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Estrella Brilliante (Brilliant Star)

Category:   CHILDREN & YOUTH
Composer:   Mexican Carol
Arranger:   Nancy Grundahl
Publisher:   Hal Leonard
Edition:   08743793
Voicing:   SSAA
Setting:   Accompanied

Reviewer:   

Deborah Lamp
Park Spanish Immersion School 2012
R&R Chair Children & Youth

Though a carol, Estrella Brilliante has a message of peace that is appropriate at any time of year. It is effective as a […]

November 20th, 2012|Categories: CHILDREN & YOUTH|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Estrella Brilliante (Brilliant Star)

Agnus Dei – from Lux Aeterna

Category:   COMMUNITY CHOIRS
Composer:   Morten Lauridsen
Arranger:   
Publisher:   Peer Music
Edition:   229310
Voicing:   SATB div
Setting:   Accompanied

Reviewer:   

Steven Boehlke
Minnesota Valley Men’s Chorale 2010
R&R Chair Community Choirs

Most of us have heard Lux Aeterna, a beautiful extended work by Lauridsen. “Agnus Dei” is the final movement from that work and makes a […]

October 23rd, 2012|Categories: COMMUNITY CHOIRS|Tags: |Comments Off on Agnus Dei – from Lux Aeterna

Ave Verum Opus 2, No. 1

Category:   HIGH SCHOOL CHOIRS
Composer:   Edward Elgar
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Novello
Edition:   29-0164
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   Accompanied

Reviewer:   

Robert Peterson
Edina High School 1991
R&R Chair High School Choirs

This is a wonderful setting and very accessible for high school voices. It begins with a soprano solo that is continued in the middle of the […]

October 31st, 2011|Categories: HIGH SCHOOL CHOIRS|Tags: , |Comments Off on Ave Verum Opus 2, No. 1

If Ye Would Hear the Angels Sing

Category:   COMMUNITY CHOIRS
Composer:   Stephen Mager
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Oxford University Press
Edition:   9780193804784
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   Accompanied

Reviewer:   

Steven Boehlke
Minnesota Valley Men’s Chorale 2009
R&R Chair Community Choirs

Stephen Mager has taken a traditional Dutch carol and created excitement in his fresh orchestration of the composition. If Ye Would Hear the Angels Sing […]

October 22nd, 2009|Categories: COMMUNITY CHOIRS|Tags: , |Comments Off on If Ye Would Hear the Angels Sing

Psalm 96

Category:   COMMUNITY CHOIRS
Composer:   Michael Bedford
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Canticle Distributing
Edition:   6207
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   Accompanied

Reviewer:   

Steven Boehlke
Minnesota Valley Men’s Chorale 2008
R&R Chair Community Choirs

Michael Bedford’s setting of Psalm 96 is for SATB chorus, Trumpet in C and Organ. It was the winner of the 2004 AGO/ECS Publishing Award in […]

October 17th, 2008|Categories: COMMUNITY CHOIRS|Tags: , |Comments Off on Psalm 96

Christmas Cantata

Category:   COMMUNITY CHOIRS
Composer:   Daniel E. Pinkham
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Robert King Music Company
Edition:   602
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   Accompanied

Reviewer:   

Steven Boehlke
Minnesota Valley Men’s Chorale 2006
R&R Chair Community Choirs

The “Christmas Cantata” is composed for chorus and double brass choir or chorus, brass quartet and organ. The work is in three sections. […]

October 12th, 2006|Categories: COMMUNITY CHOIRS|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Christmas Cantata

Gloria!

Category:   COMMUNITY CHOIRS
Composer:   Randol Alan Bass
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Randol Bass Music
Edition:   ram 101
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   Accompanied

Reviewer:   

Bruce Phelps
Concordia College, Moorhead 2005
R&R Chair Community Choirs

Most of us have sung the exciting Rutter Gloria. This setting of the text will thrill your singers and audience alike. Changing meters, wide […]

October 9th, 2005|Categories: COMMUNITY CHOIRS|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Gloria!

Evergreen

Category:   COMMUNITY CHOIRS
Composer:   Daniel Pinkham
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   E.C. Schirmer
Edition:   2962
Voicing:   Unison
Setting:   Accompanied

Reviewer:   

Rick Kvam
Choral Arts Ensemble 2002
R&R Chair Community Choirs

Another unison chant, this text by Robert Hillyer. The melody is easy (if singing half and whole steps in unison is ever easy) and the accompaniment is […]

September 11th, 2002|Categories: COMMUNITY CHOIRS|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Evergreen

Let the People Sing Praise Unto the Lord

Category:   ETHNIC MUSIC
Composer:   Lena J McLin
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Kjos
Edition:   GC48
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   Accompanied

Reviewer:   

Lorraine Martin
Performing Arts High School, St. Paul 1995
R&R Chair Ethnic Music

Lena McLin, African- American composer, has created a fanfarelike “attention-getter” that sounds best with a large chorus. Contrasting dynamics, syncopated rhythms and abundant melodic […]

October 30th, 1995|Categories: ETHNIC MUSIC|Tags: , |Comments Off on Let the People Sing Praise Unto the Lord

Let the People Praise Thee, O God

Category:   COLLEGE & UNIVERSITY
Composer:   William Mathias
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Oxford University Press
Edition:   A331
Voicing:   SATB div
Setting:   Accompanied

Reviewer:   

Christopher Cock
Valparaiso University (formerly of Concordia College, Moorhead)
R&R Chair College & University

Great rollicking fun, utilizing cross rhythms, hemiola, etc, that British composers loved. Fairly challenging organ part, particularly keeping rhythm steady. […]

October 27th, 1994|Categories: COLLEGE & UNIVERSITY|Tags: , |Comments Off on Let the People Praise Thee, O God