Sarah Riskind

Choral conductor and composer

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More choral videos

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

New Sheet Music Available

Major updates to the sheet music store! I have just added the following: Sample scores for every piece Previously unavailable compositions, editions, and arrangements Previously unavailable recordings Newest Recording: I Went in the Water was recorded in Dublin, New Hampshire, at the world premiere performance as part of the 2018 Walden School Faculty Commissioning Concert […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]