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Four Shakespeare Songs

Category:   COMMUNITY CHOIRS
Composer:   Jaakko Mäntyjärvi
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Sulasol
Edition:   343
Voicing:   Various
Setting:   

Reviewer:   

Rick Kvam
Choral Arts Ensemble
R&R Chair Community Choirs

1. Come Away Death [3:00]
2. Lullaby [3:00]
3. Double, Double, Toil and Trouble [3:30]
4. Full Fathom Five [2:25]
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February 16th, 2020|Categories: COMMUNITY CHOIRS|Comments Off on Four Shakespeare Songs

I Am Not Yours

Category:   COMMUNITY CHOIRS
Composer:   Stephen Chatman
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Galaxy Music
Edition:   EC.7.0582
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   a cappella

Reviewer:   

Rick Kvam
Choral Arts Ensemble
R&R Chair Community Choirs

This is an intimate setting so perfectly suited to the text by Sara Teasdale. The composer has written without bar lines, encouraging phrasing by […]

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Tagore’s Lost Star

Category:   COMMUNITY CHOIRS
Composer:   Carol Barnett
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   G. Schirmer
Edition:   HL.50601113
Voicing:   SATB divisi
Setting:   Harp

Reviewer:   

Rick Kvam
Choral Arts Ensemble
R&R Chair Community Choirs

Carol Barnett has created a playful, witty setting to match the poetry of Rabindranath Tagore. She explores the sound world of Northern India, with […]

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Barber of Seville Overture

Category:   COMMUNITY CHOIRS
Composer:   Gioachino Rossini
Arranger:   Daryl Runswick
Publisher:   Hal Leonard
Edition:   HL.8743751
Voicing:   SSATTB
Setting:   a cappella

Reviewer:   

Rick Kvam
Choral Arts Ensemble
R&R Chair Community Choirs

Almost every choral concert could use a little more humor. This work was arranged for the King’s Singers recording, A Tribute to the […]

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Once in Royal David’s City

Category:   COMMUNITY CHOIRS
Composer:   Daniel Kallman
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Kallman Creates
Edition:   
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   Piano

Reviewer:   

Rick Kvam
Choral Arts Ensemble
R&R Chair Community Choirs

Dan Kallman created an entirely new melody for this familiar carol in 2002, and it has been a favorite of both our singers and audiences […]

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Salutation

Category:   COMMUNITY CHOIRS
Composer:   Eriks Esenvalds
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Musica Baltica
Edition:   MB2189
Voicing:   SSATTB
Setting:   a cappella

Reviewer:   

Rick Kvam
Choral Arts Ensemble
R&R Chair Community Choirs

Ešenvalds wrote this piece for the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain in 2017. It is homophonic, generally in six parts, and requires some […]

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Deck the Halls

Category:   COMMUNITY CHOIRS
Composer:   Francisco Nunez and Jim Papoulis
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   HL
Edition:   48021034
Voicing:   SATB
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Reviewer:   

Audrey Riddle
Angelica Cantanti Youth Choirs
SON Star Program Author

Set in a fun, high-paced, very energetic way, this arrangement of the holiday classic is really fun to sing. This arrangement works with singers from […]

May 20th, 2019|Categories: COMMUNITY CHOIRS|Comments Off on Deck the Halls

When I’m 64 – The Swingle Singers

Category: COMMUNITY CHOIRS
Composer: John Lennon / Paul McCartney
Arranger: Ward Swingle
Publisher: UNC Jazz Press
Edition: VJ1994
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Reviewer:

Timothy Sawyer
University of Northwestern-St. Paul
R&R Chair Community Choirs

As sung by The Swingle Singers

This iconic song made famous by the Beatles is […]

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Refuge

Category: COMMUNITY CHOIRS
Composer: Elaine Hagenberg
Arranger:
Publisher: Hinshaw Music
Edition: HMC-2488
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Reviewer:

Timothy Sawyer
University of Northwestern-St. Paul
R&R Chair Community Choirs

Many US choirs have been recently taken with the music of Elaine Hagenberg, and in particular her piece “O […]

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O Lux Beatissima

Category: COMMUNITY CHOIRS
Composer: Howard Helvey
Arranger:
Publisher: Hinshaw Music
Edition: HMC-1971
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Reviewer:

Timothy Sawyer
University of Northwestern-St. Paul
R&R Chair Community Choirs

This Sacred a cappella motet is an accessible piece, a setting of a beautiful verse from the traditional Latin […]

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