HOT OFF THE PRESS for Community Choirs Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Ready to start planning for your community choir for next season? Stanton’s Sheet Music suggests these outstanding choices to bring out the best in your ensemble!
Agnus Dei, the stirring final movement from John Leavitt’s “Missa Festiva,” features a stunning chamber orchestration to enhance the music texture and color of this captivating modal work. Round out your concert with other movements from the work – Kyrie, Gloria, and the exciting Festival Sanctus.
As performed by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Mack Wilberg’s arrangement of Homeward Bound is a heartfelt piece full of warmth and sincerity. Utilize the magnificent orchestration, or feature two outstanding accompanists on the four-hand piano reduction.
“Because of your great sacrifice, your country joins to sing.” Patriotism and gratitude prevail in Thank You Soldiers, a moving tribute to the men and women of our armed forces. As a special touch, project animated images from the VideoTrax DVD on a large screen during your performance.
Celebrate the Great White Way with an exciting Broadway medley! Present the classic music of George and Ira Gershwin with Porgy and Bess: Choral Highlights, a dramatic choral treatment of the fine musical score, or Who Could Ask for Anything More, an 8 ½ minute medley featuring some of their best-known songs arranged with flair and style.
Bring the house down with an encore of Give Me a Choral Medley! Those with a keen sense of humor and a modest knowledge of the choral repertoire will appreciate this tongue-in-cheek send-up of a common programming cliche. With plenty of punch lines, a few familiar favorites, and a showbiz kick line, this is a riot on the risers!
For more suggestions for your community choir, please contact us!