We offer 4 new choral pieces, three of which are part of Songs of Courtship
, German folk songs translated and arranged for SATB a cappella by Harris Loewen. Each song has a German and English title and text as follows:
1. Kein Feuer, Keine Kohle - No Bonfire, Not an Ember
2. Heidenröslein - Rose of Heath and Heather
3. Du, Du Liegst Mir im Herzen - You, You Have My Heart Singing
These songs are accessible, not too difficult, and offer choirs an opportunity to sing in another language. All pieces are in closed score and are in effect a piano reduction at a cost of $2.75 each or $7.50 for the set of three.
The next new piece is a powerful setting of In Flanders Fields by Russell Wilkinson
. It is scored for TTBB, soloists, two bass drums and tubular bells. This is an important addition to our Seasonal - Memorial/Remembrance category on the works page which is timely at this part of the year. It comes with a piano reduction for rehearsal and an excellent video and performance. We find it interesting to compare this setting with In Flanders Fields by John Butler
. Same words, totally different music. Which do you like better?