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Alabare

Category:   MUSIC IN WORSHIP
Composer:   Traditional Mexican
Arranger:   Gather Hymnal
Publisher:   GIA
Edition:   NA
Voicing:   Unison
Setting:   Piano or Guitar

Reviewer:   

Miriam Walen Sikora
St. Andrew's Lutheran Church
SON Star Program Author

Singing this song in Spanish delighted the singers and congregation as well. Choir members were thrilled to be able to […]

October 15th, 2019|Categories: MUSIC IN WORSHIP|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Alabare

Ah! Si Mon Moine Voulait Danser

Category:   SSAA CHOIRS
Composer:   
Arranger:   Donald Patriquin
Publisher:   earthsongs
Edition:   W-07c
Voicing:   SSA
Setting:   Accompanied

Reviewer:   

Cynthia Cooper
Hastings High School 1996
R&R Chair SSAA Choirs

From Six Songs of Early Canada. Based on a delightful French text, the song is defined by its lively rhythms. Optional percussion instrumentation enhances the piece.

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November 13th, 2011|Categories: SSAA CHOIRS|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Ah! Si Mon Moine Voulait Danser

Uniamo in Amore (Let Us Unite in Love)

Category:   COLLEGE & UNIVERSITY
Composer:   Kevin Memley
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Walton Music
Edition:   WJMS1120
Voicing:   SATB div
Setting:   Accompanied

Reviewer:   

Angela Broeker
University of St. Thomas 2011
R&R Chair College & University

Kevin Memley has succeeded in writing the perfect concert closer. The virtuosic piano part, late Romantic harmonics, thick textures, and soaring vocal lines […]

October 24th, 2011|Categories: COLLEGE & UNIVERSITY|Tags: , |Comments Off on Uniamo in Amore (Let Us Unite in Love)

El Pambiche Lento

Category:   SSAA CHOIRS
Composer:   NA
Arranger:   Juan Tony Guzman
Publisher:   Boosey & Hawkes (CME Latin Accents)
Edition:   48004955
Voicing:   SA
Setting:   Accompanied

Reviewer:   

Kari Douma
Eagan High School 2011
R&R Chair SSAA Choirs

This lively, rhythmic piece is a fun closer for any program. The higher tessitura is great for children’s choirs or for tone […]

October 24th, 2011|Categories: SSAA CHOIRS|Tags: |Comments Off on El Pambiche Lento

Ni Jina Gani

Category:   COLLEGE & UNIVERSITY
Composer:   Israel Kagaruki
Arranger:   Ed. Eugene Rogers
Publisher:   Hal Leonard
Edition:   08750935
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   A Cappella

Reviewer:   

Karla Miller
North Hennepin Community College 2011
R&R Chair College & University

This Swahili song is used at special gatherings and would be a great processional for any concert. It is exuberant and […]

October 23rd, 2011|Categories: COLLEGE & UNIVERSITY|Tags: |Comments Off on Ni Jina Gani

Songs from Gahu

Category:   CHILDREN & YOUTH
Composer:   Ghanaian folk tunes
Arranger:   Kathy Armstrong
Publisher:   Boosey & Hawkes
Edition:   48004576
Voicing:   SA
Setting:   A Cappella

Reviewer:   

André-Louis Heywood
St. John’s University 2009
R&R Chair Children & Youth

These four Ghanaian folk tunes are set in a responsorial style with a caller and a chorus singing mostly unison with […]

October 18th, 2009|Categories: CHILDREN & YOUTH|Tags: |Comments Off on Songs from Gahu

Nuestras Voces

Category:   CHILDREN & YOUTH
Composer:   Glenn and Matthew McClure
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Roger Dean Publishing Company
Edition:   15/2316R
Voicing:   SSA
Setting:   Accompanied

Reviewer:   

Mark Johnson
Minnesota Boychoir 2008
R&R Chair Children & Youth

I’ve waited for another piece as equally exciting as McClure’s setting of “Kyrie” to perform with one of my choirs. If you […]

September 15th, 2008|Categories: CHILDREN & YOUTH|Tags: |Comments Off on Nuestras Voces

Holiday Processional

Category:   MIDDLE LEVEL & JR HIGH
Composer:   Brad Printz
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Heritage Choral Series
Edition:   15/2059H
Voicing:   SAB
Setting:   Accompanied

Reviewer:   

Jamye Casperson
McGuire Middle School 2007
R&R Chair Middle Level & Jr High

We did this piece at my school this winter with great success. The boys get to sing the soprano line […]

October 12th, 2007|Categories: MIDDLE LEVEL & JR HIGH|Tags: |Comments Off on Holiday Processional

To Drive the Cold Winter Away

Category:   HIGH SCHOOL CHOIRS
Composer:   John Playford (1651)
Arranger:   Dean Rishel
Publisher:   Mark Foster
Edition:   MF0614
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   Accompanied

Reviewer:   

Paula Holmberg
Minnetonka High School 2006
R&R Chair High School Choirs

A rollicking tune to be sung hardily, the 17th century text implores “forgetting old wrongs, with carols and songs to drive the cold […]

October 10th, 2006|Categories: HIGH SCHOOL CHOIRS|Tags: , , |Comments Off on To Drive the Cold Winter Away

Tshotsholoza

Category:   TTBB CHOIRS
Composer:   Traditional South African
Arranger:   Jeffrey L. Ames
Publisher:   Walton
Edition:   HL08501546, WLG114
Voicing:   TTBB
Setting:   A Cappella

Reviewer:   

Greg Douma
Eastview High School 2006
R&R Chair TTBB Choirs

with percussion and Tenor solo
This freedom song features a tenor soloist who leads the chorus in a rapid call-and-response form. The repetitive, organic […]

October 9th, 2006|Categories: TTBB CHOIRS|Tags: , |Comments Off on Tshotsholoza