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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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When Sweet Winter Comes Again

Category:   CHILDREN & YOUTH
Composer:   Cynthia Gray
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Choristers Guild
Edition:   CGE50
Voicing:   2-part with piano
Setting:   

Reviewer:   

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

This is a great song for beginning part-singing as the composer employs use […]

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Little Birch Tree

Category:   CHILDREN & YOUTH
Composer:   Traditional Russian folk song
Arranger:   Sue Bolin
Publisher:   Santa Barbara Music Publishing
Edition:   SBMP757
Voicing:   SA
Setting:   with piano (opt. cello and opt. wood block)

Reviewer:   

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

This setting is […]

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See the Light

Category:   CHILDREN & YOUTH
Composer:   Sarah Quartel
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Oxford University Press
Edition:   9780193531123
Voicing:   Two-Part
Setting:   Piano

Reviewer:   

Michelle Gehrz
Angelica Cantanti Youth Choirs
R&R Chair Children & Youth

Inspired by the Hawaiian story “The Bowl of Light”, Sarah Quartel has crafted an uplifting piece […]

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I Am Becoming

Category:   CHILDREN & YOUTH
Composer:   Linda Kachelmeier
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Music for Voices
Edition:   LK001-02
Voicing:   Two-Part
Setting:   Piano

Reviewer:   

Michelle Gehrz
Angelica Cantanti Youth Choirs
R&R Chair Children & Youth

Minnesota composer and musician Linda Kachelmeier originally wrote this piece with a middle school choir in […]

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I Am

Category:   CHILDREN & YOUTH
Composer:   Melanie Horne
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Santa Barbara Music Publishing
Edition:   Robin Lana Choral Series, SBMP1178
Voicing:   Two-Part
Setting:   Piano

Reviewer:   

Michelle Gehrz
Angelica Cantanti Youth Choirs
R&R Chair Children & Youth

This piece is beautifully constructed capturing the essence and the beauty […]

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aHope

Category:   CHILDREN & YOUTH
Composer:   Marjan Holmes
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Santa Barbara Music Publishing
Edition:   Mary Alice Stollak Choral Series, SBMP517
Voicing:   Two-Part w/ divisi
Setting:   Piano

Reviewer:   

Michelle Gehrz
Angelica Cantanti Youth Choirs
R&R Chair Children & Youth

Marjan Holmes is Composer-in-Residence for the Michigan State […]

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