Sarah Riskind

Choral conductor and composer

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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!

Ancient Miracles SSA and TBB

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.

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 […]

This Little Babe from Ceremony of Carols (Benjamin Britten)

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 […]

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, […]