The Allegro series of music by award-winning composer Bernard Sexton for intermediate/advanced choral groups has just been launched. Seven new pieces from this series are now available at www.sheetmusicplus.com . Sound files and preview scores are available by clicking on the url beneath each title description.
She Walks in Beauty
The text by Lord Byron is transformed into a beautiful lyrical melody which is underscored by gentle, lush harmonies in the accompanying voices. This atmospheric piece is suitable for the concert platform or for use as a test piece in competitions.
I Am Not Yours
An atmospheric, gentle setting of this text by Sara Teasdale for SATB divisi unaccompanied. The text is treated with great sensitivity and features word painting throughout. The contrast in dynamics and the melodic and rhythmic interest in the vocal parts ensure that this will be a piece your choir will want to perform again and again! Suitable for the concert platform or for use as a competition test piece.
Down By The Salley Gardens
This new setting of the text by W. B. Yeats features a lyrical melody in the soprano part, with simple homophonic accompaniment in the other parts. Many of the musical motifs repeat in the music, and much of the vocal writing is stepwise, making this setting easy to learn, but a joy to perform!
A simple homophonic setting for SATB of this classic text suitable for weddings and civil partnerships. This expressive, chant-like music is particularly suitable for smaller vocal ensembles.
Now You Will Feel No Rain
A beautiful, warm setting of this folk text. Intended for use at weddings or civil partnerships, the piece may be effectively performed by a small vocal ensemble (SATB min 4 voices in total)
The Song of Wandering Aengus
This new setting of the text by W.B. Yeats tells of the Celtic hero Aengus and his experience of love. The simple original folk-style melody is underscored by atmospheric harmonies which will plunge your singers and listeners deep into Celtic mist!
Suitable for the concert platform and for use as a test piece for a competition.
Tota Pulchra Es
This atmospheric setting for SATB divisi unaccompanied . The ethereal opening gives way to a lyrical melody sung by a solo soprano voice. A contrasting middle section gives all voice parts and opportunity to shine, before the mood of the opening section is re-established and the piece ends serenely. This setting is suitable for liturgical or non-faith contexts and would be an effective competition piece.