Professor Sharon Gratto has built a career providing historical context to multicultural and folk music. Pavane Publishing is proud to launch her new series with this classic tune attributed to Huddie
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This arrangement for SATB voices with piano captures the mystery and nuance of the bittersweet poem, Wake Me a Song, by American poet, Abram Joseph Ryan. Nuances, text painting, and rich harmonic
This powerful message is about mustering the courage to leap from one stage of life into the next. Melodic lines are juxtaposed with a lively piano accompaniment creating bold expressiveness and strong
This is simply too good not to consider for your choir. Omnia sol temperat, "the sun warms everything," comes from a verse of Latin found in "Carmina Burana." The composer's English text speaks to
This arrangement pairs Henry van Dyke's text with Beethoven's music from Symphony No. 9 to create a remarkable celebration of joy and praise. Arranged for a cappella voices, this accessible and exciting
This traditional spiritual carries in its essence the longing for peace and rest. The bittersweet spirit is front and center in this arrangement enhanced by sensitive part writing, an optional solo, and a
Here is a rousing setting for a cappella chorus on the tune Invitation from the shape note collection Southern Harmony of 1835. With an alternate text for the Christmas
Highly rhythmic in both accompaniment and voices with independent vocal lines, this work simply radiates energy with a message of hope and empowerment: "To the stars through difficulties, look upward, move
"Peace, like war, must be waged - mindfully, deliberately, with arms every ready and eyes wide open." Striking modern harmonies declare the importance of Charles Anthony Silvestri's profound text on
The beautiful words of Charles Anthony Silvestri describe how the simplest actions can have profound results. Delicate melodies unfold to rich a cappella harmonies, then soar to glorious heights - reminding
A lush, warm, and flowing setting of this sacred text in the way only Esenvalds can do it. Absolutely stunning.
With a lively folk music-influenced piano accompaniment, soaring vocal lines, and an uplifting hope-filled message, this piece overflows with exuberance and joy from start to finish. The text from Richard
"I am you are me...." This innovative original uses a clever text and pop-style music to create an environment of togetherness among members of the choir. Community - that's what it's all about. Each vocal
Similar in style to a Schubert lied, this Yiddish text and melody has European roots from Jewish communities scattered there. Lyrical melodies partner with a descriptive piano accompaniment to express the
African American poet Countee Cullen is the text source for this musical work which captures a flavor that respects the difficulties of the African American heritage. The title is used as a litany response
Composed as a tribute to the victims of the global refugee crisis, this piece utilizes modern a cappella harmonies, cluster chords and chant-like melodies to create a gorgeous setting of the Latin text from
Sung in Hebrew with a traditional Jewish tune, this musical arrangement is haunting and profound. The text, from the 13 Principles of Faith, is a statement of faith and hope. The violin part is not an
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
This contemporary Gospel-flavored anthem sends a message of peace and unity. Solos play an integral part in this work, starting in the middle of the piece and continuing to improvise until the end.
Exquisite a cappella writing with a classic Latin text, this work, the "place of sacred mystery," is rich with harmonic colors. A motet in a classic setting, this work is appropriate in both concert and
Trouble the Water combines three well-loved spirituals - Wade in the Water; I Wanna Die Easy and Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel? - to create an incredibly effective and dynamic
Leroy Anderson's winter standard has never sounded cooler! This sleigh ride swings in big-band style, offering bright (and sometimes tight) harmony paired with jazzy rhythms for a truly refreshing version
Here's a luscious a cappella setting of the central anthem from "Ragtime" that delivers the spirit and truth of an important message - a message especially relevant today. Opening oohs and aahs eventually
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