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Featured works from Choristers Guild, by Ruth Elaine Schram:
This vibrantly rhythmic and percussive setting of the traditional Spanish tune is all decked out with a new English text and is absolutely infectious. The original Spanish is offered as a performance option, along with a pronunciation guide and translation, although the piece may be performed entirely in English. Percussion parts for tambourine, triangle, finger cymbals, jingle bells and wood block are included which will add a festive flair to this exciting multicultural creative programming gem.
A wonderful resource of the new Sing! catalog (Educational division of Choristers Guild) is the inclusion of a Learning Resource Page (included in this piece, inside the front cover). These provide students with focus questions and suggested learning experiences to become engaged with the work and the newly developed National Core Arts Standards for Music Ensembles (2014).
|CGE37 - SATB|
|CGE38 - TB|
|CGE39 - SSA|
|CGE40 - Three-part Mixed|
|CGE41 - Two-part Mixed|
|CGECD16 - P/A CD|
This bright, upbeat pairing of the spirituals "I Ain't Gonna Grieve My Lord No More" and "I Got Shoes" features call and response and simple harmonies supported by a fun, rhythmic piano accompaniment. Especially effective as a concert or festival opener or closer, it is a superb programming choice for young and developing choirs.
|CGE95 - Three-part Mixed|
|CGE96 - Two-part|
|CGECD44 - P/A CD|
Over the Sea to Skye
Ruth Elaine Schram's wonderfully creative arrangement exudes a wistful, fresh take on this Scottish folk song favorite and features the Robert Louis Stevenson text. The violin part (included in score) provides a welcome texture and color to this concert showpiece. Historical background information and suggestions for further study are also included. Performance / Accompaniment CD available.
|CGE53 - SSA|
|CGE54 - Three-part Mixed|
|CGECD27 - P/A CD|
This fast-paced, energetic and joyful pairing of "Pat-a-Pan" and "Sing We Now of Christmas" is enhanced by both flute and percussion. Available in five voicings to meet the needs of most any ensemble, this dynamic arrangement will create a high point in your Christmas / Winter concert! Parts for Hand Drum and Flute are included in score.
|CGE101 - SATB|
|CGE102 - TB|
|CGE103 - SSA|
|CGE04 - Three-part Mixed|
|CGE105 - Two-Part|
|CGECD46 - P/A CD|
The Rain of Leaves
This lyrical view of the beauty of autumn as it it changes into winter features a chorus of cascading vocal lines imitating the motion of the colorful leaves as they "rain" down to the ground. Vivid word painting exudes from this original text for this piece which is appropriate for winter and December concerts as well as Contest or Festival.
|CGE56 - SATB|
|CGE57 - SSA|
Roses and Thorns
View score page 1, page 2
This beautiful text (translated from Russian by Geoffrey Dearmer and used by permission of Oxford University Press) is hauntingly set in D minor (without the 3rd for the most part) and 3/4 meter. The simplistic message of this song will linger long after the music is over. Chord symbols are given for optional guitar, and a three-octave handbell part is also included. Perfect for the Lenten season; also suitable for general use.
|CGA737 - Unison / Optional Two Part|
Share the Light of Hanukkah
This Hanukkah original by Linda Marcus and Ruth Elaine Schram features expressive lines that are both reflective and joyful along with historically accurate lyrics. The subtle modal flavor, flowing melodies and significant message are bound to make this piece an annual favorite. Performance / Accompaniment CD available.
|CGE46 - Three-part Mixed|
|CGE47 - Unison/Opt. Two-part|
|CGECD19 - P/A CD|
Ruth Elaine Schram has created an arrangement of extraordinary beauty of the beloved carol . A lush piano accompaniment and cello part add the crowning touches to this wonderful carol setting which is equally appropriate for both school and church use. Cello part included in score; Performance / Accompaniment CD available.
|CGE18 - SATB|
|CGE19 - SAB|
|CGE20 - SSA|
|CGECD10 - P/A CD|
Underneath Starry Skies
Gorgeous word painting sets the mood for the first Christmas night: "underneath the starry skies..., shepherds are watching their flocks by night, angels are singing as they are taking flight, and all are invited to greet the new baby in a stable in Bethlehem. Tenderly tucked in the middle of this piece is the traditional Welsh carol "All Through the Night," giving the listener a taste of the familiar within this stunning original. An elegant piano accompaniment supports this memorable piece which is equally suitable for school or church settings and voiced for mixed or treble ensembles.
|CGE83 - SATB|
|CGE84 - SAB|
|CGE85 - SSA|
|CGECD39 - P/A CD|
Ut Vitam Habeant
A gorgeous, expressive anthem based on John 10:10. The combination of Latin text and open fifths gives this piece a haunting quality, yet the lingering tonic provides an anchor: the unshakable truth that Christ is our hope and shield. The optional part for any C instrument adds the perfect countermelody to this outstanding piece. Very appropriate for the Lenten season or the Sundays following Easter.
Commissioned by Coventry Christian Schools in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, in honor of its 30th Anniversary. Text is based upon the school motto, taken from John 10:10, where Jesus says "I have come that they might have life, and have it more abundantly."
|CGA1480 - Unison / Two-part|
The stark black and white of winter is infused with color as life blossoms anew with the lushness of springtime. Flowers bloom, the sun shines in a sky of blue; everything changes as the air warms and we bid winter goodbye on a gorgeous "watercolor morning." Beautiful melodies and harmonies grace this expressive original, an especially good choice for spring or year-end performances. For treble or mixed voices. A learning resource page is included.
|CGE111 - SATB|
|CGE112 - SSA|
We Will Rejoice
Ruth Elaine Schram's setting of Psalm 118 is a great way to begin your choir season this autumn! Energetic rhythm and crisp consonants set the tone for this joyful anthem. An optional second part adds a wonderful complement to the strong melody, but the song works beautifully unison, making it a perfect choice for developing choirs just beginning to learn harmony and independent singing.
Commissioned by the Louisiana District 9 Elementary Honor Choir in memory of Georgia Mannino, a beloved teacher, and based upon her favorite Psalm.
|CGA1424 - Unison/two-part|
The World in My Dream
Can you imagine a world without music? This sincere and inspirational original encourages all who hear it to fill the void with their own unique song, and thus fill the world with music. "What a wonderful place, filled with beauty and grace; the world in my dream!" A wonderful signature piece for end-of-year, or contest / festival!
|CGE109 - Unison / Opt. Two-part|
|CGECD47 - P/A CD|
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