This setting of Hildegard von Bingen's Ave Generosa text uses a hauntingly joyful tonality, paying homage to the mysterious story of Mary. A beautiful middle section is surrounded by contrasting
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
A nice edition of a lesser-known work of the 16th century. Haec Est Dies is written for two SATB cboirs, but the vocal writing is accessible enough for younger high school choirs who are ready for
Movement 6 from "Beatitudes" that uses text from Matthew 5:8, "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God." Filled with lush harmonies and clever writing, there is a sense of peace that develops
Movement 2 from "Beatitudes" that uses text from Matthew 5:4, "Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted." Beautiful and flowing, the music perfectly reflects the text to evoke a musically
Movement three from Hyo-won Woo's "Gloria," Cum Sancto Spiritu combines western musical concepts with the traditional Korean musical scale and rhythmic patterns. An incredibly dynamic setting of
This is the seventh piece from the major work "Revelation" by English composer Patrick Hawes. The use of SATB double choir provides exciting antiphonal effects, providing the listener with a variety of
An extremely joyful and uplifting setting of this well-loved Christmas text. Gjeilo has crafted a beautiful melody that seems as if it was always meant to exist with these lyrics. Vocally accessible, this
This thrilling work for women's chorus from Michael Engelhardt offers something totally unique for your program. A mix of sustained vocal lines and articulated passages along with both contrapuntal and
A dynamic and bombastic setting of this well-loved text. The piano accompaniment is vibrant and supportive and the vocal writing is straightforward and exciting, making this a great selection for honor
Movement 4 from "Revelation," Worthy Is the Lamb is a stunning reflection on this beautiful and well-known text. A great selection for concert or church choirs.
Blake Wilson's Ave Maris Stella focuses on the idea of Mary as a source of strength and power. Melodically rich with earthy harmonies and diverse texture, this is a very impressive setting of the
Set entirely in Hebrew (IPA pronunciation guide available), Dirshu Adonai is a sensitively composed meditation with beautiful layered harmonies that build to rich harmonic clusters. The echoing
Mozart's Requiem in D Minor is one of the most well-loved choral-orchestral works from the entire Classical canon. From the Requiem comes the Lacrimosa, originally scored for choir and orchestra.
Here's an exciting work for men's chorus that will make a great concert opener! Mostly in 7/8 meter, it will give a nice but achievable challenge to your men's chorus. A good selection for honor choirs and
Written in memory of a young girl who lost her life to cancer, Thy Little Ones is a lovely tribute to all who find themselves in the midst of trouble. The PROSPECT hymn tune is celebrated with
Light and celebratory, this joyous anthem for double a cappella choir uses rhythmic, ostinato-like vocal lines to support the melodic theme. A sustained middle section provides contrast, capturing the
Based on a Gregorian chant by the same name, this a cappella work explores the ideas of human joy and angelic singing. Beginning softly, the composer builds texture and sound, moving toward the final climax
Izar Ederrak is the story, in the Basque language, of a beautiful shining star surrounded by eight angels, one of whom is "lovesick" for the star. The story comes to life for a cappella voices
Here is a stunning, thoughtful setting of The Lord's Prayer in Afrikaans, which is one of the official languages spoken in South Africa. The composer captures the mystery of the text as contrasts
This vigorous work based on Psalm 98 employs alternating 3/4 and 6/8 meter with excellent effect. It's short and sweet, with lots of excitement to make it a good opener.
Commissioned by the St. Olaf Festival in Trondheim, Norway, Even When He Is Silent masterfully expresses the sentiment of the text - hope in times of despair. Beautifully melodic, with rich
This a cappella setting of the traditional Latin text uses sustained passages and a homophonic texture to create an excellent performance piece that is also good for teaching tone and blend. A nice, fresh
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