#45: Friday, March 15, 2019
“Wild Embers” by Melissa Dunphy
Text by Nikita Gill
SSAA, a cappella
I met Melissa at the Composer’s Fair during the recent ACDA national conference in Kansas City. She had a number of works for SSAA ensembles, and every one of them had a purposefully-chosen poetic text that rose off the page along with the music. Her work had life and energy and feisty passion, and I wanted to program it all! Among her works, “Wild Embers” is at the top of my list for a future performance.
#41: Friday, January 18, 2019
“Deep Peace, Healing Light” by Leonard Enns
Text inspired by Gaelic traditions
SSA, a cappella
This lovely selection by composer Leonard Enns, “Deep Peace, Healing Light,” provides ample opportunity for suspensions, non-chord tones, and clusters, while only requiring three voice parts. This piece is ideal for concert or contest; it can also be used for funerals, retirements, graduations, or other community events where peace and/or reconciliation is the focus.
Week 27: Friday, September 21, 2018.
“Lux Aeterna” by Michelle Roueché
SSAA, a cappella
If you’re looking for that one specific selection to round out your concert: something lush, pleasantly-dissonant, legato, and full of opportunity for musical growth, I would highly suggest Michelle Roueché’s “Lux Aeterna.”
Week 10: Friday, May 25, 2018 “The Muse, The Stove, and The Willow Plate” by Zae Munn Text by Ann Kilkelly SSA, a cappella Titled “The Muse, The Stove, and The Willow Plate” – this is a three movement work by composer Zae Munn, with texts by Ann Kilkelly. Munn is professor of music at […]
Week 2: Friday, March 30, 2018 Hello and welcome back to the second installment of my weekly Women’s/Treble Chorus blog, here on Choralnet.org! Last week, I focused on What is a women’s/treble choir? Who sings in a women’s/treble choir? Why?. This week, I’d like to continue with that introduction, looking at the challenges conductors often […]
Week 1: Friday, March 23, 2018 Hello and welcome to the first installment of my weekly Women’s/Treble Chorus blog, here on Choralnet.org! Starting in April, I plan to introduce a new repertoire selection with each post – focusing on subject matter, composer background, text source/author background, range, voicing, harmonic structure, form, rhythmic components, line independence, […]