choral

Everyone's Voice

NP027-2203 | SATB | 14pp | $2.50


ALL SALES BENEFIT UKRAINIAN RELIEF EFFORTS. Based on a text by WW1-era poet Siegfried Sassoon and completed as the recent invasion of Ukraine began, this moving work is both a paean to choral singing and a tribute to the never-ending song arising from the trenches of warfare. Commissioned by the Greenville Chorale. Selected from nearly 500 entires in VOCORE's recent call for scores.

Available May 1, 2022!

Enfold Us

NP010-2102 | SATB | 10pp | $2.25


Composed and premiered at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, this stunning work begins with a set of slowly rising entreaties seeking guidance and assurance from an encompassing “source of the cosmos.” Lyric lines merge with deep, resonant harmonies to describe the glories and dangers of creation, and to offer refuge and rootedness in the midst of uncertain times. Commissioned by Sweden's Petri Sångare.

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Caritas

NP010-1506 | SATB | 8pp | $2.10


Glassy harmonies shimmer in this evocative piece for a cappella choir. The use of the single Latin word "caritas" throughout creates a setting reminiscent of a tone poem about the overcoming and unifying power of love. Slowly moving harmonies create clusters and consonances that present both valuable instructional material for choral tone, balance, and blend as well as a stellar piece for a moving performance.

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Through the Waters

NP010-1012 | SATB/opt sop solo | 10pp | $1.85


Drawn from the oratorio “Of Rivers Within,” this simple, soaring chorale underscores the immutable promise, “I will be with you" (Isaiah 43:2-3a) and concludes with words of assurance uttered tenderly by what seems a still small voice. The stand-alone anthem can be sung by SATB choir and/or with optional soprano solo. Both versions are included. Commissioned by the Greenville Chorale.

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Sol La Fanfare

NP010-1010 | SATB/opt drum kit | 13pp | $1.95


A post-minimalist exploration of solfeggio written to celebrate the inauguration of Furman University's 11th president, Rodney (“Sol-La”) Smolla. Smooth, syncopated ostinatos and repeated cells generate a series of grooves that will leave the audience head-bobbing long after the music fades to a close. Optional drum kit.

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Missa L'Homme on the Range: Agnus Dei

NP010-1102 | SATBB or SATTB | 12pp | $1.95


A clever, stylistically accurate mash-up of the popular 15th-century “L’Homme armé” melody (in the upper voices) and the ever-popular “Home on the Range” (in the bass). Premiered by the San Francisco Choral Artists and dedicated to Renaissance scholars Charlotte Smith, F. Marian Walker and Glenn Watkins. “Its comic title aside, Mr. Kilstofte … captures the sound and spirit of 16th-century polyphony beautifully.” Allan Kozinn, The New York Times

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This Amazing Day

NP010-1009 | SATB | 6pp | $1.65


Its brevity and its expressions of thanks make this work perfect for ceremonies and formal occasions of all kinds — graduations, confirmations, installations, dedications, etc. — and to convene or close large gatherings. Commissioned to celebrate the inauguration of Rodney Smolla as Furman University's 11th president and premiered by the Furman Singers.

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Come to Him

NP009-1003 | SATB/acc | 6pp | $1.85


This work’s simple invocation (based on 1 Peter 2:4-5a) makes it suitable as a call to worship, introit, gospel procession and/or choral anthem, as well as for specific observances such as confirmation, baptism, etc. — nearly any situation in which individuals are invited to gather in community. See the 5th Sunday of Easter (Year A). Written to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Trinity Lutheran Church, Greenville, South Carolina.

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