An art song based on an excerpt from Adela Florence Nicolson’s poignant poem by the same name. Also available as a choral arrangement (F. 157a).
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Guest on “Moveable Do” Podcast!
“This week, Hawaii-based composer Chris Fraley discusses how his background as a math and science wiz influences his love for counterpoint. Featured in this episode: Eire’s Call, The Plains, Hine Ma Tov, and the premiere of the recording of A Light Exists In Spring. Plus, experimentations with Just Intonation.”
For more information about any of the featured pieces, click below:
- Eire’s Call (Tone Poem No. 3)
- The Plains (SATB)
- Hine ma tov (SATB, SATB & Piano, SAA & Piano)
- A Light exists in Spring (SATB)
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A Random Sampler
Welcome Home by the Cascadian Chorale features American choral music spanning three centuries: pieces by colonial-era William Billings, Robert Frost poems set by 20th century Randall Thompson, and lyrical 21st century songs by Pacific Northwest composers. “This recording highlights some of our singers’ favorite pieces from the past few years” including Agnus Dei from Missa Historiae (Missa Brevis No. 1).Cascadian Chorale, CD, Recording
Missa Dramatica (Missa Brevis No. 2) borrows its intensity from the Agnus Dei of my first mass. While still a work-in-progress, I’ve completed both the Kyrie and the Agnus Dei, and have prepared a video score for the Kyrie so that you can listen to this beautifully dramatic setting while following along with the music.a cappella, Latin, Mass, PROJECT:ENCORE, Sacred, SATB
An arrangement of the Horatio and Isabella Parker Cradle Hymn from their Christmas cantata The Holy Child. Originally published in 1893 as a soprano and tenor duet, this arrangement is for SATB choir with piano accompaniment.Anthem, Christmas, English, Horatio Parker, Isabella Parker, Piano, Sacred, SATB