The beloved poem by William Blake is here expressed with great sensitivity through music. The composer takes us to a dramatic climax in the penultimate phrase, and then concludes with a tender ending, "God
"There's a song in the air!" The famous text by Josiah Gilbert Holland is treated with great sensitivity in this superb composition. Lush harmonies and soaring melodies make this an elegant addition to the
This gorgeous work, dedicated to the memory of Stephen Paulus, is a superb contribution to the repertoire for better a cappella choirs!
"In every heart there is a place that shows us who we are." The opening phrase presents the challenge that unfolds in this significant song: bringing our inner voice to expression. Bound to be the highlight
A typical greeting in the Zulu culture, this arrangement is written with the call-and-response technique so strongly associated with traditional South African music. The soloists can be male or female and
What a terrific festival piece for a cappella voices with drum! It's the traditional South African song, with lyrics (in Xhosa language) based on Psalm 23. In this authentic-sounding setting, the optional
This gently rocking lullaby incorporates a charmingly beautiful melodic and harmonic idea with original text for two verses, then brings in the traditional text of Silent Night for verse three
This energetic setting of a favorite is given a unique and energetic treatment by the arranger. Powerful, engaging and inspiring. The use of djembe helps to flavor the piece and support its rhythmic energy.
Kenyan composer Teddy Kalanda Harrison and his group Them Mushrooms received world-wide recognition with their platinum-certified recording of his piece. With a fun percussion accompaniment, Jacob Narverud
This traditional South African song celebrates life and the paradise that is to come. An upbeat a cappella texture is punctuated with the rhythmic text and singable melody in a dynamic world music selection
Following in the footsteps of the all-time bestselling treble arrangement, this sensitive setting of the Sara Teasdale poem features a flowing piano accompaniment that supports the tender love song. Adding
This very accessible piece pairs a beautifully written vocal and piano score with the Langston Hughes poem that warns us to "Hold fast to dreams... for when dreams go, life is a barren field frozen with
Extracted from Kim Andre Arnesen's "Magnificat," this luscious setting opens with a hauntingly gorgeous soprano solo. Undulating choral rhythms and sublime a cappella moments make this a piece not to be
Arnesen's beautifully expressive piece is set to a poem by the famous hymn writer Isaac Watts. Featured on the 2013 St. Olaf Christmas concert broadcast from Norway, this hymn is perfect for Christmas or
Starting with a unison chant by a treble trio, this arrangement of an African piece gradually adds layers of sound, building to a dramatic ending. The celebratory text lauds the value of water in our world
"The Song we sing is meant to bring a moment of truth in soft weather, where care and worry lift away and we can breathe together...for we are home..." Robert Bode's text of togetherness is the perfect way
Beautiful, lush choral harmonies, soaring melodies, and a supportive piano accompaniment that offers constant motion and contrast to the choral parts set off an imaginative text that tells of the "celestial
This highly dramatic traditional African song is a true musical gem, presented a cappella at a slower tempo. Arranged by two South African composers, the ethnic flavor is palpable as the upper voices carry
This piece is a traditional praise and worship song from the Zulu culture and is written in the isicathamiya style - a cappella singing with close harmonies - that originated among Zulu mine
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