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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 […]

February 11th, 2019|Categories: COMMUNITY CHOIRS|Comments Off on When I’m 64 – The Swingle Singers

Refuge

Category: COMMUNITY CHOIRS
Composer: Elaine Hagenberg
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Publisher: Hinshaw Music
Edition: HMC-2488
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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 […]

February 11th, 2019|Categories: COMMUNITY CHOIRS|Comments Off on Refuge

O Lux Beatissima

Category: COMMUNITY CHOIRS
Composer: Howard Helvey
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Publisher: Hinshaw Music
Edition: HMC-1971
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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 […]

February 11th, 2019|Categories: COMMUNITY CHOIRS|Comments Off on O Lux Beatissima

There Will Come Soft Rains

Category: COMMUNITY CHOIRS
Composer: Ivo Antognini
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Publisher: Alliance AMP
Edition: 0887
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Timothy Sawyer
University of Northwestern-St. Paul
R&R Chair Community Choirs

Commissioned by the Santa Fe Desert Chorale, this piece by Swiss composer Ivo Antognini is otherworldly, impressionistically evocative, full […]

February 11th, 2019|Categories: COMMUNITY CHOIRS|Comments Off on There Will Come Soft Rains

Belong

Category:   COMMUNITY CHOIRS
Composer:   Jocelyn Hagen
Arranger:   
Publisher:   Graphite Publishing
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Timothy Sawyer
University of Northwestern-St. Paul
R&R Chair Community Choirs

“Our country boils with anger. Bullets fly, friendships shatter. Life is short. But life, it matters. Come, you belong with me.”

Written by Minnesota composer Jocelyn Hagen on […]

February 11th, 2019|Categories: COMMUNITY CHOIRS|Comments Off on Belong

Ave Verum Corpus

Category:   COMMUNITY CHOIRS
Composer:   Stephanie Martin
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Cypress Choral Music
Edition:   CP 1149
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   A Cappella

Reviewer:   

Steven Boehlke
Minnesota Valley Men’s Chorale 2010
R&R Chair Community Choirs

Ms. Martin has taken a very traditional Latin text and given it a new and fresh feeling. She expands some of the harmonies […]

November 5th, 2013|Categories: COMMUNITY CHOIRS|Tags: |Comments Off on Ave Verum Corpus

Ballade to the Moon

Category:   COMMUNITY CHOIRS
Composer:   Daniel Elder
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   GIA Publications
Edition:   G-8071
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   Accompanied

Reviewer:   

Steven Boehlke
Minnesota Valley Men’s Chorale 2011
R&R Chair Community Choirs

“Ballade to the Moon” is a beautiful new octavo that explores the observational and psychological experiences associated with love, nature, darkness and light. Daniel Elder, b. […]

October 24th, 2012|Categories: COMMUNITY CHOIRS|Comments Off on Ballade to the Moon

A Gershwin Jazz Trio

Category:   COMMUNITY CHOIRS
Composer:   George Gershwin
Arranger:   Jay Althouse
Publisher:   Alfred
Edition:   35568
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   A Cappella

Reviewer:   

Steven Boehlke
Minnesota Valley Men’s Chorale 2011
R&R Chair Community Choirs

– Nice Work if You Can Get It
– Someone to Watch Over Me
– I Got Rhythm

Looking for Americana for your next concert? Get […]

October 24th, 2012|Categories: COMMUNITY CHOIRS|Tags: |Comments Off on A Gershwin Jazz Trio

Agnus Dei – from Lux Aeterna

Category:   COMMUNITY CHOIRS
Composer:   Morten Lauridsen
Arranger:   
Publisher:   Peer Music
Edition:   229310
Voicing:   SATB div
Setting:   Accompanied

Reviewer:   

Steven Boehlke
Minnesota Valley Men’s Chorale 2010
R&R Chair Community Choirs

Most of us have heard Lux Aeterna, a beautiful extended work by Lauridsen. “Agnus Dei” is the final movement from that work and makes a […]

October 23rd, 2012|Categories: COMMUNITY CHOIRS|Tags: |Comments Off on Agnus Dei – from Lux Aeterna