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Arise, My Soul Arise

Category:   MUSIC IN WORSHIP
Composer:   Dan Forrest
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Beckenhorst Press
Edition:   BP1973-2
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   Piano, optional violin

Reviewer:   

Jan Gilbertson
St. Andrew's Lutheran Church
SON Star Program Author

Beautiful writing for all parts. We have sung it for Lent and Good Friday. The violin part is exquisite and demands […]

October 15th, 2019|Categories: MUSIC IN WORSHIP|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Ani Ma’amin

Category:   CHILDREN & YOUTH
Composer:   
Arranger:   Paul Caldwell and Sean Ivory
Publisher:   earthsongs
Edition:   S-244
Voicing:   Unison
Setting:   Accompanied

Reviewer:   

Mark Johnson
Minnesota Boychoir 2007
R&R Chair Children & Youth

Call your music distributor and order this piece right now. You don’t even need to read what I have to say about it. I’ve […]

October 12th, 2012|Categories: CHILDREN & YOUTH|Tags: , |Comments Off on Ani Ma’amin

Dreams of Thee

Category:   MIDDLE LEVEL & JR HIGH
Composer:   Eric Barnum
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Walton Music
Edition:   08501582
Voicing:   SAB
Setting:   Accompanied

Reviewer:   

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

I haven’t done this piece with a junior high/middle school group but a colleague of mine who I trust very […]

October 16th, 2008|Categories: MIDDLE LEVEL & JR HIGH|Tags: , |Comments Off on Dreams of Thee

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

Banks of Doon

Category:   SSAA CHOIRS
Composer:   Donna Gartman Schultz
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Boosey & Hawkes
Edition:   OCT B6995
Voicing:   SSA
Setting:   Accompanied

Reviewer:   

Sigrid Johnson
St. Olaf College 1999
R&R Chair SSAA Choirs

This ballad is beautifully written for the voice. The tessitura lies easily for the soprano voice range, with some stretch and consistently low singing […]

November 13th, 1999|Categories: SSAA CHOIRS|Tags: |Comments Off on Banks of Doon

Banks of Doon

Category:   HIGH SCHOOL CHOIRS
Composer:   Donna Gartman Schultz
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Boosey & Hawkes
Edition:   OCTB6877
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   Accompanied

Reviewer:   

Robert Seiving
Apollo High School, St. Cloud 1997
R&R Chair High School Choirs

The Banks of Doon is one of Robert Burns most famous poems. While Schultz’s setting is entirely new, it nevertheless is […]

October 31st, 1997|Categories: HIGH SCHOOL CHOIRS|Tags: |Comments Off on Banks of Doon

Eight Japanese Haiku

Category:   COLLEGE & UNIVERSITY
Composer:   Brent Pierce
Arranger:   Pooler, ed.
Publisher:   Walton Music Corp.
Edition:   2911
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   Accompanied

Reviewer:   

Harry A. Mechell
Winona State University 1992
R&R Chair College & University

Brent Pierce’ s Eight Japanese Haiku is a clever setting of eight haiku, or short Japanese Iyric poems. Set for SATB choir, […]

September 20th, 1992|Categories: COLLEGE & UNIVERSITY|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Eight Japanese Haiku

O Come Holy Spirit

Category:   CHILDREN & YOUTH
Composer:   G. Phillip Telemann
Arranger:   Ronald A. Nelson, Ed.
Publisher:   Augsburg
Edition:   LL-0314
Voicing:   Unison
Setting:   Accompanied

Reviewer:   

Avis Evenrud
Cornelia Elementary School, Edina 1990
R&R Chair Children & Youth

This Telemann piece edited by Ronald A. Nelson is an excellent choice for an experienced treble choir. The blend of voices […]

September 16th, 1990|Categories: CHILDREN & YOUTH|Tags: , |Comments Off on O Come Holy Spirit