Let’s discuss Contemporary A-Cappella as it relates to building a high school choral program. Check out Choral Clarity’s blog post: Is Modern “A-Cappella”Healthy or Harmfulto Building a High SchoolChoral Program?
#42: Friday, February 1, 2019
“An Oiche” (The Night) by Michael McGlynn
Text: Traditional Irish
SSAA, a cappella
Greetings! The Hollins Choirs are just returning from Ireland, and I wanted to share our experience with “An Oiche,” by Michael McGlynn.
Week 24: Friday, August 31, 2018.
“Hodie Christus natus est” by Agneta Sköld.
Liturgical antiphon. SSAA, a cappella.
Week 19: Friday, July 27, 2018 “Le Sommeil de l’Enfant Jésus” arr. Ron Jeffers Traditional French carol SSA, a cappella This is a favorite carol of mine to program. Over the last decade, I have used it for three different choirs, at two different schools. Ron Jeffers’ a cappella setting of this 13th century French […]
Week 17: Friday, July 13, 2018 “Da Pacem” by Jeff Enns traditional liturgical text SSAA, a cappella If your ensemble enjoys long lyrical lines and leaning into dissonances, this is a piece for you. My singers love this kind of crunchy-yet-pleasing harmony and couldn’t get enough of this song by contemporary Canadian composer Jeff Enns. […]
Week 16: Friday, July 6, 2018 “Simple Gifts” – traditional Shaker / Joseph Brackett, arr. Amy Dalton SSAA, a cappella A quintessential part of America’s musical heritage, “Simple Gifts” is a timeless hymn from the Shaker tradition, written by church elder Joseph Brackett. It was made known to a wider audience by Aaron Copland, who […]