Sarah Riskind

Choral conductor and composer

Compositions

Looking for a Sunset Bird

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 […]

More choral videos

Videos added for Sim Shalom (with the score), Little Wonders, and By the Waters of Babylon!

Watch Performances of Hariyu and Oseh Shalom!

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 […]

Sephardic Arrangements

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, […]

Oseh Shalom and By the Waters of Babylon

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 […]