SATB, text by Thomas Lux

The text describes the process of taking the experiences of everyday life - the mundane, the visceral, the brutal, everything - and distilling them into something beautiful to share with the world.

Difficulty: 8/10

5'

SATB, text by Sara Teasdale

A reflection on war and nature, at times meditative, joyous, and sorrowful.  Fun fact: the earthy scent produced when rain falls on dry soil is called petrichor.

Difficulty: 6/10

5'30''

SATB & cello, text by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Emotional winter song.  Pairs well with hot chocolate.  

Difficulty: 7/10

6'

SATB, text by William Blake

A troubled setting of one of Blake's Songs of Experience.  Heavy subject matter, depending on the poem's interpretation.

Difficulty: 8/10  

4'30''

SATB -or- SSAA, text by Amy Lowell

Buoyant rhythms and engaging harmonies, a little extra bounce in it.

Difficulty: 5/10

5'

SATB, text by Sandra Marchetti

Simple intuitive lines build into lush harmonies.

Difficulty: 5/10

5'

SATB soloists, mixed choir & piano

A fantasy on the standard melody, with some surprises thrown in.

Difficulty: 5/10

5'

SATB & piano

A setting of the Agnus Dei text with fluid harmonies and forward motion.

Difficulty: 6/10

4'30"'

SSAATTBB

Rhythmic hockety main section followed by some children being lonely.

Difficulty: 8/10

5'

TTB, text by William Shakespeare

A solemn meditation on love from the best love guy around.

Difficulty: 8/10

3'

Youth Choir, Hand Percussion, Recorders

This piece for young singers is about the adventure of building things with your imagination.

Difficulty: 3/10

3'

SAB & piano, text by Edna St. Vincent Millay

Contemplative and introspective, thoughtfully resting in a small scale well suited to middle school and developing voices

Difficulty: 4/10

4'

SAB & piano, text by Joseph S. Cotter, Jr.

Natural imagery of rain falling on dry earth brings to mind ideas of seasons and cycles of nature, and goes on to evoke feelings of personal renewal, perseverance, and overcoming obstacles.

5/10

4'

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