Sara Teasdale's poem contrasts the familiar stories of shepherds and magi with the priorities of a sleepy newborn. The poet gathers pilgrims from the north, south, east, and heaven above; they converge on
This is a new setting of a rolicking English pub song lyric. It is a celebration of the cameraderie of men singing and drinking together: "If you have a song, sir, as we go along, sir, you're next to sing,
A humorous musical PSA about concert etiquette written in the style of a Gilbert and Sullivan patter song. Fun to sing, and your audience will appreciate the reminder to silence their cell phones and pagers
A clever a cappella medley of three jigs with a rich historical heritage: The Swallow's Tail; Morrison's Jig and The Irish Washerwoman. The fiddle part is split between the two upper
A setting of a Civil Rights-era standard with driving piano and simple, direct vocal arrangement with lots of unison singing. Accessible for choirs of any level and any age and a great cross-curricular
A gentle, lilting setting of a traditional Navajo prayer with an optional Navajo flute introduction. An excellent concert closer or quiet encore.
Set to a text by the English composer William Byrd, this piece is a comically earnest list of the many health and social benefits of learning to sing. The conclusion: "Since singing is so good a thing,I
A 19th-century spiritual re-consecrated by Pete Seeger and The Weavers as the best known anthem for the American Civil Rights movement of the 1960s. Arranged to be sung on the march, this version begins
This wildly popular arrangement is a favorite with choral festivals all over the country. Beginning in the style of a bluegrass trio, the piece opens into a four-part gospel celebration of the power of song
Here is a vigorous spiritual from the Georgia Sea Islands, traditionally sung on New Year's Eve but can be programmed at any time of year. In an a cappella setting for mixed choir and featured soloist(s),
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