Repertoire Suggestions for Independence of Spirit
Date: November 23, 2013
I'm working with a chorus that does themed programs. For the Spring of 2015, I am collecting pieces about exercising an Independence of Spirit - Personally, Spiritually, Socially, et al.
I'm looking for suggestions - I've got a good 36-40 voice amateur choir (think college undergrad level) who prefers both piano accompanied and unaccompanied pieces. For some seasons we do hire small instrumental ensembles (considering a woodwind quintet for this one... though, that's still way up in the air).
If you have any suggestions for pieces, I'd love to hear them.
Possible pieces I've so far gathered:
The Road not Taken - V. Thompson
Fear Not, Dear Friend - Jake Runestad
To Love this Earth - Gwyneth Walker
My SPirit is Uncaged - Paul Rardin
Invictus - though I'm not crazy about th Nancy Cobb SSA - any other out there?
On Children - Sweet Honey in the Rock
Would love some stuff in non-english? Looking for the William Billings Score "Independence" but haven't had any luck yet...
Thanks for any advice you may have!