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Items by Greg Bartholomew

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Comment: Re: "War and Family" themed concert repertoire
Please consider THE 21st CENTURY (A GIRL BORN IN AFGHANISTAN).   This is a setting for unaccompanied SATB of excerpts from Kofi Annan's Nobel Peace Prize lecture.  You will find the complete text, recordings and a free downloadable PDF perusal score on my website at www.gregbartholomew.com/21Ci...
Comment: Re: Unison songs for
You might be interested in The Promise of Liberty, which may be performed in unison or 2-part, unaccompanied or with either piano or guitar accompaniment.  The text is an adaptation from the famous refrain of the poem The New Colossus on the Statue of Liberty ("Give me your tired, your poor, ...")....
Comment: Re: Winter Pieces
Please consider my group of three choral settings of texts by 19th Century American poets on winter themes: To a Locomotive in Winter - SATB setting of poem by Walt Whitman A Country Boy in Winter - TTBB setting of poem by Sarah Orne Jewett A Rainy Day - SSAA setting of poem by John Brainard R...
Community Forum Post: A Rainy Day at the World Choir Games
My setting of "A Rainy Day" for women's chorus was performed at the 2014 World Choir Games in Riga by the Vocal Ensemble Fantazia of Novosibirsk, Russia.  These excellent singers won a Silver Medal in the Champions Competition for their performance.   Unfortunately, the first video that I posted...
Comment: Re: Multicultural Theme
Hi Travis,   Please consider The Promise of Liberty, my adaptation of the poem from the statue of liberty, The New Colossus by Emma Lazarus ("Give me your tired, your poor...").  It is designed to be sung either unaccompanied or with piano or guitar accompaniment, in unison or 2-part harmony or...
Community Forum Post: Composer Newsletter
Hi folks,   I'm using MailChimp for the first time to create a composer newsletter, and my first newsletter just went out. Take a look and let me know what you think:  http://eepurl.com/ZN5EH    I plan to use the newsletter to keep folks up to date about new works, recordings, preformances...
Comment: Re: Songs about travel
For your advanced mixed group, please consider my SATB setting of the Walt Whitman poem, To a Locomotive in Winter. You will find the complete text, recordings and a free perusal PDF score download on my website:  www.gregbartholomew.com/locomotiveindex.html   Here is a performance by the Pink ...
Comment: Re: "A Life in Song" Concert Theme
Two suggestions:   AN OPEN WORLD addresses the stage in life where an open world lies ahead with paths to choose. THE TREE looks at each of the four seasons of life.   You may listen to recordings, read full texts and download free perusal PDF scores on my website:  www.gregbartholomew.com/c...
Comment: Re: Music about Human Rights, specifically women
Comment: Re: Walt Whitman Settings?
Please consider my setting for unaccompanied SATB choir of Whitman's To a Locomotive in Winter.  You may download a free perusal PDF score, listen to a recording and more on my website: www.gregbartholomew.com/locomotiveindex.html    Here's a video of a performance by The Pink Singers...
Comment: Re: Music about Human Rights, specifically women
Please consider The 21st Century (A Girl Born in Afghanistan), my SATB setting of excerpts from Kofi Annan's Nobel Peace Prize lecture.  You will find the complete text, a recording and a free downloadable PDF perusal score on my website at www.gregbartholomew.com/21Cindex.html 
Comment: Re: Children's Choir songs about STARS
Please consider WE ARE THE DUST OF STARS for 2-part treble choir with piano:  www.gregbartholomew.com/stardustindex.html   Commissioned for AppleChor of the Red Apple Elementary in Racine, Wisconsin, We Are the Dust of Stars is based on a fun text.  You may download a free perusal PDF score at ...
Comment: Re: International Competition/Music
For works by living composers, you might take a look at the ChoralNet Composition Showcase:  http://www.choralnet.org/view/306612   You will find a brief description of each work together with links for PDFs and mp3s.
Comment: Re: Winter songs?
You might wish to check out the "Seasonal" listings in the ChoralNet Composition Showcase, which includes more than two dozen winter themed works:http://choralnet.org/313992   My own SATB setting of the Walt Whitman poem To Locomotive in Winter and my TTBB setting of A Country Boy in Winter migh...
Comment: Re: Looking for snow/winter songs/arrangements
You might wish to check out the "Seasonal" listings in the ChoralNet Composition Showcase, which includes more than two dozen winter themed works: http://choralnet.org/313992
Announcement: "Leo" now available from Burke & Bagley
Sheet music for Leo is now available from Burke & Bagley.   An SATB a cappella horoscope, Leo was commissioned by The Esoterics for Zodiakos, the final concert of their 2002 season.  For that concert, The Esoterics commissioned twelve Washington State composers to create a suite of new w...
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...