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Ich bin das Brot des Lebens

Category:   COLLEGE & UNIVERSITY
Composer:   Wolfram Buchenberg
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Carus Verlag
Edition:   CV 735100
Voicing:   SATB div
Setting:   A Cappella

Reviewer:   

Dr. Matthew Ferrell
St. Cloud State University
R&R Chair College & University

Part of a larger set of choral music titled, “Ver gastiche Gesange,” Ich bin das Brot des Lebens utilizes aleatoric techniques […]

November 3rd, 2013|Categories: COLLEGE & UNIVERSITY|Tags: |Comments Off on Ich bin das Brot des Lebens

Hail to Thee (from “Die Zauberflote”)

Category:   MIDDLE LEVEL & JR HIGH
Composer:   W.A. Mozart
Arranger:   Patrick Liebergen
Publisher:   Alfred
Edition:   24103
Voicing:   SAB
Setting:   Accompanied

Reviewer:   

Jamye Casperson
Lakeville South High School 2008
R&R Chair Middle Level & Jr High

More advanced piece; chance to teach German, but English text actually works well also; can use this piece to sneak […]

October 16th, 2008|Categories: MIDDLE LEVEL & JR HIGH|Tags: |Comments Off on Hail to Thee (from “Die Zauberflote”)

Life’s Joy (Lebenslust)

Category:   MIDDLE LEVEL & JR HIGH
Composer:   Franz Schubert
Arranger:   Linda Spevacek-Avery
Publisher:   Heritage Music Press
Edition:   15/1423H-3
Voicing:   SAB
Setting:   Accompanied

Reviewer:   

Stacy Wright Koehler
Breck School 2003
R&R Chair Middle Level & Jr High

The romantic partnering of music and text will surely spike your choir’s interest in German lieder when they sing […]

September 27th, 2003|Categories: MIDDLE LEVEL & JR HIGH|Tags: |Comments Off on Life’s Joy (Lebenslust)

She Is So Dear (Sie ist mir Lieb’)

Category:   HIGH SCHOOL CHOIRS
Composer:   Michael Praetorius
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Theodore Presser Company
Edition:   332-14558
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   A Cappella

Reviewer:   

Paula Holmberg
Minnetonka High School 2002
R&R Chair High School Choirs

This is a lovely madrigal with which to introduce a cappella singing to your mixed choir. The English text appears above the German […]

September 11th, 2002|Categories: HIGH SCHOOL CHOIRS|Tags: |Comments Off on She Is So Dear (Sie ist mir Lieb’)

Be Joyful With Singing

Category:   MIDDLE LEVEL & JR HIGH
Composer:   Dietrich Buxtehude
Arranger:   Patrick Liebergen
Publisher:   Warner Brothers
Edition:   SV 9535
Voicing:   SAB
Setting:   Accompanied

Reviewer:   

Linda Jarvis
Hopkins North Junior High 2002
R&R Chair Middle Level & Jr High

An upbeat concert opener, this piece can be sung in either English or German. Because of its rather […]

September 5th, 2002|Categories: MIDDLE LEVEL & JR HIGH|Tags: , |Comments Off on Be Joyful With Singing

Die Nacht (Night)

Category:   TTBB CHOIRS
Composer:   Die Nacht (Night)
Arranger:   John Leavitt
Publisher:   Hal Leonard
Edition:   08596718
Voicing:   TTBB
Setting:   A Cappella

Reviewer:   

Mikkel Gardner
Red Wing High School 1998
R&R Chair TTBB Choirs

This edition is filled with dynamic and musical directions. Nearly every measure has editorial additions that are appropriate and helpful to conductors unfamiliar […]

November 8th, 1998|Categories: TTBB CHOIRS|Tags: |Comments Off on Die Nacht (Night)

Dresden Chronicles

Category:   COLLEGE & UNIVERSITY
Composer:   David Dickau
Arranger:   MN
Publisher:   Colla Voce Music
Edition:   36-20128
Voicing:   SATB div
Setting:   A Cappella

Reviewer:   

Kathy Romey
University of Minnesota 1998
R&R Chair College & University

Dresden Canticles is a motet for a cappella choir and soprano solo, and commemorates the recent and historic reunification of Germany and […]

October 27th, 1998|Categories: COLLEGE & UNIVERSITY|Tags: , |Comments Off on Dresden Chronicles

Die Musici

Category:   MIDDLE LEVEL & JR HIGH
Composer:   German Folk
Arranger:   Mark Swift
Publisher:   Hinshaw
Edition:   HMC477
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   Accompanied

Reviewer:   

Helen Pedersen
Marshall Junior High School 1994
R&R Chair Middle Level & Jr High

The enduring (endearing?) “Music Alone Shall Live” is treated to a variety of versions using both German and English. From […]

November 5th, 1994|Categories: MIDDLE LEVEL & JR HIGH|Tags: , |Comments Off on Die Musici

Die Nachtigall (The Nightingale)

Category:   COLLEGE & UNIVERSITY
Composer:   Felix Mendelssohn
Arranger:   Geoffry M. Mason
Publisher:   Walton Music
Edition:   70106
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   Accompanied

Reviewer:   

Chet Sommers
Willmar Community College 1990
R&R Chair College & University

A delightful romantic miniature. The text deals with the springtime. Interesting lines for every part.

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November 12th, 1990|Categories: COLLEGE & UNIVERSITY|Tags: |Comments Off on Die Nachtigall (The Nightingale)