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 women’s or men’s choir:
Have You Seen the Beauty This Day? by Russell Robinson
The canonic nature of this piece makes it rather easy to pull together. So, if you are looking for a last minute opening for a fall concert – this is it! The piece is scored for SSA voices with piano, and is also available SAB.
Simply SSA by Laura Farnell
Here is a collection you will return to again and again! The four short songs for beginning and developing SSA choirs provide many options for developing tone quality and performance skills along with good part-writing and appealing subject matter. Songs may be sung a cappella or accompanied, making this especially good for contest programming. Songs include: “Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burnin’,” “The Secret,” “I Know Where I’m Goin’,” “French Dancing Song (Sur le pont d’Avignon).”
A Pebble in the Water by Victor C. Johnson
Soaring melodic lines, a rippling accompaniment, and a poignant text by American poet James W. Foley combine to create a superb work to showcase treble voices. “Drop a word of cheer…And you’ve rolled a wave of comfort whose sweet music can be heard over miles and miles of water just by dropping one kind word.”
The Gallant Knight by Mark Patterson
Based on the solo of the same name found in the BriLee vocal collection “Tales of Land and Sea,” this highly energetic piece will be a favorite with developing tenor-bass choirs everywhere. Written with contained ranges and the adolescent changing voice in mind, boys will sing with confidence in rehearsal and performance.
The Pirate King arr. Emily Crocker
Your singers will have a rollicking good time living the pirate life with this setting of the famous song from Gilbert & Sullivan’s “The Pirates of Penzance” and the over-the-top satire! Get your audience into the act by inviting them to shout “Aarrrr!” on cue!
We Shall Not Sleep by Laura Farnell
Based on the poem, “In Flanders Fields,” written by Lt Col John McCrae, this piece will be a moving concert moment for T(T)B or C(C)B choirs. Optional oboe, violin or C-instrument.
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