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NEW ISSUES – Fall 2014

ADVENT CHORAL

PAUL GIBSON [b. 1952]: Rejoice in the Lord alway
• SATB & Organ, or SATB & Brass Quartet, or SATB/SATB
• Score • #7878 • $3.40• c. 2:40
• Brass Parts • #7879 • $2.60

Paul Gibson has taken the well-known choral piece Rejoice in the Lord alway (Anon. 16th century) and done something wonderfully unexpected with it. He assigned the entire piece to a Chorus 1 part, and added a newly composed Chorus 2 part in the style of that era to create an eight-part piece! His setting is also very versatile in that the Chorus 2 part may be performed in any one of three ways: as an organ reduction, as a brass quartet transcription (two C trumpets, tenor trombone and bass trombone), and as an SATB chorus.

To illustrate what Paul Gibson has done, we have recorded the opening passage of the original choral piece on track 1, and then the entire new setting on track 2 in the SATB/SATB version.

USE: Advent and general services, concerts
• moderately easy
• church choirs, community, college, professional choruses
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DAVID CONTE [b. 1955]: Advent
• SATB & Organ • #8026 • $1.95 • c. 3:00

This setting of the poem Advent by Christina Rossetti (1830–1894) was commissioned by the Parish Church of Holy Innocents’ Episcopal Church, Atlanta, Georgia, David Brensinger, Organist and Choirmaster.

“Come,” Thou dost say to Angels, To blessed Spirits, “Come:” “Come,” to the lambs of Thine own flock, Thy little ones, “Come home.”

USE: Advent services and concerts
• difficulty: moderately difficult for the chorus, difficult for the organist
• Accomplished church choirs
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CHRISTMAS CHORAL

STEPHEN CHATMAN [b. 1950]: I sing the birth
• Soprano Solo, SATB • #7.0631 • $1.55 • c. 3:00

Commissioned by Christ Church Cathedral, Victoria, Michael Gormley, Director, I sing the birth is a gentle setting of words by Ben Jonson (1572–1637).

I sing the birth, was borne tonight, The author both of life and light; The angels so did sound it, And, like the ravished shepherds said, Who saw the light, and were afraid, Yet searched, and true they found it.

USE: Christmas services, concerts
• moderately easy
• church choirs, community, college, professional choruses
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ALICE PARKER [b. 1925]: While Shepherds Watched
• SSATB • #7972 • $2.25 • c. 4:22

While Shepherds Watched was commissioned by the Memorial Church at Harvard University for the 100th Annual Christmas Carol Services, December 2009, and premiered by the Harvard University Choir, Edward Elwyn Jones, Choirmaster. The tune is by Supply Belcher from The Harmony of Maine, 1794, and the text is by Nahum Tate, 1700.

While shepherds watched their flocks by night all seated on the ground, The angel of the Lord came down and glory shone around.

USE: Christmas services, concerts
• moderately easy
• church choirs, community, college, professional choruses
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FRANK PESCI [b. 1974]:
Mirabile mysterium (How wondrous is the mystery)
• SATB • #7990 • $1.55 • c. 3:08

Mirabile mysterium (How wondrous is the mystery): the text in Latin and English is the Benediction for the Morning Office on the Octave of the Nativity; translation by the composer. (How wondrous is the mystery declared to us this day, made new is His nature: God is made man, what was, is now, what was, is now; and what was not, was not, He has become, of His natures, no union does He suffer, nor division.)

USE: Christmas/Epiphany
• medium difficulty
• church choirs, community, college, professional choruses
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Give the King Thy Judgements
• SATB & optional Keyboard • #7993 • $1.55 • c. 3:20

Give the King Thy Judgements: text from Matthew 2:2 Psalm 72:1–2, 7 KJV.
(We have seen his star in the East and have come with gifts to worship the Lord. / Give the king Thy judgements, O God, and righteousness unto the king’s son. He shall judge the people with righteousness.)

USE: Epiphany
• moderately difficult
• accomplished church choirs, community, college, professional choruses
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Gabriel’s Message
• SATB & Organ • #7991 • $1.95 • c. 3:40

Gabriel’s Message: Traditional Basque carol tune and text; English paraphrase by Sabine Baring-Gould (1834–1924). (The angel Gabriel from heaven came, his wings as drifted snow, his eyes as flame; “All hail,” said he, “thou lowly maiden Mary, Most highly favoured lady,” Gloria!)

USE: Annunciation
• moderately easy
• church choirs
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SACRED CHORAL

TILL MacIVOR MEYN [b. ]: Jubilate Deo (Praise the Lord)
• SATB & Keyboard • #8060 • $2.25 • c. 3:40

This setting of Psalm 100 is in both Latin and English as translated by the composer.

USE: general
• moderately difficult
• skilled church choirs
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SECULAR CHORAL

GREGORY J. HUTTER [b. 1971]: Blow, blow, thou winter wind
• SATB & Piano • #8097 • $2.25 • c. 2:30

This setting of a well-known poem by William Shakespeare features a piano accompaniment evocative of the wind.

USE: concerts
• moderately easy
• high school choirs, community, college, professional choruses
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ROBERT APPLEBAUM [b. 1941]: Songs of My Beloved
1. Kol Dodi Hinei Zeh Bah (My Beloved Calls)
• SATB & Piano • #7771 • $1.95 • c. 3:15
• SSAA & Piano • #7768 • $2.25 • c. 2:11
• SATB unaccompanied • #7798 • $2.25 • c. 2:24
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2. Domeh Dodi Litzvi (My Beloved is Near ) • SSAA & Piano • #7769 • $1.95 • c. 2:11
• SATB & Piano • #7772 • $1.95 • c. 3:15
• SATB unaccompanied • #7799 • $2.25 • c. 2:24
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3. Anah Dodi, V’amar Li (My Beloved Spoke to Me) • SSAA & Piano • #7770 • $2.25 • c. 2:11
• SATB & Piano • #7773 • $1.95 • c. 3:15
• SATB unaccompanied • #7800 • $2.25 • c. 2:24

Robert Applebaum offers three versions each of the three settings from the much “beloved” Song of Songs, or Song of Solomon. Each title features printed matter containing a Hebrew transliteration guide, the text in Hebrew, the text in transliteration, and the text in English translation. The lyrics appear underlayed in Hebrew, and underlayed in English as translated by the composer. Text sources: 1) Song of Songs 2:8; 2); Song of Songs 2:9; 3) Song of Songs 2:10–13.
Publisher’s Note: The accompanied and unaccompanied SATB versions differ from one another and are not intended to be performed together.

USE: concerts
• medium difficulty
• accomplished high school choirs, community, college, professional choruses
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STEPHEN CHATMAN [b. 1950]:
I am not yours
Poem by Sara Teasdale (1884–1933)
• SATB • #7.0582 • $1.55 (all versions) • c. 2:35 (all versions)
• SSAA • #7.0583
• TTBB • #7.0584

USE: concerts
• moderately easy
• high school choirs, community, college, professional choruses
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Songs of Remembrance
Poem by Christina Rossetti (1830–1894)
1. Come to me
• SATB, Pno., opt. Cl.* • #7.0616 • $2.25 • c. 3:00
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2. And if thou wilt, remember
• SSATB, Pno., opt. Cl.* • #7.0617
• $2.80 (both versions) • c. 4:00 (both versions) 2. And if thou wilt, remember
• SSA(A), Pno., opt. Cl. • #7.0618
• Full Clarinet Part for both versions • #7.0619 • $2.60 • c. 7:00

USE:
• concerts
• moderately easy
• high school choirs, community, college, professional choruses
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Peace
Poem by Sara Teasdale (1884–1933)
• SATB & Piano • #7.0591 • $1.95 • c. 3:00 (all versions)
• SAB & Piano • #7.0592 • $1.95
• SSAA & Piano • #7.0593 • $1.95
• TTBB & Piano • #7.0594 • $1.95
Performance Materials for Version with Optional Accompaniment of Piano and String Orchestra
• Full Score • SATB, Piano & String Orchestra • #7.0600 • $25.00
• String Parts for All Versions (5-4-3-2-1) • #7.0601 • $40.00
• Full Score • SAB, Piano & String Orchestra • #7.0602 • $25.00
• Full Score • SSAA,Piano & String Orchestra • #7.0603 • $25.00
• Full Score • TTBB, Piano & String Orchestra • #7.0604 • $25.00

USE: concerts
• moderately easy
• high school choirs, community, college, professional choruses

Recipient of Canada’s highest civilian honor, composer Stephen Chatman became a member of the Order of Canada in 2012. He has a large catalog of works with Highgate Press, a division of ECS Publishing. The works above are quintessentially Chatman, featuring lyrical melodies, his signature harmonic vocabulary and, when accompanied, instrumental writing that is always gracious.
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DAVID FROST, arr. [b. 1946]: The Saints Sing “Hallelujah”
• SATB & Piano or optional Orchestra
• SATB & Orchestra • Full Score and Parts on rental
• Piano/Choral Score • #7982 • $2.25 • c. 2:45

Last but certainly not least comes a piece of music that is a real hoot! In 1997, arranger David Frost, who has for years been the Principal Librarian for the Columbus (OH) Symphony Orchestra, has stumbled upon something that is both clever and funny. He discovered that George Frederich Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus and the traditional Gospel tune When the Saints Go Marching In share some musical elements, so he combined them. The resultant piece will provide a good time for both performers and audiences. This piece will be great as an upbeat concert closer or encore number.

USE: concerts
• moderately easy
• high school choirs, community, college, professional choruses
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RECORDING CREDITS — Guest Artists

Track 5, While Shepherds Watched by Alice Parker, was recorded by The Musicians of Melodious Accord, Alice Parker, conductor, February 27–March 1, 2012, at Park Avenue Christian Church, New York, NY. The producer was Karl E. Held and the recording engineers were Tim Martyn and Brian Losch. Permission to use this track was kindly given by Marilyn Pryor.

Track 18, The Saints Sing “Hallelujah” by David Frost, was recorded at the Ohio Theater, Columbus, OH, on December 3, 2004, by the Columbus Symphony Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Ronald Jenkins. This track is used with the kind permission of the American Federation of Musicians Local #103. NB: This track contains added white noise to make it unsuitable for commercial recordings.

RECORDING CREDITS — The Philovox Ensemble

Tracks 1–2 were recorded September 9, 2013, at The Church of the Redeemer, Chestnut Hill, MA, by the Philovox Ensemble directed by Robert Schuneman. The chorus members were sopranos Mary Gerbi, Jessica Petrus and Sonja DuToit Tengblad, altos Emily Lau and Clare McNamara, tenors Alex Powell, David Thorne Scott and Jason Wang and basses Jacob Cooper, Marc DeMille, Bradford Gleim and David McFerrin.

Tracks 3 and 6–9 were recorded January 28, 2014, at The Church of the Redeemer, Chestnut Hill, MA, by the Philovox Ensemble directed by Robert Schuneman. The chorus members were sopranos Rebekah Alexander, Camila Parias and Brenna Wells, altos Julia Cavallaro, Carrie Cheron and Mary Gerbi, tenors Marcio de Oliveira, David Thorne Scott and Jason Wang and basses Jeffrey Ryne Cherry, Jacob Cooper, Bradford Gleim and Paul Guttry. The organist was Heinrich Christensen.

Tracks 4 and 10–17 were recorded March 12, 2014 at the Frasier Recording Studio, WGBH, Boston, MA, by the Philovox Ensemble directed by Robert Schuneman. The chorus members were sopranos Rebekah Alexander, Cassandra Extavour and Pamela Igelsrud, altos Julia Cavallaro, Carrie Cheron and Mary Gerbi, tenors Charles Blandy, Sean Lair and Jason Wang and basses Jeffrey Ryne Cherry, Paul Guttry and Paul Max Tipton. The soloists were Cassandra Extavour (track 4), Rebekah Alexander (track 12), and Carrie Cheron (track 16). The pianist was Scott Nicholas.

The producer and engineer was Antonio Oliart Ros and the editing and mastering was by Robert Schuneman.

All pieces on the recording are © Copyright 2014 by E. C. Schirmer Music Company, Inc., or Highgate Press, Inc, or Ione Press, Inc. This recording is not authorized for sale, lending, broadcast, public performance or digital downloading.