GIA Publications recently published my arrangement of Sylvia Dunstan’s text, “How Deep the Silence of the Soul,” using the familiar hymn tune LAND OF REST, scored for SAB choir and piano, with optional assembly. https://www.giamusic.com/store/resource/how-deep-the-silence-of-the-soul-print-g9749 This arrangement was well-received in showcases and reading sessions this summer.
Premiered and commissioned by the Washington International Chorus in 2018, Rubin’s new work is an elegaic and powerful rendering of the ancient history, myths and cultural significance of the olive tree. At turns lyrical and rhythmic, the piece is in three parts, with a duration of around 11 minutes. The work can be performed by a good amateur choir and includes a part for optional hand percussion (AR New Music Publications). Listen to the score at soundcloud.com/annarubinmusic. A sample score is available on request at annarubinmusic.com (Contact and CD Orders).
I’m very happy to tell you that my new piece “Regina Coeli”, for female choir, a cappella has just been released and is now available. It is published by Alliance Music Pubblication.
“Sweet love, renew thy force” is an SAB+piano piece taken from the “Book of Sonnets” – an ongoing collection of new SAB pieces. The text is Shakespeare’s sonnet on how time’s weariness is overcome by love’s contract; it is set over a stately tresillo (3+3+2 rhythm) with beginning to moderate choirs in mind. A PDF is available for free download at http://www.graymichael.com
Michael A. Gray
A. E. Houseman’s wrenching poem Bredon Hill is a tragic love story. I’ve made a setting for SATB chorus and tubular bells which, I believe, does some justice to the words. Have a look and a listen here:
I’m glad to tell you that my brand new piece “Remembrance”, for mix choir, a cappella has just been released and is now available. It is a setting of a poem by Percy Bhysshe Shelley and is published by Walton Music.