This tremendously fun arrangement of a South African greeting song exclaims, "Iyo hlonolofatsa, Ka lebitso la ntate," which translates as, "Bless everything in the name of the Father." Featuring a soloist,
Commissioned by the St. Olaf Festival in Trondheim, Norway, Even When He Is Silent masterfully expresses the sentiment of the text - hope in times of despair. Beautifully melodic, with rich
An extremely joyful and uplifting setting of this well-loved Christmas text. Gjeilo has crafted a beautiful melody that seems as if it was always meant to exist with these lyrics. Vocally accessible, this
Set to the Latin "Pulchra es amica mea" text from "Song of Solomon," this a cappella work is inspired by the beauty of the aurora borealis as seen by the composer in his native Norway.
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.
Upon reading Edward Esch's poem Light and Gold, composer Eric Whitacre was immediately struck by its genuine, elegant simplicity. He asked the celebrated American poet Charles Anthony Silvestri to
From Piae Cantiones, this setting of Gaudete! is in a progressive style, yet well suited to the medieval melody. Its energy is derived from the accented rhythms and dance-like percussive
This setting of Hildegard von Bingen's Ave Generosa text uses a hauntingly joyful tonality, paying homage to the mysterious story of Mary. A beautiful middle section is surrounded by contrasting
Movement 6 from "Beatitudes" that uses text from Matthew 5:8, "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God." Filled with lush harmonies and clever writing, there is a sense of peace that develops
The Wisdom of the Moon expresses how easy it is to be happy when things are difficult, but how we all need to learn how to persevere during difficult times. A sentiment of hope that is reflected in
An interesting take on a section of text from the Carmina Burana. This setting uses modal harmonies, a haunting melodic line, and transfixing percussion to express the mysterious nature of the text.
In this beautiful work by Estonian composer Paert Uusberg, a poem by Ernst Enno speaks of evening and of the images we associate with dusk. The tonalities, both familiar and other-worldly, will make this a
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