A wonderful setting of portions of the Beatitudes, with an 8-part choir in English alternating with a solo quintet in Latin. Assisted only by percussion, the spirited beginning and ending are bookends for a
The spontaneity and charm of Mozart are evident in this brief choral work. While contrasting sections allow considerable space for musical interpretations, the entire work provides countless teaching
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Here is a newly-created traditional song that pairs an old hymn text with an original melody. The banjo-like piano accompaniment gives the music motion and excitement and the result is a truly rousing
American Triptych presents aspects of spiritual experience as expressed by three North American poets: Americans E. E. Cummings and W. S. Merwin, and Canadian Bliss Carman. The third movement, Mariner's
American Triptych presents aspects of spiritual experience as expressed by three North American poets: Americans E. E. Cummings and W. S. Merwin, and Canadian Bliss Carman. The first movement, i thank
The beloved hymn Be Thou My Vision has long been part of our rich musical heritage of hymnody. The text is by St. Dallan Forgaill (6th Century Irish), and the tune is Slane (Traditional Irish),
Written in honor of composer Javier Busto, this a cappella work attempts to capture in sound the warmth and blessing of a deep friendship. Typical of Elberdin's chordal Spanish compositional style, this
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
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
The transcendent glory of the traditional Latin text is treated with great sensitivity and depth in this superb setting for capable sanctuary, concert or festival choirs! With sweeping vocal lines and
"Watch, O Lord, with those who wake, or watch or weep tonight, and give your angels charge over those who sleep..." Based on a text by St. Augustine, this innovative work features improvised piano and tenor
This text, adapted here from the book of Ruth, is a tribute to love. "Entreat me not to leave you, nor to turn back from following after you. For where you go, I will go." This incredible
This exciting interpretation of Charles Anthony Silvestri's famous text explores emotion, and is truly impressive in performance. The careful time in the choir room will yeild stunning results in
This powerful and inspirational piece with a dynamic piano accompaniment was composed for a performance at the 2011 Texas Music Educators Association Convention. This exuberant work will challenge your
"The latest sun is sinking fast, my race is almost run..." The beloved American folk hymn from Kirchner's Heavenly Home collection comes to life anew, with soaring descants, countermelodies, and rich
"I am thankful for the journey...I am hopeful for the future...since I lay my burdens down." While this choral work is indeed a gospel powerhouse, it maintains a restrained, easy gospel feel that
Upon reading Edward Esch's poem Light and Gold, composer Eric Whitacre was immediately struck by its genuine, elegant simplicity. He asked the celebrated American poet Charles Anthony Silvestri to
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