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Things That Never Die

Category:   CHILDREN & YOUTH
Composer:   Eleanor Daley
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Alliance Music Press
Edition:   AMP0946
Voicing:   SSA
Setting:   Piano

Reviewer:   

Garrett Lathe and Holly Lathe
Youth Chorale of Central Minnesota
SON Star Program Author

Text by Charles Dickens

This piece is perfect for finding a strong, unified sound […]

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Light Beyond Shadow

Category:   CHILDREN & YOUTH
Composer:   Dan Forrest
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Dan Forrest
Edition:   DF1014
Voicing:   SATB (some divisi)
Setting:   Piano, optional string quartet

Reviewer:   

Garrett Lathe and Holly Lathe
Youth Chorale of Central Minnesota
SON Star Program Author

Text by Paul Wigmore

While the text was written before […]

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Birds of Passage

Category:   CHILDREN & YOUTH
Composer:   Tara Traxler
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Santa Barbara Music Press
Edition:   SBMP 1378
Voicing:   SSAA
Setting:   Piano

Reviewer:   

Garrett Lathe and Holly Lathe
Youth Chorale of Central Minnesota
SON Star Program Author

Text by Henry Wadsworth Longellow

Tara Traxler’s setting of this Longfellow poem […]

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Ave Maris Stella

Category:   CHILDREN & YOUTH
Composer:   Trond Kverno
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Walton Music
Edition:   WG186
Voicing:   SSATBB (double choir)
Setting:   Unaccompanied

Reviewer:   

Garrett Lathe and Holly Lathe
Youth Chorale of Central Minnesota
SON Star Program Author

This 1976 composition by Norwegian composer Trond Kverno makes a strong connection […]

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Light The Sky

Category:   CHILDREN & YOUTH
Composer:   Isaac Lovdahl
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   MusicSpoke
Edition:   IL038
Voicing:   SSA
Setting:   Piano

Reviewer:   

Garrett Lathe and Holly Lathe
Youth Chorale of Central Minnesota
SON Star Program Author

Text by Brian Newhouse and Hildegard von Bingen

With a text by Brian Newhouse, this piece […]

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The Stars Stand Up In The Air

Category:   CHILDREN & YOUTH
Composer:   Eric Barnum
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Walton Music
Edition:   WJMS1116
Voicing:   SATB (some divisi)
Setting:   Piano

Reviewer:   

Garrett Lathe and Holly Lathe
Youth Chorale of Central Minnesota
SON Star Program Author

Text by Thomas MacDonaugh

Appearing on many All-State programs and reading lists, this […]

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The Rock island Line

Category:   MN COMPOSERS
Composer:   Leadbelly
Arranger:   J. David Moore
Publisher:   Self-published
Edition:   NA
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   NA

Reviewer:   

Kyle Pederson
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
R&R Chair MN Composers
kylepederson71@gmail.com

J. David Moore’s arrangement of May the Circle Be Unbroken remains one of the bestselling contemporary choral works. If that […]

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Cliff Notes

Category:   MN COMPOSERS
Composer:   Carol Barnett
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Self-published
Edition:   NA
Voicing:   SATB, piano
Setting:   Cliff Notes from Your Mother as You Leave Home

Reviewer:   

Kyle Pederson
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
R&R Chair MN Composers
kylepederson71@gmail.com

Poet Marg Walker wrote Cliff Notes from Your Mother as You Leave […]

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Shenandoah

Category:   MN COMPOSERS
Composer:   NA
Arranger:   Andrew Parr
Publisher:   Choristers Guild
Edition:   NA
Voicing:   3-part mixed or 2-part/SA, piano
Setting:   Shenandoah

Reviewer:   

Kyle Pederson
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
R&R Chair MN Composers
kylepederson71@gmail.com

Another perfect fit for your middle-level choir from Andrew Parr. Ranges that are right in the […]

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Bless His Holy Name

Category:   MN COMPOSERS
Composer:   Mark Shepperd
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   MorningStar Music Publishers
Edition:   NA
Voicing:   SATB, SAB, 2-part, piano, handbells (optional)
Setting:   Psalm 103

Reviewer:   

Kyle Pederson
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
R&R Chair MN Composers
kylepederson71@gmail.com

A lovely, lilting, uplifting setting of Psalm 103. Three different voicings to choose […]

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