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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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I’m On My Way

Category:   CHILDREN & YOUTH
Composer:   Traditional Spiritual
Arranger:   Anthony Trecek-King
Publisher:   Walton Music
Edition:   WW1825
Voicing:   SA
Setting:   with piano

Reviewer:   

Michelle Gehrz
Angelica Cantanti Youth Choirs, Bloomington MN
R&R Chair Children & Youth

This dynamic arrangement is based on Mahalia Jackson’s version that she created in […]

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Jambo

Category:   CHILDREN & YOUTH
Composer:   Teddy Kalanda Harrison
Arranger:   Jacob Narverud
Publisher:   Santa Barbara Music Publishing
Edition:   SBMP1134
Voicing:   SSA
Setting:   a capella and percussion

Reviewer:   

Michelle Gehrz
Angelica Cantanti Youth Choirs, Bloomington MN
R&R Chair Children & Youth

This a capella song with a repetitious Swahili […]

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The Beat of a Different Drum

Category:   CHILDREN & YOUTH
Composer:   Sarah Quartel
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Oxford University Press
Edition:   10738988
Voicing:   SSA
Setting:   with piano and hand drum

Reviewer:   

Michelle Gehrz
Angelica Cantanti Youth Choirs, Bloomington MN
R&R Chair Children & Youth

Sarah Quartel has written an original text for this piece, […]

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We Will Sing the World Whole Again

Category:   CHILDREN & YOUTH
Composer:   Mark Burrows
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Shawnee Press
Edition:   35031307
Voicing:   2-part with piano
Setting:   

Reviewer:   

Michelle Gehrz
Angelica Cantanti Youth Choirs, Bloomington MN
R&R Chair Children & Youth

The J.W. Pepper catalog describes this song beautifully: “This song begins by having […]

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