Interfaith Combined Service Needs Choral Music
Date: April 27, 2013
I wish more directors would post in our community like this. I feel guilty having you all as a tremendous resource and others not using it. If this is successful I will post about it in the repertoire forum.
I volunteered to unite a bunch of church choirs in my city for an interfaith service. We have choirs of many denominations, all amateurs. I would love to use a piece or two by CCMC members. I know most of you write for ensembles of a much higher performance level than what I am looking for so please look over the specs before suggesting your works.
SAB or SATB
Texture: Mostly homophonic
instruments: optional instruments such as flute, violin, cello, trumpet (1 or 2). Must not be required.
Text: sacred or community focused
Theme: preferred-something about unity or general praise. We have Catholics, Methodists, Unitarians, African American Baptists, ELCA Lutherans mostly with some Jews and Muslims. I would not look at praise songs to Mary, songs about the cross or repeated text about Jesus. (Sorry Jesus, you know I love you) All the churches are fairly liberally bent.
Payment would be in the form of purchaces of your music by the individual churches. I don't know how many will combine.
I would prefer if music was available via PDF for speed.
Due Date: ASAP concert June 2
Post your replies or message me.
Here's an example of the max difficulty level (typical church choir):
Without his Cross by Joseph Martin
(couldn't find it in English)