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
    CM9253 A Song of Night
    SATB
    BL510 Gloria Fanfare
    SSA, a capella, with optional accompaniment
    BL980 Gloria Fanfare
    1:50 Mixed Chorus
    BL541 Hodie (Hodie Christus Natus Est)
    TB
    BL650 How Can I Keep From Singing
    Unison Chorus
    BL838 Jingle Bells
    (arr.)
    Two-part Chorus
    BL878 Jingle Bells
    (arr.)
    Three-part Mixed, optional Baritone Voices, Piano
    BL595 Let Beauty Awake!
    SSA, accompanied
    BLB008 Let Nature Sing
    Solo Songs for The Developing Treble Voice
    Treble Voice and Piano
    BL730 May Our Music Never Die
    Two-part Chorus
    CM9276 Music, Lead the Way!
    3:21 SSA
    CM9294 Music, Lead the Way!
    3:21 SATB
    BL658 Night Winds
    Two-part Chorus
    BL621 Our Song Of Peace
    SA, accompanied
    CM9246 Salaam Aleikum
    (arr.)
    Tenor 1, Optional Keyboard, Optional Bass, Optional Tenor 2, Optional Percussion
    BLB009 Simplifying Our Sight Reading
    A resource for directors of beginning sight readers
    Voice
    BLB011 Simplifying Our Sight Reading
    Supplemental Sight Reading Flash Cards for Bass Clef
    Bass Clef Voice
    BLB010 Simplifying Our Sight Reading
    Supplemental Sight Reading Flash Cards for Treble Clef
    Voice with Piano
    CM9487 Star of Light
    3:17 Men’s Chorus
    BL819 The Dawn’s Awake!
    Tenor div, Bass, Piano
    BL836 The Rhythm Reader
    Supplemental Exercises for SOS: Simplify our Sightreading
    BL985 The Star-Spangled Banner
    (arr.)
    1:06 SATB
    BL709 The West-Country Lover
    Tenor 1, Optional Keyboard, Bass, Tenor 2
    CM9055 There Will Come Soft Rains
    Two-part Chorus
    CM9547 There Will Come Soft Rains
    Three-part Chorus
    BL740 Three Latin Songs
    Tenor 1, Optional Tenor 2, Bass
    BL594 What Child Is This?
    TB, opt 2nd tenor, accompanied
    BL686 What Child Is This?
    (arr.)
    SATB
    BL992 Wishing Star
    Unison Chorus

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