This spiritual is full of joy, though it comes from a tumultous time. This arrangement uses rhythmic passages and complex harmonies at times to convey what it means to escape this life of toil. An excellent
This arrangement of the classic spiritual uses vocal jazz techniques and expanded harmonies to lift the text off of the paper, resulting in an unquestionably cool and fun setting. Performed and recorded by
This love song is written from the perspective of a parent to a child; it likens the love of a parent to the love of God. Beautiful jazz harmonies are used to underscore the lovely melody along with some
Winner of the 2017 California Choral Directors Association George Heussenstamm Choral Composition Contest at the Episcopal Conference Center Oakhurst (ECCO) Summer Conference, this setting of a popular
Pulitzer prizewinning composer Shulamit Ran provides a grand statement in praise of the pursuit of knowledge. Wisdom, understanding, and learning are highlighted as the means to justice, judgment, and
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We Are is a dynamic and vibrant setting of The human family, a powerful poem by American poet Maya Angelou. The poet's message that we are more alike than we are unalike is carried through
This exciting a cappella composition fuses musical styles that are influenced by South African, Hindu, and Eastern European traditions, including drones, call-and-response phrases, repeating compound
This upbeat a cappella piece is truly a celebration. Including vocal percussion throughout, the dynamic rhythms, contrasting sections, interplay between the vocal lines and the text "Therefore, let's enjoy
This work is an exploration of sounds with human voice. The text is taken from the terminology used for various Malay traditional dance movements. Inspired by an exotic Indonesian Malay scale, the music
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
Matthew Culloton has crafted a fresh, sensitive setting of The Holly and the Ivy for SATB divisi a cappella voices. The four stanzas flow gently through shifting tonal regions and nicely varied
"O Nata Lux" by Guy Forbes continues to be one of the most popular 8-part a cappella selections in the Pavane catalog. This new selection follows handsomely in that tradition. Wonderful for the
Selected for the Jonathan Talberg Series, this is a vivacious arrangement of the Spiritual, "Hold On." John Tebay's setting is a tremendous concert closer. Full of energy and originality, this
After racking up over a million views on YouTube, this unique a cappella stunner by Brigham Young University's Vocal Point and the All-American Boys Chorus is now available for SATB divisi choirs.
Close harmonies, free tonality, long flowing phrases, and a cappella singing are facets of this setting for the Sara Teasdale poem Barter. A challenging but musically rewarding work for an advanced
"Sorida" is a term of greeting in the Shona language of Zimbabwe, similar to "shalom" in Hebrew or "jambo" in Swahili. This massive original work features six percussion instruments, layered divisi vocal
Morena Faceira is based on two different folk songs from the state of Sao Paulo in southeastern Brazil. The first song simply describes a beautiful and charming brunette woman; in the second
This innovative a cappella work by Anders Edenroth provides a poetic and philosophical perspective on the transparent matter so essential to the survival of every living creature. This composition goes
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!
British composer Howard Goodall composed this setting of Psalm 23 as the title theme to the BBC television series "The Vicar of Dibley." An anthem of warmth and tranquil beauty, it features a brief
This charming a cappella setting of the familiar carol has a bright, rhythmic ostinato pattern that moves between the sections of the choir. The Christmas story is told from the perspective of shepherds
"Will there really be a 'Morning?' Is there such a thing as 'Day?' Could I see it from the mountains if I were as tall as they?" This gentle and poignant musical setting focuses on the hope inherent in
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