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If You Want to Hold My Hand

Category:   HIGH SCHOOL CHOIRS
Composer:   Kyle Pederson
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Kyle Pederson
Edition:   
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   Piano

Reviewer:   

Matt Krage
Virginia High School Choirs
R&R Chair High School Choirs

Minnesota composer Kyle Pederson creates a unique musical experience with this sweet love song. The lyrics tell the story of a couple […]

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If

Category:   HIGH SCHOOL CHOIRS
Composer:   Matthew Erpelding
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Santa Barbara Music Publishing, Inc.
Edition:   SBMP 1500
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   Piano

Reviewer:   

Matt Krage
Virginia High School Choirs
R&R Chair High School Choirs

This is an ideal piece for challenging your advanced high school choir. Plenty of unison and immitative unison […]

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Lunar Lullaby

Category:   HIGH SCHOOL CHOIRS
Composer:   Jacob Narverud
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Santa Barbara Music Publishing, Inc.
Edition:   SBMP 1282
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   Piano

Reviewer:   

Matt Krage
Virginia High School Choirs
R&R Chair High School Choirs

Jacob Narverud has shown that he can compose in just about any style of music, and this piece […]

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We Are…

Category:   HIGH SCHOOL CHOIRS
Composer:   Ysaye Barnwell
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   The Musical Source
Edition:   YMB109
Voicing:   SATB unaccompanied
Setting:   

Reviewer:   

Matt Krage
Virginia High School Choirs
R&R Chair High School Choirs

With its repetitive lines and infectious melody, this piece is a quick learn, but still maintains the singers’ interest beyond […]

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Imbakwa

Category:   HIGH SCHOOL CHOIRS
Composer:   Jim Papoulis
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Boosey & Hawkes
Edition:   M051481569
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   Piano

Reviewer:   

Matt Krage
Virginia High School Choirs
R&R Chair High School Choirs

The opening tenor solo sets the context for this hymn-like piece. The text describes the need for unity across the world […]

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Earth Song

Category:   HIGH SCHOOL CHOIRS
Composer:   Frank Ticheli
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Hinshaw Music
Edition:   HPC7098
Voicing:   SATB unaccompanied
Setting:   

Reviewer:   

Matt Krage
Virginia High School Choirs
R&R Chair High School Choirs

Ticheli creates a beautiful unaccompanied piece that includes modern, dissonant harmonies without an abundance of divisi, making the piece accessible for […]

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Dedication

Category:   HIGH SCHOOL CHOIRS
Composer:   Richard Burchard
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   
Edition:   00254374
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   

Reviewer:   

Audrey Riddle
Angelica Cantanti Youth Choirs
SON Star Program Author

This stunning text by Mark Twain is set beautifully by Kentucky composer Richard Burchard. While the musical setting is of a chorale style, the chord structure and […]

May 20th, 2019|Categories: HIGH SCHOOL CHOIRS|Comments Off on Dedication

Starting Now

Category:   HIGH SCHOOL CHOIRS
Composer:   Jocelyn Hagen
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   GP
Edition:   H017
Voicing:   SSA
Setting:   

Reviewer:   

Audrey Riddle
Angelica Cantanti Youth Choirs
SON Star Program Author

This powerfully composed piece by Jocelyn Hagen really allows the treble voices to explore new depths of vocal color and dynamic contrast. The piano part is ethereal […]

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