Date: July 20, 2011
I am in need of help in finding music appropriate for a mixed chamber chorus of 16. This is actually my first time programming a concert that will actually be performed (as opposed to assignments for a course.) I absolutely love the process of discovering new music, however I'm just not very good at it yet.
Of the 16 singers, I'd say there are 12 that are strong and independent. Minimal divisi shouldn't be a problem. Piano accompaniment is an option - organ or other instrumentation is not.
Here's a list of the repertoire I've picked so far - from what I have, I'm thinking possible of theming it along the lines of "mourning glory."
Purcell, Miserere Mei
Victoria, Jesu dulcis memoria
Famine Song, arr. Matthew Culloton
<----Perhaps another song of mourning here?
Kedrov, Otche Nash
(Perhaps another setting of a prayer here?)
(Order for this set undecided)
the Blue Bird, Stanford
We Are, Sweet Honey in the Rock
^considering getting rid of one of those two and replacing it with something not fully dominated by a solo line.
possibly Morgengebet, Mendelssohn
Light of the clear blue Morning, arr. Craig Hella Johnson
Any suggestions to fill it out?
A million thanks,