Nature: Environmental (Earth Day)
Date: Thu, 12 Jan 1995 23:29:12 -0700
From: mdolan(a)haverford.edu (Marian Dolan)
Subject: Environmental music...
Another composer contact to add to this environmental thread:
1530 So. Sixth St. C-405
Minneapolis, MN 55454
Not only are many of his works' text environmentally themed, some of his
works also employ simple use of natural objects/elements. He's worked with
many levels of choirs (middle thru professional), done very creative
in both schools and colleges, is strongly connected to WWF, and writes well
for the voice!
Dr. Marian E. Dolan address: Haverford College
Director of Choral/Vocal Studies 370 Lancaster Ave.
Haverford and Bryn Mawr Colleges (PA) Haverford, PA 19041
Date: Wed, 22 Jul 1998 11:00:12 EDT
Subject: Earth Day rep. compilation
Thank you for your prompt and interesting replies. A compilation of your
suggestions follows. Publisher information has been indicated when it was
given to me.
Again thank you very much.
Earth Day repertoire
Libby Larsen - Missa Gaia, publ. by E C Schirmer. Score for sale, vocal and
instrumental parts for rent.
Rutter - All Things Bright and Beautiful
For the Beauty of the Earth
arr. Bradfield - Ancient Mother, publ. by Moon of Hope Publishing
Ross Lee Finney - Spherical Madrigals
R. Murray Schafer - Sun
Nina Gilbert - "Wade in the Water" for TTBB+tuba, publ. Santa Barbara Music
Haydn - Creation
Ken Langer - Mother Earth, SATB acap., (self-publ)
Victoria Ebel-Sabo - Winter Wind , SA, Boosey & Hawkes, OCTB6746,
Alice Parker - Whole Earth Songs (Song cycle all about "recycling"), , Jenson
pub., 2 part with varied styles, song # 1(Recycle), song # 2 (The Nothing
Song)song # 3 (Sharing song) & has 10 verses(w/chorus) for solos, # 4
(Garbage Rag) 43509080
Dana Wilson - Gaia (self-published)
Dave Brubeck, - Earth is our Mother
Jerry Estes - "Three Songs of Nature" SAB, part # 11335 published by Alfred
Sally Albrecht and Jay Althouse - For The Children, SATB, Alfred, #16286
Paul Winter - Missa Gaia
Jackson Berkey - Native American Ambiances
Daniel Moe: Chief Seattle's Psalm (SATB, trpt or cl, kbd; Carl Fischer)
Gregg Smith: Earth Requiem--SATB div., treble choir (1-3 pt div), SATB soli,
orchestra (contact Gregg Smith directly)
Robert Ross: Hymn to Earth (SATB, flute, clarinet, harp or piano; strings or
organ [min. str. 1-1-1-1-1]); available from Robert Ross at
In 20th century English Pastoral style.
Robert Ross: The Rape of the Land (SATB, org) an "alarmist" piece on a hymn
text of Fred Kaan. Available from Robert Ross.
Larry McFatter - Hymn of the Earth
Ron Jeffers - This We Know - text by Chief Seattle, publisher: earthsongs.
Grau's "Kasar Mie la gaji" -- the earth is tired; publ. by earthsongs
Carl Orff - St. Francis of Assisi "Laudes Creaturum" (Schott)
Martin Shaw's cobbled-together anglican chant version of the same, in
Matthew Arnold's translation (found in "Songs of Praise" from OUP -
there it is printed for unison and organ, but may be readily adapted to
Have you considered doing some of the rounds and other pieces published
by Libana? Also, check out the publication of shape-note style stuff from
Check out Ron Kean's Choral Journal article: "Global Celebration of Life"
Lyn Schramm, Bart Bradfield, Kevin Sutton, Nina Gilbert, Ken Langer, Sandy
Toms, Craig Hawkins, Bob Dingley, Anissa Bacon, Howard Burkett, Larry
McFatter, Diane Loomer, Linda Surlak, Ron Kean, Rebecca R. Winnie