earth Day" by Annie Finch. This poem is a celebration of all that the planet
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There is a fierce passion behind Poe’s famous Annabel Lee, and this passion is captured in the speed and delivery of the text within the music. This a cappella arrangement is tonal and rich
Winner of the prestigious 2018 Brehm Prize in Choral Composition at the University of Michigan, here is a Walt Whitman text that seems to float in the air like the stars the text refers to. Subtle
Bega, the least of bells, murmurs its prayer "God around me, God above me, God to guard me, God to love me." Commissioned by Ithaca College for their annual composition competition, this piece requires an
This is a simple and repetitive composition. The use of repetition is deliberate as we examine our patterns of behavior through Megan Levad's poetry. If you are looking for a piece that explores the human
Commissioned by the professional choir EXIGENCE and using the famous Maya Angelou text The Caged Bird, here is a concert setting that explores various tonalities and will challenge even the
The poetry, in the form of a chant, traces the journey of a droplet of rain and supposes that we might join on that journey. The music uses "hocketing," where one voice fills in the rests left by another
Dense harmonies, flowing piano and colorful word painting combine with this Yeat's poem tp create a centerpiece for any concert. Passionate and emotional choral writing demands the same from the
Capturing the wonder, joy and optimism of winter with words and music of possibility and the energy of life in motion. Unlike many of Sara Teasdale's poems which struggle with depression, here she
The poetry of Megan Levad and the music of Kristin Kuster fit together like a hand in a glove; like a single, coordinated voice from two thoughtful and creative women. Three movements under one
Capturing the importance of the Greenfield poem and the dramatic story of Harriet Tubman's life, Rollo Dilworth has crafted this powerful spiritual setting. Tubman was a conductor of the Underground
Drawing on the musical themes from the American folk song Boneparte's Retreat, this arrangement is upbeat and rhythmic. A fiddle melody is incorporated into the one-piano four-hands accompaniment
The Walt Whitman poem Song of Myself conveys both a sense of confidence and a spirit of adventure and is powerfully set in this treble voice arrangement. The text affirms our uniqueness as
This beautiful poem of love begins with seven words from Shakespeare's Twelfth Night and then moves to Colonel Heveningham's original words. As the colorful imagery of the text unfolds, the music
This classic but little-known Stephen Foster melody has been arranged in a way that takes full advantage of the drama and humor in the Cooper lyrics. Your men will love hamming it up, bringing these lyrics
Here is a century's old text describing a scene relevant to its period and just as relevant today. The aggressive piano accompaniment combined with an adaptive percussion, which can be executed with the
Grounded in the ideas, symbols, and threads of songs that have been born out of adversity, Dominick hints at South African freedom songs, 6/8 gospel anthems and other styles. Megan Levad's text speaks to
Robert Bode's text infuses this original song with a message of music advocacy and appreciation. The rhythmic piano accompaniment sets up a nice groove in the compound meter for the choral parts to stretch
This composition, written for a classmate who was killed in a car accident, uses Kipling's text written over the loss of his son in war. Kipling's words reflect on loss yet offer hope. The imagery of the
Inspired by the scene of a place on a island, here is a tone poem that paints a vivid picture of the bay and the hour and the emotions that surround it all. With free tonalities and waves and water in the
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