NEW RELEASE: Taking inspiration from the familiar Nursery Rhyme “Three Blind Mice”, Deen Entsminger has crafted a delightful arrangement for Two-part Voices (Treble or Mixed) that is sure to put a smile on the faces of singers and audiences alike. Deen’s use of changing meter and varying groupings of eighth notes does well to create a sense of the scurrying and scampering that one would expect from a group of mischievous mice. Repeating melodic motives and intuitive voice leading makes this arrangement suitable for a wide range of vocal ensembles: youth, adult, or in combination. Take a look and listen today and don’t forget to check out the “Related Items” to view more of Deen’s work.
College Choral Series is a growing collection of imaginative and stimulating contemporary Irish choral music. Works by Irish composers are featured in this series, as are works by international composers based on Irish texts. We are proud to publish this series in association with The Choral Scholars of University College Dublin – Ireland’s foremost collegiate choral ensemble – artistic director Desmond Earley.
The series features new pieces by Colin Mawby, Eoghan Desmond, Eoin Conway, Kevin Whyms, Desmond Earley, Mark Armstrong and Timothy Stephens.
With Beethoven’s 250th coming up, I wanted to make everyone aware that Beethoven’s 9th is now available in an edition for concert band and chorus.
This would be an ideal project for better high school programs, colleges, and community bands.
It is available through J.W. Pepper https://www.jwpepper.com/Symphony-No.-9-in-D-Minor%2C-Op.-125/11122314.item Ted Vives
NEW RELEASE: As a specialist in creating authentic jazz arrangements for young voices, Joy Hirokawa has crafted a new and compelling arrangement of the ever-popular “Peace Like a River”. Scored for SSA voices and piano, Joy’s setting features a slow, laid-back groove that is sure to be the delight of singers and audiences alike. This new arrangement provides an excellent opportunity to introduce your singers to jazz by using a familiar melody. Take a look today and don’t forget to check out the “Related Items” to view other titles written in a similar style.
“How careful was I” – a lyrical waltz on the futility of love’s restriction – is the latest of an on-going collection of original SABpn settings of Shakespeare’s Sonnets. It is now available for free download at http://www.graymichael.com
Michael A. Gray
“There’s Something About Those Candles” is a meaningful Chanukah song reminding us of the universal journey of all who are fighting for freedom, the need to repair this world, and the need to be a blessing to others. It is appropriate for all adult and youth choirs.
If the following link below does not work, this song can be heard by visiting Sheet Music Plus and searching for “There’s Something About Those Candles” by Sandy Sherman.
Note: If your budget does not allow you to purchase the sheet music, please contact me and I will donate the sheet music for your holiday performances. Recordings of the individual voice parts are always available at no charge and also available at no charge for your performance is an orchestra/ choir arrangement