Sam Houston State University Women's Chorus,
(Denise Eaton, director)
SSA(A) Voices with Keyboard and Optional English Horn or Oboe
Originally scored for SATB voices, Michael Trotta’s compelling SSA(A) arrangement contains lyrical legato vocal lines which unfold to reveal a subtle interplay between voices, interwoven with piano and optional obligato for oboe or horn. The text, an account of two lovers faced with parting, concludes with the yearning refrain “Stay or else my joys will die,” giving voice to the dichotomy of joy and pain. Also available for SATB choir (CM9296).
Charlie is My Darlin' Scottish Folk Song, arranged by Tim Winebrenner
SSA Voices with Keyboard & Optional Violin, Hand Drum, or Guitar
Your treble choir will enjoy this spirited Scottish folk song arrangement scored for SSA with optional violin, hand drum and guitar (in any combination). Each verse showcases a section (S1, S2 or alto) with the melody, supported by boisterous clapping. Depending on the needs of the ensemble, it may be performed with accompaniment or a cappella, and is appropriate for concert or festival use.
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Sand Ridge Jr. High
In dulci jubilo 14th Century German Carol, arranged by Vicki Tucker Courtney
SA Voices, a cappella, with Optional Triangle
This timeless seasonal favorite is arranged masterfully for a cappella SA chorus and optional triangle. Vicki Tucker Courtney’s music and lyricist Bert Stratton’s marriage of Latin and English text create a joyful, lilting melody, appropriate for holiday concerts or festival use.
Originally written for the National Middle School Association 2003 Conference Honor Chorus, this SSA accompanied arrangement skillfully combines rhythmic ostinato with a legato vocal line. Appropriate for any concert or festival, Jubilate! is also available 3-part mixed voices (CM9168).
Laudate Pueri Giovanni Battista Gajani, edited by Martin Banner
SA Voices with Keyboard & Optional Horns, Strings, and Continuo
Scored for optional horns, strings and continuo, this SA arrangement with optional solo opportunities will both delight and challenge your treble choir. Banner’s classical arrangement is of the highest quality appropriate for festival or concert use.
Let Nature Sing: Solo Songs for the Developing Treble Voice
by Lynn Shaw Bailey, Vicki Tucker Courtney, Laura Farnell, Earlene Rentz and Ruth Elaine Schram
Book and CD — $24.95
My Heart Sings: Solo Songs for the Developing Treble Voice
Compiled, Composed and Arranged by Mark Patterson
Book and CD – $24.95
Let Nature Sing is the fifth in a series of solo song volumes for young singers. This volume contains a variety of styles ranging from spirituals to folks songs and original pieces, written or arranged by female composers well-known for their understanding and sensitivity to the needs of the developing treble voice.
This book, like the rest of the series, presents well-calculated vocal challenges of range and expression, while building a beautifully wrought repertoire for the young singer.
My Heart Sings has songs for the developing treble voice with narrow ranges of six and seven notes; there are others that expand the range as the voice develops and matures. The nature of the songs is to challenge the voice, not to tax it, to develop its expressive capabilities, not to over-extend it. We hope you enjoy this volume of solo songs.
David Eddleman has outdone himself with this fantastic, fun, and rhythmic accompanied arrangement for SSA voices, set to the poem of the same name from Alice in Wonderland. Excellent diction is essential in telling this fantastical story, in which Alice meets the Mock Turtle and the Gryphon, who teach her to dance. Eddleman’s playful and unique accompaniment highlights the interplay between the unison and three-part sections. Perfect for any concert or festival need.
For SA choir and piano, Make Space for Life to Live offers compelling, expansive melodies interwoven with a piano accompaniment that makes subtle allusions to the main theme. Its persuasive text is sure to resonate with singers and audience members alike. Appropriate for concert or festival use throughout the year. Also available for TB voices (CM9283) and SAB voices (CM9289).
Laura Farnell has drawn her inspiration for this gospel-style composition from the work of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and others like him, who worked to break down the barriers of racial and social discrimination. A gripping Van Dyke text delivers the powerful message: when we choose love and sing together in community, surely “peace and love will conquer hate and strife.” Also available for S(S)ATB voices (CM9294).
On Christmas Night Anonymous Early English Carol, arranged by James McCray
SSA Voices a cappella
James McCray’s haunting melody is set in three-verse form for a cappella treble choir. The varied two- and three-part writing shifts between interesting harmonies and unisons, further conveying the wonder of the Christmas story. A lovely addition to any holiday or festival program.
Resonet in laudibus (from O Magnum Mysterium) Thomas Juneau
Juneau Vocal Alliance,
Thomas Juneau (cond.),
Elaine Christy (harp)
SSA Voices with Keyboard or Harp
Thomas Juneau’s setting of the Latin text Resonet in Laudibus (“Let the voice of praise resound”) for SSA voices is reminiscent of Benjamin Britten’s Ceremony of Carols. Juneau masterfully shifts from a rhythmically charged compound meter infused with proclamations of “Eja,” to a nimble simple meter evoking the excitement of the holiday season. Accompanied by piano and optional harp, this piece is sure to be a favorite for singer and listener alike.
Travelin' Home Incorporating sacred Harp tunes White and Long Sought Home, arranged by Andrea Ramsey
SSAA Voices with Keyboard and Optional Violin
Inspired by the sacred harp tunes “White” and “Long Sought Home,” Andrea Ramsey’s SSAA arrangement with optional violin affords your singers the opportunity to experience the tradition of sacred choral music as it flourished in the southern United States. The plaintive text and tender harmonies will resonate with singer and audience alike. Appropriate for concert and festival.