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
This simple song is a hymn of praise to the rich greenness of summer and how it turns our admiration to "a rapturous exultation in praise of God's creation." Then in a very biblical turn, and without
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
Visions of a vivid spring are painted into sound with gently rising and falling melodic lines over captivating harmonies. This beautiful arrangement of Le Colibri, or "The Hummingbird," offers many
Les Elephants Savent is from a set of songs commissioned by the Swiss Association of Children's and Youth Choirs to promote ideas of environmentalism and peace. This selection expresses the
Brisk and expressive melodic phrases along with the piano's fluttering accompaniment reflect images of the butterfly. Soaring and singable, this will be a wonderful selection for developing choirs and
"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
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.
Now Touch the Air Softly, a lovely poem by William Jay Smith, has been set with great care for developing voices. A simple, lilting piano accompaniment and a dancing oboe part combine with the
From a set of songs commissioned by the Swiss Association of Children's and Youth Choirs to promote ideas of environmentalism and peace. An extremely poignant text that exclaims, "Pardon me, I don't
From a set of songs commissioned by the Swiss Association of Children's and Youth Choirs to promote ideas of environmentalism and peace. Regarde si c'est vrai encourages singers to listen to
Ola Gjeilo's first publication for developing voices, featuring lyrics by Charles Anthony Silvestri, explores the unique qualities of each of the four seasons. A supportive piano part and an optional,
"A Child's Garden of Verses" is a lovely set of songs with texts by Robert Louis Stevenson. Exuberant and joyful, Singing makes for a rousing finish to a set or concert. Vocally accessible for
Madeline L'Engle's The Sky Is Strung with Glory, an excerpt from her poem Instruments (1), is rich in evocative imagery that ties celestial elements to musical experiences. Set for treble
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