Dvorak's famous Largo theme from his Symphony No. 9 "From the New World" is set to a beautiful, spiritual original text in this deeply moving piece. Simple, yet rich with vocal harmonies, piano
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Fluid vocal lines and a sensitive text shine in this powerful, heartfelt recollection of a lost loved one. Perfectly capturing the essence of love that lives forever, it is at the same time both touching
The poetry of Eugene Field is captured beautifully in this original work. The words of the lullaby speak both to a child falling asleep and to a child who "does not hear his mother's song." The lilting
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
This powerful and inspirational work sings of "hope" described through the phases of life, such as a newborn's cry, the laughter of children, the ashes of the fire of love that has died, the quiet comfort
This sincere setting of Lady John Scott's timeless poem is a joy to sing and a delight to hear. Delicate suspensions and expert choral writing underscore the meaningful text. "When I no more behold thee,
Remembering the 2013 Boston Marathon, this reverent tribute is an exceptional a cappella selection for concert groups. Throughout the brief ABA format, occasional dissonance resolves into lush choral
Through words and music, this simple, lovely original portrays the personal experience of losing a loved one and ends with the hope of future love and happiness. Set in a gentle, expressive folk-like style,
This work employs Canadian poet Marjorie Pickthall's An Epitaph, providing a poignant setting for use in memorial services or in concerts with themes of remembrance.
A classic text attributed to Mary, Queen of Scots forms the basis of this elegant setting which is full of contemplative harmonies and sensitively contoured melodic lines. Subtle changes in tempo and
The simple beauty of a sunrise, a summer breeze, or evening stars can evoke memories of a loved one. "Oh, Think of Me" was inspired by a poem by Frances Anne Kemble to honor the life of a young man who died
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
Award-winning Canadian composer Matthew Emery has crafted an eloquent choral reflection of the soul taking flight. Solid, fresh a cappella choral writing and a great text by Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore
This song of remembrance celebrates a profound relationship and mourns its end. While the piece is not difficult to sing, groups that fully express the mature text and master the musical lines will achieve
This piece uses a Walt Whitman text, his first poetic work following the death of President Abraham Lincoln, to portray in music Whitman's message of profound grief and challenge to resolve to carry on. A
This contemporary concert/festival piece is truly inspired, in music and text. "Away, where the sunlight is beaming through a deep, cloudless blue, and the treetops are gleaming with a fresh morning dew..."
Greg Gilpin's skillful writing and sensitive interpretation create an expressive piece that brings understanding to the poignant text by the 18th-century poet Ambrose Philips. Stunning in its simplicity,
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