As you prepare for your first concert of the school year, Stanton’s Sheet Music suggests that you consider one of these outstanding selections for your high school choir:
I Sing Out by Mark Hayes
From the sensitive opening solo, through the captivating textured polyphony, to the final choral refrain, this contemporary powerhouse teaches an inspiring lesson about the strength of song. “From the very best part of who I am, I sing out!”
Laudamus Te by Laura Farnell
Here’s an exuberant mixed-meter festival work that is book-ended by a joyful fanfare and features a lovely legato section in the middle. Laura’s highly regarded compositional skill is evident throughout. Combination English/Latin text, appropriate for school or church use.
A Song of Night by Laura Farnell
Your mixed choir will sound wonderful singing this well-crafted accompanied setting by Laura Farnell. Full of beautiful, sonorous chords, Farnell sets the poem by Hildegarde Hawthorne in which most verses begin with the words “Sing to me”. Sure to be a favorite among your singers and an excellent addition to any concert or festival program.
Soon I Will Be Done arr. Linda Spevacek
A dramatic optional solo frames this creative and unique arrangement of the well-known spiritual. Your singers are sure to enjoy the hip rhythmic, jazzy style, and the optional string bass adds color and texture to this concert and festival winner.
Where Dwells the Soul of My Love by Victor C. Johnson
Create a tranquil concert atmosphere with this tender setting of selected lines from James Thomson’s eloquent nineteenth-century poem entitled Art. Warm choral sonorities, a flowing piano accompaniment, and the dramatic role of the cello all work in harmony to create an elegant and emotional concert piece.
Winter Has Come by Ruth Morris Gray
The poetry of this expressive winter song provides a florid description of the season’s most distinct attributes. Warm choral harmonies are a stark contrast to the icy imagery, and optional flute obbligato floats above.
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