Peter Frost’s poignant work “Fly Away Home: Remembering 9/11” is now available at Zintzomusic.com. You can hear the work and order a license for your choir. Check it out at this link: https://zintzomusic.com/product/flyawayhome_frost/#license
Enjoy Canadian composer Ed Henderson’s exciting arrangement of “I Saw Three Ships Come Sailing In”. This piece features a brilliant piano arrangement as well as optional parts for string quartet, percussion, two guitars and bass. A truly fantastic adder to your Christmas program.
Available at Cypress Choral Music Publishing.
“Fire” is the 3rd movement from award winning Canadian composer Katerina Gimon’s four part composition “Elements”. This set of works abstractly depicts the four classical elements and explores the human voice’s wide range of capabilities. “Fire” is a fun and energetic work incorporating vocal percussion, body percussion, nasal singing, calls and nonsense syllables. See the links for wonderful examples!
Available here – https://cypresschoral.com/composers/katerina-gimon/fire-from-elements-mvt-3/
Dr. Joel Tranquilla spends time with Canadian Chamber Choir Director Artistic Director and Cypress Choral Music curator Dr. Julia Davids analyzing the beautiful ins and outs of “The Maple” by Garrett Krause.
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Tomorrow is the 101st Anniversary of the Ratification of Women’s Voting Rights!
“The Lesson of the Lark” – with its moving story about the struggles of the suffragettes, and its powerful call for gender equality, seems even more relevant now than when the work was first premiered last year.
Written in celebration of last year’s 100th Anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, TLOTL is now available with new accompaniment options: the original jazz orchestra accompaniment (Full Version), the NEW reduced jazz combo accompaniment (Combo Version), the NEW jazz quartet accompaniment (Quartet Version), or the NEW piano-only accompaniment. Also now available: practice tracks (available from ChoralTracks) and an accompaniment track. (Please email me for more info.)
This multi-movement concert work composed for narrator, soprano and mezzo-soprano soloists, and chorus, takes its inspiration from the language of Jazz – including elements of Swing, Blues, Bossa Nova, Gospel, Salsa, and improvisation. The piece is composed for both SATB and SSA choral ensembles. (SATB and SSA versions may be combined for a collaborative performance.) All choral parts are written with accessibility in mind – with generous use of unison lines, canonic phrases, and triadic harmonies.
For a perusal score, please contact Jeffrey Cobb
“We stare at each other – total strangers – and breathe warm air on our trigger fingers”
In “Passendale” from the cantata “Crimson Stain”, Larry Nickel’s music brings life to the poignant text of Larry Smeets. This piece is perfect for choirs looking to round out their Memorial Day concerts.
Available for purchase here