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Treble: 2-part favorites



Thank you to everyone who responded. I appreciate your
help so very much.

Kim Thompson
divadaughter(a)hotmail.com


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Original Message:

Hello!

I am the director of an 11 member, 4th - 6th grade church choir. This group
is ready for more challenging music than that which is provided for by the
church. I am looking for 2-part pieces in English. Thanks in advance for
your suggestions. Should I post a compilation?

Melodiously, Kim Thompson
divadaughter(a)hotmail.com
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From: "Sandy Brown" Save Address - Block Sender
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Subject: repertoire
Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2001 12:44:50 -0400
Take a look at our website. Our repertoire is listed.
www.asyc.org Sandy :)
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From: Jpenfield(a)aol.com Save Address - Block Sender
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Subject: Children's Choir suggestions
Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2001 13:22:10 EDT
Dear Kim,
Here are some favorites of my children's choir:

Hear My Words by Stephen Paulus
Prayer of St. Richard of Chichester by Louis White (pub. Oxford)
Fairest Lord Jesus by Richard deLong
Can you Count the Stars by Jonathan Willcocks
Hashivenu, Hebrew Round arr. Doreen Rao (Boosey & Hawkes)
Come My Way, My Truth, My Life, from 5 Mystical Songs by Vaughan Williams
(unison, but the key change & rhythm on last verse present a challenge)
Let All the World in Every Corner Sing (I think it's Lang, in 2 parts)
Good luck!
Jane Penfield
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From: "Carol Shultis" Save Address - Block Sender
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Subject: 2-part music
Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2001 14:19:38 -0400
Dear Kim,
I work as a music therapist and do much 2-part music with my
older adult choir. I often draw from the literature written for
middle school voices and have found some wonderful pieces by
Alice Parker and much great music by Natalie Sleeth. Both have
secular and sacred music. Some favorites that come to mind at
the moment include:
Winter Song - Alice Parker
The Winter's A Drag Rag - Natalie Sleeth
There's Nothing Like A Song - Natalie Sleeth
If I have some time later, I'll look up a few more for you.
Carol Shultis, M.Ed., MT-BC
Director, Forbes Music Therapy, Pittsburgh, PA
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From: "Tom Porter" Save Address - Block Sender
To: divadaughter(a)hotmail.com Save Address
Subject: Re: Sacred Songs for Young Voices
Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2001 13:55:48 -0600
Have you checked the "Not for Children Only" series from GIA?
Tom Porter
thporter(a)gwmail.nodak.edu
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From: Polly Murray Save Address - Block Sender
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Subject: Re:Sacred Songs for Young Voices
Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2001 16:00:55 -0400
all things bright and beautiful by rutter
Polly Murray
Founder/Artistic Director
ChildrenSong of New Jersey
http://www.ChildrenSong.org
pmurray(a)jersey.net
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From: Kathy Bowers Save Address - Block Sender
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Subject: Re: Sacred Songs for Young Voices
Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2001 15:05:06 -0500
Take a look at Gregg Smith's "Bible Songs for the Young"
published by G. Schirmer. There is some really fine writing using a variety
of styles among the various movements. The setting of the Lord's Prayer is
one of the most stunning pieces of music ever composed!
Kathy Bowers
St. Louis MO
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From: "knighttj" Save Address - Block Sender
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Subject: Church Choir
Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2001 21:09:44 +0100
I may have what you are looking for,(What age are the children)
If you visit my website and see anything that you fancy,I will send a copy
that you can photo
Tim Knight
www.knight-music.bigstep.com
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From: "Rachael Lanigan" Save Address - Block Sender
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To: divadaughter(a)hotmail.com Save Address
Subject: Re: Sacred Songs for Young Voices
Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2001 16:28:01 -0400
Kim,
If you are looking for good choral sacred pieces that are easy,
James Mullholand composer in residence here at Butler University
has written many great works. Many pieces are transcribed for
different vocal combinations. His publishing company is colla
voce music inc. Hope this helps
Rachael Lanigan music ed. student at butler university
Address: 4600 Sunset Ave.
Indianapolis, IN
46208
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From: NIStephan(a)aol.com Save Address - Block Sender
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Subject: Re: Sacred Songs for Young Voices
Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2001 17:05:51 EDT
Hi Kim:
Would you accept an Alleluia or a Gloria? I have both. They are
fun, more challenging, (with optional hand held percussion with the
Alleluia), rhythmic, and joyful. Let me know.
Thanks,
Naomi Stephan, Ph.D., ASCAP
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From: "Denice Rippentrop" Save Address - Block Sender
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Subject: Re: Sacred Songs for Young Voices
Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2001 19:24:46 -0700
Kim,
I am a composer of choral music and I would like to bring to
your attention two pieces that I have written. "My Star is Jesus Christ" is
written for two-parts. This piece was on an ACDA reading session a few
years back. Also, I would like to mention "The Sunflower" written in
two-parts. Lynn Gackle who has directed many choirs nationally has used
this piece. I would be more than willing to send you complimentary copies
of these works. Thank you. Denice Rippentrop
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Subject: 2 pt music
Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2001 17:33:08 -0500
Dear Kim,
My first advice is to talk with another children's choir director in your
area who has a good choir and see if she will show you things in
her library. That way you can look at the music and get a recommendation at
the same time. I have done that for others because I have a large library of
children's choir music. Join Chorister's Guild! Not only will you receive a
>very good newsletter, but you will receive new publications every month.
>Their music is very accessable for church children's choirs. One of my
children's favorites from Chorister's Guild is A Prayer Litany by Helen
Kemp. I have a lot of wonderful things, but need to look at church for
publishers names.
Laura Swartzendruber
First Pres, Kokomo , IN
Kokomo Children's Choir
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Subject: Re: Sacred Songs for Young Voices
Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2001 21:54:09 EDT
Check with the Chorister's Guild. They have wonderful music for
children's choirs. Anything by Helen Kemp I recommend.
Martha Springstead
Director of Music
Community United MEthodist Church,VA Beach, VA
Msprin4574(a)aol.com
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From: "David W. McCormick" Save Address - Block Sender
To: divadaughter(a)hotmail.com Save Address
Subject: 2 part kids
Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2001 22:19:49 -0400
Good for you! Eleven well directed kids can do beautiful things
in 2 parts.
Look at 2-part Psalms of Marcello. Hold Thou Me Up is one -
Concordia, I think. There's a really neat Schütz piece for Advent: O Mighty
God, Our Lord (waken us now that we be ready) It's either Mercury in the
Dessoff series or ECS. There is an absolutely luscious Lenten piece in
Morningstar Choir Book II (Concordia; unfortunately I don't think it's
published separately) by Leonardo Leo but I can't remember the text. Lots
of suspensions in perfect part of the voice. This is what happens when one
retires; memory loss! For starters, Bouman has some nice, rather easy two
parters with Concordia. Augsburg had a couple of Telemann things in its
catalog, but I can't remember whether they are two part. Check out some
soprano or soprano-alto duets in Bach cantatas. Do you know any of the John
Horman things in the Choristers Guild catalog? Usually reliable. Also the
Doreen Rao series with Boosey&Hawkes has a few sacred things in it and she
doesn't
mess with junk, though they tend to be a bit pricey and you've probably read
about directors' problems getting music from them in a timely fashion.
somewhere in my files I know I've got some other possibilities. If I can
get my hands on them I'll let you know.
DWMcCormick
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From: Bill Carroll Save Address - Block Sender
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Subject: Re: Sacred Songs for Young Voices
Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2001 07:05:59 -0400
THE HILLS OF ARIRANG (Braz)
THERE IS MUSIC (Crescenz)
Both published by Hinshaw Music
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From: Karl Henning Save Address - Block Sender
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Subject: RE: Sacred Songs for Young Voices
Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2001 09:17:53 -0400 (EDT)
Hi, Kim.
I am a composer in the Boston area; I have been writing a good
deal of sacred choral music over the past five-six years, which
has been sung in a number of churches here and abroad.
I have two (or three) pieces which I think might be particularly
suited to a young two-part choir ready for somewhat challenging
music:
1. A two-part "Alleluia in D," unaccompanied (this was just
done this past Easter Sunday, actually, by a girls' choir in
Sweden, and this past Easter Vigil at St Paul's Cathedral in
Boston)
2. A two-part setting of Psalm 34, "Bless the Lord at All
Times," unaccompanied; this is pretty substantial, about seven
minutes long. I led an adult choir in this Easter of last year,
at the First Congregational Church in Woburn, Mass.
3. An original setting of a traditional Galician Christmas
carol text for unison children's choir (divisi for one verse)
and brass quintet.
If I may send a copy of any of these to you for your
consideration, I shall be pleased.
All the finest,
Karl Prescott Henning, Ph.D.
Woburn/Boston, Massachusetts
Composer & Clarinetist
A Composer's Notepad:
http://karl_p_henning.tripod.com/
And Maria Bablyak on the web:
http://www.geocities.com/maria_bablyak/
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From: JWBurnam(a)aol.com Save Address - Block Sender
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Subject: Children's Anthems
Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2001 08:47:47 EDT
Kim,
You sound like someone who might be interested in knowing about
the RSCM--Royal School of Church Music in America. Some music
available through GIA; GREAT summer choir courses for kids (and
adults) with opportunities for networking. Their website is
www.rscmamerica.org These would be good collections for you to look at:
Morningstar Choir Book, 1 and 2 (Concordia) Anthems for Choirs 2 (Oxford)
Also you should establish a relationship with Lois Fyfe Music
Company in Nashville (800-851-9023). Excellent service and stock, and the
staff are very knowledgeable about sacred choral music and happy to talk to
you about it. Good luck!
Jack Burnam
Immanuel Church, Highlands
Wilmington, Delaware
jwburnam(a)aol.com
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Music appropriate for 4th - 6th Grade Singers by Elizabeth Alexander
Seafarer Press

"Caterpillars Crawl" [SA, piano]
"Children Go Where I Send Thee" [SA (mostly unison), piano, soprano/tenor
soloist]
"A Palette To Paint Us As We Are" [SA, piano]
"Those Who Wish To Sing Always Find a Song" [SA (includes a three part
canon), oboe, piano]
"Before the Bread" [SSSS canon (may also be sung in 2 or 3 parts)]

For detailed information about these and other choral titles by Elizabeth
Alexander,
1) visit http://www.elizabethalexander.com (Click on "Choral Music" and
"Music for Children's and Intergenerational Choirs") AND / OR
2) Request a free choral catalog and complimentary perusal copies of scores
directly from the composer, at alexander(a)clarityconnect.com
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From: BCConductor(a)aol.com
To: divadaughter(a)hotmail.com Save Address
Subject: Sacred Songs for Young Voices

Will be happy
to send you a
couple of my arrangements that should be quite accessible by
your group if
you send me your address.

Brian Casey
Wilmington DE




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on September 28, 2002 10:00pm
Dear all,
I am looking for a 2 part song for joining music festival competition.
My students are from aged 8-9 and their English is not so 'good'. I prefer a jazz style music or with more sycopation. Anyway, I have not much idea about the repertiore so hope you can help me.

Thanks a lot

Bren