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Look here for your high school SATB choirs and community choirs singing this repertoire.

A Red, Red Rose by James Mulholland

This down tempo ballad is a standard in the repertoire. Very approachable by high school mixed choirs.
This is the Coronado High School Concert Choir of Henderson, NV.

from lawmom6 YouTube channel

Title: A Red, Red Rose from Four Robert Burns Ballads
Composer: James Mulholland
Voicing: SATB also available TTBB
Accompaniment: Piano
Ensemble: Coronado High School Concert Choir
Director: Eric Fleischer
Publisher: European American Music Corp. #49012599

Saul by Egil Hovland
A high School attempts this beautiful piece. Compare the composition with Z. Randall Stroope’s “Conversion of Saul” below.

form POBJFKHS YouTube channel

Title: Saul
Composer: Egil Hovland
Director: Adam Paltrowitz
Ensemble: Plainview-Old Bethpage JFK High School
Publisher: Walton Music Corp #08500232
Voicing: SATB, Narrator and organ

A former director at the High school I taught at told me he saw a performance of this with Egil Hovland conducting. He had the choir add a whispered “Why” at the end. I think it adds a lot.

Conversion of Saul by Z. Randall Stroope
Compare to Hovland’s “Saul” above. This may be out of reach for High School Choirs.

from kingaegidius YouTube channel

Title: Conversion of Saul
Composer: Z. Randall Stroope
Ensemble: Harding University Concert Choir
Publisher: Alliance Music Publishing #AMP0530
Voicing: SSAATBB a cappella

Beautiful harmonies, wonderful piece, great tuning, diction got eaten by the hall.
Another Whitacre wonderland of harmonic wizardry.

from: dofRabus YouTube channel

Title: With a Lily in Your Hand
Composer: Eric Whitacre
Director: Orla Flanagan
Website: http://www.morningtonsingers.org/
Publisher: Santa Barbara SBMP431
Voicing: SATB A cappella

All That Have Life And Breath Sung by Ridgefield Royal Chorale

From xxjuhaexx YouTube channel
title: All That Have Life And Breath
composer: Renee Clausen
voicing: SATB a cappella
publisher: Mark Foster #35000569
jwpepper #1461284
Conducted by Mr. Tom Voorhis
Ridgefield Memorial High School
Ridgefield, New Jersey

Oak Park High School Concert Choir – Signs of the Judgement

from aaa272000 YouTube channel

Title: Signs of the Judgement
Composer: Mark Butler
Voicing: SATB a cappella
Publisher: Hinshaw HMC2041
jwpepper #3303461

The Oak Park High School Concert Choir from Kansas City, MO singing “Signs of the Judgement” by Mark Butler at a district contest in Riverside, MO on April 5, 2008. At this contest they received a rating of I.

Student Chorus of Chinese University Hong Kong

title: Zion’s Walls
composer: Aaron Copland
Jacqueline Li (pianist)
Leon Chu conducting
info on publisher requested

Kaohsilung Chamber Choir of Taiwan sings Sure On This Shining Night by Samuel Barber

from kaohsiungchamber YouTube channel

Kaohsiung Chamber Choir
Directors: Mr. Chin-Gin, Su、Dr. Chia-Fen, Weng and Dr. Yu-Wen, Pan
SATB and piano
Publisher: Hal Leonard 50485024
Also available SA
jwpepper catalogue #3299557

Sōla – Youth Choir of the Latvian Academy of Culture

O Magnum Mysterium
Morten Lauriden
It says SATB but I believe it is SATB divisi
Published by PeerMusic PR.618601210
Available at https://www.sheetmusicplus.com

“O Magnum Mysterium (For SATB Chorus, A Cappella) by Morten Lauridsen (1943-). For SATB Choir. World Premiere by the Los Angeles Master Chorale, Paul Salamunovich, Music Director, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles. Standard notation. Duration 5:45. Published by Peermusic (PR.618601210).” description from sheetmusicplus.com

Tualatin High School Performs “Dirait-on”

“Performed during the October 2007 Fall Concert by Tualatin’s chamber choir, the Crimsonnaires. “Dirait-On” is from Les Chansons Des Roses. Composed by Morten Lauridsen.” Northwestprofiles YouTube channel.

Morten Lauridsen
pubilshed by Peermusic New York 61846-122
Jwpepper catalogue # 1949080
More info about the choir please…

I have heard that early versions of this had some text setting errors. If you have really old copies you may want to get a new one and compare.

Duluth High School Chamber Choir performing Sure On This Shining Night by Morten Lauridsen

Veritas High School Baba Yetu from Civilization (there is a religious spoken prelude give it time)

Ocean Springs High School For Good from Wicked

Oak Park High School O Magnum Mysterium by Morten Lauridsen



1. Owen Sharpe - March 1, 2011

The “Zion’s Walls” piece from the CUHK choir is quite a short piece but that rising note at the end certainly gives it a dramatic finish.

Thanks for the compilation

Owen Sharpe
New Zealand

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