Sheet Music - SATB, SSA, TTB, 3pt - Composer Michael John Trotta

The sheet music of Michael John Trotta represents a wide variety of music for SATB, SSA, TTB, unison choirs appropriate for both sacred and secular use. Many of the titles below have won critical acclaim for their unique ability to be engaging and accessible for choral groups in professional choirs, community groups, schools, churches, and synagogues.

His works I Shall See, Break of Day, Veni, Veni, Emmanuel, and Ave Maria, have quickly become as concert and liturgical favorites. Just this year, seven new titles were selected by JW Pepper for their Editor’s Choice series.

The music frequently appears on in performance at All State Choirs and on reading sessions at National, Regional, State, and Local conferences of ACDA, NAfME, AGO, NPM. In addition to this, many of these titles receive significant radio play throughout the world.

SATB Unaccompanied

SATB Accompanied

Major Works

SSA

TTB

3pt mixed opt Bar. or SAB

You Are My Refuge – Virtual Choir

You Are My Refuge - Virtual Choir - This stunningly expressive 3-minute a cappella work was commissioned for high school choir programs forced to cancel concerts due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Inspiring and reflective, the rich harmonies capture a sense of both poignancy and hope.

Twas in the Moon of Wintertime

An energetic piano accompaniment provides the foundation for this captivating take on on the Huron Carol. The haunting middle section can be performed with piano doubling or a cappella to clearly set it apart from the opening and closing sections. An exciting and rewarding addition for any holiday concert!

Ubi Caritas

Ubi Caritas is a simple four-part singing, conservative ranges, and straightforward rhythms create a tapestry of sound for the solo chant line which may be sung by a soloist, performed by solo organ stop, or a C instrument. Suitable for liturgical use during Holy Week, general use, or in a concert setting. “Where there is charity and love, God is there.”

Ecce Ancilla

A simple prayer of a servant, this a cappella work masterfully captures Mary's response to the angel Gabriel. It can be performed with or without piano accompaniment and in English or Latin at the discretion of the conductor.

O Magnum Mysterium

O Magnum Mysterium. A highly expressive, new a cappella setting of this traditional Christmas text. Carefully prepared dissonances and judicious use of close harmonies thoughtfully paint the text.

Shepherd’s Carol

Lush harmonies and vivid imagery create a absolutely gorgeous a cappella setting. Margaret Deland's text depicts the Christmas story from the point of view of the shepherds calmly sleeping who were awoken by a dazzling light.

Ave Rosa Sine Spinis

Straightforward rhythms, dissonances, and close harmonies depict the clear and radiant divine essence of this a cappella meditation on the angel Gabriel's greeting to Mary. A poetic translation is included, allowing the work to be performed in Latin or English.

Winter’s Cold

The contrast between the cold of winter and the warm rays of light found in nature at this time of year make this ideal for emerging choirs looking for secular seasonal repertoire. Conservative vocal ranges, cued optional notes, text painting, and echoing harmony parts all add to the accessibility of this piece. Longfellow's text shimmers in this beautiful setting for treble or mixed choirs.

She’ll Be Comin Round the Mountain

She'll Be Comin Round the Mountain A fun, fresh take on the beloved children's song.  The simple voice leading and easy harmonies make this a very accessible piece for any 2-Part choir. Accompanied by a light and syncopated piano part, this is a r [...]

I Sing My Song

A simple and touching piece that can either be sung in unison or with an optional 2nd part. This is a great selection for any children's choir, using easy to learn melodies and a great music-themed message. "I sing my song, my song for all, my song for me and you."

Leaves Of Gold

This rousing setting of G.K. Chesterton’s text for men’s choirs opens with a haunting unison melody. “I come to autumn, where all the leaves are gold!” Optional divisi notes and French horn part make this work flexible for a variety of ensembles Part-dominant MP3 practice tracks are available as multi-user bundles (includes all parts for the selected arrangement and allows file sharing within the choir), and single-user versions (licensed to the purchaser only; file sharing is prohibited). The accompaniment MP3 download includes both a fully produced version and a piano-only version.

We Take Up the Task Eternal

Cast in three sections, this piece opens with the chorus singing a triumphant call to action. The second section introduces a simple theme which is sung by the upper and the lower voices consecutively. The middle section features the upper and the lower voices in close harmonies musing on the wonder of the stars and planets. A musical palindrome, the work then restates the simple theme, ending with the triumphant call. Part of four Whitman settings, This Is Thy Hour. Duration: 5:15.

I Celebrate Myself

I Celebrate Myself This unaccompanied work contrasts a simple unison motif with quick ostinato in the lower voices. The homophonic refrain declaims, “all forces have been steadily employed to complete and delight me.” After building to a high poin [...]

O Wind

You can hear the gentle wind passing by in this charming setting of the playful Robert Louis Stevenson poem, in which a child talks with the wind. Independent melodic writing in both voice parts creates artistry and depth, and the piano accompaniment adds a breezy texture. Some cued notes give an option for three-parts in places, creating an expressive feature for treble choirs of any age.

This Is Thy Hour

A majestic opening unfolds to a rhythmic ostinato that acts as the underpinning for the text of this work.

Clear and Sweet Is My Soul

Flowing, smooth, melodic writing creates an understated elegance which reflects the simplicity of the text.

To First Seek the Kingdom

The SATB choral texture is shaded by sections of unison writing, with some brief points of a cappella writing and divisi.

Spring Carol

Based on text by Robert Louis Stevenson, this work has a rousing melody set in compound duple meter.

Venite Adoremus for Choir and Orchestra

Experience the majesty, mystery, and wonder of the Nativity with Venite Adoremus, a new 5 movement work for choir, soprano, bass, and orchestra. The work centers around the text "Venite Adormeus" (O Come Let's Us Adore Him), tells the story of the Nativity according to the Gospel of Luke, as well includes a more intimate portrait of the birth in two a cappella settings: the Shepherds carol by Margaret Deland and the traditional O Magnum Mysterium (O Great Mystery).

If I Can Sing, I Will Be Free

This stirring testament to the power of music, Sara Teasdale's text is set to a captivating melody, careful use of suspensions, and an optional violin and cello obbligato. "For with my singing, I can make a refuge for my spirits sake." Breathtaking.

Stay With Us (Peace Be With You)

Stay With Us (Peace Be With You) is elegant in its simplicity and perfectly provides opportunities for artistic performance with limited rehearsal time.

Set Me As a Seal

Elegant simplicity is the hallmark of this stunning setting of a favorite text, "for love is as strong as death."

When In Our Music God Is Glorified

This beloved text is recast for a cappella choirs, and promises to be a favorite of choirs and listeners alike. "How often making music we have found . . . a new dimension in a world of sound." An Alleluia acts as a refrain and connecting material for the legato verses. The last 23 bars of the song also can double as a brief "Alleluia" in a worship setting. The optional descant soars above the choir, adding a halo above the work. Part-dominant MP3 practice tracks are available as multi-user bundles (includes all parts for the selected arrangement and allows file sharing within the choir), and single-user versions (licensed to the purchaser only; file sharing is prohibited). The accompaniment MP3 download includes both a fully produced version and a piano-only version.

Alleluia

Sonorous harmonies and straightforward rhythms make this piece an attractive choir for a wide variety of uses.

Flying For Joy of the Flight

An uplifting work, this setting wonderfully captures the inspirational Margaret Fuller text, "I rise on, upward forever, gathering strength, gaining breath, from the spirit of life."