Eric Banks and The Esoterics in Seattle brought so much artistry to their premiere of We Were Once Strangers in December! This piece for mixed chorus a cappella uses paraphrases of Biblical quotes and a verse in Hebrew to comment on the treatment of immigrants on our borders. Listen to the recording here!
Just added a new treble chorus piece to the sheet music store! In this Robert Frost setting for SA choir, piano, and violin, a modal melody expresses the presence of beauty in a seemingly desolate environment. Premiered by an intermediate-level elementary/middle school choir, it is accessible to ensembles strengthening their part-singing skills. SA Sheet Music […]
Videos added for Sim Shalom (with the score), Little Wonders, and By the Waters of Babylon!
You can visit the Choral SATB page on the Sheet Music Store to watch performances of Hariyu and Oseh Shalom! Hariyu was performed by Boston’s Triad: Choral Collective in 2015, conducted by Karl Henning. Read Henning’s Blog Post about the piece for more context. Elisabeth Cherland conducted Oseh Shalom with the University of Washington Chorale […]
Major updates to the sheet music store! I have just added the following: Sample scores for every piece Previously unavailable compositions, editions, and arrangements Previously unavailable recordings Newest Recording: I Went in the Water was recorded in Dublin, New Hampshire, at the world premiere performance as part of the 2018 Walden School Faculty Commissioning Concert […]
I have now posted SSA and TBB versions of Ancient Miracles in the sheet music store! These are original settings of the traditional Hanukkah texts Mi Y’Malel and Hanerot Halalu.
Three choral arrangements of Sephardic music are now available in the sheet music store! Entitled “Lavaba la Blanka Ninya,” “Esta Noche de Purim,” and “Las Kazas de la Boda,” they form the core of my dissertation work at the University of Washington. These arrangements cover different genres, geographical regions, and musical characteristics of Sephardic music, […]
Two new recordings added! Oseh Shalom is now available in both SATB and TBB voicings in the sheet music store, and By the Waters of Babylon is available for the first time! Both were featured in a recent performance at the University of Washington. If you like choral pieces with violin or cello parts, give […]
I came across this gorgeous arrangement (view the score!) as part of my research on choral arrangements of Judeo-Spanish music. I haven’t yet conducted it myself, but it would be great for an SSA group with a lot of low altos. You might not know much about Sephardic/Judeo-Spanish music (the traditional music of the Jews […]
My friend Elisabeth Cherland, another doctoral student at the University of Washington, would like to share her thoughts on “This Little Babe” from Ceremony of Carols! I will also add that it can work to excerpt other movements as well. Title/Composer: “This Little Babe” from Benjamin Britten’s Ceremony of Carols Voicing: SATB or SSA Why […]