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Women's and Mixed...contemporary repertoire?

This past fall the University of Portland (Oregon) University Singers (SATB) combined with the University of Portland's Women's Chorale on a memorable performance of Carol Barnett's, "Dance of Zálongo".  We'd like to collaborate again this spring and are interested in repertoire recommendations from the ChoralNet community.   We're particularly interested in more recent compositions (1980-on).  Thoughts...ideas...recommendations?  
 
Thanks, 
Steve Peter
University of Portland Women's Chorale
Replies (16): Threaded | Chronological
on December 21, 2013 6:54am
Please consider my compositions Adoramus Te and Entreat Me Not.  If you let me know, I will send review copies to you.
 
www.noteableimpressions.com
 
Susan Brown
on December 21, 2013 8:17am
We’ve done the Kyrie (from the “Thanksgiving Mass”) by Nystedt with that configuration.  I think it pre-dates 1980 but not by much.
on December 21, 2013 10:00am
Paul Mealor - A Celtic Prayer (after it is premiered on March 23)
Axel Theimer - Vere Languores Nostros
Joan Szymko - The Call 
John Rutter - Psalm 150
Jocelyn Hagen - Divine Image
Eleanor Daley - Salutation of the Dawn
 
on December 22, 2013 9:40am
You might consider my "Sparrow".  There's a score and sound sample under the "compositions" button on my site.  I'd be happy to send a persual score.
 
Leonard Enns
www.lenns.ca
on December 22, 2013 9:57am
Susan (or is it Marilyn?), 
 
Please do send me review copies of your compositions.  Thanks for the response/reply!
 
Regards, 
Steve Peter
Uuniversity of Portland
 
Please send to my home address: 6038 NE 29th Avenue, Portland, OR 97211-6032
on December 22, 2013 1:51pm
Certainly Pre-1980, but a stunning piece is Holst's Hymn of Jesus--not done often enough!
David E
on December 23, 2013 1:17am
My "Dance Song to the Creator" is for SSA and SATB semichoruses with large SATB  choir - piano duet (4 hands, 1 piano) and percussion accompaniment. Lively, rhythmic piece. Text combines 15th  century Indian text, with Te Deum extract.
Has had a number of international performances, mostly recently inToronto and Georgia.
Contact me if interested in seeing a sample.
 
David Hamilton
email: david(a)dbhmusic.co.nz
on December 24, 2013 7:27am
I have a few pieces for SSAATB:
 
Song of Sorrows 1995
Ceremony of the Bull (plus string quartet) 1997
Minos (plus tenor soloist) 1999
Theseus Arrives (plus string quartet) 2000
 
You can find the scores, sound files, etc. on this page (pieces listed chronologically
 
 
Mary Jane Leach
 
on December 24, 2013 8:49am
David, 
 
You're right...definitely pre-1980, but a terrific piece.  I remember it fondly from my college years back in the early 1970's...Morningside College, Sioux City, IA.  We're looking for something that will involve less time to fully rehearse and ultimately stage given our performance space challenges.
 
Thanks for the memory jolt!
 
Steve 
on December 24, 2013 8:53am
David, 
 
It sounds terrific, but grander in scope than the forces we have at UP...our mixed choir is more a chamber choir (36-voices) and we'll have just under 30 in the Women's Chorale.
 
Another time, perhaps.
 
Regards,
Steve Peter 
on December 24, 2013 9:11am
Leonard, 
 
Looks like your, "Sparrow", is for women's voices, and we're looking for a piece that's scored for both SATB and SSA chorus.  
 
Thanks for your reply.  Perhaps another time.
 
Regards, 
Steve Peter
UP Women's Chorale
on December 26, 2013 3:12pm
Steve,
 
I would be happy to send you a copy of Two Love Songs by William Blake: "Never Seek to Tell Thy Love" and "The Garden of Love" both copyrighted 2005.  Hope that you are doing well.
Norbert
on December 26, 2013 10:46pm
Stephen Hatfield - Ohisashi Buri SA/SATB
Wendy Morrissey - Lighten our Darkness SSAA/SAATB
Wendy Morrissey - Agro Dolce SSA/SATB
 
if you want the double choir - otherwise, there are quite a few good pieces for SSAATB and similar voicings
on December 28, 2013 1:30pm
Dear Steve,
 
Please do take some minutes to listen to this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yY0hRbOAD0
The base composition is for SSATBB but there are two optional smaller women's choirs included in the scoore as well.
I will gladly send You the sheet music if You contact me.
 
Best regards
 
Mårten Jansson
on December 29, 2013 4:23am
Hello Steve,
 
Maybe one of these two would work for your program:
 
"Szymborska" for women's ensemble a cappella (2013): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBtovGPdr7U
"Whom My Soul Loveth" for cello and SSAATB choir (2009): https://soundcloud.com/gilad-hochman/whom-my-soul-loveth-gilad-hochman
 
Best,
Gilad Hochman
on December 30, 2014 10:14am
Steve, 
 
If you have a moment, please listen to my "Mironczarnia" (English pronunciation: Meeroncharnya) from 2012. 
Maybe it would be something for you: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1bZkwTjhOc - this is the recording of the SATB version
 
I scored this piece both for mixed and female choir and they can be performed together.
You can find the scores, piano reductions and more information about the piece and the poem here: http://j.neske.eu
The SATB score is available in many languages (including English) but the SSAA version is available only in Polish right now (however it's absolutely not a problem for me to prepare English version of the SSAA score in a short time).
 
I would be glad if you let me know what you think about it. 
 
Best regards, Jakub Neske.
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