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
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
Dunbar's poem, Sympathy, speaks through poetic metaphor of the suffering of repression. It inspires us to lift up our voices and to speak out in sympathy. Author Maya Angelou used the line, "I know why the
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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
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
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
If there was ever a piece that describes a text in song, this is it. Sara Teasdale's descriptive words about the clouds become sound in this exquisite composition. Accompanied by piano and celesta, a
Using "Ode" by Arthur O'Shaughnessy, Kevin Memley has composed a piece that celebrates music in dramatic fashion. Beginning eloquently as a concert piece, it evolves into epic proportions that could
"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
Through an innovative combination of rap, patter singing, character-driven musical themes, and a supporting chorus, we are introduced to three outstanding women from the Revolutionary War era. This
This joyful American song speaks of how we will "all rise together" in the morning, reflecting on the idea of leaving the troubles of the world to embark on a better day. The hopeful text and cheerful
"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
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
This gorgeous work, dedicated to the memory of Stephen Paulus, is a superb contribution to the repertoire for better a cappella choirs!
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