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Ca. 20-30 min. piece for international choir workshop

Hello,
 
I'm a new forum guest from a German a capella chamber choir of ca. 25 singers. I am hoping for some repertoire recommendations.
 
During the past my choir has been invited twice to a choir workshop in Poland. In 2013 we will invite the Polish choir to our first own workshop in Germany, plus 20 "free" participants from our region at the Baltic Sea Coast.
We are now urgently looking for a workshop piece to rehearse alone in ca. 5 weekly advance rehearsals and together during the workshop weekend (including a final performance).
Workshop history: Our Polish hosts so far selected the "Missa brevis" by Jan Szopinski and the "Missa Festiva" by Alexander Grechaninov as their workshop pieces. The next piece (i.e. "our" piece) should not be any more difficult than that, but not too simple, either.
Other requirements:
20-30 min. total length, a cappella or with organ or piano accompaniment, maybe some percussion or even soloist(s) or individual instrument(s), but not a full orchestra (limited budget);
Latin would be ideal to save everybody language difficulties (e.g. another short mass). The style can be anything from 15th century to "modern", but no jazz, gospel, show, pop, etc. Nothing too mainstream, if possible.
 
I know it is difficult, but I would really be very grateful for some ideas.
Thank you very much in advance - dietlinde
on December 30, 2012 8:39pm
"Water Ruminations" is a 25-minute setting of 6 poems by 13th century Persian poet Rumi, in English. It is scored for double choir (SATBSATB) and organ:
 
Let me know if you would like to see a perusal score.
 
-Tom
on December 31, 2013 3:16am
May I humbly point out my Night Vigil, Latin 5 movements, 20 minutes with organ and a soprano soloist (one movement a soprano aria). Very well received, got excellent crit :) 
 
Youtube:
 
best
Hildigunnur
on December 31, 2013 8:58am
What about Gorecki's Miserere? 
 
In latín, easy to read, for big choir, easy text (only one phrase), dramatic almost tragic... 27 or 28 minutes of music.
 
Another option would be the Stabat Mater of Rheinberger, with organ. If you need moré information, write me.
 
 
Enrique
on December 31, 2013 2:17pm
I have an oratorio on prophesies of Isaiah, Hear O Heavens, for S and Bar soli, SATB div, organ, piano, db, and percussion (1 player) in Hebrew and English (mostly English) which may fit your needs perfectly. Please write me privately for a complete recording and performance materials.
 
Hope this helps,
Robert A.M. Ross
Finalist, 2012 American Prize for Choral Composition
on January 2, 2013 7:14am
How about "Te Deum" by Kentaro Sato.
Organ or Piano. and Percussion
 
His "Requiem Pacis" (with Soprano solo, orchestra, or piano or organ) would be another good work, I think.
I found the 1st movement of the organ version.
on January 24, 2013 4:34am
Thank you everybody for these great suggestions. Beautiful music, all of it.
Some pieces proved to be too difficult, or we did not have enough singers/instrumentalists, or it did not match the rest of our repertoire too well, etc.
 
Just in case you are interested: We'll finally go with the "Eesti Missa" by Urmas Sisask in Latin, and the "Magnificat in B flat major" by Francesco Durante, both just with organ.
 
But thank you everybody nevertheless for "enriching" my knowledge of the great music that is out there.
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