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Music for Mixed Chorus

A Winter Ride (2013)

(JWP) A commission for women's voices led to three pieces.  This one I rewrote for mixed voices.

  • A Winter Ride, Amy Lowell (1874-1925).  SATB, accomp.  About 2:00 in length.
    Energetic and full of the joy of life.  See the SATB version in the Mixed Voices listing.
    • View the score - PDF
    • Computer-generated MP3

 

A Prayer of Dedication (2011)

(JWP) SATB with piano accompaniment.

Setting of the familiar "Prayer of St. Francis", with a lively syncopated rhythm through much of the work.

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  • Computer-generated MP3

 

Poetry by Bill Holm

Bill Holm was a well-loved Minnesota author, poet, and SMSU professor.  After his death in 2009, I was asked to set a couple of his poems for the SMSU Concert Choir.  "Bread Soup" was performed at a tribute in the Spring of 2009, and "Letting Go of What Cannot Be Held Back" was premiered in 2010.

I have permission to share these works with interested Minnesota choirs at no cost.  Please contact me by email if you'd like to receive a copy.

 

  • Bread Soup: An Old Icelandic Recipe (2009) SATB a cappella.
    Bill's version of the recipe emphasizes the time it takes to steam and soak and boil until the soup is "just right".  Perhaps a metaphor for the creative process in general?
  • Letting Go of What Cannot Be Held Back (2009) SATB a cappella.
    The final poem in "Playing the Black Piano", from a section reflecting on the loss of a dear friend, this poem reconciles with the realization that in the end you must let go and "practice your own song".
    • Concert Choir performance from Spring, 2010 - MP3

 

Danny Boy (2008)

(JWP) SATB with piano accompaniment.  An easy arrangement for both singers and accompanist.

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Hard Times, Come Again No More (2008)

(JWP) SATB a cappella with oboe obbligato.

An arrangement of the familiar Stephen Collins Foster song, with a bit of a Celtic twist.  Includes three verses, sung out of order.

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Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ral (That's an Irish Lullaby) (2012)

SATB a cappella.

A straightforward adaptation of the original harmonies for 4-part chorus.  Simple but sings well.

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Revelation (2008)

SATB a cappella.

An early poem of Robert Frost captures the tension between needs for intimacy and anonymity.

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MnSCU Fight Song (2009)

SATB a cappella.  Strictly for fun - a fight song for the seven universities of MnSCU, all at once!

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