Sarah Riskind

Choral conductor and composer

Choral

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]