A single note descends and blossoms into luxurious harmony in this lovely a cappella choral. The text, taken from a poem by Lord Byron, celebrates the joy of solitude in nature.
A triumphant Mozart masterwork for today's choirs! This joyful opera finale opens and closes with a boisterous choral fanfare that features a brief, expressive vocal duet in the middle. The text is in
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
Alfred Lord Tennyson's comforting text is beautifully set as a lullaby for SSA voices. A wonderful piece for teaching balance and sensitive musical expression, this choral is a terrific choice for women's
A delicate piano introduction leads the listener to an elegant setting of Christina Rossetti's inquisitive poem. Well-conceived voice-leading makes the fully realized choral harmony beautifully singable,
The title of this piece, though it never actually appears in the lyrics, provides an overarching metaphor for the text. The ebb and flow of the piano accompaniment represents a turbulent sea, while the text
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 a surprising departure from what you'd expect when you read the title. An intriguing mix of old and new, Kirby Shaw's treatment of the Thomas Morley madrigal retains the original vocal parts in
Written in honor of their newborn child, this gorgeous original lullaby is beautifully rich and moving. "Slumber child, sleep and dream. Grow and believe in all you will be." It echoes the dreams that all
An imaginative text woven from the titles of twenty favorite children's books celebrates the role of literature in our lives. With a lilting, singable melody coupled with a lyrical piano accompaniment, this
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
Reimagined and beautifully harmonized, this arrangement of the traditional Welsh lullaby is sure to leave a lasting impression. The lovely choral lines provide opportunities to work on phrasing, breath
Enjoy this lighthearted Renaissance madrigal highlighting resonant treble sonorities, terraced dynamics, and accessible homophonic voice parts. Consider adding the optional piano accompaniment, optional
"Peace, peace, singing peace, singing peace to all this night." This simple text is set with a lovely melody built around the tonic triad and then carried into canon. This piece is a snap to learn but
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
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
"I can live my life on earth contented to the end, if but a few shall know my worth and proudly call me friend." Edgar Guest's poetry is paired with text from Shakespeare to create a warm, reflective text
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.
A poignant original English text combined with Latin phrases from the Requiem Mass lays the foundation for this tender song of remembrance. Deeply emotive musically, with exquisite lyricism, this piece was
"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
"How do I love thee? Let me count the ways..." This artistic setting of the classic Elizabeth Barrett Browning poem features a whimsical piano motif that flits around like a little bird amid the sweeping
"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
"There is power in our singing, like a mighty army strong. We stand together proudly, we are brothers in song." Carefully chosen vocal ranges and sensible part-writing ensure success for boys in any stage
Featuring a vivid poetic text, a light and airy lilt, and a supportive piano accompaniment, this lyrical beauty celebrates the newness of every day. Each voice part shares moments of melody and flowing
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