Explore new repertoire for community and church choirs with Jonathan Schranz.
What Child Is this op. 143 no. 12
There Is No Rose op. 143 no.14
Draw Us To You op. 143 no. 5
Oxford University Press
for SABar and piano, with opt. bass and drum kit
With words by the composer, Sing Love is a groovy, feel-good gospel number that encourages love for all mankind. The infectious melodies are well supported by a funky piano part and optional bass part (included at the back of the leaflet), and are sure to get everyone clapping along to the music. Originally published in Popular Voiceworks 2.
Sweet and Low
for SABar and piano
Setting a tender poem by Alfred, Lord Tennyson, this lullaby is full of sweet and recurring melodies that rock gently in 6/8 time. The vocal lines are well supported by a twinkling piano part and combine together to create a feeling of warmth and tranquillity. This piece is also available in versions for SA and piano, and SATB and piano.
All will be well
for SABar (with optional Bass) and piano, with optional percussion
With a text by the composer, this is a beautiful piece about optimism, companionship, and the belief that ‘all will be well’. Todd’s gentle melodies are supported by a delicate, pulsing piano accompaniment, and an optional percussion part (snare drum, bass drum, and cymbal) that adds extra spark to the music. Originally published in The Oxford Book of Flexible Choral Songs, this piece is also available in a version for SA and piano
Bob has a wealth of repertoire for upper voices, but finding music for up to three parts is more challenging. We’ve looked before at the newest ‘flexible’ book in the OUP catalogue, but perhaps not at Catch a falling star. Bob sets a text by John Donne for SA(T)B for The Oxford Book of Flexible Songs.
Catch a falling star
Composed for Downe House School, Malcolm has set a poem by John Audelay for SS and organ or piano, published as a octavo by OUP, and suitable for Christmas.