A meaningful message about how singing brings us together. Accessible choral writing allows for quick learning, and the universal theme makes for an ideal combined choir feature. Perform with sign language
The final movement from the song cycle Like Dust I Rise brings Maya Angelou's most popular poem about triumph over adversity brilliantly to life in this vivid setting by Mark Hayes. The bright
This is the opening movement to the choral song cycle Like Dust I Rise. In 1993, Maya Angelou recited this poem at the inauguration of President Bill Clinton, making her the first African American
The third movement from the choral song cycle Like Dust I Rise. This contemporary gospel-style rouser denounces oppression and serves as a choral anthem for equal rights. A confident solo voice
"Oh, I will sing with the rising sun, at the dawn of the morning, I will sing. And I will sing when the day is done. When the stars are shining, I will sing." A text inspired by nature reveals beautiful
"Do you hear an echo out here? Do you hear an echo so clear?" Creative choral writing from Sally Albrecht that features pentatonic melodies sung in unison and canon, with ostinato accompaniment for Orff
The second movement from the choral song cycle Like Dust I Rise is a folk-like setting of Maya Angelou's empowering poem, which compares a bird's longing to be liberated with that of all people.
This contemporary spiritual boasts a rich history as a song of liberation and has been dubbed the unofficial "Black American National Anthem." This engaging arrangement opens with a powerful unison before
This charming original piece re-creates the conversation between a pair of birds as they observe children singing. The birds consider what the sounds are, why the sounds are made, and most importantly, "Is
This uplifting ballad offers a positive message of hope. Starting with one solo voice and building to full choral presentation with descant, this accessible piece shares the value of music and unity. "Sing
Edna St. Vincent Millay's vivid poetic imagery and emotional message come to life in this lovely, expressive piece. "I will be the gladdest thing under the sun! I will touch a hundred flowers and not pick
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"There will be rest, and sure stars shining over the rooftops crowned with snow, a reign of rest, serene forgetting, the music of stillness holy and low." This masterful setting of Sara Teasdale's
"We will set our course on a shining star, speed along to ports afar, be the best of who we are, for hope will light our way." This inspiring message and energizing music celebrates the power within to
The reflective, inspirational text of contemporary poet Robert W. Cadmus expressing thoughts of comfort and healing is beautifully framed with flowing vocal lines that lie withing comfortable ranges.
An absolutely charming setting for this classic text! The dramatic story comes to life in this modern setting for two-part voices. Melodies are memorable and easy to learn, and the available synthesizer
"What sweeter conversation can be heard than that of instruments and singing voice?" This inspired text tells of the enduring power of music to lift the spirit, to promise hope for the future, and to bring
"Lend your voice and rejoice as we celebrate in song that our journey in music shall soar on and on!" Celebrate the pure joy of song in this whimsical setting that affirms a positive message as the music
A memorable melody and clever interplay between voices make this original piece a ghastly grim and gloriously gleeful change-of-pace concert offering for Halloween or any time of year. Perform with piano or
"Deep peace of a soft white dove to you; Deep peace of a quiet rain; Deep peace of the ebbing wave to you. Deep peace I send to you." This incredibly beautiful and heartrending setting of a precious text by
With rich choral fabric supported by a brilliant piano part, this piece embodies the positive message of the power of song to uplift and comfort those who need it most. "For when I sing, ten thousand voices
"Sunlight streaming down, paints the colors earth still holds, and brings this ancient canvas to life." The breathtaking beauty of a sunrise over the Grand Canyon is portrayed in this astonishing musical
"I plant you a garden, an acre or more, that brightens and blesses what life holds in store..." These words of caring, comfort and encouragement join with gently flowing musical lines to create a lovely,
The Word becomes song in this scripture-based anthem for choirs seeking an expressive vehicle for worship. A melodically pleasing gesture with wide intervals opens simply before taking on a rich and
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