Absalom, My Son

14 rounds from the Chapel for mixed voices

The modern Chapel is a meeting-place for diverse musical expression, a place where choral polyphony has long had a home. The term “a cappella” (“in the style of the chapel”) evokes the sound of a Renaissance chorus unaided by any church organ. This original collection of 14 sacred and biblical rounds (a “poor man’s polyphony”) may of course be sung anywhere. The composer includes an explanation of “partnered voices” as a strategy for extending the melodic range of each part.

Over 100 of Brian Kogler’s rounds are now accessible on YouTube. Scores are available for free on request. Please contact: bkogler [at] bigpond [dot] com

SKU: BKR-007 Categories: , Instrumentation:
Voicing:Equal Voices, SSAA
Instrumentation:A Cappella
Language:English, Latin
Sacred or Secular:Sacred
Season or Event:General
Difficulty:Intermediate, Advanced
Descriptive Tags:Christian, Liturgical text, Rounds

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ADY-005
SATB
5'
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ROC-007
SATB
6'45"
English
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ROC-003
SATB
3'30"
English
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RCL-021
SATB
3'30"
English
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BKR-009
Each round 1′30″ to 2′ (in performance)
English
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SATB a cappella
ROM-0901
3'30"
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omatic palette, and a poignant, expressive tempo, this a cappella choral setting […]
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for SATB choir and optional organ
POA-005
SATB
SSAATTB
4'
English
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JBN-001
SATB
5'
English
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JBN-010
SATB
5'
English
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