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CME Bestsellers & Highlights...
David Brunner: Born of the Sun TB & Horn
A text whose message reminds us of those qualities of ambition and striving, passion and spirit lends itself beautifully to this triumphant music. The opening vocal fanfares and closing hymn are sung with majesty and conviction; the inner passages with lyricism and warmth. For men's choir, horn and piano.
Daniel Brewbaker: Let Love Go On SATB & Piano
Based on a Carl Sandburg text, this piece is a paean to love as the ultimate response to the relentless passage of time and the impermanence of human life. Its ABABAA' form alternates between love's tender assurances (A), and the driving inevitability of time's passing (B).
Lee Kesselman: Rad Halaila for Unison Voices
Commissioned by the St. Louis Children's Choir in honor of its 30th Anniversary, “Rad Halaila” is based on two well-known Hebrew texts with original music and the traditional “Hava Nagila.” The clarinet adds authenticity and interest to the performance. Scored for unison voices, this work is an excellent choice for developing treble choirs. Duration: ca. 5:00.
Stephen Hatfield: Vive La Rose for High Voice SSA
Adapted from an 18th century French folk song, this work tells the story of the female narrator who is in competition with a village beauty. A playful setting that summons up old world towns with their heroines, their rivalries, their heartbreaks and the village gossip in the center of it all. Duration: ca. 4:00.
Stephen Hatfield: Las Amarillas SSA
A showstopper and crowd pleaser, this Mexican huapango gets a hot-blooded treatment with plenty of rose-in-your-teeth personality. The central paradox of performing this piece it that the rhythms must be very incisive and exact, yet the precision must be combined with the devil-may-care festive attitude that prevents the precision from sounding clinical.
Alan Naplan: Let Me Know Beauty SS & Piano
Composed in strophic form, this work is a celebration of the many ways through which we experience beauty in our lives. From sight and sound to art and song, beauty surrounds us and enriches our world. This accessible yet uplifting, positive musical ode would be a strong addition to any concert setting for treble choirs.
The distinct CME series are:
1) Choral Music Experience (The original CME Series for Children and Youth Treble Choirs organized by Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced levels of musical challenge): Selected composers and arrangers including Leonard Bernstein, Derek Holman, Imant Raminsh, Francisco Nunez, David Brunner, Larysa Kuzmenko, John Burge, Robert Harris, Kathy Armstrong, David Elliott, Rupert Lang, Rob Hugh, Paul Read, Lori-Anne Dolloff and Daniel Brewbaker.
2) Conductors Choice (CME for Mixed Voice Choirs): An artistically distinguished repertoire of selected choral music for high school, college, and community choirs. Conductors Choice composers and arrangers include: David Brunner, Wayland Rogers, Imant Raminsh, Ruth Watson Henderson, Stephen Hatfield, Charles Collins, Lee Kesselman, Gary Kulesha, Milos Raickovich, Philip Hagemann, Daniel Brewbaker.
3) Building Bridges (CME for Middle School and Developing Choirs –Multicultural emphasis): Created for developing choirs, Building Bridges features an educationally valuable, culturally diverse choral repertoire to motivate and inspire continued musical development through the transition years. Building Bridges composers and arrangers include: Stephen Chatman, Stephen Hatfield, Nick Page, Alan Naplan, Barbara Baker, Lee Kesselman, David Brunner.
4) Latin Accents (CME Latin American Choral Music, Treble and Mixed): This innovative and comprehensive series is designed to broaden the student’s knowledge of authentic Latin American folksong styles containing Indian, Arabic, African, Hispanic and European influences. Latin Accents composers and arrangers include: Tony Guzman, Francisco Nunez, Stephen Hatfield and others.
5) Holiday Lights (CME for Concert Celebration and Service): Designed for holiday festivals, liturgical use, or concert celebration, this versatile series will empower the singers, honour the public, and celebrate the season in style. Selected American, Canadian, British and European composers and arrangers writing for concert and ceremony.
6) In High Voice (CME for Women’s Choir): Edited by Dr. Sandra Snow, In High Voice features an innovative and expressive repertoire for high school collegiate and community women’s choirs. Selected choral classics, serious contemporary works and world music repertoire for treble voice choirs of all levels and abilities. The series is also appropriate for advanced children's chorus.
7) Opera Workshop (CME Theatre, Opera and Oratorio for Young Choirs): A specialized series of dramatically inspired works developed to encourage interactive musical experiences for young choirs. Opera Workshop repertoire includes standard classics, arias, duets, new and experimental projects suitable for classroom study and concert performance.
8) Celtic Voices (CME Celtic Traditions): Celtic-based composition and arrangements from diverse musical traditions, both ancient and modern, in Ireland, UK and Europe. Celtic Voices includes works for treble and mixed voice chorus that encourage use in both the classroom and the concert hall.
9) In Low Voice (CME for Men’s Choir): In Low Voice is a new series featuring an exciting and expressive repertoire for high school collegiate and community men’s choirs.
10) From the Podium (CME Extended Works): Doreen Rao's new signature series showcasing multi-movement works recommended for amateur and professional performance often featuring chamber orchestra or instrumental ensemble. Re-issued CME Choral Classics distinguish these new publications for treble and mixed voice choirs.
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