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Choral ~ General ~ A Cappella


~ List of Pieces ~



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Afton Water  (Sweet Afton)  (an arrangement of the Scottish folk song)
SOUND  CLIP   /   YOUTUBE VIDEO   /   SCORE  SAMPLE   /   PDF:  $50
Scoring:  SATB (some divisi) with optional ten. solo — Duration:  ca. 3:45 — Difficulty:  3/5
Description:  A gentle and flowing arrangement of the beautiful Scottish folk song


Death, Be Not Proud  (original composition)
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Scoring:  SATB (frequent divisi)   —   Duration:  ca. 4:15   —   Difficulty:  3/5
Description:  A serene setting of the John Donne poem, with a triumphant ending


Devouring Time  (original composition)
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Scoring:  SATB (frequent divisi)   —   Duration:  ca. 3:20   —   Difficulty:  3/5
Description:  An impassioned setting of Shakespeare's sonnet
NOTE:  This is song #2 in my song cycle Three Shakespeare Songs for Choir a Cappella.


Have You Forgotten?  (original composition)
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Scoring:  SATB (some divisi)   —   Duration:  ca. 2:50   —   Difficulty:  3/5
Description:  A dreamy setting of the romantic poem by Christina Rossetti


Loch Lomond  (an arrangement of the Scottish folk song)
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Scoring:  SATB (frequent divisi) with solos for 2 sopranos and 1 baritone   —
Duration:  ca. 4:30   —   Difficulty:  3/5

Description:  A tender and moving arrangement of the well-known Scottish folk song


Night  (original composition)
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Scoring:  SATB (some divisi)   —   Duration:  ca. 3:40   —   Difficulty:  3/5
Description:  A tranquil setting of the elegant poem by William Blake


Old Joe Clark  (an arrangement of the American folk song)
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Scoring:  SATB (frequent divisi)   —   Duration:  ca. 2:05   —   Difficulty:  4/5
Description:  An energetic, fast-paced arrangement of a charmingly humorous folk song


Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day?  (original composition)
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Scoring:  SATB (frequent divisi)   —   Duration:  ca. 2:15   —   Difficulty:  3/5
Description:  A melodic and very expressive setting of Shakespeare's famous sonnet
NOTE:  This is song #1 in my song cycle Three Shakespeare Songs for Choir a Cappella.


The Water Is Wide  (an arrangement of the Scottish/English folk song)
Scoring:  9-part men's chorus (TTTTTBaBaBB) — will soon be available for TTTTBaBaBB
Duration:  ca. 3:00 — Difficulty:  4/5   /  
PDF:  $50
Description:  A fresh and expressive setting of the well-known folk song


Three Shakespeare Songs for Choir a Cappella  (original music)
PDF:  $65 (for set of three pieces) — a savings of $70
Scoring:  SATB (some divisi)   —   Duration:  ca. 7:30 (for the set)   —   Difficulty:  3/5
Description:  A set of original Shakespeare settings, each with a contrasting mood:
“Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day?”  /  “Devouring Time”  /  “You Spotted Snakes”
NOTE:  Each of these songs may be purchased and performed individually, if desired.


You Spotted Snakes  (original composition)
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Scoring:  SATB (some divisi)   —   Duration:  ca. 1:45   —   Difficulty:  3/5
Description:  A playful but gentle setting of Shakespeare's poem
NOTE:  This is song #3 in my song cycle Three Shakespeare Songs for Choir a Cappella.