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TB-TTB-TTBB Music Catalog of Composer Michael John Trotta –

From Carnegie Hall to classrooms all over the world, Trotta’s unique blend of engaging and artistic music creates opportunities to experience new music and empowers individuals to realize their artistic potential. His engaging style fuses tradition and innovation to create moments of beauty that “effectively carry out a dialogue between the [music] and the modern listener.” (Choral Journal)

Recently, Dr. Trotta has had world premieres commissioned for conventions at  TMEA (Texas Music Educators Association) and ACDA (American Choral Directors Association),  in addition to being invited to conduct premieres of commissioned major works at Carnegie Hall, and at St. Paul’s Papal Basilica in Rome.

His works are published through JW PepperCarl FischerECS PublishingMorningStar MusicHal LeonardChoristers GuildBriLee MusicShawnee PressAlliance MusicGIAKjosColla Voce, and Walton Music.

Read reviews of his works in Choral JournalChoral Scholar, and Gramophone, or watch his Inside Voice interview with JW Pepper.

Recordings can be found on iTunes for the following works: For a Breath of EcstasyLight Shines in the DarknessSeven Last Words, Totus Tuus and Gloria.

Break of Day

This edition of "Break of Day," originally conceived for the A Cappella Recital Choir at Louisiana State University, was prepared for the Pearland High School Chamber Choir. It is an account of two lovers faced with parting, and legato vocal lines u [...]

In the Bleak Midwinter

A new setting of a traditional poem, "In the Bleak Midwinter" juxtaposes simple melodic beauty with a wider harmonic palette in the interior sections. These interior sections can be performed with the optional accompaniment, or a cappella. The use o [...]

Make Space for Life to Live

Make Space for Life to Live features expansive yet accessible vocal lines perfect for the emerging choir negotiating the challenges of adolescent voice change. It offers compelling melodies and singable vocal lines interwoven with a piano accompanim [...]

Omnia Vincit Amor

This energetic original work for tenor-bass choirs is a testament that "Love conquers all, therefore let us surrender to love!" In Latin, with pronunciation guide and translation included, this festival work may be performed a cappella or with the optional piano accompaniment, presenting flexibility and educational opportunity for teaching blend and musicality.

Shenandoah

Shenandoah - This beloved American folk song is set atop a rhythmic vocal ostinato that casts this familiar tune in a new light. The energetic ostinato provides the backdrop for the soaring vocal line.

Song of Myself

This vibrant piano accompaniment captures the energetic spirit of the Whitman's Leaves of Grass. The complimentary melodic vocal refrain is infused with a hopefulness that speaks to the quiet content that is uniquely American. Accessible vocal lines [...]

Veni, Veni, Emmanuel

https://www.jwpepper.com/Veni,-Veni-Emmanuel/10509932.item#/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSLra6qylqs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LaSCWPl0IC0

Who Gave My Soul to Me (from For a Breath of Ecstasy)

The third movement from "For a Breath of Ectasy" is set for TTBB Chorus, oboe, and string quartet or piano. After a calm start, a rhythmic motive begins in the bass clef of the accompaniment during the introduction and intensifies as the singers enter with the first statement of the text. There is an instrumental interlude, a recap of the entire text, and a coda. he choral writing is approachable, often beginning in unison, moving to two part and then to four parts for the last phrase and cadence. Duration: 4:35 Oboe part included.