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Now, What Is Love?

Written for and performed by the Poston Junior High “Harmony” at the Western Division ACDA Convention, this SSA setting of the Sir Walter Raleigh text is bright and rhythmic as it captures the lyrics in a melodic interplay of the voices.  Fun to sing.  Shawnee Press. Voicing SSA Accompaniment Piano accompaniment

Now One and All

Voicing satb Description Based on the satirical poem, “The Pessimist” Ben King. Accompaniment Piano and percussion

Nothing To Do!

Voicing satb Description Based on the satirical poem, “The Pessimist” Ben King. Accompaniment Piano and percussion

Noel

Written for and performed by the Mountain View High School choruses to open their traditional holiday Dinners, this festive and joyous setting in 6/8 sparkles with a bit of Old English flavor.  Alfred Publishing. Voicing satb Accompaniment Piano and percussion

Nino Querido

The arrangement of this beautiful Spanish folk song lullaby opens with the melody sung in unison in Spanish.  It then branches into a 3-part round.  It returns to the unison, but this time in English.  The final measures open to 3-part and return to Spanish in a soft closing, “Nino queried, duermete ya.” Voicing 3-part equal voices… Continue reading Nino Querido

Nino Lindo

Spanish and English alternate in this gentle calypso-style setting of a traditional Venezuelan Christmas carol. “Come softly to the stable, through the winter night. In the humble stable shines a radiant light…” Strumming figures in the piano accompaniment, simple optional percussion parts, and a delightful “La, la, la” chorus make it a very sweet multicultural… Continue reading Nino Lindo

New Day Coming

New Day Coming is a strong work for contest and festival, as well as for general concert use.  Its positive text and rhythmic drive are solid reasons for learning this work.  Its theme of unity, world harmony and peace are admirable concepts about which to sing.  Alternate texts are provided if there is a concern about the “sacred”… Continue reading New Day Coming