New Pieces for Men’s Choir
Date: August 11, 2014
Choir type: College and University Choirs
We pride ourselves on carrying a small, tightly curated, and excellent collection of new choral music, and we love it so much we want to make sure it’s available for anyone who wants to perform it. Whenever possible, we (well, the composers usually) create arrangements of each piece for a variety choir types, so if you hear something you like but direct a men’s chorus, there is plenty for you to look at. Here are some of the latest pieces to check out (links to recording and score previews included):
A modern re-imagining of chant elements combined with a multi-metric feel and joyful melody. Great for a concert or church service.
A lyrical setting of the Alleluia with an underlying ostinato chant that is both solemn and passionate. This is a stirring piece and makes a powerful opening number. It can be a cappella or with an optional organ accompaniment.
An eclectic mix of spoken word/chant and fun rhythmic harmonies. You’ll likely have never seen anything like this one before.
Beautiful harmonies and a gentle sweeping melody. This piece is a joy to sing and features a stunning text by Walt Whitman. This is particularly suited to community chorales and high school singers.
This hypnotic, chant-like piece, is both a choir and audience favorite. It’s got a touch of exotic flavor and great rhythmic energy juxtaposed with jazz-like harmonies. A study in long phrases, rhythmic unity, and breath control.