Sarah Riskind

Choral conductor and composer

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The Ballad of the Brown King (Bonds)

My friend Allegra Martin, soon to begin a position at College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA, would like to share a lovely and interesting nine-movement cantata by a composer you might not know about! Since this is a Christmas piece, you can start your planning for next year, whether you have a church, community, […]

The Jabberwock (Danielson)

Here’s a repertoire contribution from my friend and colleague Steve Danielson! I love the rhythmic interest and storytelling in this setting. Read about it below: Title/Composer: The Jabberwock; Text by Lewis Carroll; Music by Steve Danielson Voicing: SATBB Why do singers like it? It’s playful, yet dramatic. It allows the singer to act and get […]

Muusika (Uusberg)

Every choral director must have some favorite pieces they keep coming back to, some new composers they’ve discovered, and some works their choirs had a lot of success with! I’m going to reach out to some conductors and ask them to tell me about a piece we should all know about. Sometimes those publisher websites […]