Domini Tu Mihi Lavas Pedes – SATB
Jose Mauricio Nunes Garcia’s lyric and refined writing triumph in this setting of the Latin text “Domine tu mihi lavas pedes.” This well-crafted treasure makes it an outstanding choice for competition or festival events.
This Land is Your Land – SATB
Destined to be an audience favorite, arranger Blake Morgan’s rendition of Woodie Guthrie’s “This Land is Your Land” is unlike any other. The double-choir setting displays a fitting illumination of the original verse and is accompanied by piano, percussion, and bass.
Quiet Revolutionary – SATB
Rosephanye Powell honors the legacy of respected Black female scholar and musician, Dr. Eileen Southern, in this six-minute piece, in three short movements. “I sought to depict Dr. Southern’s delicate state of bliss through jazz harmonies, sparse accompaniment, and simplicity” with the piano opening representing Dr. Southern’s quietly at work.
Summer Is Gone – SATB
Set on a written work by British poet Christina Rosetti, composer Samuel Coleridge Taylor cultivates harmony with Rosetti’s text through voice exchanges and falling chromatic figures to create an unavoidable sense of decay and sorrow in this work. A gratifying challenge for an accomplished chamber or larger choir.
A Choral Fantasy On ”Soon I Will Be Done” – SATB
A musical prayer of hope, the sentiment of this Spiritual will continue to live in our hearts despite the sometimes difficult realities of life. Each verse exudes a Gospel/Stride feel with the choir, particularly the upper voices, and then switching to a more Gospel sound and rhythmic feel. The A sections are performed with aggression and angst to contrast the calm legato middle section.
Blessed Are The Peacemakers – SATB
Innovative and creative, “Blessed Are The Peacemakers” is captivating and inspiring. For Lenten services and moments of reflection and assurance, audiences and choirs will appreciate this sensitive sacred work’s flowing melody and compelling call for forgiveness.
Msifuni Mungu – SATB divisi
“Msifuni Mungu” is a fully engaging, hand clapping, foot stomping, exciting opener or closer for your next performance. This rhythmic piece is a well-crafted crowd pleaser written for SATB choir and percussion.
He’s Got The Whole World In His Hands – SATB
The traditional melodies of “He’s Got The Whole World In His Hands” and “Let Us Cheer The Weary Traveler” are coupled together in Brandon Waddles style to create harmony and a dynamic solo that can equally feature your soloist and choir. A powerful piece and solid choice for your next festival or choral concert.
Baciai Per Aver Vita – SATB
From The Amanda Quist Choral Series comes this new edition of Vittoria Aleotti’s a cappella setting of Baciai per aver vita skillfully edited by Jami Lercher. A Renaissance madrigal featuring clarity of line and a firm harmonic base makes this piece an accessible selection for your school or festival choirs.
Better – SATB
Full of energy with a start to finish modern gospel feel, the message in this new choral piece is obvious from the title – it will all get better.
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.