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Items by Greg Bartholomew

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Announcement: "From the Odes of Solomon" now available from Burke & Bagley
Three SATB settings of excerpts from the Odes of Solomon are now available from Burke & Bagley:  www.gregbartholomew.com/odesindex.html    The Odes of Solomon are believed to have been written around the year 100 A.D., and include strong parallels to the Dead Sea Scrolls. Scholars have deb...
Comment: Re: Help me choose rep for our Vienna/Salzburg/Munich tour!
Kayla,   I encourage you to explore the repertoire available right here in The Choral Composers' Composition Showcase (http://www.choralnet.org/view/306612):     "You're invited to browse our unique collection of quality music by living composers.  Community members have been asked to se...
Comment: Re: Help me finish a set for Spring Concert!!
Hi Jacob,   I have two suggestions:   We Are the Dust of Stars, for 2-part treble choir, was commissioned by and premiered last year by the AppleChor of Red Apple Elementary School, Racine, Wisconsin, directed by Jack Senzig, who collaborated with me on the text.  You may see their performanc...
Comment: Re: Literacy Focus Concert Theme
You may wish to consider my SATB setting of the Walt Whitman poem, To a Locomotive in Winter.  You may listen to a recording and download a free perusal PDF score on my website:  www.gregbartholomew.com/choralindex.html
Comment: Re: Flexible Middle School Choir Pieces
Please check out The Promise of Liberty.   Adapted from the poem, The New Colossus by Emma Lazarus ("Give me your tired, your poor..."), The Promise of Liberty is designed to be sung unaccompanied or with piano or guitar accompaniment, in unison or 2-part harmony, with optional descant and opti...
Comment: Re: Unison a capella piece for non-auditioned choir of 4th graders
The Promise of Liberty is designed so that it may be performed either in unison or two-part treble choir, with either piano or guitar accompaniment. It is an adaptation of the text "Give me your tired, your poor," from the poem associated with the Statue of Liberty.  Full text, recordings and a fre...
Comment: Re: Repertoire for a "Parodies and PDQ" Concert
Please consider The Fervid Hokey Poke, my SATB setting of Jeff Brechlin's hilarious award-winning poem, written as if William Shakespeare had written The Hokey Pokey.  You may listen to a recording and download a free perusal PDF score on my website: www.gregbartholomew.com/hokeyindex.html
Comment: Re: Middle School Unison
Please consider The Promise of Liberty, which is arranged for both unison and 2-part performance.  Adapted from the poem, The New Colossus by Emma Lazarus ("Give me your tired, your poor..."), The Promise of Liberty is designed to be sung unaccompanied or with piano or guitar accompaniment, in un...
Announcement: 2014 Burke & Bagley Prize Competition for Male Voice (video competition)
2014 BURKE & BAGLEY PRIZE COMPETITION for Male Voice & Piano - $500 Prize   Make a video of your performance of any scene(s) from Act One of Razumov, post the video to YouTube and submit the link.  The best video wins $500!   Rules: 1.    Sheet music for Act One of Razumov by Gr...
Comment: Re: Seeking Repertoire Suggestions: "The American Experience"
Please consider my unaccompanied SSAA setting of A Rainy Day by 19th Century American poet John Brainard (1796 - 1828).   You may hearing recordings and download a free perusal PDF score on my website:  www.gregbartholomew.com/rainyindex.html 
Comment: Re: Repertoire Suggestions for Independence of Spirit
Hi Kevvn,   I have two suggestions for your "Independence of Spirit" theme:   An Open World, SATB, ca. 3 minutes.  Recording and downloadable PDF score:  www.gregbartholomew.com/gnosticindex.html The text: An Open World There is a certain madness born of sailing  From port to distant por...
Comment: Re: Repertoire for new concert!!
  Mark, For the theme of Elements of Nature, please consider: The Tree -  for unaccompanied SATB choir, 2003 (Duration: 3 min.)Winner of the Silver Platter Repertoire Award. Finalist for the 2011 Seghizzi International Choral Festival. A setting of the poem by American transcendental poet Jon...
Comment: Re: SSA - SSAA themed music "Sing for Life"
A Rainy Day, for unaccompanied SSAA women's chorus, 2001 (Duration: 4:15) A setting of the poem by American poet John Brainard (1796 - 1828). Full text, recordings and free download of perusal PDF score: www.gregbartholomew.com/rainyindex.html  
Comment: Re: Winter Concert Repertoire
If you are interested in works by living composers, the ChoralNet Composition Showcase includes 22 works in the winter seasonal category:  http://www.choralnet.org/313992
Comment: Re: SSAA piece about love of family
Please take a look at A Rainy Day, my SSAA setting of the poem by 19th Century American poet John Brainard.  You will find recordings and a downloadable PDF perusal score on my website:  www.gregbartholomew.com/rainyindex.html   A Rainy Day It rains. What lady loves a rainy day? Not she who put...
Comment: Re: Social Justice repertoire suitable for liberal church worship
Hi Dennis,   Please consider these pieces on social justice themes: The 21st Century (A Girl Born in Afghanistan) - Unaccompanied SATB setting of excerpts from Kofi Annan's Nobel Peace Prize lecture.  Available in both a full-length (7 min.) and an abbreviated (4 min.) form. The Promise of Lib...
Comment: Re: Songs of Freedom
Please consider The Promise of Liberty, my adaptation of The New Colossus ("Give me your tired, your poor, ..."). Available for unison, SA or SATB, with piano or guitar accompaniment.  You may hear an SA recording, view an SATB video, read the text, and diwnload a free perusal pdf score on my websi...
Comment: Re: "Visionary" repertory?
Please consider Three Gnostic Poems, my SATB setting of three poems by my father, particularly the second of the set, When I Land.  I will paste the text below.  You may hear excellent performances by the Cascadian Chorale, Portland Vocal Consort and the Orlande Chorale on my website where you may...
Announcement: Three new recordings made by Matthew Curtis (Choral Tracks)
After learning about Choral Tracks on the ChoralNet Composers of Choral Music forum, I recently hired Matt to make recordings of three of my pieces for which I did not yet have satisfactory recordings.  For those unfamiliar with Choral Tracks, it is a business run by Matthew Curtis, a former Te...
Community Forum Post: New recordings made by Matt Curtis (Choral Tracks)
Following the earlier forum posts about Matt Curtis' service (Choral Tracks), I hired Matt to make recordings of three of my pieces for which I did not yet have a satisfactory recording.  The amazing results are now live on my website and I invite you to listen.  It is truly incredible what Matt i...
Comment: Re: Repertoire for Fall Concert - Community Chorus
The Promise of Liberty (SATB) is an adaptation of the refrain from The New Colossus, "Give me your tired, your poor, etc.". You may hear a recording, read the complete text and download a perusal PDF score here: www.gregbartholomew.com/libertyindex.html 
Comment: Re: Holiday Music
For your select high school choir, you might consider Moon Man, my comic holiday carol about the man in the moon on Christmas Day.  It was premiered last December by the Cascadian Chorale.  You may hear their performance, read the text and download a perusal PDF score on my website at www.gregbar...
Announcement: "Song of the Mountains" performed by Portland Vocal Consort
I am pleased to present the new recording of Portland Vocal Consort's April performance of Song of the Mountains, my SATB setting of text by American naturalist John Muir.  You may listen on my website:  www.gregbartholomew.com/mountainsindex.html   The webpage also includes the complete tex...
Comment: Re: Choral repertoire suggestions?
Jonathan, Here are some winter seasonal suggestions: Moon Man - SATB - a comic holiiday carol about the man in the moon To a Locomotive in Winter - SATB setting of the Walt Whitman poem A Rainy Day - SSAA - "droplets of song that pool together into harmonic cadences" A Country Boy in Winter - T...
Comment: Re: CCMC Composer of the Month April 2013
Thank you, Jack, for this very interesting and inspiring interview.  And congratulations on your success in all your courageous adventures!
Concert: Exciting Concert in Seattle Area
I am very excited about this weekend's Cascadian Chorale concerts because the concerts include all three of my choral settings of my dad's poetry.  My dad died in 2006, and I composed these pieces in 2007.  The Cascadian Chorale is giving them an absolutely stunning interpretation.  The concert ...
Community Forum Post: March Check-In: BIG Concert Weekend
This is a big weekend ahead for my music, with six performances in four metropolitan areas — coast to coast!   In the Washington, DC, area, the Third Millennium Ensemble is performing my "First Suite from Razumov" in Garrett Park, MD. In Chicagoland, Acappellago is performing "A Rainy Day" in ...
Announcement: Choral Reading Session in Seattle
Capitol Music Center is hosting a Choral Reading Session this Saturday featuring works by local composers.  It is a fun way for you to "test drive" some new repertoire.  I believe it is free.     Capitol Music Center's Choral Reading Session     Saturday, January 19, 2013, 11am to 1pm ...
Comment: Re: "American Music"
Hi Chris– Here are a couple of my very American settings of very American poems: The Tree - SATB setting of the poem by 19th Century American transcendental poet Jones Very To a Locomotive in Winter - SATB setting of the poem by Walt Whitman You may already have these scores, but if n...
Comment: Re: Seeking Repertoire and Ideas for a program called "A Springtime Journey"
Here are three for you to consider: Song of the Mountains (SATB with divisi in SA only and piano accompaniment): setting of text by American naturalist John Muir The Tree (unaccompanied SATB): setting of pa oem by 19th Century American transcendental poet Jones Very with references to each ...
Comment: Re: Seeking ideas for program called "Out of This World"
Here are some ideas: Leo (excerpts from an ancient horoscope about the star sign Leo)  An Open World ("There is a certain madness born of sailing/From port to distant port the world around...")  When I Land ("I fly da Vinci's dream on wings of speed, ...") Moon Man (about the Man ...
Comment: Re: Satb anthem about the earth
You may wish to consider: The Tree - SATB setting of the poem by 19th Century American transcendental poet Jones Very Song of the Mountains - SATB setting of text by American naturalist John Muir Stoke Fleming - SATB meditation on the rocks and waves at a beach on the English Channel ...
Comment: Re: Composition Spotlight: Moon Man
Thanks, Jack!  The text is adapted from a poem by British poet Tom Clarke (he lives in Bristol, UK).  Links both for downloading the free perusal pdf score and for purchasing copies are on my website: www.gregbartholomew.com/moonmanindex.html. We are all waiting here in Seattle to see what ...
Community Forum Post: The World Premiere of MOON MAN
The Cascadian Chorale under Gary D. Cannon recently gave the world premiere performances of my comic holiday carol, Moon Man.  This playful romp about the Man on the Moon on Christmas Day was well received as a refreshingly light interlude between heavier holiday fare.  Please enjoy a video of t...
Announcement: New video of the Cascadian Chorale's world premiere of "Moon Man"
Last weekend the Cascadian Chorale under Gary D. Cannon gave the world premiere performances of my comic holiday carol, Moon Man.  This playful romp about the Man on the Moon on Christmas Day was well received as a refreshingly light interlude between heavier holiday fare.  Please enjoy a video ...
PDF Document: Moon Man
Comment: Re: Commercial Recordings of Your Choir or Compositions
And if you want to treat yourself to a break from choral music, check out James Ackley's great new CD of "New American Works for Trumpet":   Title of CD:  New American Works for Trumpet Title of Work:  Summer Suite Ensemble:  James Ackley and the Palmetto Camerata Conductor:  N/A ...
Comment: Re: Commercial Recordings of Your Choir or Compositions
Title of CD:  Mood Shifts Title of Choral Work:  From the Odes of Solomon Ensemble:  Ars Brunensis Chorus Conductor:  Roman Valek Composer: Greg Bartholomew Link to purchase CD:  www.gregbartholomew.com/cd.html Description:  Three settings for unaccompanied mixed choir of ancien...
Concert: The Cascadian Chorale premieres "Moon Man"
The Cascadian Chorale premieres my comic holiday carol, "Moon Man," in two performances this weekend.   I will give a commemorative magnet to the first three people to say hello to me at each performance.  I hope to see you!  Saturday, December 8 at 7:00 p.m. St. Thomas Episcopal Church 8398...
Comment: Re: University level SSAA Contemporary accapella pieces
Hi Ruth-- Please consider my SSAA setting of the John Brainard poem A Rainy Day.  It was originally premiered by the Arkansas State University Women's Chorus and a revised score was premiered by the Bella Voce Singers.  You may listen to recordings and download a perusal pdf score on my websit...
Comment: Re: Concert Program with the theme of Eyes
My SATB setting From Ode 14 of the Odes of Solomon refers to eyes: As the eyes of a son to his father, so my eyes turn to you, O Lord, at all times, for with you are my consolation and joy. You may listen to a recording and download a perusal pdf copy on my website: www.g...
Comment: Re: Repertoire suggestions needed - Life, Love, and Nature
Hi Kevin-- I'd like to suggest two of my pieces that address all 3 of your themes: The Tree, for unaccompanied SATB choir, is a setting of the poem by 19th Century American poet Jones Very. Song of the Mountains, for mixed choir with piano accompaniment, is a setting of text by American n...
Comment: Re: Karen P. Thomas - CCMC Composer of the Month - June 2012
Karen P. Thomas is the subject of a great interview published recently in The Stranger: Karen Thomas: Conductor, Composer, Badass http://www.thestranger.com/seattle/sound-check/Content?oid=14978243
Comment: Re: Searching for new unpublished Christmas music
Michael,   You should be aware that self-published composers do not consider themselves to be unpublished.  In order to collect our royalties, most composers establish a publishing "business."  To varying degrees, many of us establish quite serious publishing operations.  When conductors a...
Comment: Re: Request to music publishers - and suggestions for good sites
Jennifer,   I invite you to listen to complete recordings and to download complete perusal pdfs of scores for all of my choral works on my website: gregbartholomew.com.   best,      Greg  
Comment: Re: "American Christmas" Rep
Hi Chris-- Please consider A Country Boy in Winter (TTBB), To a Locomotive in Winter (SATB) and Moon Man (SATB).  Moon Man is a silly song about the Man in the Moon on Christmas Day.  Recordings and perusal pdf scores are available on my website at www.gregbartholomew.com/choralindex.html....
Comment: Re: Great repertoire for collegiate chamber choir
David— Please consider my SATB setting of the Jones Very poem, The Tree, as well as An Open World, the first of my set of Three Gnostic Poems.  You may listen to recordings and download perusal pdf scores on my website at www.gregbartholomew.com/choralindex.html.      Greg
Comment: Re: Music about the unusual, the exotic, the strange
Andrew,   Let me suggest a few of my pieces that might fit your theme:   Three Gnostic Poems are three settings of poems written by my father, who was a test pilot in WWII, that speak to his experience of things well beyond my experience.    The Fervid Hokey Poke is a setting of th...
Announcement: Revamped website permits download of pdf perusal scores
I have revamped the CHORAL WORKS catalog page on my website so you may now download perusal pdf scores and listen to audio for all of my choral works – all on one page. Have a look and tell me what you think.        www.gregbartholomew.com/choralindex.html   Please also let me know...
Comment: Re: Great repertoire for collegiate chamber choir
Hi David,   Keep in mind the ChoralNet Composition Showcase, where you may view perusal pdfs and listen to recordings of works by ChoralNet-member composers: http://www.choralnet.org/306612   My SATB setting of the Jones Very poem, "The Tree," might be particularly appropriate for your n...