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Items by Marisa Green

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Comment: Re: What is the most perfect piece of choral music ever composed? Opinions, please.
If it isn't Ave Verum Corpus (which it very well may be), it's Brahms's Geistliches Lied (Lass dich nur nichts nicht dauren).  Soaring melodic lines, a perfect pace of building/ebbing/flowing throughout the piece...oh yeah, and it's a double canon at the ninth, too.
Comment: Re: Baroque piece for Middle School Girls (Unison/Duet)
Purcell - Sound The Trumpet Bach - Den Tod nieman zwingen kunnt (from Cantata 4, Christ lag in Todesbanden) Pergolesi - Stabat Mater (any of the duet movement)
Comment: Re: Secular work for high school that is still spiritual
+1 for Randall Thompson - Alleluia, Choose Something Like A Star, Felices Ter, etc.   Also, Stephen Paulus's "The Road Home" would be a perfect choice - a cappella, hymn/chorale-like, with soprano solo on the last verse.  Simple and VERY moving.
Comment: Re: University level SSAA Contemporary accapella pieces
There are some Bartok folk songs for women's voices that have English texts.  Great harmony - the dissonances are just spiky enough.   This one isn't in English, but you should ABSOLUTELY check out the Holst Ave Maria if you haven't yet.  Double choir - SSAA/SSAA.  Very cool.
Comment: Re: Song for graduation
+1 on this piece - I can personally attest that it is eminently singable, and gorgeous!!