This time-honored Renaissance classic has been edited by Mike Ware, based on the teachings of B.R. "Bev" Henson. Stressed syllables have been underlined and bar lines and time signatures are grouped according to the natural metric and syllabic stress of the Latin text to aid the conductor and singer. Perfect for any concert or festival.
Beatus Vir Stanislao Mattei, edited with keyboard reduction by Martin Banner
SATB Voices with Piano, optional Horns, Strings, and Continuo
Carl Fischer is excited to publish the music of relative unknown composer Stanislao Mattei, a student of Padre Martini. Prolific editor Martin Banner's modern performing edition of Mattei's Beatus Vir is based upon a hand-copied score found in Bologna, Italy and adheres closely to the original source. Advanced mixed ensembles of all sizes will enjoy singing this choral gem from the Classical period.
Only David Eddleman could masterfully combine and arrange two to the most frequently performed holiday tunes: Carol of the Bells and What Child is This? into a delightful, playful and accessible arrangement. No holiday concert is complete without it!
SATB Voices with Piano, optional Flute, Horn in F, and Two Violins
This lovely Welsh melody, almost considered the national anthem of Wales, became associated with the Welsh Rugby Union and is sung before all rugby matches, much like The Star Spangled Banner. Don't let the language deter your programming of this lovely arrangement, masterfully crafted by David Eddleman, as there is an English singing translation provided in the score.
Go Down Moses Traditional Spiritual, arranged by David Eddleman
SATB Voices with Piano
One of the most beloved of African-American spirituals, David Eddleman's unique arrangement is sure to engage singers in the history of the text. The driving melodic lines, all of which are supported by an energized, "running" accompaniment, reflect the longing for freedom. An excellent addition to any festival or concert performance.
Goin' Home for the Holidays Larry Clark & Rae Moses
based on Dvorak Goin' Home and Robert Allen There's No Place Like Home for the Holidays
SATB Voices with Piano, optional Concert Band
This understated and tasteful arrangement for the holiday season consists of a unique pairing of a melody from Dvorak's Symphony No. 9, From The New World, and the ever-popular There's No Place Like Home for the Holidays. Larry Clark continues to find creative ways to seamlessly pair well-known Christmas favorites, creating arrangements that sound perfect together! Goin' Home for the Holidays can be performed with band or piano accompaniment.
Vicki's Tucker Courtney's rockin' R & B choral suggests we must care for those around us, no matter who, because it's the right thing to do. A fun, up-tempo addition to any concert, Gonna Love My Brother is sure to inspire both singers and audience. Also available SSA (CM9333).
Hava Blessing Richard Bjella, based on a Canon by Thomas Tallis
SATB Voices with Piano and Trumpet
New to the Carl Fischer Choral Catalog, Rick Bjella has masterfully partnered the tune Hava Nashira, shire hallelujah (let us sing, sing alleluia), originally thought to be a Hebrew sacred song, now attributed to Johannes Ockeghem with the famous Thomas Tallis Canon. The vocal parts are easily accessible to most choirs, while the piano and trumpet do most of the "heavy musical lifting." Rhythmic and melodic fun abound!
In the Bleak Midwinter Gustav Holst, arranged by Darmon Meader
SATB Voices (Female and Male Soli) with Piano
This gorgeous holiday favorite has been infused with the magic of Darmon Meader's signature jazz style. Sure to melt the hearts of holiday concert audiences, it is dedicated to jazz composer Steven Zegree and the Singing Hoosiers. Appropriate for ensembles of all sizes, they will never tire of rehearsing or performing In the Bleak Midwinter.
Greg Gilpin's setting of Alfred Lord Tennyson's time-honored text is a musical example of text painting set to lush harmonic phrases and lyric melodies. The simple yet supportive accompaniment allows the vocals to be showcased throughout. A concert or festival winner.
Rise Up Shepherd and Follow Traditional Spiritual, arranged by Robert L. Jefferson
SATB Voices, a cappella
Robert Jefferson, new to the Carl Fischer Choral Catalog, shares his wonderfully rich arrangement of one of the most beautiful African-American Christmas spirituals. The lush harmonic texture announcing "good tidings of great joy" along with Jefferson's benevolent choral summons to "follow" is sure to add depth to any holiday concert or festival performance.
Juneau's arrangement offers singers the chance to explore this beautiful text from the Song of Solomon as a conversation between different sections in the choir. Also available for SSAA Voices (CM9200).
Silent Night Franz Gruber, arranged by Russell Robinson
SATB Voices with Piano
Robinson's swinging 5/4 meter provides a jazz flavor to one of the most time-honored holiday songs of the season. With a jazzy, chordal accompaniment, singers and audiences everywhere will love the unique "twist" in this toe-tapping arrangement.
Sumer Is Icumen In 13th Century English rota (round), arranged by Richard Bjella
SATB Voices with Piano and Bells
New to the Carl Fischer Choral Catalog, Richard Bjella's arrangement of this double canon is a tribute to the very first piece of polyphonic music ever written over 900 years ago. It celebrates the coming of spring and the sounds and happenings in nature, plus, the Middle English is fun to pronounce!
Drew Collins's fresh and innovative compositional style is exemplified in this original setting of Elinore Wylie's classic poem. Scored for accompanied SATB chorus, the harmonies are at once haunting and warm, evoking the imagery of the text. The texture changes from lush to delicate and back again. It is rare to find a secular choral ballad that will add such depth and variety to a concert. Appropriate for any time of year, especially holiday concerts and festivals.
A graceful melody unfolds over the harmonic underpinning of the accompaniment, revealing a dream-like matrix. A single melody, it features accessible ranges and thoughtful voice leading making it attractive to program for a variety of ensembles and situations.