Powell’s thrilling spiritual sequence…brought the house down. Powell is not only a composer and a choral educator, but a singer as well, and it shows in the magnificent solos she’s provided, one in each movement. Her ensemble-writing is gorgeous, too, and it’s always precisely expressive of the text; there’s not even a whiff of lavishness or calculation about it… as perfect as such things can very well be.
—Christopher Johnson, reviewer, ZealNewYork.com
Many thanks to all of the beautiful singers, here in America and around the world, who are refreshing all with their voices. For many, singing has “kept us sane.” So thank YOU! And, keep Singing!
Below are some new releases for 2020-2021. As requested, I have listed some songs, in different voicings, that give voice to the challenging times in which we find ourselves.
THERE IS A PLACE, SSAA A capella, GENTRY: jG2549. NEW!! The message of peace and justice are stated as a gentle prayer. Melodic and painted with subtle harmonic hues, this is simply a gorgeous worship piece or concert closer that will melt hearts. Accessible, engaging and timely.
SOFTLY, THE NIGHT IS SLEEPING, SATB, piano and percussion ensemble. JG2551. NEW for CHRISTMAS!
Using a variety of percussion instruments and piano most effectively, Rosephanye has created a Christmas anthem that is grand and joyous. Beginning as softly as the title states, it eventually changes direction and builds to a glorious and strong finale. Her gift for melody, rhythmic motifs, and colorful harmonies come through as she unfolds the Christmas story in song. Medium in difficulty.
Children of the Rainbow (SA with piano)
I Dream A World (SATB, with piano). Text by Langston Hughes
Still I Rise (SSAA/SATB, with piano).
To Sit and Dream (SATB, with piano). Text by Langston Hughes
I Will Sing (SATB, with piano)
Christus Natus Est (SATB, with piano; or orchestra)
When I Sing (3-Part Treble and Piano with optional hand percussion)
With What Shall I Come (SATB with piano, violin)
MANY THANKS to all who are performing virtually. We hear and see you! You are encouraging us and enriching our lives. Thank YOU!
For those inquiring about publisher licensing and permission for virtual and live-stream performances. Please see below:
For songs published by Hal Leonard:1. Go to https://www.halleonard.com/licensing/index.action
2. Click RECORD/BROADCAST link.
3. Select “Broadcast or make videos…” and complete the form.
For songs published by Gentry Publications/Fred Bock Music:
Visit: https://virtualchoirhq.com/#Virtual%20Choir%20License and complete the form.