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Steal Away

Category:   COMMUNITY CHOIRS
Composer:   Traditional Spiritual
Arranger:   Diedre Robinson
Publisher:   GIA Publications
Edition:   G-7441
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   

Reviewer:   

Rick Kvam
Choral Arts Ensemble
R&R Chair Community Choirs

Many of us first heard Diedre Robinson’s terrific arrangement of Steal Away as sung by The Aeolians at the […]

February 20th, 2022|Categories: COMMUNITY CHOIRS|Comments Off on Steal Away

Listen, I Love You

Category:   COMMUNITY CHOIRS
Composer:   Stephen Chatman
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   E. C. Schirmer
Edition:   8801
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   with piano

Reviewer:   

Rick Kvam
Choral Arts Ensemble
R&R Chair Community Choirs

Stephen Chatman was born in Faribault, but music studies took him first to Oberlin, then Michigan, then straight […]

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What Our Good God for Us Has Done

Category:   COMMUNITY CHOIRS
Composer:   Daniel Kallman
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Self-Published
Edition:   
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   with piano and cello

Reviewer:   

Rick Kvam
Choral Arts Ensemble
R&R Chair Community Choirs

Dan Kallman, one of our many marvelous Minnesota choral composers, has poured out an enormous amount of great […]

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Homeward Bound

Category:   COMMUNITY CHOIRS
Composer:   Marta Keen
Arranger:   Mack Wilberg
Publisher:   Alfred Music Publishing
Edition:   AP-38070
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   with piano four hands

Reviewer:   

Rick Kvam
Choral Arts Ensemble
R&R Chair Community Choirs

Like all Mack Wilberg arrangements, Homeward Bound is straightforward, well-crafted, and effective. Originally scored for […]

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Sorrow into Song

Category:   COMMUNITY CHOIRS
Composer:   Christine Donkin
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Graphite Publishing
Edition:   GP-D030
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   with piano

Reviewer:   

Rick Kvam
Choral Arts Ensemble
R&R Chair Community Choirs

Sorrow into Song by Christine Donkin is the second work commissioned by that same Graphite-sponsored consortium. Christine grew up […]

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Joy Never Leaves

Category:   COMMUNITY CHOIRS
Composer:   Christopher Harris
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Graphite Publishing
Edition:   GP-H023
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   with piano

Reviewer:   

Rick Kvam
Choral Arts Ensemble
R&R Chair Community Choirs

This is one of two pieces recently commissioned by a consortium of 23 choirs through Graphite Publishing. Award-winning composer […]

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This Little Light of Mine

Category:   COMMUNITY CHOIRS
Composer:   Traditional Spiritual
Arranger:   Moses Hogan
Publisher:   Hal Leonard
Edition:   8059864
Voicing:   SATB divisi
Setting:   unaccompanied

Reviewer:   

Rick Kvam
Choral Arts Ensemble
R&R Chair Community Choirs

Keeping with this theme, why not sing This Little Light of Mine as arranged by Moses Hogan? […]

February 15th, 2021|Categories: COMMUNITY CHOIRS|Comments Off on This Little Light of Mine

Why A Caged Bird Sings

Category:   COMMUNITY CHOIRS
Composer:   Rollo Dilworth
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Hal Leonard
Edition:   00334668
Voicing:   SAT(B)
Setting:   

Reviewer:   

Rick Kvam
Choral Arts Ensemble
R&R Chair Community Choirs

Another piece with text by that great American treasure, Maya Angelou, is Why A Caged Bird Sings by Rollo Dilworth, […]

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We Are

Category:   COMMUNITY CHOIRS
Composer:   Bob Chilcott
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Oxford University Press
Edition:   10981710
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   soloists, unaccompanied

Reviewer:   

Rick Kvam
Choral Arts Ensemble
R&R Chair Community Choirs

Bob Chilcott sang tenor in the King’s Singers from 1985 to 1997, and then turned, quite successfully, to […]

February 15th, 2021|Categories: COMMUNITY CHOIRS|Comments Off on We Are
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