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!

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]