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Treble: Extended works

Here is a compilation of responses about children's choral
Several composers also responded promoting their own music,
but I didn't include those here.

Canadian composer Imant Raminsh has several multi-movement
works for
children with orchestra, many published by Boosey & Hawkes.
Start with Songs
of the Lights and explore from there. The Canadian Music
Centre lends
reference copies of many of his works. And my choir has
recorded many, as
well, including Songs of the Lights (but with women's

We publish a major work by John Biggs that has a substantial
part for children's
choir and hand bells, albeit the entire piece is not for
children's group alone. But
I thought you should know about it anyway. It's called THE
WEB OF LIFE. You may see
it listed here:

The obvious favorite: Benjamin Britten's Ceremony of Carols
Also noteworthy: Imant Raminsh's Songs of the Lights
Gregg Smith has written a substantial number of excellent
large works for children's chorus w/orchestra. He can be
reached at .

Also of interest may be a brand new work for children, S
solo & orchestra to be premiered in Philadelphia on April 26
entitled *The Long Bright* by Andrea Clearfield,
commissioned for a fundraiser for breast cancer research. .

A few other works suggested were the following:

Galuppi's Dixit Dominus for SSAA - 3 movments
Haydn (Michael) - Dixit Dominus for SSA - 3 movements
Mathias, William - Salvator Mundi - a sequence of 7
Christmas Carols in SSA
Rutter, John - Dancing Day - A cycle of traditional
Christmas Carols in SSA
Vivaldi - Gloria - SSA edition

Jennifer Screen
on April 28, 2004 10:00pm
Having started a 16-voice women's ensemble, I have built a library of over 400 works for treble voices. It's in an excel file. If anyone would like a copy, please email me at and I would be happy to send a copy.
on May 3, 2004 10:00pm
I found your message as I was searching the web for music ideas for a women's group that I will try to organize this summer. I am VERY interested in what music you have chosen for your library and would appreciate any words of wisdom you might want to include.
My congregation is largely retired people, and I work with aging voices, which is a technique in itself. Now I want to begin an SSA group for the beauty of close treble harmony.
Thank you for your generous offering of help.
Mary Oesterling
Minister of Music
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
Pt. Charlotte, FL 33952