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.
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 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.”
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. 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.
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.
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.
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Choir Distance Learning - High School - Looking for online lesson ideas to use with your choir? Listening lesson, questions, linked to National Standards. and more...
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New Choral Music; It's here, new music for choir for next season. SATB, SSA, TTB, 3pt, SAB, 2pt, a new major work and special new titles for beginning choirs. Check out these titles, preview sheet music, recordings and more.
Videos for Choir Distance Learning - in response those looking for free, online materials to use with their choirs, I have compiled a list of videos that discuss my take on the process of creating choral music. There are 45 minutes of interviews and over 2 hours of choral music. Interview topics include: Becoming a Composer, Habits for the Composition Process, and Behind the Scenes of several works, and more. Many thank for all you do and I hope this can be of assistance as we work together to keep learning and connecting through the choral art.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.