Using the sonnet that was written by Emma Lazarus to raise money for the Statue of Liberty as the text, this composition with fairly free tonailty and close harmonies offers the mature ensemble an
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Using Carl Sandburg's poems Summer Stars; Stars, Songs, Faces and Stars as the text, this arrangement, set for younger voices, brings the poems to life. Mixing traditional harmonies, free
The text by Bliss Carman paints beautiful pictures of the seasons and expresses the joy of love in all, while the music provides a colorful accompaniment and flowing choral lines that paints the picture in
Vocalise by Rachmaninoff is famous for its beautiful, wandering melody over a luscious chamaeleon-like harmonic foundation. Like a river, it flows effortlessly through an evolving terrain and
"catch me in my youth e'er passing, leave not a single breath in want of mem'ries..." As the poem encourages us to live every moment fully, the musical setting reinforces this idea in both a pensive and
"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
"I live in a song without words or endings, fragments of memories, murmur of harmonies..." Based on a Spanish text by Bianca Chamusco, this macaronic piece brings together Spanish and English in a unique
A poem by Christina Rossetti is the inspiration for this expressive piece for four-part voices and piano. "Where sunless rivers weep their waves into the deep, she sleeps a charmed sleep..." Appropriate for
"Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul..." Emily Dickinson's famous poem is treated with tender care in this dramatic setting, which begins gently and builds to a soaring climax before
Have you ever awakened from a dream and wished you could return to it? This work begins with whispering noises before stating the Shakespeare text, and later brings some Chinese text into the mix, by
William Blake's famous poem The Tyger has been the inspiration for many pieces of choral music. This interpretation was the winner of the 2013 NDSU Edwin Fissinger Choral Composition Contest.
"Come with me, under my coat, and we will drink our fill..." This love poem by James Stephens is set to a beautiful melody by David Dickau, placed above his signature harmonies and tasteful dissonances, and
This creative a cappella original has a life-affirming quality that is universally appealing. Beginning quietly, the piece builds with the joyful Latin text "Exsultate, jubilate," accompanied by djembe,
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