Nova Vocal Ensemble Call for Scores Results
Date: August 1, 2014
Location: California, USA
Dear choral composer community:
The following pieces have been chosen from Nova Vocal Ensemble's summer 2014 call for scores. I received an almost overwhelming number of music from exceptionally talented composers, and I want to thank everyone for contributing to the call! Here are the results:
Folk Mass (Oct. 12, 2014 at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Glendale, CA):
On Sutherland's Grave (using Requiem Aeternam Introit chant) by Matthew Orlovich
Lessons and Carols (Dec. 14, 2014 at Christ the King Church, Hollywood, CA):
We Three Kings arranged by Steven Griffin
How Sweet the Sound (June 7, 2015):
America the Beautiful arranged by Frank LaRocca
Idumea arranged by Jefferson DeMarco
Wayfaring Stranger arranged by Stephen Caracciolo
How Can I Keep from Singing arranged by Sheena Phillips
What I Have Done by Timothy Takach
Two interesting choral pieces really caught my eye but didn't fit quite neatly into the above concerts, which all focus on pre-existing melodies used in unique ways. Therefore, these pieces will be sung by the choir at the first concert of our recital series, which was originally conceived to be dedicated to solo works only. These to works used newly composed original Hebrew and Gregorian chants, respectively. They are:
Psalm of Praise by Joshua Fishbein
Burning Chariots by Lansing McLoskey
These pieces will be performed on March 8, 2015.
In addition, Nova is proud to announce Dale Trumbore as composer-in-residence for the season. She will be writing works for Nova's three main concerts.
Thank you for participating in Nova's call for scores. We will hold a call every summer before the start of each new season. If you wish to submit a score for future seasons, please visit our website for more details:
We are still taking solo vocal scores, piano scores, violin scores, or combinations of the three for our recital series. If you wish to send scores for the recitals, please send your scores to firstname.lastname@example.org.