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SATB Divisi

Look here for mixed choir pieces in more than 4 parts that would be a challenge for all but the best high school choir.   Although there are some high schools that can handle works like Samuel Barber’s Agnus Dei, most directors come straight out of college full of great music like that but lacking in the practical repertoire they will need to get through their next school year.  Newer high school and even college directors may serve their singers better by dipping in this repertoire only rarely.

Azusa Pacific University Choir and Orchestra sing Agnus Dei (Adagio) by Samuel Barber

The Concordia Choir Sings Ave Maria by Biebl

The Concordia Choir from Moorhead, MN under the direction of René Clausen performed this classic of the repertoire. I feel this is too difficult for high school but send me a link to your choir’s performance and I will move it to the appropriate category.


from theconcordiachoir Youtube Channel

Title: Ave Maria (Angelus Domini)
Ensemble: The Concordia Choir
Director: René Clausen
Voicing: TTBB and TTB trio
Accompaniment: A Cappella
Publisher: Hinshaw Music #HMC1253
Also available SATB, SAATTBB and SSAA

McKenrdree University Concert Choir (Women) sing “Come In” by Randall Thompson

McKendree University Concert Choir
Title Come In from Frostianna
Composer: Randall Thompson
SSA Piano and flute
published by E.C.Schirmer (2539)
jwpepper catalogue # 338582

There are many very useable pieces in the collection Frostiana. All are based on poems by Robert Frost, a rare treat as those who hold Robert Frosts copyrights won’t release them for choral settings anymore. There is a piece for your men to sing “Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening” as well.

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