This list is a companion to an article in the Massachusetts ACDA Spring 2018 Newsletter.  You can read the article here, but more importantly, spend some time exploring the many wonderful compositions below.  My current work is primarily with high school, college, and adult singers, so this list is admittedly skewed in that direction.  However, many of these companies also offer several works for elementary and beginning singers.  Reach out to the publishers directly.  They will be glad to provide suggestions that fit your particular ensemble. 

Finally, remember that while composers receive 10% or less of sales through traditional publishers, they may receive as much as 70% of the purchase price from the websites below.  There are many other great reasons to support independent and digital publishers, but that's a pretty strong start. 

If you're looking for a particular voicing, composer, or poet, use use "Find on Page" in your browser to search for keywords.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions!

Canasg Music

I Saw Three Ships arranged by Paul Ayres (3 or 4 voices with flexible accompaniment); traditional English text; Easy/Moderate Difficulty; Duration is approximately 3 minutes.

St. Mark Passion (Reconstructed) composed by J. S. Bach, Andrew Wilson-Dickson, editor (SATB choir with SATB soloists, orchestra, and continuo); German text by Picander; Advanced Difficulty; Duration is approximately 1 hour and 42 minutes.

Graphite Publishing

Back to the Heart composed by Timothy C. Takach (3-part round with optional piano); English text by Julia Klatt Singer; Easy/Moderate Difficulty; Duration is approximately 2 minutes.

Music in the Night composed by Eric William Barnum (SAB choir with piano); English text by Harriet Prescott Spofford; Moderate Difficulty; Duration is approximately 5 minutes.

New England Songs composed by Ola Gjeilo (Solo/unison choir with piano); English texts by Henry David Thoreau, Walt Whitman, and E. Barrett Browning; Moderate Difficulty; Duration is approximately 11 minutes.

Sed Amore (But by Love) composed by Dale Warland (SSAA or SATB choir with piano); Latin text by Benedict de Spinoza; Moderate Difficulty; Duration is approximately 6 minutes.

Independent Music Publishers Cooperative

Anne Frank: A Living Voice composed by Linda Tutas Haugen (Treble choir with string quartet); Text by Anne Frank, translated into and set in English; Moderate/Advanced Difficulty; Duration is approximately 28 minutes.

Bar xizam (Upward I Rise) composed by Abbie Betinis (SATB choir with divisi, a cappella); Persian text by Khwajeh Hâfez-e Shirazi; Advanced Difficulty; Duration is approximately 8 minutes.

Justice Choir

Justice Choir Songbook composed by various composers and compiled by the Justice Choir editors.

MusicSpoke

1941 composed by Andrea Ramsey (SATB, SSA, or TBB choir with piano); English text by Shirley Eberth; Moderate Difficulty; Duration is approximately 4 minutes.

Dear Appalachia: Songs from My Mountain Home composed by Timothy Michael Powell (SATB choir with bluegrass band); Traditional English texts edited by the composer; Moderate Difficulty; Duration is approximately 12 minutes.

The Dying Californian composed by Greg Brown (TBB choir, a cappella); anonymous English text; Moderate Difficulty; Duration is approximately 3 minutes.

Ordo Rachelis composed by Kurt Knecht (SATB choir, a cappella and with piano); Anonymous Latin text from a Medieval Liturgical Play; Advanced Difficulty; Duration is approximately 9 minutes.

Paper Boats composed by Saunder Choi (SMATBB choir, a cappella); English text by Rabindranath Tagore; Advanced Difficulty; Duration is approximately 4 minutes.

The Seven Last Words of the Unarmed composed by Joel Thompson (TTBB choir with strings and piano); English texts by Kenneth Chamberlain, Trayvon Martin, Amadou Diallo, Michael Brown, Oscar Grant, John Crawford, and Eric Garner; Moderate/Advanced Difficulty; Duration is approximately 15 minutes.

Note Nova

The Blue Birds arranged by Eunbi Kwak (SATB choir with divisi and piano); Traditional Korean and English texts; Advanced Difficulty; Duration is approximately 6 minutes.

A Child's Requiem composed by Steven Sametz (SSAA-SATB-TTBB antiphonal choirs, a cappella); Italian texts by Dante Alighieri; Advanced Difficulty; Duration is approximately 8 minutes.

Dante's Dream ("…ll'amor che move il sole e altre stelle") composed by Steven Sametz (SSAA-SATB-TTBB antiphonal choirs, a cappella); Italian texts by Dante Alighieri; Advanced Difficulty; Duration is approximately 8 minutes.

The Twenty-ninth Bather composed by Steven Sametz (SSAA choir with optional cello and marimba); English texts by Walt Whitman; Moderate/Advanced Difficulty; Duration is approximately 4 minutes.

See-a-Dot Music Publishing

Alleluia composed by Jonathan David (SSATBB choir, a cappella or with organ); traditional Latin text; Moderate Difficulty; Duration is approximately 4 minutes.

Demon composed by Matthew Brown (Graphic score for mixed choir, a cappella); Latin text from Mark 6:9; Easy/Moderate Difficulty; Duration is approximately 4 minutes.

Hymn to Aethon, The Bird-Headed, The Many-Taloned composed by Fahad Siadat (SATB choir with SAT soloists, a cappella); Non-lingual text by the composer; Advanced Difficulty; Duration is approximately 6 minutes.

Poet of the Body and Soul composed by Andrea Clearfield (SATB choir with divisi and piano); English text by Walt Whitman; Advanced Difficulty; Duration is approximately 10 minutes.

Shar Ki Ri (Mountain to the East) composed by Andrea Clearfield (SSA choir with piano); Traditional Tibetan text; Moderate/Advanced Difficulty; Duration is approximately 5 minutes.

Swirly Music

I Saw a Peacock with a Fiery Tail composed by Caroline Mallonée (SSAATTBB choir, a cappella); English text from an anonymous 17th Century Riddle Poem; Advanced Difficulty; Duration is approximately 3 minutes.

If Ever There Is composed by Rich Campbell (SATB choir, a cappella); English text by Robert Creeley; Moderate/Advanced Difficulty; Duration is approximately 5 minutes.

 Image credit:  Solitary  by Julian David Bryson, taken on the campus of Princeton University, July 3, 2009.

Image credit: Solitary by Julian David Bryson, taken on the campus of Princeton University, July 3, 2009.

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