2014 CHORALS UNISON / TWO-PART TREBLE MEN'S THREE-PART MIXED SAB SATB
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Ave Maria
Ave Maria
Jacques Arcadelt, edited by Mike Ware
SATB Voices, a cappella
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.

High School and above. Duration: 1:41

CM9362 • $1.80   

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Beatus Vir
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.

High School and above. Duration: 3:10

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Bell Carol of the Child
Bell Carol of the Child
David Eddleman
SATB Voices with Piano
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!

High School and above. Duration: 2:28

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Calon Lan
Calon Lân
John Hughes, arranged by David Eddleman
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.

High School and above. Duration: 3:48

CM9368 • $2.25   

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CHIMES by Valery Gavrilin

These pieces were specially selected for the Mixed Choir at the 2014 Texas Music Educators’ Association conference, directed by Elena Sharkova. Pronunciation guides for both pieces can be found below.

Chimes: Upon Reading V. Shukshyn Miracle Play—Choral Symphony
Soul Rejoicing

1. Soul Rejoicing
By Valery Gavrilin, edited by Elena Sharkova
S(S)AT(T)B(B) Voices with Three Percussionists

Carl Fischer Music
CM9327 - $2.85
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TMEA 2014 Texas All-State Mixed Choir
conducted by Elena Sharkova

Soul Rejoicing opens with the stormy image of a band of horsemen riding fiercely in the darkness of a moonless night. Thus, with the sounds of pounding hooves and riders’ shouts, begins Perezvony (Chimes), Valery Gavrilin’s monumental multi-movement composition subtitled “On Reading V. Shukshyn Miracle Play—Choral Symphony.” Emotionally charged and rhythmically driven from the start, this movement continues to build with excitement and tension through Gavrilin’s brilliant use of choral texture, dynamics, and extended melodic lines. The text, written in the style of Russian folklore by the composer himself, doesn’t tell a story per se, rather it provides textual colors and strong images through many tongue-twisting, onomatopoeic word combinations such as “tuchi letuchie” (oppressive clouds), “slyozy solenye” (salty tears), “dushi palyonye” (scorched souls), etc. Dur.: 7’

A pronunciation guide for this piece is available in two parts:
Part I          Part II

Chimes

5. Ti-Ri-Ri
By Valery Gavrilin, edited by Elena Sharkova
S(S)A(A)T(T)B(B) Voices, a cappella

Carl Fischer Music
CM9328 - $2.25
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TMEA 2014 Texas All-State Mixed Choir
conducted by Elena Sharkova

Russian composer Valery Gavrilin (b. 1939, Volodga; d. 1999, St. Petersburg) completed his thirteen movement composition Chimes in 1982 and subtitled it “Upon Reading V. Shukshyn Miracle Play— Choral Symphony.” Scored for mixed chorus, narrator, percussion and solo oboe, this large choral fresco is deeply rooted in Russian folklore. Ti-Ri-Ri, the wordless movement #5, is a colorful and theatrical scene. One can almost see young men and women gathering (for a dance, perhaps), and as the voices enter one by one, the listener hears a different character from each vocal part. Dur.: 4’

A pronunciation guide is available for this piece here

Chimes

7. Sunset Music
By Valery Gavrilin, edited by Elena Sharkova
SATB Voices Divisi with Soprano Solo and Optional Oboe

Carl Fischer Music
CM9329 - $2.25
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TMEA 2014 Texas All-State Mixed Choir
conducted by Elena Sharkova

Sharkova brings a third selection from Gavrilin's massive work Chimes to better choirs. Sunset Music features a consistent bell-like 5/4 rhythm in the lower voices, with a simple and lovely ringing melody in the higher range. The music builds to a forte clanging, before dying away into silence. Text is onomatopoeic syllables ("din don don" or a sustained "bom," etc.), and the optional (although recommended) oboe part is available as a free download: www.carlfischer.com/downloads. See a performance on YouTube.


Go Down Moses
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.

High School and above. Duration: 2:26

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Goin' Home for the Holidays
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.

Middle School and above. Duration: 3:56

CM9358 • $1.80   

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Gonna Love My Brother
Gonna Love My Brother
Vicki Tucker Courtney
SATB Voices with Piano
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).

Middle School and above. Duration: 2:53

CM9364 • $1.95   

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Hava Blessing
Hava Blessing
Richard Bjella, based on a Canon by Thomas Tallis

Wisconsin Middle School
All State performance
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!

Middle School and above. Duration: 3:07

CM9367 • $1.95   

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In the Bleak Midwinter
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.

High School and above. Duration: 5:32

CM9371 • $2.25   

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Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal
Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal
Greg Gilpin
SATB Voices with Piano
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.

Middle School and above. Duration: 2:32

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Rise Up Shepherd and Follow
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.

High School and above. Duration: 2:27

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The Rose of Sharon
The Rose of Sharon
Thomas Juneau
SATB Voices, a cappella
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).

High School and above. Duration: 1:53

CM9359 • $1.80   

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Silent Night
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.

Middle School and above. Duration: 2:28

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Sumer Is Icumen In
Sumer Is Icumen In
13th Century English rota (round), arranged by Richard Bjella
LIVE recording
Wisconsin Middle School
All State performance
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! (LIVE recording is at concert tempo.)

Middle School and above. Duration: 3:41

CM9372 • $2.25   

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Velvet Shoes
Velvet Shoes
Drew Collins
SATB Voices with Piano, optional Flute and Cello
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.

High School and above. Duration: 4:11

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What Then?
What Then?
Michael John Trotta
SATB Voices with Piano, optional Flute
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.

High School and above. Duration: 3:35

CM9360 • $2.25   

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2014 CHORALS UNISON / TWO-PART TREBLE MEN'S THREE-PART MIXED SAB SATB
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