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make peace

Category:   COLLEGE & UNIVERSITY
Composer:   David Lang
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Red Poppy Music / Ricordi
Edition:   
Voicing:   SATB
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Reviewer:   

Bert Pinsonneault
University of St. Thomas
R&R Chair College & University

Hauntingly beautiful, and deceptively simple. The sopranos, altos, and tenors sing in canon; while the basses sing the same […]

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The Wishing Tree

Category:   COLLEGE & UNIVERSITY
Composer:   Joby Talbot (b. 1971)
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Wise Music Classical
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Voicing:   SSATTB
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Reviewer:   

Bert Pinsonneault
University of St. Thomas
R&R Chair College & University

British composer Joby Talbot has received a lot of acclaim recently for his evening-length work Path of Miracles. This […]

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Praise the Lord

Category:   COLLEGE & UNIVERSITY
Composer:   Florence Price (1887-1953)
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   G. Schirmer / Wise Music Classical
Edition:   
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   Keyboard

Reviewer:   

Bert Pinsonneault
University of St. Thomas
R&R Chair College & University

Florence Price was a virtuoso organist and pioneering Black female composer in the early-twentieth century America. This […]

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Ophelia

Category:   COLLEGE & UNIVERSITY
Composer:   Jocelyn Hagen
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Graphite Publishing
Edition:   
Voicing:   SATB divisi
Setting:   a cappella

Reviewer:   

Bert Pinsonneault
University of St. Thomas
R&R Chair College & University

Minnesota choral conductors are no stranger to composer Jocelyn Hagen, but this work deserves special highlight: music is especially evocative […]

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and the swallow

Category:   COLLEGE & UNIVERSITY
Composer:   Caroline Shaw (b. 1982)
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Caroline Shaw Editions
Edition:   
Voicing:   SATB divisi
Setting:   a cappella

Reviewer:   

Bert Pinsonneault
University of St. Thomas
R&R Chair College & University

Homophonic and employing triadic harmonies, the primary difficulty of Shaw’s piece is having your choir negotiate singing […]

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