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WomenSing has an extensive repertoire of music, featuring great landmarks of the treble repertoire, in addition to seldom-performed works, commissions from nationally recognized composers, and familiar music from all eras.

Ring the Bells, December 2014

Work Composer / Arranger
Ring the Bells Alan Bullard (b. 1947)
O Viridissima Virga Emma Lou Diemer (b. 1927)
Two Nightingales Witold Lutoslawski (1913-1994)
Viento Leonardo Lebas (b. 1967)
Ding Dong! Merrily On High 16th century French, arr. Willcocks
Meißner Glockenspiel Rainer Lischka (b. 1942)
Mass No. 6 György Orbán (b. 1947)
     Kyrie  
     Gloria  
     Sanctus/Benedictus  
     Agnus Dei  
Puer nobis nascitur arr. Lana Walter
O little town of Bethlehem arr. Matthias Bretschneider
The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy Traditional Trinidad, arr. Stephen Hatfield
Señora Santa Ana Traditional Mexican, arr. Peter Hunt
Cantemos a Maria Traditional Dominican Republic, arr. Juan Tony Guzmán
Silver Bells Jay Livingston and Ray Evans
Candlelight Carol John Rutter (b. 1945)
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Southern Exposure II, June 2014

Work Composer / Arranger
Messe Basse Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
     Kyrie Eleison  
     Sanctus  
     Benedictus  
     Agnus Dei  
Cantique do Jean Racine Fauré
Amours Miroslav Raichl (1930-1998)
Only Light, Only Love Joan Symko (b. 1957)
Steal Away arr. Robert Nelson
Hymn to Freedom Oscar Peterson, arr. Seppo Hovi
Poseidon’s Steeds Chris Castro (b. 1990)
Our Only Sun Jordan Nelson (b. 1984)
El Clavel del Aire Blanco Carlos Guastavino (1912-2000)
Campanilla, adónde vas? Guastavino
in time of daffodils Kirstina Rasmussen (b. 1976)
Libertango Astor Piazzolla, arr. Oscar Escalada
Maquerúle traditional Columbian, arr. Julian Gomez Giraldo
Aires de Quisqueya Dominican folk songs,
arr. Pascale Denis, Laurina Vásquez
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In Lumine, December 2013

Work Composer / Arranger
Lux Aeterna Michelle Roueché (b. 1964)
Missa Brevis in C minor Imant Raminsh (b. 1943)
     Kyrie  
     Gloria  
     Sanctus – Benedictus  
     Agnus Dei  
Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming Michael Praetorius (1571–1621)
arr. Mark Summer
O Magnum Mysterium Ivo Antognini (b.1963)
Ave Maris Stella Antognini
Flare Dale Trumbore (b.1987)
Hotaru Koi Japanese Children’s Song
arr. Rō Ogura
This Little Light of Mine arr. Moses Hogan
Adapted by Kathleen Rodde
from Lux Lucis Karen Thomas (b.1957)
Text: Hildegard von Bingen
     2. O lucidissima apostolorum turba  
     3. O nobilissima virditas  
The Twelve Days of Christmas arr. A. Avalos
Silent Night arr. John Rutter
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Southern Exposure I, June 2013

Work Composer / Arranger
from Missa Brevis Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
     Kyrie  
     Gloria  
     Sanctus/Benedictus  
     Agnus Dei  
Blow the Wind Southerly Northumberian folk song, 
arr. John Clements
from Four Spanish Lullabies Francisco Núñez (b. 1965)
     1. Crióme Mi Madre  
     2. Tengo Sueño  
     3. Cucú  
Aires de Quisqueya Dominican folk songs,
arr. Pascale Denis, Laurina Vásquez
The Earth Sings Stephen Paulus (b.1949)
     1. Day Break  
     2. Sea and Sky  
     3. Wind and Sun  
Il Carnevale di Venezia Giacchino Rossini (1792-1868)
Maker of All, Be Thou My Guard Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
Hay un Rio Oscuro Julia Seeholzer (b. 1990)
Msilale Wanawake Paul Caldwell & Sean Ivory
Bright Morning Stars are Rising arr. Shawn Kirchner
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Sing an Endless ‘Ave’, December 2012

Work Composer / Arranger
A Caribbean Mass Glenn McClure (b. 1961)
     Kyrie  
     Gloria Patri  
Missa Brevis Nancy Telfer (b. 1950)
     Sanctus  
     Agnus Dei  
Airecillos de Belén Alberto Balzanelli (b. 1941)
Azulão Brazilian traditional,
arr. Caldwell & Ivory
Sir Christëmas Derek Holman (b.1931)
     Proface, welcome!  
     The Wassail  
     Omnes Gentes Plaudite  
A Wealden Trio Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
The Oxen Britten
A Maiden Most Gentle Andrew Carter (b. 1939)
I Saw Three Ships English traditional, arr. Paul Carey
O Holy Night Adolphe Adam (1803-1856),
arr. Martín Benvenuto
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Full Circle, June 2012

Work Composer / Arranger
Regina Coeli Josef Rheinberger (1839-1901)
Regina Coeli Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Weep No More David N. Childs (b. 1969)
A Farewell Kirke Mechem (b. 1925)
Isle of the Bless’d (World premiere) Anastasia Pahos (b.1992)
The Seal Lullaby Eric Whitacre (b. 1970)
Spring Fjord Daniel Bell (b. 1928)
Past Life Melodies Sarah Hopkins (b. 1958)
Reflections Dale Trumbore (b.1987)
World premiere funded in part through New Music USA’s MetLife Creative Connections program
Bright Morning Stars are Rising arr. Shawn Kirchner
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Descends the Snow, December 2011

Work Composer / Arranger
Hodie Christus natus est Sandra Milliken (b. 1961)
Snowflakes Milliken
Tundra Ola Gjeilo (b. 1978)
Auyuittuq Malcolm Forsyth (1936-2011)
The Snow Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
To Morning Allan Bevan (b. 1951)
Magnificat Christine Donkin (b. 1976)
Tota pulchra es Maurice Duruflé (1902-1986)
Ave Maria Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
Five Hebrew Love Songs Eric Whitacre (b. 1970)
     1. Temuná  
     2. Kalá kallá  
     3. Lárov  
     4. Éyze shéleg!  
     5. Rakút  
Christmas Intrada David Conte (b.1955)
Silent Night arr. John Rutter
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Stepping Westward, June 2011

Work Composer / Arranger
Laudate Domine Javier Busto (b. 1949)
Nigra Sum Pablo Casals (1876-1973)
Laudamus in Domine Eve & Austrina (b. 1976)
Moon Songs (World premiere) Nick Norton (b. 1986)
To Love a Lass Michael Senturia (b. 1937)
I Dare Not Ask a Kiss Senturia
The Water of Tyne arr. Michael Neaum
Jack’s Valentine Libby Larsen (b. 1950)
Stepping Westward Larsen
A Precious Pearl (World premiere) Lauren McLaren (b. 1989)
Cripple Creek arr. Tom Porter
Amazing Grace arr. Ron Jeffers
No Time arr. Susan Brumfield
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Tidings of Joy, December 2010

Work Composer / Arranger
Laudamus in Domine Eve & Austrina (b. 1976)
from Messe in A op. 126 Josef Gabriel Rheinberger (1839-1901)
     Kyrie  
     Gloria  
Lux Aurumque Eric Whitacre (b. 1970)
Fantasia on Christmas Carols Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
Toast pour le Nouvel An Giaocchino Rossini (1792-1868)
A New Year Carol Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
Ave Maria Ko Matsushita (b. 1962)
Winter, Snow Carol Barnett (b. 1949)
Hanget Soi Heikki Sarmanto (b. 1935)
Still, Still, Still Austrian Carol, arr. Luboff
Sir Christëmas Derek Holman (b. 1931)
     1. Proface, welcome!  
     2. Ivy, chief of trees  
     3. Nay, ivy, nay  
     4. Now have good day!  
O Holy Night Adolphe Adam (1803-1856),
arr. Martín Benvenuto
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Songs From the New World, May 2010

Work Composer / Arranger
from Old American Songs adapted by Aaron Copland
At the River arr. R. Wilding White
Ching-A-Ring Chaw arr. Irving Fine
Long Time Ago arr. Ken Straker
Zion’s Walls arr. Glenn Koponen
This We Know Ron Jeffers (b. 1943)
Sisyphean Elizabeth Lim (b. 1986)
World premiere funded in part through Meet the Composer’s MetLife Creative Connections program.
Somewhere Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990),
arr. Jonson
from The Earth Sings Stephen Paulus (b. 1949)
     I. Day Break  
     II. Sea and Sky  
Unseen Secrets Joshua Fishbein (b. 1984)
World premiere funded in part through Meet the Composer’s MetLife Creative Connections program.
Jack’s Valentine Libby Larsen (b. 1950)
El Pambiche Lento Dominican folk merengue,
arr. Juan Tony Guzmán
Like a Tree Margaret P. Douroux (b. 1941),
arr. Lon Beery
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Shadows and Reflections, March 2010

Work Composer / Arranger
Psalm 23 Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Cantemus Lajos Bárdos (1899-1986)
Sakura, Sakura Japanese folk song, arr. Dwight Okamura
Sombra del Mar Jack Henry (b. 1989)
World premiere funded in part through Meet the Composer’s MetLife Creative Connections program.
She Weeps Over Rahoon Eric Whitacre (b. 1970)
Day Break Stephen Paulus (b. 1949)
Sweet and Low Gustav Holst (1874-1934)
The Splendour Falls Holst
The Road to the Isles Scottish Traditional, arr. Julia Gargano
Skye Boat Song Scottish Traditional, arr. Gargano
The Shadow of Your Smile arr. Greg Gilpin
Like a Tree Margaret P. Douroux (b. 1941),
arr. Lon Beery
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A Ceremony of Carols, December 2009

Work Composer / Arranger
Dona Nobis Pacem Ko Matsushita (b. 1962)
A Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28 Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
     1. Procession  
     2. Wolcum Yole  
     3. There is no Rose  
     4. That yongë child  
     5. Balulalow  
     6. As dew in Aprille  
     7. This little Babe  
     8. Interlude  
     9. In Freezing Winter Night  
     10. Spring Carol  
     11. Deo gracias  
     12. Recession  
Noël des Enfants Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
Maria walks amid the thorn Andrew Carter (b. 1939)
Hope is the thing with feathers Emma Lou Diemer (b. 1927)
A Bird came down the walk Diemer
Magnificat Christine Donkin (b. 1976)
Hope for Resolution arr. Paul Caldwell/Sean Ivory
Silent Night Franz Grüber (1787-1863), arr. John Rutter
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The Blue Eye of God, June 2009

Work Composer / Arranger
Wasserfahrt Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
Abendlied Mendelssohn
The Blue Eye of God Nancy Telfer (b. 1950)
The Tyger Andrew Carter (b. 1939)
A Pentatonic Alleluia Ross Whitney (b. 1954)
Domine Deus J. S. Bach (1685-1750)
I’m Goin’ Up A Yonder W. Hawkins, arr. Sirvatka
The Water is Wide arr. Luigi Zaninelli
I Just Lightning Libby Larsen (b. 1950)
Wit and Fright Ryan Harper (b. 1987)
World premiere funded in part through Meet the Composer’s MetLife Creative Connections program.
Bonny Bobby Shafto arr. Edmund Walters
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Flowing from the Firmament, April 2009

Work Composer / Arranger
Lift thine eyes Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
Adoramus te (from Drei lateinische Hymnen) Josef Rheinberger (1839-1901)
Sonntagsmorgen Mendelssohn
La Estrella Emilio Dublanc (1911-1990)
Choose Something Like a Star Randall Thompson (1899-1984)
South Sámi People Frode Fjellheim (b. 1959)
Ubi Caritas Ola Gjeilo (b. 1978)
Hosanna Knut Nystedt (b. 1915)
April Fool Baby Paul Bowles (1910-1999)
Choral Hymns from the Rig-Veda (Group III) Gustav Holst (1874-1934)
     Hymn to the Dawn  
     Hymn to the Waters  
     Hymn to Vena  
     Hymn of the Travellers  
Praise His Holy Name! Keith Hampton
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O Holy Night, December 2008

Work Composer / Arranger
An Eclectic Mass  
Kyrie Kevin Johnson (b. 1961)
Gloria Agneta Skold (b. 1947)
Sanctus Ron Jeffers (b. 1943)
Agnus Dei György Orbán (b. 1947)
Fuor De La Bella Caiba Zoltán Kodály (1882-1967)
Two Nightingales Witold Lutoslawski (1913-1994)
Eucharistica Pablo Casals (1876-1973)
Nigra Sum Pablo Casals (1876-1973)
Laudate Pueri Dominum Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
Magnificat R. Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
Ding Dong! Merrily on High 16th century French, arr. Willcocks
Meißner Glockenspiel, from “Der Uhrmacherladen” Rainer Lischka (b. 1942)
Go Where I Send Thee P. Caldwell & S. Ivory
O Holy Night Adolphe Adam (1803-1856) arr. Benvenuto
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Elemental Quartet, June 2008

Work Composer / Arranger
Daybreak Stephen Paulus (b. 1949)
My Love Dwelt in a Northern Land Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
To Agni (God of Fire) Gustav Holst (1874-1934)
Indian Singing Ron Jeffers (b. 1943)
     In Dreams  
     We Wake the Day  
     Sehià:rak  
Hymn to the Waters Holst
Cape Breton Lullaby arr. Stuart Calvert
La Estrella Emilio Dublanc (1911-1990)
Of Being Is a Bird Libby Larsen (b. 1950)
This We Know Ron Jeffers
Puttin’ on the Ritz arr. Kirby Shaw
Bridge Over Troubled Water arr. Kirby Shaw
Ride On, King Jesus arr. Moses Hogan
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Sounds & Sweet Airs, March 2008

Work Composer / Arranger
Beatus Vir Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Miserere mei, Deus Johann Adolf Hasse (1699-1783)
Surrexit Pastor Bonus, from Three Motets Op. 39 Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
Mass No. 6 György Orbán (b. 1947)
     Kyrie  
     Gloria  
     Sanctus Benedictus  
     Agnus Dei  
Amazing Grace arr. Ron Jeffers
How Sweet the Moonlight Sleeps Robert H. Young (b. 1923)
Three Songs from Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream Cary Ratcliff (b. 1953)
     I Do Wander Everywhere  
     Philomel with Melody  
     I Will Wind Thee in My Arms  
Danny Boy arr. Martín Benvenuto
A Celtic Fantasy arr. Mark Brymer
     The Rocky Road to Dublin  
     Molly Malone (Cockles and Mussels)  
     The Wearing of the Green  
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Veni Domine, December 2007

Work Composer / Arranger
Two Motets from Three Motets Op. 39 Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
     Veni Domine  
     Surrexit Pastor Bonus  
Ave Maria Michael Head (1900-1976)
Ave Maria Rebecca Clarke (1886-1979)
Annunciation Lloyd Pfautsch (1921-2003)
In Dulci Jubilo arr. John Rutter
Gaudete! arr. Michael Neaum
Sanctus/Benedictus from Mass No. 6 György Orbán (b. 1947)
Sanctus from Messe Basse Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
Sanctus Ron Jeffers (b. 1943)
The Holy Infant’s Lullaby Norman Dello Joio (b. 1913)
A Cradle Song Karl Korte (b. 1928)
Operator arr. Kirby Shaw
Silent Night Franz Grüber (1787-1863), arr. John Rutter
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A Child of Our Time, June 2007

Work Composer / Arranger
Agnus Dei from Missa Brevis Andrew Carter (b. 1939)
Indian Singing Ron Jeffers (b. 1943)
Away from the Roll of the Sea Alister MacGillivray (b. 1948); arr. Diane Loomer
Amazing Grace Ron Jeffers (b. 1943)
Thou My Everlasting Portion arr. Barbara Baker
Selections from A Child of Our Time (performed with San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus) Michael Tippett (1905-1998)
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Singers of the Night, March 2007

Work Composer / Arranger
Beatus Vir Antonio Vivaldi (1678 -1741)
Regina Coeli Joseph Rheinberger (1839-1901)
Vere Languores Nostros Antonio Lotti (1667-1740)
Snowbirds M. Head (1900 – 1976), words: Sri Ananda Acharva
The Serpent Ron Jeffers (b. 1943), words by T.Roethke
A Blake Triptych Andrew Carter (b. 1939)
Away from the Roll of the Sea Allister MacGillivray (b. 1948), arr. Loomer
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Welcome Yule!, December 2006

Work Composer / Arranger
Selections from Missa Brevis Andrew Carter (b. 1939)
Nigra Sum (Song of Solomon) Pablo Casals (1876-1973)
Shualim Ktanim Dov Carmel (b. 1932)
Rise Up, My Love, My Fair One Imant Raminsh (b. 1943)
Ho-ja-ja, Ho-ja-ja Otmar Mácha (b. 1922)
The Pelican Randall Thompson (1899-1984)
The Wendigo Judith Shatkin (b. 1949)
Selections from Salvator Mundi William Mathias (1934-1992)
The Twelve Days of Christmas arr. A. Avalos
Silent Night Franz Grüber (1787-1863), arr. John Rutter
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In the Wake of Music, June 2006

Work Composer / Arranger
Vivos Voco Joan Szymko (b. 1957)
Come life Shaker life Elder Isaachar Bates
In Yonder Valley Father James Whittaker
I will bow and be simple Sister Mary Hazzard
Nightingale’s Song Anonymous
Celestial Choir Anonymous
The Lord is My Shepherd Randall Thompson (1899-1984)
Selections from Catch 22 Kirke Mechem (b. 1925)
Of Music (commissioned by WomenSing) Libby Larsen (b. 1955)
Don ‘t Get Around Much Anymore arr. Mark Brymer
The Shenandoah Blues David J. Elliott
Thou My Everlasting Portion arr. Barbara Baker
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Songs of Innocence and Experience, March 2006

Work Composer / Arranger
Ave Verum Corpus Camille Saint-Saens (1835-1921)
Laudate Dominum Javier Busto (b. 1949)
Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen Josef Rheinberger (1839-1901)
Dixit Dominus Baldassare Galuppi (1706-1785)
The Snow Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
Fly Singing Bird Elgar
The Ships of Arcady Michael Head (1900-1976)
Come, All Musicians, Come Hans Leo Hassler (1564-1612)
Laughing Song (Blake) Lloyd Pfautsch (1921– 2003)
Four Poems from “Song of Innocence” Karl Korte (b. 1928)
Turn Around arr. Ronald Staheli
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40th Anniversary Holiday Concert, December 2005

Work Composer / Arranger
Ave Maria, Op. 12 Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Ave Maria Ellen M. Keating (b. 1954)
Vesi lumen alle Harri Wessman (b. 1949)
Hanget Soi Heikki Sarmanto (b. 1935)
Seven Joys of Christmas Kirke Mechem (b. 1925)
Duo Seraphim Clamabant Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611)
Magnificat R. Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
Meissner Glockenspiel Rainer Lischka (b. 1942)
Carol of the Bells M. Leontovych (1877-1921), arr. Wilhousk
Candlelight Carol John Rutter (b. 1945)
Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day arr. John Rutter
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Bel Canto… more than singing, June 2005

Work Composer / Arranger
Laudate Pueri Dominum Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
Der 23. Psalm Franz Schubert (1797-1928)
The Lord Is My Shepherd Randall Thompson (1899-1984)
O Pastorelle, addio Umberto Giordano (1867-1948)
La Carita Giacchino Rossini (1792-1868)
Laudi alla Vergine Maria Guiseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
L’Amicizia (Polka Duet) Faustina Hasse Hodges (1822-1895)
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A Musical Odyssey, March 2005

Work Composer / Arranger
In Quiet Joy Mark Winges (b, 1951)
Missa Brevis in D Benjamin Brittten (1913-1976)
Skye Boat Song arr. Julia Gargano
Danny Boy arr. Martín Benvenuto
Bonny Bobby Shafto arr. Edmund Walters
Selections from Old American Songs Aaron Copland (1900-1990)
Selections from Winged Joy Kirke Mechem (b. 1925)
La Estrella Emilio Dublanc (1911-1990)
Benedicion Pablo Ortiz (b. 1958)
Te Quiero arr. Liliana Cangiano
Dona Ubensa arr. Cangiano/Benvenuto
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A Holiday Concert: Angels are Everywhere, December 2004

Work Composer / Arranger
Ave Maria Camille Saint-Saens (1835-1921)
Ave Maria Rebecca Clarke (1856-1979)
Tantum ergo Saint-Saens
Tantum ergo Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
Hodie Christus Natus Est Jozsef Karai (b. 1927)
The Carol of the Rose Randall Thompson (1899-1984)
Alleluia Thompson
Angels are Everywhere Daniel Pinkham (b. 1923)
O Little Town of Bethlehem arr. Matthias Bretschneider
O Little Town of Hackensack arr. P.D.Q. Bach
Go Where I send Thee arr. P. Caldwell and S. Ivory
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Classics! May 2004

Work Composer / Arranger
Requiem, Op. 48 Gabriel Fauré (1845 – 1924)
Selections from Old American Songs adapted by Aaron Copland (1900-1990)
You Are the New Day J. David, arr. Philip. Lawson
Over My Head arr. Michael Braz
Turn Around arr. R. Staheli
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A Choral Fantasy, March 2004

Work Composer / Arranger
Four Songs Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Three Choral Settings from “Alice in Wonderland” Irving Fine (1914-1962)
Aglepta Arna Mellnäs
Sweet and Low Gustav Holst (1874-1934)
The Splendor Falls Holst
Salut Printemps Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
La Nuit Ernest Chausson (1855-1899)
Puique’ici-bas Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
Spring Cantata Vincent Perischetti (1915-1987)
in time of daffodils Kirstina Rasmussen (b. 1976)
Spring from “Four Poems” Karl Korte (b. 1928)

 

WomenSing has an extensive repertoire of music, featuring great landmarks of the treble repertoire, in addition to seldom-performed works, commissions from nationally recognized composers, and familiar music from all eras.