A meditation on the mystery and wonder of music, this Estonian tone poem is a little gem for a cappella choirs. With gorgeous harmonies that intensify the text, this will resonate deeply with your singers.
This innovative a cappella work by Anders Edenroth provides a poetic and philosophical perspective on the transparent matter so essential to the survival of every living creature. This composition goes
Lord Byron's famous poem is so appropriate for men's voices in this beautiful setting. Careful attention has been given to melody, while the piano and oboe give support and add ambience. "She walks in
Singable in either English or Spanish, this sweet original for treble voices describes the sleeping sea and what it would be like to hold something so large in our arms, and to rock it to sleep as if it
"My Sorrow, when she's here with me, thinks these dark days of autumn rain are beautiful as days can be..." Robert Frost's beautifully sorrowful poem is treated with loving care in this superb setting. Use
Featuring the poem Everyone Sang by Siegfried Sassoon, written shortly after the end of World War I, Armistice 1918 is a celebratory work stemming from themes of victory and revolution.
Chausson's classic French art song is stunning in this arrangement for women's voices. The unique text explores the characteristics of the Greek goddess Hebe. Performed with either piano or harp
"O to make the most jubilant song!" Walt Whitman's poem celebrating the joys of music forms the basis of this fantastic honor choir or festival selection. An excellent marriage of text and music! "A swift
"A summer night, and you, and paradise, so lovely and so full of grace, above your head, the universe has hung its lights, and I reach out my hand to touch your face..." Garrison Keillor's lovely words are
Melodically rich with soft dissonances that seem to depict the sunbeams gently shining over the horizon. The Whitman text is full of lovely imagery, and the entire work displays a perfect marriage of
The 2013 Raymond W. Brock Memorial Commission featuring timely and poignant text by Emily Dickinson. The poems express the extreme complexity of Beauty, even in the most simple of occurrences. A clear and
Gaur Akelarre tells the story of a coven of witches and warlocks preparing for the night through energetic rhythms, interesting melodic leaps and harmonic passages. Sung entirely in Basque (IPA
Richly melodic and flowing, O Notte brings the poetry of Michelangelo and Friedrich Ruckert to life. "O night, o sweet though somber span of time." The text makes this a good choice for a concert
This setting captures the mixture of despair, tenderness, and nostalgia found in one of Sara Teasdale’s darker poems. The Wayfarer speaks of love as a "sad, unwelcome guest," a sentiment that
"A Child's Garden of Verses" is a lovely set of songs with texts by Robert Louis Stevenson. Where Go the Boats? uses somber harmonies and a pensive melody to capture the sentiment of time passing.
Rich chords and interesting vocal lines fill this lush setting of Edgar Allan Poe's A Dream Within a Dream. The composer has captured the mystery and wonder of the poem through his harmonic and textural
A work for more advanced choirs, Be for Me the Earth incorporates the beautiful poetry of Sara Teasdale in this a cappella setting. Largely homophonic, this work allows your choir to explore tone,
A wonderful and different concert selection, Z. Randall Stroope has created an interesting soundscape to express this mysterious text by Homer. The use of held consonants ("s" and "n") evoke the mysterious
"A Child's Garden of Verses" is a lovely set of songs with texts by Robert Louis Stevenson. In The Swing, rising and falling melodic lines and airy accompaniment express the exhilaration found in
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