Week 27: Friday, September 21, 2018.
“Lux Aeterna” by Michelle Roueché
SSAA, a cappella
If you’re looking for that one specific selection to round out your concert: something lush, pleasantly-dissonant, legato, and full of opportunity for musical growth, I would highly suggest Michelle Roueché’s “Lux Aeterna.”
Week 26: Friday, September 14, 2018.
“In the Lavender Stillness of Dawn” by Jocelyn Hagen.
Text by Meggan Tavel.
SSA, violin, cello, piano
Week 25: Friday, September 7, 2018.
“I Just Lightning” by Libby Larsen.
Text by Maria Sabina.
Week 24: Friday, August 31, 2018.
“Hodie Christus natus est” by Agneta Sköld.
Liturgical antiphon. SSAA, a cappella.
Week 23: Friday, August 24, 2018 “Hidden Memories (Déjà Vu)” by Gordon Thornett Text by Linda Marcus SSA, a cappella Sweet, simple, innocent. Gordon Thornett’s setting of Linda Marcus’ text is all those and more. Based entirely on the pentatonic scale, the musical motifs are reminiscent of childhood songs and melodies, while the poetry recalls […]
Week 22: Friday, August 17, 2018 “She Tore A Map” by Timothy C. Takach Text by Naomi Shihab Nye SA, piano Looking for an uptempo piece with a fun story-driven text and a jaunty style, especially one that is SA and accessible for a wide range of abilities? If so, this selection by Timothy Takach […]
Week 21: Friday, August 10, 2018 “Dance Ablaze!” by Janika Vandervelde Text by Jody Johnson SSA, percussion, hand claps A rhythmic, energetic piece, this work by Janika Vandervelde is both a physically and emotionally engaging selection for your women’s/treble choir. Between the mixed meter, the handclaps, and the poetic text, your singers and audience alike […]
Week 20: Friday, August 3, 2018 “Ave Maria” by Gustav Holst Marian antiphon SSAA/SSAA, a cappella This blog on ChoralNet is now 20 weeks old, just slightly older than my infant son (currently 13 weeks!). So far, much of the repertoire has been from the 20th and 21st centuries, with one week each of the […]
Week 19: Friday, July 27, 2018 “Le Sommeil de l’Enfant Jésus” arr. Ron Jeffers Traditional French carol SSA, a cappella This is a favorite carol of mine to program. Over the last decade, I have used it for three different choirs, at two different schools. Ron Jeffers’ a cappella setting of this 13th century French […]
Week 18: Friday, July 20, 2018 “Alleluia, Rejoice” arr. J. Edmund Hughes Chant and liturgical antiphon SA, handbells (or hand chimes or piano) This arrangement by J. Edmund Hughes combines two separate holiday melodies – O Come O Come Emmanuel and Hodie Christus natus est – into one beautiful selection. The two melody lines dovetail […]