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
Beautiful melodies are shared between the voices, and a dramatic piano accompaniment highlights the musical texture and brings unity to the composition. "When music sounds, gone is the earth I know, and all
"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
Saint Teresa of Avila's text ("Let nothing disturb you...") provided ample inspiration for the ever-creative Joan Szymko's sensitive setting. The cello is guitar-like in its accompaniment. A most colorful
This gorgeous work, dedicated to the memory of Stephen Paulus, is a superb contribution to the repertoire for better a cappella choirs!
"Little widow of my single star, I find you... after a thousand years are gone, you'll see me, o my night love!" Frederico Lorca's poignant text receives a dramatic a cappella treatment from Eric Whitacre.
"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
"Sing to me! Something of sunlight and bloom..." An uplifting text by Ella Wheeler Wilcox is set to charming music in this wonderful piece with melodic interest in all parts and conservative ranges.
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
The composer catches the mood of the train theme of the piece in a most artistic fashion.
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
This elegant piece is blessed with beautiful melodies that all vocal parts have turns at singing. Pretty and accessible, this piece accurately reflects its engaging text. The piano part is flowing and, at
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