- December 6, 2017 at 11:06 am #549960
I am putting together a themed concert based on the subject line and would welcome any suggestions.
Would like more lighter, uptempo pieces. Also, we have 7 rehearsals to put this together!
My list so far includes:
Stars from Les Mis
Choose Something Like A Star …Thompson
Epitaph for Moonlight
Ballade To The Moon
Stars I Shall Find…Teasdale setting Ticheli/Stroope
Moonlight in VT
Both Sides Now
Thank you!December 6, 2017 at 10:31 pm #550066
Michael A. GrayParticipant
You might consider my own “Shall I compare thee to a Summer’s Day?” for SABpn. It is an easy piece to learn, sounds great, and is available for free download from http://www.graymichael.com
Hope that helps!
Michael A. GrayDecember 7, 2017 at 10:21 am #550073
You have a jewel under your fingertips for getting suggestions for such questions :
Musica database (www.musicanet.org).
In the field “keyword or…”, just input star or Moon or Sun or Rain (or even several together!) and you will have hundreds of suggestions. You can of course input additional criteria such as the language, the duration, the type of choir…
If you are a member of ACDA, access through the “Membership resources” section of acda.org. You will then benefit from an unrestricted access to musicanet.org…
JeanDecember 7, 2017 at 10:22 am #550079
I have a fast one you could try that contains rain, stars and moon.
“Sing of the seeping, rising of rain,
I have only the pale moonlight,
How will I find you?
I have only the stars to guide my feet…”
Frog Song – M. Furtak
pdf available for free download here: http://www0.cpdl.org/wiki/index.php/Frog_song_(Maggie_Furtak)
Youtube demo: https://youtu.be/OqhSw6jZhh0
Would it be too childish to add “The Sun Will Come Up Tomorrow” or the ‘Sesame Street’ theme song for some sunniness? I’m sure you can find a setting of “Fear No More the Heat of the Sun,” but that tends to be slower paced.
Have a lovely concert!
-M. FurtakDecember 7, 2017 at 10:22 am #550081
How about “You Are the New Day?” Not as fast paced, but:
“Send the sun in time for dawn
Let the birds all hail the morning
Love of life will urge me say
you are the new day.”
-M. FurtakDecember 7, 2017 at 10:22 am #550084
Gawthrop’s Night, Sleep, Death and the Stars is a lovely choral piece that would fit the theme!December 7, 2017 at 1:10 pm #550155
It looks as though you have plenty of suggestions. But I invite you to look at/listen to the following:
Rain Music can be accessed in this dropbox:
As the World Turns and The Star in this dropbox:
Rain Music is the “jauntiest” of the bunch. It and As the World Turns are the easiest to put together quickly. The Star is more diffictult, a setting of the classic Ann Taylor poem, the source of “twinkle, twinkle).
Bob ApplebaumDecember 9, 2017 at 1:49 am #550284
You may wish to consider “Moon Man,” a comic holiday carol for unaccompanied SATB.
You will find the text, a free downloadable perusal PDF score, a recording, a video and more info on my website at http://www.gregbartholomew.com/moonmanindex.html
Sheet music is available from J.W. Pepper: http://www.jwpepper.com/10503188.itemDecember 10, 2017 at 10:01 am #550400
I’d love to share with you my most recent release, “White Moon,” which is now available on Music Spoke as part of their ICON Series.
(Perusal score and recording available at the above link)
Perhaps not as uptempo as you’re looking for, but worth sharing here; it is the type of piece which is easily put together for a concert, yet provides enough depth and emotion for the choir and audience to greatly connect with.
LukeDecember 12, 2017 at 12:16 pm #550590
Dear Alan, nice idea for a nice concert. The Moon is one of my favourite themes for composing.
I would like to reccomend you “A ilusao da lua”, very well performed by Coro de regatas de Mendoza (Argentina):
And after “A la luna de verano” lyric by Leopoldo Lugones, that belongs to the book:
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