A creative setting of Cuban Jose Marti's heartfelt poem in the original Spanish. The carefully crafted melody and choral parts offer countless opportunities to explore musical phrasing, tone building, and
The text of this lush tune emphasizes the universal message--finding the sacred in the present moment--that is appropriate not just during a particular season, but every day of the year. Gorgeous with or
This setting of Wendell Berry's The Wild Geese allows the singers and audience to reflect on the natural beauty of the earth, sky, and humanity through the flowing and expressive melodic ideas,
This original setting of this well-known poem by Sir Philip Sidney brings to life the pure joy that echoes throughout the tender and poignant text. Lush in nature, it is excellent for developing tone,
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 original composition combines the text from Rosy's Journey, a short story by American author Louisa May Alcott, with incessant pulsing rhythms that reflect an urgency in the accompaniment to
"Wake the song of joy and gladness, celebrate this festive day." With shifting moods from rhythmically driving to smooth and subtle, this joyful and celebratory piece is appropriate for any concert
This elegant melodic portrayal of Dunbar's haunting text is propelled forward by the undulating accompaniment and the interplay between the voices. Women's ensembles of all abilities will experience growth
This sensitive setting of Alfred Lord Tennyson's time-honored poem is a musical text painting, set to lush harmonic phrases and lyric melodies. The simple yet supportive accompaniment allows the vocals to
Amor Vincit Omnia - "love conquers all" - is a poignant, lush and lyrical adaptation of a text whose theme expresses endless hope in the power of love. Singers will delight in the well-constructed,
"Let peace, like welcome rain, flow freely down... Come soothe the summer's wounded soul and flood the burning fears we hold with truth and hope, and deeper understanding...." This text challenges us to
Bold, daring vocals exemplify the translation of the Latin text, "In the shade, therefore, we will fight." When coupled with the rhythmic, forceful piano accompaniment, male ensembles of all sizes will
E Pluribus Unum, "out of many, one," is the phrase on the Seal of the United States. Never codified by law, the phrase was considered a de facto motto of the United States until 1956. This strong
This piece was conceived as a call for peace and hope for a future in which love and peace unite us all. Sing, shout, and clap your hands!
Originally composed for SATB voices, this classic Vaughan Williams part song, based on a text by George Herbert, is now accessible to younger choirs in this SAB edition with optional piano accompaniment.
Stars is an original tone poem describing the ancient wonders of light that decorate our night sky. The stars are the guardians of the ages, looking down on all who dwell below, and lending their
Absolutely beautiful, this a cappella original was inspired by the colors and nostalgia of the Kansas prairie in autumn. Lonely, empty spaces in the fading landscape evoke conflicting feelings of
"...Sing on, sing on till I am filled with joy." Henry Heveningham's wonderful poem extols the art of music, and this musical setting really elevates the words to another level. The marvelous piano
This a cappella work, commissioned for the University of Houston, is based on a text by Edmund Waller (1606-1687).
Capture the beauty of a sunset, using various hues and word painting, in this lush setting for treble ensembles. Sunset offers a bounty of teaching opportunities to reinforce syllabic/word stress,
The writing of David Ashley White demonstrates a varied approach to texture, mood, and voicing. O Mistress Mine, part of his choral cycle, Mark the Music!, uses text from The Tempest and is
"The tide rises, the tide falls, the twilight darkens, the curlew calls..." The flowing 6/8 meter and lyrical melodic lines of this sensitive setting capture the mood of Longfellow's poem for developing
In this heartfelt setting of Charles Dickens' well-known poem, lyrical melodic lines contrast with lush harmonic refrains, all in easy, accessible ranges for developing voices. The piano accompaniment is
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