Sarah Riskind

Choral conductor and composer

SA

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, […]

Par’o Era Estrellero (arr. Epstein)

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 […]

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 […]