The immortal Prayer of St. Francis has been sensitively set with rare beauty in this lovely a cappella work. The carefully crafted contrapuntal vocal movements of the satisfying melody and unique harmonies
A lively and rhythmic setting of this ancient text in Hebrew and English in strophic form. This piece features a soloist with choir, interesting harmonic ideas, wonderful melodic ideas, syncopations and
Tenebrae is a concert work, even though the sacred text focuses on the crucifixion. The ancient liturgy is presented with beauty and emotion. Originally written for advanced male choir now
A new refreshing setting of such a well-loved hymn, this "Amazing Grace" was originally written for The King's Singers and a women's choir. It is mesmerizing and also challenging. The setting lends
This beautiful a cappella setting of the Agnus Dei Latin text is engaging and compelling. The use of divisi, chord clusters and various harmonic textures creates some gorgeous harmonic moments. Mixed meters
Written in honor of composer Javier Busto, this a cappella work attempts to capture in sound the warmth and blessing of a deep friendship. Typical of Elberdin's chordal Spanish compositional style, this
Blake Wilson's Ave Maris Stella focuses on the idea of Mary as a source of strength and power. Melodically rich with earthy harmonies and diverse texture, this is a very impressive setting of the
The word "alleluia" receives elegant treatment in this beautiful a capella piece. The bass anchors the music while each of the three upper voices have their turn with melodies. A lovely middle section with
Beginning with two main thematic ideas that are developed throughout the work - a gentle, lilting two-note motive and a lyrical four-note theme that travels throughout the voices - this seven-minute piece
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For female choir (SSMezAA). First printing. A collaboration between the composer and Swedish poet Einar Askestad. Commissioned by the Uppsala female choir La Cappella. Premiered on September 29, 2016.
Composer Carolyn Pirtle says "Psalm 150 represents the culmination of the entire book of Psalms. Its exhortation to the entirety of creation to praise God is reflected in this setting through the
"Make my heart a place where angels sing... and teach that heart to swell with heavenly melody, their own untired employ." Replete with modern harmonies, melismatic passages and shifting harmonies,
The original tune and lyrics for this piece are by William Billings and have been adapted for mixed chorus, optional percussion and piano by Gwyneth Walker. The mournful spirit of early Americana in the
This beautiful a cappella motet is extracted from Mr. Trotta's major work Seven Last Words. It is lush in its harmonies and suitable for both church and school use. Choirs will enjoy singing this
With a text by Louis de Montfort, this is a hymn of devotion and total surrender to a power greater than ourselves. The lush extended harmonies proceed from a pedal point and continue in straightforward
Better a cappella choirs will enjoy this contemporary motet on the classic Latin text. Rich harmonic colors and expressive dynamics pay fitting tribute to the "sacred mystery." English translation is
Light and celebratory, this joyous anthem for double a cappella choir uses rhythmic, ostinato-like vocal lines to support the melodic theme. A sustained middle section provides contrast, capturing the
Here is a stunning, thoughtful setting of The Lord's Prayer in Afrikaans, which is one of the official languages spoken in South Africa. The composer captures the mystery of the text as contrasts
Based on a Gregorian chant by the same name, this a cappella work explores the ideas of human joy and angelic singing. Beginning softly, the composer builds texture and sound, moving toward the final climax
This exciting mixed-meter piece is excerpted from Kim Andre Arnesen's "Magnificat." The composer has the voices in unison, two parts and four parts throughout. This variety keeps the excitement going. While
Extracted from Kim Andre Arnesen's "Magnificat," this luscious setting opens with a hauntingly gorgeous soprano solo. Undulating choral rhythms and sublime a cappella moments make this a piece not to be
The beloved poem by William Blake is here expressed with great sensitivity through music. The composer takes us to a dramatic climax in the penultimate phrase, and then concludes with a tender ending, "God
A rhythmic ostinato on "la la la la la" is a compelling element of this jazz-influenced original on the traditional Latin text. Appropriate for better high school and university choirs, it will produce a
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