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A passionate and stirring beautiful love song that is an appropriate piece for a school or community choir concert.
This delightful German carol has been given a loving makeover with new color and sensitive harmonies. Suitable for avanced high schools, colleges and community choirs.
The Silver Swan – SATB divisi
Gibbons clever poem shares when a swan’s voice is heard and compares it to the state of human character. Burchard not only maintains the poem but a renaissance motet style colored in 21st century harmonies.
Cum Sancto Spiritu Movement from missa Abreviada – SATB, Divisi
A spirited setting of the traditional Latin ”Cum Sancto Spirit” that would bring joy to any concert or service of worship.
Cum Laude Ego Canto – SATB divisi
A song of praise written in a dignified style that has become a trademark of Richard Burchard’s compositions. This is another stunning contemporary madrigal that integrates ancient sounds with a newness that is mesmerizing.
Make We Joy – SATB divisi
A modern day Renaissance motet, joyful and exuberant, this is a delightful Christmas selection for advanced high school and college choirs.
The Beauty of Life – SSA
A song that sings about the joy of being alive with delightful words carried by a tune that is bubbling with energy and gratefulness. A fun middle section allows for children to add some extra entertainment to this full of life melody.
The Cloud – SATB
While traveling, Tim Sharp heard the sensitive and most satisfying harmonic treatment of this piece from a young composer, Toh Xin Long, and considered it deserving of greater recognition. The composer is committed to melody in a way that is a refreshing return to what seems right.
And the Stars Singing – SATB
Robust and yet reverent, this poem admires nature, from each blade of grass to the stars that sing to us. Melodic line and harmonic changes masterfully intertwine the words and music.
Ai Dievini – SATB
Ai Dievini translates as ”Oh, God, the Sun is High.” The narrative of this piece contemplates death, which metaphorically is seen as the setting of the sun. Musically, this piece is a calm, meditative and almost mystical.
Voyage Prayer – SATB Divisi
In this tune from Kira Zeeman Rugen, “Ave Maria” text is used as a prayer for all in our life’s voyage. Reminiscent of an Irish folk song, this is an appealing concert selection for advanced high school, college and community choirs.