Battle Hymn of the Republic William Steffe, arranged by Peter J. Wilhousky,
choral arrangement by Russell Robinson
SAB Voices with Piano
One of the most popular patriotic pieces ever written, Russell Robinson's SAB arrangement now makes Battle Hymn of the Republic accessible to ensembles of all sizes. Although scored for piano accompaniment, it is even more thrilling to perform with the orchestral or band accompaniment.
The audience will love hearing your singers "Dancin' at the Rock of Jerusalem!" With a spiritual-like quality, Donald Moore's driving, rhythmic setting of his original text is just FUN!! Sure to be a toe-tapping closer for any festival or concert venue, the ranges for SAB choir are very accessible and supported by the syncopated, jazzy accompaniment.
Dies Irae (Day of Wrath, from Requiem) D. Farrell Smith
SAB Voices with Piano
Employing the text from the Requiem Mass, D. Farrell Smith's dramatic, exciting, rhythmic piano accompaniment propels the angular melodies, many of which are unison, forward. The contrasting, lyric B section allows for a brief respite and will challenge the singers to explore color in tone and expression. Sure to be a compelling piece to program for many concert or festival performances.
How Can I Keep from Singing? Traditional Melody, arranged by Jerry Ulrich
SAB Voices with Piano, optional Oboe or C-Instrument
The words to this hymn, which first appeared in The New York Observer in 1868, have served as a balm for the suffering that life inevitable presents. Ulrich's unique arrangement is unpredictable with shifting meters and vocal pairings. The piano accompaniment adds enough support to ensure success to ensembles of all sizes and ability.
SAB Voices with Piano, optional Electric Guitar and Percussion
Parks' spirited setting for the holiday season will delight audiences. Parks flare for rhythm and style shine in this composition. Strophic in nature, the bridge offers interesting, yet accessible harmonic and rhythmic variety, sure to keep the interest of singer and listener alike. Feel free to "spice up" the performance with the optional electric bass and/or percussion!
Juneaus' madrigal-esque, buoyant composition "sparkles." Mostly homophonic, the contrasting B section affords opportunities to showcase musicianship. Throughout the piece, the jaunty accompaniment provides enough support so that ensembles of all sizes are sure to "shine" in performance!