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"I dream a world where man no other man will scorn, where love will bless the earth and peace its paths adorn..." The introspective and contemplative lyrics of the great African-American poet Langston
The haunting yet whimsical quality of this piece, almost folk-like in nature, is truly refreshing! The composer's lyrics center around a child who loves to sing during the day while playing, and at night
Commissioned for a premiere performance at the Texas Music Educators Association 2000 convention, Joseph Martin's Come to the Music is alive and electric with driving rhythm, memorable melodies,
"Electric fingers reaching, reaching, skipping, darting, fleeting, tapping on the clouds..." The vivid imagery and word painting in this creative original are further sparked by dynamic contrasts, rhythmic
The essence of this work, in a world of conflict and violence, is the need for a deep understanding that peace can come from all of us. After the opening phrase, "Look in the eyes of the children, feel the
This very cool original is a masterpiece of vocal layering, a "sound experience" for a cappella voices as bells. All voices sing together in the middle section before returning to vocalized bell effects.
This piece really conveys the excitement of a hurricane! Knee slaps, finger snaps and blowing sounds effectively imitate the rain and wind while the piano contributes just the right percussive effects to
Joyful and celebratory, this original choral is an excellent opening concert selection for young voices. Easy mixed meter, minor tonality and optional hand claps create the driving, rhythmic feel that
A basket on a grassy meadow sets the stage for a delightful musical journey through a child's imagination. Robert Louis Stevenson's famous text is set in a rollicking sea-chantey style, with both voice
How fun to sing about one of nature's most curious creatures! A whimsical text, bluesy overtones, quirky chromatics, and optional hand percussion paint a clear picture of the skillful lizard and his
A true charmer! The original text cleverly hovers along the pitches of the major scale, and a slower middle section, in the parallel minor key, provides a perfect opportunity to discover and discuss tempo
This special piece is a loving tribute to those who stand strong throughout life's seasons and storms. Superb two-part writing gives each voice part a chance to shine, while thoughtful dynamics and tempo
"In the name of music, I shall sing of breathtaking wonders and beautiful things..." You will not find a better music-themed piece for your choir! Superb in music and text, this offers an ideal opportunity
"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
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