Laura Farnell

  • Laura Farnell is a choral composer, clinician, accompanist, and adjudicator from Arlington, Texas. After graduating summa cum laude from Baylor University with her Bachelor of Music Education in Choral Music (with a piano emphasis), Laura taught elementary music for two years in Mansfield, Texas, followed by eight years of teaching junior high choir in Arlington, Texas. She was honored by both of her schools with Teacher of the Year awards in 2000 and 2003, and she received an Excellence in Education Award in 2004 as the Arlington Independent School District’s outstanding junior high teacher of the year.

    Laura presently serves as an invited clinician for district, region, and state honor choirs across the country. She also presents workshops and music reading sessions for choir directors at both district and state levels. She has served as a clinician and/or presented at music conferences in Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas, and Wisconsin. A prolific composer, she especially enjoys writing and arranging music for middle school choirs. She is represented by several music publishers with more than sixty choral compositions in print. She is the co-author of the SOS Sight-singing Method Book published by BriLee Music.


  • Cover Title (Subtitle) Duration Instrumentation
    The Dawn’s Awake! BL819 3:00 Tenor div, Bass, Piano
    Gloria Fanfare BL510 SSA, a capella, with optional accompaniment
    BL980 Gloria Fanfare BL980 :1:50 Mixed Chorus
    Hodie (Hodie Christus Natus Est) BL541 TB
    How Can I Keep From Singing BL650 Unison Chorus
    Jingle Bells(arr.) BL838 3:15 Two-part Chorus
    Jingle Bells(arr.) BL878 3:15 Three-part Mixed, optional Baritone Voices, Piano
    Let Beauty Awake! BL595 SSA, accompanied
    Let Nature Sing
    Solo Songs for The Developing Treble Voice
    BLB008 Treble Voice and Piano
    May Our Music Never Die BL730 Two-part Chorus
    Music, Lead the Way! CM9276 3:21 SSA
    Music, Lead the Way! CM9294 3:21 SATB
    Night Winds BL658 SA, accompanied
    Our Song Of Peace BL621 3:59 SA, accompanied
    The Rhythm Reader
    Supplemental Exercises for SOS: Simplify our Sightreading
    BL836
    Salaam Aleikum(arr.) CM9246 Tenor 1, Optional Keyboard, Optional Bass, Optional Tenor 2, Optional Percussion
    Simplifying Our Sight Reading
    A resource for beginning sight readers
    BLB009
    Simplifying Our Sight Reading
    Supplemental Sight Reading Flash Cards for Bass Clef
    BLB011 Bass Clef
    Simplifying Our Sight Reading
    Supplemental Sight Reading Flash Cards for Treble Clef
    BLB010 Treble Clef
    A Song of Night CM9253 SATB
    BL985 The Star-Spangled Banner(arr.) BL985 :1:06 SATB
    CM9487 Star of Light CM9487 :3:17 Men’s Chorus
    There Will Come Soft Rains CM9055 Two-part Chorus
    Three Latin Songs BL740 Tenor 1, Optional Tenor 2, Bass
    The West-Country Lover BL709 2:35 Tenor 1, Optional Keyboard, Bass, Tenor 2
    What Child Is This? BL594 TB, opt 2nd tenor, accompanied
    What Child Is This?(arr.) BL686 SATB

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