CHORUS - ACCOMPANIED AND UNACCOMPANIED
Snowflakes is a short, peaceful, wintry song for a cappella SATB chorus, with lyrics by Linda A. Copp, a great choice for high school and college choruses.
Snowflakes spill from heaven’s hand
Lovely and chaste like smooth white sand
A veil of wonder laced in light
Falling gently on a winters night.
SATB with piano
An uplifting, secular piece about our planet’s place in the universe with lyrics by the composer. Its energy and relatively low difficulty make this three-minute piece an excellent choice for high school or community group.
You and I share a single place
A private universe, tiny point in space.
Complex world of water, stone, and air…
Necessary water, stone and air
Turning while we whirl around the sun…
Spinning as we whiz around the sun.
A musical tribute to the Roman philosopher Anicius Manlius Severinus Boëthius (477–524 AD).
In celestial revolution, motions of great bodies are sounded in their courses.
And some are higher, and some are lower
some faster, some slower,
some bigger, some smaller.
And these extremely rapid motions could not be completely without sound.
The Isle is Full of Noises
SATB with piano
Adapted from The Tempest, this is a dramatic, 8-minute cantata on Shakespeare’s eloquent meditation on dreams and music.
The isle is full of noises, sounds, and sweet airs
that give delight and hurt not.
Sometimes a thousand twangling instruments
will hum about mine ears
and sometimes voices will make me sleep...
Youth Chorus (SSA)
with flute, cello, harp
"Inspired by the writings of astronomer, exobiologist, and science writer Carl Sagan, StarSongs is a cantata for youth chorus (boys and girls age 13-18), with flute, harp, and cello. Composed between August and November 2001, the 18-minute, six-movement work expresses my feelings of connection with distant planets, stars, galaxies, and the universe as a whole." (B. Lazarus) Please visit the StarSong page.