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Looking for SSA trio (no divisi) a cappella music

I'd love your recommendations for an experienced a cappella trio (SSA or perhaps SAT). Sacred, secular, Balkan, folk, funny. What are your favorites?
Cynthia Frank
Mendocino Women's Choir
cynthia@cypresshouse.com
Replies (10): Threaded | Chronological
on October 7, 2012 10:17pm
Hi Cynthia,
 
Have you done The Stove by Zae Munn? I first heard Vox Femina do that. We haven't done the rest of the set - The Muse and The Willow Plate. The Kodály Ave Maria (be sure it's the a cappella one - Universaledition UE10756) is very lovely. A tiny bit of sop 1 divisi at the end.
 
 
on October 20, 2012 11:55am
Yes, we've done The Stove. Love it! The other pieces in the collection don't seem as strong. We've done the Kodaly Ave Maria, too. Another beauty.
 
on October 21, 2012 10:54am
If you can go SSAA, "How Do I Love Thee" arr. Christensen -- a great doo-wop setting of the poem. Also SSAA, "Java Jive", arr. Dale -- great barbershop setting.
 
Bill Paisner
Director, Southwest Women's Chorus
Applauded by an audience of 1
on October 21, 2012 12:29pm
We've done that one in our octet. Had a great time with it, and so did the audience!
on December 2, 2012 2:55am
Hi Cynthia!
 
This is realy a bit of a side track answer but anyway...
 
My collegue and I have published two books for SSA: Trestämt SSA  and  Trestämt 2 SSA
Yes, it is a swedish book - but I guess at least one third of the content is in english (sweden being the most americanized country in the world) and a some in latin too and hey, sweadish is fun! Dont you remember the sweadish chef from The Muppet Show....?
 
See the content in book one here and in book two here 
 
Most of it is SSA not a capella but I belive it is good to have them since there are a little of everything.
 
Please do get back to me if you have any questions.
 
All the best
Mårten
 
 
 
on December 2, 2012 1:01pm
What is the best way to purchase these books in the USA?
on December 2, 2012 2:09pm
As for now I belive that the best way to buy them is direktly from the publisher.
I am sorry to say that (strangely enough) their homepage is almost entirely in swedish - BUT if you mail them on this address    info@notfabriken.se   then I am sure You will get the appropriate help.
Othervise you can get back to me and I will help you.
 
All the Best
Mårten
 
PS
on December 2, 2012 8:24am
We talked about this before but haven't heard from you since.  It's sold nearly 1000 copies in the last three months.
50 cents per copy now through Christmas if you'd like it.
A few others that come to mind:
-Ergen Deda
-When I think of you - Childs
-My Sister's Hands - public domain - google it (nice, accessible piece)
-She Sings - Bernon
-Swan Songs - can't recall composer..., but AWESOME stuff
-Whitacre Hebrew Love Songs
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