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Mondnacht by the Cascadian Chorale April 3, 2013

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One of the most forward thinking choral ensembles in the US is the Cascadian Chorale under the direction of Gary Cannon.   At a recent performance they premiered Mondnacht by composer Joy DeCoursey-Porter.

This is a beautiful work and hot off the press.  Check it out!


“Moon Man” A Christmas Choral Adventure December 14, 2012

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Christmas is choir time.  A few lines from holiday songs always stick in my mind from Thanksgiving on.  “Sweet sining in the choir”,  “baby it’s cold outside” and being from Wisconsin, “Faithful friends who are near to us, gather deer to us once more.” Moon Man by Greg Bartholomew will also be a new Wisconsin Christmas favorite with this text “Now the man in the moon sends us cheese before noon because he thinks it’s Christmas Day.”

Here is a frolicking performance by the unparalleled Cascadian Chorale under the direction of Gary Cannon.

A Night Vigil (Náttsöngur) by Hildigunnur Rúnarsdóttir April 22, 2012

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Can’t Get any Hotter off the Press than this.  Premiered on April 19, 2012 in Iceland. 

Movement 1 Qui se Deo

Movement 2 Divine tactus flamine

Movement 3 Cum invocarem

Movement 4 Gloriatur

Movement 5 Nomen Dei sanctissimum

Title: Náttsöngur (A Night Vigil)
Composer: Hildigunnur Rúnarsdóttir
Voicing: SATB organ and Soprano
Conductor: Magnús Ragnarsson
Ensemble: Philharmonic Society Choir
Premiered at Langholt Church

A Red Red Rose by James Mulholland February 29, 2012

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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

New Beautiful Setting “Angelus” October 5, 2010

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Check out this YouTube channel for a treasure trove of wonderful repertoire. One of the best I have found! (WPChoralSingers)

World Premiere of “Angelus” by Eric Malmquist
Sung by Wicker Park Choral Singers

Ordering info?

from WPChoralSingers YouTube channel

“A Note From the Composer
The Angelus prayer has been said by religious communities and lay people for at least700 years. It is traditionally recited three times a day, in the morning, at noon, and inthe early evening, and contains three repetitions on the Ave Maria. The prayer cele-
brates the Annunciation and Incarnation of Christ, when the Archangel Gabriel visited
Mary in Nazareth and when she conceives of the Christ-child, becoming the Theotókos, the God-bearer.”

Available through the composer’s website:
http://ericmalmquist.wordpress .com/

Morten Lauridsen Reigns Supreme part III September 11, 2010

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University of Utah Singers sing “Sure On This Shining Night ” by Morten Lauridsen

from davey6376 YouTube channel

Sure On This Shining Night

Morten Lauridsen

SATB and piano

published by Peermusic 62128-122 ©2005

available at JWPepper.com cat # 3303314

now available in TTBB 62366-120

O Magnum Mysterium Morten Lauridsen September 10, 2010

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Sōla – Youth Choir of the Latvian Academy of Culture

My favorite piece to ever have programmed. This choir does an amazing job of tuning, blend, balance and most importantly expression. Bravo!

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