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Dedication

Category:   HIGH SCHOOL CHOIRS
Composer:   Richard Burchard
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   
Edition:   00254374
Voicing:   SATB
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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
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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 […]

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

Troika

Category:   HIGH SCHOOL CHOIRS
Composer:   Dave and Jean Perry
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Shawnee Press
Edition:   A 1779
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   

Reviewer:   

Chris Fettig
Bemidji High School
SON Star Program Author

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October 14th, 2018|Categories: HIGH SCHOOL CHOIRS|Comments Off on Troika

Deep River

Category:   HIGH SCHOOL CHOIRS
Composer:   NA
Arranger:   Russell Robinson
Publisher:   Shawnee Press
Edition:   35028014
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   A Cappella

Reviewer:   

Steve Dietz
Alexandria High School
R&R Chair High School Choirs

Russell Robinson has done nothing fancy or flashy with this classic spiritual. In fact, I think he did a very good job of “staying out […]

November 3rd, 2013|Categories: HIGH SCHOOL CHOIRS|Comments Off on Deep River

Two Mozart Masterworks

Category:   HIGH SCHOOL CHOIRS
Composer:   NA
Arranger:   Patrick M. Liebergen
Publisher:   Shawnee Press
Edition:   35028704
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   Accompanied

Reviewer:   

Steve Dietz
Alexandria High School
R&R Chair High School Choirs

Mozart’s “Sanctus” (from “Orgelsolomesse”) and “Dona Nobis Pacem” (from “Spatzemesse”) are paired as one octavo. Purists will likely find the pairing questionable, but for a […]

November 3rd, 2013|Categories: HIGH SCHOOL CHOIRS|Comments Off on Two Mozart Masterworks

How Great Our Joy

Category:   HIGH SCHOOL CHOIRS
Composer:   Traditional
Arranger:   William D. Hall
Publisher:   National Music Publishers
Edition:   WHC201
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   A Cappella

Reviewer:   

Steve Dietz
Alexandria High School
R&R Chair High School Choirs

Assuming there are high schools that can program sacred literature for a holiday concert, this arrangement of the traditional German carol is compelling. […]

November 3rd, 2013|Categories: HIGH SCHOOL CHOIRS|Comments Off on How Great Our Joy

Candles in the Window

Category:   HIGH SCHOOL CHOIRS
Composer:   Dave and Jean Perry
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Alfred Publishing Company
Edition:   39797
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   Accompanied

Reviewer:   

Steve Dietz
Alexandria High School 2011
R&R Chair High School Choirs

This is a simple and solemn piece for your holiday program for younger high shcool singers. The text contains great imagery and […]

November 3rd, 2013|Categories: HIGH SCHOOL CHOIRS|Comments Off on Candles in the Window

To the New Jerusalem (Hymn from the Sacred Harp)

Category:   HIGH SCHOOL CHOIRS
Composer:   William Walker
Arranger:   Matthew Culloton
Publisher:   SBMP
Edition:   SBMP 703
Voicing:   SATB div
Setting:   A Cappella

Reviewer:   

Steve Deitz
Alexandria High School 2012
R&R Chair High School Choirs

This piece begins with simple presentation of the melody in a minor key and quickly becomes layered with other voice parts. As […]

November 17th, 2012|Categories: HIGH SCHOOL CHOIRS|Comments Off on To the New Jerusalem (Hymn from the Sacred Harp)