Highly rhythmic in both accompaniment and voices with independent vocal lines, this work simply radiates energy with a message of hope and empowerment: "To the stars through difficulties, look upward, move
Although this is an original work, the words, which simulate a tribal language, give it a world-music feeling. In fact, the chant-like character of the piece almost makes you feel as though you are taking
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This work was inspired by the Radcliffe Ladies' Choir and their motto, "Friendship through singing." The lilting vocal lines are underpinned by a delicate piano part, and the opening performance direction
The text will be dear to the hearts of choral singers with its sentiments such as "no notes are as connected as the souls that sing them", and the final statement, "we are one." Musically strong and
The friction between professed ideals and painful reality that Langston Hughes captured in his poem Let America Be America Again is also the foundation of this piece. Emma Lazarus' words, which are
In this fast and energetic piece, Quartel sets her own text celebrating the joy of singing. The melody weaves in and out of the texture, supported by dynamic vocal accompaniment and rhythmically driven by
Loaded with excitement, this setting taken from Shakespeare’s famous "The Tempest" will have audiences both entertained
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
Inspired by the text of poet E. Pauline Johnson, Sarah Quartel has created an energetic and fun piece for SSAA a cappella voices. The melody is shared between first and second sopranos. Concert music with a
This work uses the text of the traditional Irish blessing but employs modern compositional techniques, with independent vocal lines, mixed meters, a challenging accompaniment, and dissonances throughout to
This lovely a cappella setting of the poem by Mary Elizabeth Coleridge features a lyrical soprano solo and beautifully harmonized choral parts. Several cued-note options are provided to make the arrangement
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
Jointly commissioned by a consortium of choruses to benefit the programs and services of Chorus America, this socially conscience work merges a Christina Rossetti text with words from choir students in
This work is an energetic reimagining of timeless text and tune from the 12th-century poet, composer, and philosopher Hildegard of Bingen. The marriage of the Caritas Abunda chant with a text taken
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
This a cappella work features two short pieces: In Winter and I Heard a Bird Sing. A challenging soprano solo appears halfway through the first selection, supported by the choir and a
The arranger draws on his long experience with Leonard Bernstein, to create this unique choral setting that weaves together some of Bernstein's most famous works including: Almighty Father
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