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This Is Your Time

Category:   MIDDLE LEVEL & JR HIGH
Composer:   J. Reese Norris
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   SBMP
Edition:   1458
Voicing:   SSA
Setting:   

Reviewer:   

Audrey Riddle
Angelica Cantanti Youth Choirs
SON Star Program Author

This text by Sir Winston Churchill is a powerful message for singers. “This is your time, proclaim it far and wide . . . […]

May 20th, 2019|Categories: MIDDLE LEVEL & JR HIGH|Comments Off on This Is Your Time

Star Spangled Banner

Category:   MIDDLE LEVEL & JR HIGH
Composer:   John Stafford Smith; words by Francis Scott Key
Arranger:   Boyd Bacon
Publisher:   Shawnee Press/Hal Leonard Corporation
Edition:   A 1925, SATB 35021741
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   See score for 6 variations on voicing

Reviewer:   

Sheila Shusterich
Ordean-East Middle School
R&R Chair Middle Level & Jr High

Our choir frequently gets […]

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Bring Me Little Water, Silvy

Category:   MIDDLE LEVEL & JR HIGH
Composer:   Huddie W. Ledbetter (Lead Belly)
Arranger:   Moira Smiley
Publisher:   Moira Smiley Music
Edition:   ASCAP
Voicing:   SSAA
Setting:   Body Percussion

Reviewer:   

Sheila Shusterich
Ordean-East Middle School
R&R Chair Middle Level & Jr High

Body Percussion sequence created by Evie Ladin

Scored for SSAA, I find that the young men in […]

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Hope is the Thing with Feathers

Category:   MIDDLE LEVEL & JR HIGH
Composer:   Kenney Potter; text by Emily Dickinson
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Santa Barbara Music Publishing, Inc.
Edition:   SBMP1017
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   a cappella

Reviewer:   

Sheila Shusterich
Ordean-East Middle School
R&R Chair Middle Level & Jr High

It includes a rehearsal only piano score

The poetry of Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) lends itself […]

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Hold Fast to Dreams

Category:   MIDDLE LEVEL & JR HIGH
Composer:   Susan LaBarr; text by Langston Hughes
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Santa Barbara Music Publishing, Inc.
Edition:   SBMP 1136
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   Accompanied

Reviewer:   

Sheila Shusterich
Ordean-East Middle School
R&R Chair Middle Level & Jr High

Also available: SSA SBMP 1426

This setting of James Langston Hughes (1902-1967) poem “Dreams” is […]

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The Turtle Dove

Category:   MIDDLE LEVEL & JR HIGH
Composer:   Folk Song
Arranger:   Linda Steen Spevacek
Publisher:   Jenson Publications/Hal Leonard Corporation
Edition:   43720070
Voicing:   3-Part Mixed
Setting:   Accompanied, with optional flute

Reviewer:   

Sheila Shusterich
Ordean-East Middle School
R&R Chair Middle Level & Jr High

Also available: SATB 43725024

The 3-Part mixed arrangement of this folk song by Linda Steen […]

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Dreams of Thee

Category:   MIDDLE LEVEL & JR HIGH
Composer:   Eric William Barnum
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Walton Music/Div of GIA Publ., Inc.
Edition:   WW1362
Voicing:   SAB
Setting:   Accompanied, with optional solo & C instrument

Reviewer:   

Sheila Shusterich
Ordean-East Middle School
R&R Chair Middle Level & Jr High

This lyric setting of the poem “Lines to an Indian Air” […]

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Ballade to the Moon

Category: COMMUNITY CHOIRS
Composer: Words and music by Daniel Elder
Arranger:
Publisher: G.I.A. Publications, Inc.
Edition: G-8071
Voicing:
Setting:

Reviewer:

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

With both poetry and music created by the composer himself, this piece is a […]

February 11th, 2019|Categories: MIDDLE LEVEL & JR HIGH|Comments Off on Ballade to the Moon

This is a Celebration

Category: MIDDLE LEVEL & JR HIGH
Composer: Jerry Estes
Arranger:
Publisher: Heritage Music Press
Edition: 15/2644H
Voicing: SAB
Setting:

Reviewer:

Sheila Shusterich
Ordean-East Middle School
SON Star Program Author

A great concert opener!  The energy is contagious!  All three parts (S-A-B) get to shine as […]

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Sahayta

Category: MIDDLE LEVEL & JR HIGH
Composer: Ben Allaway
Arranger:
Publisher: Fostco Music/Shawnee Press
Edition: YS0510
Voicing: SSA
Setting:

Reviewer:

Sheila Shusterich
Ordean-East Middle School
SON Star Program Author

The story behind how this piece came to be is so interesting! Students can relate to […]

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