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for SATB choir a cappella
RCL-005
SATB
4'
English
“Coney Island,” was written by Pulitzer prize winning American poet Sara Teasdale (1884-1933) and was first published in 1911 in the collection “Helen of Troy and Other Poems.”. Born in St. Louis, Missouri, she lived for many years in New York City. My immigrant great-grandparents settled in Brooklyn, New York, in the 1890’s, and lived […]
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for TTBB choir a cappella
RCL-010
TTBB
3'15"
English
When I first discovered Charles Bernstein’s beautiful poem, I knew immediately that I wanted to set it for men’s chorus. The poem expresses so much within a brief, 4-verse form. I set out to use harmony to color the text’s rich imagery while honoring the poem’s lyrical and repetitive nature in the melody. The surprising […]
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SATB
2'25"
Swiss German
Mi Vater isch ä Chääser Gsii is a yodeling love song from the Amish communities in Adams County, Indiana. The Pennsylvania Dutch speaking Amish of Ohio and Pennsylvania generally do not yodel, and do not speak the same language as their Indiana brethren. The Amish from Indiana migrated from Switzerland during the eighteenth and nineteenth […]
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for SSATBB choir a cappella
SDE-005
SATB
SSATBB
7'
English
This setting of Charles Baudelaire’s iconic poem captures the “luxury” and “voluptuousness” of Edna St. Vincent Millay’s radiant translation. The six-part texture allows for thick, evocative chords in Dole’s jazz-influenced harmonic world. Slowly evolving chord progressions paint a picture of a person truly in love with another, asking that they go on a long journey […]
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for SATB choir a cappella
RCL-008
SATB
4'20"
English
THE SMALLEST SONG, a setting of a text by American poet Martha Collins, is a gentle piece, full of warmth and intimate emotion. The wordplay in the text is matched in the composition; phrases are slightly altered, inverted and developed as the work builds. Jazz-like harmonies infuse the piece with a soothing vitality throughout. “A […]
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for SSAA choir, a cappella
ROM-0601
3' 15"
Walk With Me is a charming, romantic invitation to share the simple activities of life with one’s companion of the heart. The text reflects the passage of time — spending a day, or metaphorically, a lifetime, alongside the beloved. While this piece is basically tonal, a few surprising and challenging modulations maintain a certain freshness […]
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for SATB Choir (with optional children's part)
GTT-012
SATB
Unison
4'50"
English
This light-hearted holiday song was commissioned by a local community chorus, one of whose members wrote the words. I was asked to include a part for children’s choir, and I understand everyone enjoyed taking part. It has a simple message – to chase away the gloom, and spread light and happiness to all at Christmas […]
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for mixed choir and keyboard
GTT-010
SATB
4'
English
This simple Christmas setting resulted from an international collaboration between Brian Holmes of California and Gordon Thornett from the UK. Brian’s poem has been set for mixed voices (SATB) and piano (or organ). The piece describes how the cold of winter is turned into spring by the coming of the Christ Child. Bright was the […]
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for unison chorus and piano
MGN-018
Equal Voices
Unison
2'27"
A moving setting of the classic American lullaby. Good for developing singers, but also a good choice for some lovely unison singing with more advanced ensembles. The students we arranged this for absolutely loved it. We hope your choir does too.
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for SATB choir a cappella
SWM-019
SATB
4'24"
English
Premiered in June 2018 by San Francisco Choral Artists, “Fare Ye Well My Darlin'” is an arrangement of an American folksong, perhaps dating from the Civil War, collected in South Carolina. A soldier bids farewell to his beloved, informing her that he has enlisted to fight in the war.
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for SATB choir a cappella
POA-020
SATB
4' 10"
Italian
Due Sonetti de Petrarca are settings of sonnets by Francesco Petrarca (Petrarch) (1304-1374), great Italian scholar and poet and one of the earliest humanists. The set was written for the Saint Mary’s University Chamber Singers, who premiered the works on their tour of France in March, 2009, with the composer conducting.
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for SATB choir a cappella
POA-021
SATB
3' 40"
Italian
Due Sonetti de Petrarca are settings of sonnets by Francesco Petrarca (Petrarch) (1304-1374), great Italian scholar and poet and one of the earliest humanists. The set was written for the Saint Mary’s University Chamber Singers, who premiered the works on their tour of France in March, 2009, with the composer conducting.
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for SATB choir, optional soprano solo, and piano
POA-013
SATB
4' 25"
English
One of Newfoundland’s best known folksongs, “She’s Like The Swallow” was first collected by Maud Karpeles in 1930, but certainly dates from well before that, as evidenced by the appearance of several verses in various British laments. The subject of the unfaithful lover is perhaps as old as song itself. “She’s Like the Swallow” is […]
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for children's choir and piano
GTT-025b
This very simple Christmas song is aimed at younger children. It is in unison throughout, apart from a brief optional descant part near the end. Accompaniment is for piano, and a few simple percussion instruments may be added if desired. As the original version (GTT-025a) refers directly to Christ’s Nativity, I have also been asked […]
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for children's choir and piano
GTT-025a
2' 45"
This very simple Christmas song is aimed at younger children. It is in unison throughout, apart from a brief optional descant part near the end. Accompaniment is for piano, and a few simple percussion instruments may be added if desired. This is the original version (GTT-025a), which refers directly to Christ’s Nativity, and is suitable […]
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for soprano/tenor solo, mixed chorus and piano
CHR-1605
SATB
3' 54"
English
A setting of words by Eric Gosney, When Love came to the world is an original carol suitable for use in either services or concerts. Its four verses talk of the response to Christ’s Nativity of the sleeping, unprepared world, the shepherds, the Magi and ourselves today. It is set for SATB choir with Tenor […]
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for SATB chorus, a cappella
MTN-056
SATB
8'
Latin
Three Latin Elegies to Lesbia is a setting of three poems written by the ancient Roman poet, Gaius Valerius Catullus (84-54 B.C.E.). His muse in these poems is understood to be Lesbia, the name believed to have been given by Catullus to his mistress. Lesbia was really Clodia, the sexually promiscuous wife of proconsul Quintus […]
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for SATB chorus, a cappella
MTN-048
SATB
10'20"
Chinese
This collection of Chinese folk songs includes Tian Mi Mi (Sweet Like Honey), Ali Shan Zhi Ge (Song of Ali Mountain), and Kang Ding Qing Ge (Kang Ding Love Song). Your choir will enjoy singing these revered and beautiful folk songs while also helping to preserve Chinese culture. A thorough IPA pronunciation guide is also […]
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for SATB chorus, a cappella
MTN-046
SATB
3'40"
Chinese
Ālĭ Shān Zhī Gē (Song of Ali Mountain) is from a renowned location in Taiwan. A legend exists about the origin of Ali Mountain’s name. There was once a chief of a traditional tribe named Abali. He chased a white deer into a giant mountain that he had never seen before. He found there were […]
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for SATB chorus, a cappella
MTN-055
SATB
3'
Latin
Lesbia mi dicit semper male, commonly known as Catullus 92, consists of two elegiac couplets written by Gaius Valerius Catullus (84-54 B.C.E) for his lover, Lesbia. Lesbia was the name believed to have been given by Catullus to his mistress. Her real name was Clodia, the sexually promiscuous wife of proconsul Quintus Caecilius Metellus Celer, […]
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Three Google Searches for SATB Choir
CME-009
SATB
8'
English
I. Curiosity (Why are…?) II. Desperation (How do I? How do you?) III. Contemplation (I Wonder Why) PROGRAM NOTE Search was commissioned by the Young People’s Chorus of New York City for the Radio Radiance program. The text was assembled by the composer from the suggestions Google makes when one types a question word into […]
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for mixed chorus, a cappella
MTN-047
SATB
3'20"
Latin
Mea Lesbia, commonly known as Catullus 87, consists of two elegiac couplets written by Gaius Valerius Catullus (84 – 54 B.C.E) for his lover, Lesbia. Catullus was only one of Lesbia’s many lovers, and he often wrote of his jealousy and disdain for her unfaithful actions. This elegy was written at a time when Lesbia […]
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for mixed chorus, a cappella
MTN-044
SATB
3'40"
Chinese
The melody for Tián Mì Mì is taken from an Indonesia folk song, Dayung Sampan, which became popular across East Asia during the late 1700’s. In the early 1900’s, the melody was given Chinese lyrics written by the famed poet and song writer, Zhuang Nu. This version is now recognized across China as one of […]
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SATB (divisi) a cappella
CHR-1601
SATB
4' 23"
English
A setting for unaccompanied SATB choir (with divisi) of words by Eric Gosney, a poet from England’s Isle of Purbeck. A wistful and nostalgic love song, in which the poet wishes to “thwart old Time’s irrevocable plan and live again those two short hours with you”. These evocative words are set with suitably tender harmonies […]
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for SATB divisi & organ
CHR-1305
SATB
2' 12"
English
Originally written as an anthem to mark a Silver Wedding anniversary, this piece was rescored and incorporated as the opening piece in the contrasting set of “Three Anthems“, commissioned by the Purbeck Arts Choir in the UK. It is scored for SATB choir with divisi and organ. Although a dramatic and impactful work, it is […]
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For Mixed Choir (SATB), piano, bass and violin
GTT-020
SATB
2' 30"
English
This arrangement of the well known spiritual would suit a good school, college or community choir. It is light and a little jazzy in style. While it can be accompanied by piano alone, the addition of string bass and solo violin is to be recommended. Drum kit could also be an optional addition from letter […]
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for mixed choir a cappella
ADY-004
SATB
2'
English
A harmonious setting of Robert Bridges’ lovely poem for unaccompanied choir, suitable for general use or a meditation after communion
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for treble voices
ADY-002
SSA
2'
English
A setting of William Blake’s well-known poem using flexible meter to further enhance the text. Also available in a higher key.
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for treble voices
ADY-003
SSA
2'
English
A setting of William Blake’s well-known poem using flexible meter to enhance the flow of the text. Also available in a lower key.
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for SATB choir a cappella
MTN-001
SATB
1'30"
Latin
Odi et Amo, or Carmen 85, is one of the most celebrated elegiac couplets composed by Gaius Valerius Catullus (84-54 B.C.E.). His muse in this poem is understood to be Lesbia, the name believed to have been given by Catullus to his mistress. Lesbia was really Clodia, the sexually promiscuous wife of proconsul Quintus Caecilius […]
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