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Nature: Earth, Sea, and Sky

Thank you, Choralist! Here is my original request:

I'm designing a program which will include classical as well as sacred,
folk, pops, and Broadway -- on the theme of "Earth, Sea and Sky."
I'll string a lot of popular songs like "Blue Skies" together in a medley,
so I'd like to hear your frivolous as well as serious ideas.
This won't happen for a while, so keep me in mind! And thanks.

Ruth McKendree Treen
Chatham, Massachusetts

Planets, Stars and Airs of Space - Bach
Earth & Sky & Sea - March
By the Sea
Around the World in 80 Days
America the Beautiful
On a Clear Day You Can See Forever
All the World Sings - Let Every Voice Be Heard²
The Creation - Haydn
The Seasons - Haydn
Earth and All Stars - David Johnson
Take Him, Earth, for Cherishing - Howells
Spherical Madrigals - Ross Lee Finney
Sun - R. Murray Shafer
Sure on This Shining Night - Samuel Barber
At the River - Copland
Song of the Mira
At the Water¹s Edge - Faure
Let¹s Touch the Sky - Louise Talma
Earthsongs: Kasa Mie La Gaji (The earth is tired)
The Blue-green Hills of Earth - Kim Oler
Missagaia - Paul Winter
Red Cloud¹s Prayer - Wallace DePue
Earth and All Stars - David Johnson, Episcopal Hymnal 1982
I the Lord of Sea & Sky
Come Away to the Skies
Ghostriders in the Sky
I Feel the Earth Move Under My Feet
The Earth Is Our Mother - Native American chant
Earthworks - Steve Heitzeg
We Are the World
Am Straude - Brahms
Man¹s Spirit - Duson
In Time of Silber Rain - Stroope
The Pasture - Frost/Stroope
rounds by Libana - ex: ³The earth, the air, the spirit, the ware,
EarthSongs - ee cummings/Perera
Dragonfly Dresses & Blue Shoes - James Stuart Grant (first movement: The
Earth Woman & the WaterWoman)
Canadian Sunset
Flying High
Let's Go Fly a Kite (from "Mary Poppins")
My Favorite Things (from "The Sound of Music")
Up and Away (in my beautiful balloon)
Ebb Tide
Anchors Aweigh
Beside a Babbling Brook
Take him, earth, for cherishing
Beyond the Sea
Beyond the Blue Horizon
Beyond the Purple Hills
Beyond the Next Hill
Beyond the Moon
Beyond the Sunset
Beyond the Reef
Wood Choppers Ball
With My Sweetie in the Moonnlight
With the Wind and the Rain in Your Hair
Paddling Madeline Home
Dirty Hands, Dirty Face (from Al Jolson's movie "The Jazz Singer")
Dig-Dig-Dig for Your Dinner (from the Judy Garland-Gene Kelly movie "Summer
By the Light of the Silvery Moon
Down Among the Sheltering Palms
Down by the Old Mill Stream
Down on the Farm
Down in the Old Cherry Orchard
Down in Peaceful Valley
Down in Turkey Hollow
Down on the Delta
Down on the Old Plantation
Down Where the Big Bananas Grow
Down Where the Blue Bonnets Grow
Down Where the Bluebells Grow
Down Where the Cotton Blossoms Grow
Down Where the Silv'ry Mohawk Flows
Down Where the Swanee River Flows
Down Where the Trade Winds Blow
When You Wish upon a Star
Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay
Under the Bamboo Tree
Under the Stars
Under a Blanket of Blue
Under a Coconut Tree
Under a Strawberry Moon
Under Paris Skies
Under the Jungle Moon
Under the Stars
Under the Moon
Under the Weeping Willow
Under Vesuvian Skies
Under the Linden Tree
Under Blue Canadian Skies
The campfire/hiking song that starts ³I love to go a-wandering, along the
mountain track"
......and many sea chanteys
The River Sleeps Beneath the Sky
Boats Sail on the Rivers
Gotta Find My Corner of the Sky from Pippin
Life Has Lovliness to Sell Mulholland in SSA and SATB. Georgous.
Flying Free Carol Strommen,
We are the World
Colors of the Wind from the Disney movie Pocohontas
Oh, What A Beautiful Morning"from Oklahoma!
Stars Are For Those Who Lift Their Eyes
Under The Sea from the Disney movie Little Mermaid
I Feel The Earth Move (a pop hit sung by Carole King)
Numerous psalm settings mention one, two, or all of
those things.
Numerous creation story settings (one by Daniel Pinkham
which uses prepared tape - In The Beginning.)

on March 17, 2003 10:00pm
One to add:

Emersione (in Italian) - reflects upon all things cyclical, nature's renewal. This song has a volcano in it! SATB unaccompanied. Moderate to Difficult. 8 minutes. Go to and click on the repertoire list.

on March 17, 2003 10:00pm
One to add:

Emersione (in Italian) - reflects upon all things cyclical, nature's renewal. This song has a volcano in it! SATB unaccompanied. Moderate to Difficult. 8 minutes.

on April 19, 2003 10:00pm
The four-movement suite "Of Wind and Water" by David Ward-Steinman. Set for SATB choir, prepared piano and two percussionists, the 15 minute work is filled with word painting and creative use of vocal color. Although the work is not published, it may be obtained from the composer at Not easy, but definately worth the investment of time and energy. My choir ultimately loved it.
on January 25, 2005 10:00pm
'A Bit of Earth' from the Broadway musical 'The Secret Garden' is a great song. It's written for a tenor, and I'm not aware of a choral arrangement, but if you can find one, it would be a wonderful addition to the list.
on August 24, 2005 10:00pm
Stoke Fleming, for unaccompanied SATB choir, 2000 (Duration 3:30) by Greg Bartholomew (

Stoke Fleming is a small hamlet southwest of Dartmouth on the English Channel. The text for this meditation on the rocks and the waves was written during a weekend stay there in 1978. The music was completed in January 2000. The piece received a reading by the Gregg Smith Singers at the 2000 Adirondack Festival of American Music.
on December 13, 2006 10:00pm
Away From the Roll of the Sea is a great SATB piece. The accompaniment creates the image of waves rolling in the ocean with constant eighth notes.