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Items by Chris Matthews

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Announcement: New Sacred Latin Setting for SATB by Joshua Rist from Colla Voce Music
Click the cover image to view the score in its entirety.   From the composer: "Lux Beatissima was written as a meditation on and celebration of human nature, specifically our apparent duality. It is a way of processing my questions about our humanity and sharing the awe that those questions ev...
Announcement: New Patriotic Song for SA or SAB by Cynthia E Baney from Colla Voce Music
Click the cover image to view the score in its entirety.   HONOR is a lovely Memorial Day tribute to all Civil Servants who serve our nation at home and abroad.  Originally written in honor of Baney’s father, Lt. Col. W.A. Ensign, U.S.A.F, retired (service 1953-1979).  The soaring theme of...
Announcement: New Irish Folk Song for Treble Voices by Robert Hugh from Colla Voce Music
Click the cover image to view the score in its entirety   Staying true to the source material, Robert I. Hugh's arrangement of this lovely Irish folk song is suitable for children, youth, and adult treble choirs.  Check out the score today at www.collavoce.com and don't forget to look at the "...
Announcement: New 15th Century Carol for SATB by Tom Council from Colla Voce Music
Click the cover image to view and listen to the score in its entirety.   This subdued setting of a 15th century text, by Tom Council , is an ideal choice for inserting a quiet and reflective moment in your mixed choir's upcoming holiday concert.  Take a listen today at www.collavoce.com and, w...
Announcement: New Shakespeare Set for SATB by Richard R. Rossi from Colla Voce
      Click the cover image to listen to and view the scores in their entirety.   These new settings of popular Shakespeare texts are suitable for a wide range of mixed choirs and are ideally suited for festival type settings.  Take a listen today at www.collavoce.com.
Announcement: New CD from the Southern Chorale performing the music of James Q. Mulholland
Following in the footsteps of The Kansas City Chorale and the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, The Southern Chorale, under the direction of Dr. Gregory Fuller, has just released a new recording of the music of James Q. Mulholland.  Performed with all the depth and sensitivity required of Mulho...
Announcement: New Title for SATB and Brass by Tom Council from Colla Voce Music
Click the cover image to view the score in its entirety.   Utilizing Gustav Holst's triumphant "Jupiter" theme, Tom Council has crafted a new work for SATB chorus praising the myriad powers of music.  This title would be an excellent choice for an All-State or similar festival setting.  The a...
Announcement: New Spiritual for Double SATB Choir by Peter J. Durow from Colla Voce Music
Click the cover imager to hear and view the score in its entirety.   Peter J. Durow's arrangement of the traditional spiritual "Over My Head" is an ideal choice for an All-State, or similar festival choir. Score for unaccompanied Double SATB chorus, the repetitive nature of the composition make...
Announcement: New Set of Three Irish Lyrics by Robert Sieving from Colla Voce Music
      Click the cover image to view the score in their entirety.   This new set entitled "Three Irish Lyrics" by Robert Sieving is an ideal choice to show off the talents of your unaccompanied mixed choir.  Each title is unique in character and offers a different challenge for your choir t...
Announcement: Two New Sacred Unaccompanied SATB Releases From Colla Voce Music
  Click the cover image to view (and listen to) the scores in their entirety.   Kurt E. von Kampen's "O Lux Beata Trinitas" sets both Latin and English text from St. Ambrose and II Corinthians. Careful attention to both voice leading and harmonic movement allows this text to float and shimmer...
Announcement: New title for SSA and Piano by Patti Drennan from Colla Voce Music
Click the cover image to view the score in its entriety.   This new release for SSA and Piano by Patti Drennan incorporates three of Emily Dickinson's most popular texts, contrasting stylistically from a slow, emotional setting to a light and lilting feel, then back to a fuller and more passio...
Announcement: New Spanish work for TTBB by Kurt Knecht from Colla Voce Music
Click the cover image to view the score in its entirety.   Setting the words of San Juan de la Cruz, Kurt Knecht has created a lush and compelling work for unaccompanied TTBB chorus.  Careful attention to voice leading will make for a successful performance and makes this title ideal for your ...
Announcement: New Sacred SATB work by Ralph Manuel from Colla Voce Music
Click the cover image to view the score in its entirety.   Colla Voce Music is proud to announce the release of this new SATB work by Ralph Manuel.  Setting the text of John E. Bode (1869), Manuel has crafted a work that would work well in many different church settings.  Scored for organ acc...
Announcement: Two New Sacred SATB Titles From Colla Voce Music
    Click the cover image to view the scores in their entirety.   I Will Lift My Eyes: In The Composer's Words - "After hearing the text of Psalm 121 I knew my personal answer. “I will lift mine eyes up to the hills. From whence comes my help? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven a...
Announcement: New Christmas Title For Treble Voices By James Mulholland From Colla Voce
Click the cover image to view the score in its entirety.   James Q. Mulholland has created a lovely arrangement of "Away in the Manger" for Treble voices and piano. Based on a section from his larger work "Carols of Christmas", this arrangement remains true to the source material and features a...
Announcement: New Unison Christmas Title by Edvard Grieg from Colla Voce
Click the cover image to view the score in its entirety.   Colla Voce Music is proud to announce the release of "The Christmas Tree" from Edvard Grieg's "Seven Children's Songs" as edited by Darcy Morrissey.  This delightfully simple Christmas song for unison and piano features all the things ...
Announcement: New Release for SATB by J.D. Frizzell from Colla Voce Music
Click the cover image to view the score in its entirety.   While the part writing in this new release by J.D. Frizzell is accessible to high school choirs, the scope of the text, by e. e. cummings, makes the work suitable for university and professional choirs as well. The brief aleatoric secti...
Announcement: New Release for SA by James Adler from Colla Voce Music
Click the cover image to view and listen to the score in its entirety.   "Monday's Child" by James Adler is a is a sweetly subdued setting of a 19th century English rhyme. Pulled from the larger work "What Shall I Sing?", this title offers part writing that will be accessible to a wide variet...
Announcement: New Release for SATB by Darla Eshelman from Colla Voce Music
Click the cover image to view the score in its entirety at www.collavoce.com. "All Music Must Dance" by Darla Eshelman would be a perfect choice for an All-State or similar choir festival.  Commissioned for the 2014 OkMEA convention, this title encourages both the singers and audience to celebra...
Announcement: New Release for TTBB by Tom Council from Colla Voce Music
Click the cover image to view the score in its entirety at www.collavoce.com.   Setting a 15th century text found in the Oxford Book of Carols, Tom Council has created an engaging work for unaccompanied TTBB chorus.  The rhythmic complexity, just one of the highlights of this composition, i...
Announcement: Two New Titles for TTBB from Colla Voce Music
   Click the cover image to view the scores in their entirety at www.collavoce.com.   Bright Morning Stars - Jonathan Rodgers has created a compelling arrangement of this popular folk hymn that will prove to be a rewarding challenge for your advanced male choir or men's section.   Words of...
Announcement: New Release for Two-Part Treble Voices from Colla Voce Music
Click the cover image to view the score in its entirety.   In Sing Me a Song, Michael Andrew Smith has created a tender-sweet melodic character that will evoke the memory of the gentle love and trust between parent and child, grandparent and child or friend to friend.  His accessible harmonic...
Announcement: New "We Are the Music Makers" for SSA from Colla Voce Music
Click the cover image to view the score in its entirety at www.collavoce.com   Jeffrey Cobb's "We Are the Music Makers" for SSA Voices and Piano would be an ideal choice for an All-State women's choir or similar festival setting. This new release edited by Jo-Michael Scheibe is filled with al...
Announcement: Two New SATB Works By Christopher Matthews from Colla Voce Music
     Click the cover image to listen to and view the score!   I Shall Not Live In Vain: Taking a cue from the contrapuntal masters of the Baroque and Classical tradition, Matthews has crafted three short choral fugues that are sure to delight both choirs and audiences alike. Each fugue sets ...
Announcement: Two New Sacred Unaccompanied SATB Releases From Colla Voce Music
      Click the cover image to view the scores in their entirety at www.collavoce.com   Both of these new releases feature rich harmonies and compelling melodic motives that are sure to captivate your audience.  If you're looking for an advanced sacred title, either of these would be an id...
Announcement: New title for treble choir by Jill Friedersdorf and Melissa Malvar-Keylock from Colla Voce Music
  Click the cover image to view the score in its entirety.   Once again, Jill Friedersdorf and Melissa Malvar-Keylock have collaborated to create a winning example of treble choir music.  "When Love is My Song", written in honor of long-time music educator, Ruth Dwyer, has been crafted by wo...
Announcement: New TTBB or SATB release by James Mulholland from Colla Voce Music
             Click the cover image to listen and view this title in its entirety.   Colla Voce Music is proud to annouce the release of James Mulholland's Raymond W. Brock Memorial Commission.  Previoulsy published by Alliance Music Publications, Inc., this new release will match any pr...
Announcement: New Secular Christmas Release for TTBB by Steve Danyew from Colla Voce Music
New Release: Steve Danyew's lighthearted and dance-like setting of Louisa May Alcott's Christmas poem would be a perfect choice for your male chorus or men's section.  Using recurring themes and straight-forward voice leading, this title is well-suited for a wide range of high school and communit...
Announcement: New Release by Kurt Knecht and Jo-Michael Scheibe from Colla Voce Music
  New Release: This setting of Gerard Manley Hopkins’ poem “Heaven-Haven: a nun takes the veil” by Kurt Knecht is a longing for peace in the midst of conflict. Written for 8-part mixed chorus in the style of Palestrina, contrapuntal textures without using accidentals, this purely diatonic...
Announcement: New Christmas carol by Peter J. Durow from Colla Voce Music, LLC
    It's snowing here in Indianapolis, a perfect time to announce the release of a new Christmas carol. This new setting of the final stanza from Jean de Brébeuf's "Huron Carol" by Peter J. Durow evokes images of a simpler time, of pine bows and twinkling candlelight. The straight-forward par...
Announcement: Two new releases by James Q. Mulholland from Colla Voce Music
       James Q. Mulholland lends his lush harmonic writing style to these two Appalachian folk songs.  Written for the Berea College Concert Choir, these two new releases will serve as a rewarding musical experience for any advanced mixed choir.   Sour Wood Mountain - Quick and lively, th...
Announcement: New Titles for Treble Voices from Leeann Ashby and Ruth Dwyer
            MERRILY MERRLY This is the first of three songs from the suite Morning, Noon, and Night by Leeann Ashby.  The opening text “Merrily, merrily greet the morn” sets a light joyful mood for this delightful English round.  Ashby skillfully incorporates vocal ostinati and inc...
Announcement: New Releases by Eshelman, Brumfield, Sowers, and more from Colla Voce Music, LLC
                 Click the Title or the Cover Image to view the score:   By the Rivers of Babylon by Susan Brumfield (edited by Henry Leck) is written in a similarly layered style as her ever-popular "No Time." This setting of text based on Psalm 137 is sure to be a rewarding lear...
Announcement: New arrangement by Greg Gilpin from Colla Voce Music LLC
Greg Gilpin's ever-popular arrangement of "Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burnin'" is now available for SATB with Piano.   Click HERE to view the score in its entirety.  Be sure to check out the SA and SAB arrangements as well.
Community Forum Post: Susan Brumfield's "No Time" is now available for TTBB from Colla Voce Music LLC
Susan Brumfield's ever-popular arrangement of "No Time" is now available in a TTBB setting with Piano Accompaniment.   This heart-felt arrangement will be a big hit with any male choir or men's section. Click HERE to view the score and listen to the SATB or SSAA arrangement.
Announcement: New Spanish Tongue Twister by Judith Herrington from Colla Voce Music LLC
Rhapsodia Española No. 2 is a new work by Judith Herrington for Unison/Two-Part Treble voices and Piano.  Using the piano accompaniment to imitate the flourishes of a Spanish guitar, this Spanish tongue twister is sure to be a big hit with treble choirs of varying ages. With its repeating text, ...
Announcement: Susan Brumfield's "No Time" is now available for TTBB from Colla Voce Music LLC
Susan Brumfield's ever-popular arrangement of "No Time" is now available in a TTBB setting with Piano Accompaniment.   This heart-felt arrangement will be a big hit with any male choir or men's section. Click HERE to view the score and listen to the SATB or SSAA arrangement.
Announcement: A New Arrangement of "Scraping Up Sand" from Colla Voce Music LLC
Tom Council has created a rollicking new arrangement of the American folk song "Scraping Up Sand in the Bottom of the Sea."   This arrangement is available in both SATB or TTBB settings and is sure to start your audience's toes a-tappin'! Click HERE to view and listen to the SATB setting.
Announcement: New Publication from Colla Voce Music, LLC
"A Lullaby" by Deen Entsminger is a touching re-imagining of his SATB composition of the same name. With its subdued dynamics and interesting contrapuntal sections, this title is sure to be a rewarding challenge for your advanced TTBB chorus or men's section. This title is also available in an SAT...