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"Christ Wearing The Crown Of Thorns, Supported By Angels" (1585-1587) — Annibale Carracci

O Savior, Thou Who Wearest a Crown

A Classical arrangement of the Easter Hymn. Instrumentation: Vocal duet or 2-part choir and piano Difficulty: Voices, easy/medium; Piano, hard Duration: 4 minutes Premiere: 16 April 2017 by Matt Blakely, Bonnie Harper, and Katherine Welch Text: Karen Lynn Davidson. © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission. Themes: Easter, Atonement, Crucifixion Score & Ordering:  Preview Page 1, Page 2 Download from Score Exchange: $2.95 per […]

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Double Refraction by a Uniaxial Crystal

“. . . Light traveling through such an anisotropic medium can exhibit double refraction or birefringence, in which an unpolarized incident light ray splits into two polarized rays with mutually perpendicular planes of vibration.” — Wolfram Demonstrations Project Instrumentation: cello and piano Duration: 5 minutes Premiere: 8 March 2015 by Geoffrey Burleson, piano, and David Russell, cello Ordering: Please use my contact form […]

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A Field Guide to Natural History

. . . Cloudburst. Springtime pokes its head through the daisies. A sodden quandary of mud puzzles. Foxfire and fern frost. Ruins of flora. Fire flies sparks spidering toward stars. Thorns thistles brambles and briers. Heaving and dearth. Night flocks of angels trumpet. Rainbows end. Instrumentation: saxophone, double bass, piano and percussion Duration: 25 minutes Premiere: 7 June 2011 by Eric Hansen, David Kjar, Scott Holden, and Ron Brough […]

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Gorre and Daphetid

Over 30 years, John Whitby Allen constructed what some consider the greatest model railroad ever made, the “Gorre and Daphetid.” Ten days after Allen died from a heart attack in 1973, his house caught fire, destroying his life’s work. Instrumentation: piano trio Duration: 4 minutes Recording: read by the New York Piano Trio Performance History: Dance premiere, 31 March and 1 April 2011 Press: ‘New Works […]

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Trees and sunshine

There Is Sunshine In My Soul Today

An energetic, contemporary arrangement full of sunshine. Great for high school, college, and auditioned choirs. Instrumentation: SATB choir and piano, four hands Duration: 4 minutes Difficulty: Medium Music: John Sweney, arr. Joseph Sowa Text: Eliza Hewitt Themes: joy, praise Score and Ordering:  Preview Page 1, Page 2 PDF: $1.35 per copy* * Authorizes you to print one copy of the score. Enter […]

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Borderland State Park

For the Beauty of the Earth

A concert arrangement of the classic hymn Instrumentation: high voice, cello, and piano Duration: 3 minutes Difficulty: Medium Music: Conrad Kocher, arr. Joseph Sowa Text: Folliott Pierpoint Themes: beauty, gratitude, praise Recordings: American Grace (Charity Tillemann-Dick, Joela Jones, and Richard Weiss) Ordering: Copies may be purchased at holysheetmusic.com. Commissioned by Charity Tillemann-Dick for her album American Grace. The album debuted no. 1 on the Billboard® “Traditional Classical” […]

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Evening Shade

Abide With Me, ’Tis Eventide

In this setting, the hymn conveys a quiet confidence. Instrumentation: bassoon (or cello) and piano Duration: 5 minutes Difficulty: Medium Music: “Welcome Guest,” Harrison Millard, arr. Joseph Sowa Ordering:  Hard Copy Score and Part: $9.99 PDF Score and Part: $4.99

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Kingsfold

An introspective, expansive arrangement suitable for concert or solemn occasions. Instrumentation: cello and piano Duration: 5 minutes Difficulty: Medium-hard Music: “Kingsfold,” arr. Joseph Sowa Texts: “O Sing a Song of Bethlehem,” “I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say,” “If You Could Hie to Kolob,” etc. Ordering:  Hard Copy Score and Part: $9.99 PDF Score and Part: $4.99

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Lead, Kindly Light

A majestic arrangement suitable for concert or worship. Instrumentation: flute and piano Duration: 4 minutes Difficulty: Medium Music: “Lex Benigna,” John Dykes, arr. Joseph Sowa Ordering:  Hard Copy Score and Part: $9.99 PDF Score and Part: $4.99

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