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Banjo Pickin’ Girl

Category: SSAA CHOIRS
Composer: Appalachian Folksong
Arranger: Andrea Ramsey and Tim Sharp
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Edition: HL00117665
Voicing: SSA
Setting: piano & instruments

Reviewer:

Sarah Ludwig
The College of St. Scholastica
R&R Chair SSAA Choirs

Add a fun Appalachian tune to your next concert set, along with banjo […]

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Mi Shebeirach (A Prayer for Healing)

Category: SSAA CHOIRS
Composer: Valerie Shields
Arranger:
Publisher: Transcontinental Music Publications
Edition: 993251D
Voicing: SA divisi
Setting: piano & optional flute

Reviewer:

Sarah Ludwig
The College of St. Scholastica
R&R Chair SSAA Choirs

Primarily two-part, with three-part divisi at intense moments, Valerie Shields’s brilliance in writing for […]

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Dorothy Poems: 4. Until Even the Angels

Category: SSAA CHOIRS
Composer: Craig Hella Johnson
Arranger:
Publisher: G. Schirmer Inc.
Edition: HL 50498606
Voicing: SSAA
Setting: Piano

Reviewer:

Sarah Ludwig
The College of St. Scholastica
R&R Chair SSAA Choirs

The final movement of Craig Hella Johnsons’ set, Dorothy Poems, captures the longing of the […]

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Bhombela

Category: SSAA CHOIRS
Composer: Traditional Zulu
Arranger: Will Saff
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Edition: HL 00286469
Voicing: SSA
Setting: rhythm sticks

Reviewer:

Sarah Ludwig
The College of St. Scholastica
R&R Chair SSAA Choirs

Translation: Chimney (smoke) of the train! What’s the mother doing? She is waking the […]

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Flight Song

Category: SSAA CHOIRS
Composer: Kim Andre Arnesen
Arranger:
Publisher: Earthsongs
Edition: S-430
Voicing: SSAA divisi
Setting: Piano, double bass, and percussion

Reviewer:

Sarah Ludwig
The College of St. Scholastica
R&R Chair SSAA Choirs

A heartfelt expression of the way in which singing heals in times of […]

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Thulele Mama

Category: SSAA CHOIRS
Composer: Lisa Young
Arranger: Craig Hella Johnson / Adapt. Emily Crocker
Publisher: Lisa Young Music
Edition: 10-1012
Voicing: SSSAA
Setting: w/ percussion

Reviewer:

Sarah Ludwig
The College of St. Scholastica
R&R Chair SSAA Choirs

SSATB also available

Australian composer Lisa Young’s iconic polyrhythms are found here […]

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Let the River Run

Category:   SSAA CHOIRS
Composer:   NA
Arranger:   Craig Hella Johnson / Adapt. Emily Crocker
Publisher:   Hal Leonard
Edition:   00274198
Voicing:   SSAA divisi
Setting:   Piano, double bass, and percussion

Reviewer:   

Sarah Ludwig
The College of St. Scholastica
R&R Chair SSAA Choirs

A fabulous and inviting concert opener, both academically engaging and audience-pleasing. This SSAA adaptation maintains the […]

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I Started Out Singing

Category:   SSAA CHOIRS
Composer:   Jocelyn Hagen
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   
Edition:   
Voicing:   SSA
Setting:   Piano

Reviewer:   

Sarah Ludwig
The College of St. Scholastica
R&R Chair SSAA Choirs

Uplifting from the opening statement, this choral setting elicits the exact words on the page. The part-writing is creative and accessible, using known melodic motifs in both […]

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What Happens When a Woman?

Category:   SSAA CHOIRS
Composer:   NA
Arranger:   Artemisia
Publisher:   Artemisia
Edition:   
Voicing:   SSA
Setting:   Body Percussion

Reviewer:   

Sarah Ludwig
The College of St. Scholastica
R&R Chair SSAA Choirs

Quite perfectly stated by the composer, “A song for the strong women of our world who seek to empower themselves by asking important questions.” True 3-part triadic […]

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Psalm 23

Category:   SSAA CHOIRS
Composer:   Srul Irving Glick
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Earthsongs
Edition:   S125c
Voicing:   SSA
Setting:   Piano

Reviewer:   

Sarah Ludwig
The College of St. Scholastica
R&R Chair SSAA Choirs

Primarily unison or two part, Psalm 23 is perfect in developing breath support and control while working to achieve a beautiful unison. Text stress, vowel, balance, […]

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