Randall Johnson is a master at combining traditional and jazz styles. The Latin Benedictus text harkens to an ancient time, and, after a solemn start, the music suddenly breaks into a fast and festive roll,
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Based on the well-known bible text "Sing unto the Lord a new song" (Psalm 96:1-3), this upbeat composition with strong dynamics and flowing block chords alternating with fast-paced polyphony brings across
This text, adapted here from the book of Ruth, is a tribute to love. "Entreat me not to leave you, nor to turn back from following after you. For where you go, I will go." This incredible
The transcendent glory of the traditional Latin text is treated with great sensitivity and depth in this superb setting for capable sanctuary, concert or festival choirs! With sweeping vocal lines and
"I am thankful for the journey...I am hopeful for the future...since I lay my burdens down." While this choral work is indeed a gospel powerhouse, it maintains a restrained, easy gospel feel that
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
Written by Dan Forrest for the Cypress Wood High School Varsity Mixed Choir performance at the 2011 Texas Music Educators Association Convention.The full score available with the optional
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
What if Daft Punk and Pentatonix collaborated to remix an ancient Gregorian chant? That's what this sounds like. A radical modernization of the ancient Easter sequence involving elements of
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