Suite of 11 short pieces that are fun and full of quaint advice for singers, for SATB & piano.
Christopher J Hoh
Christopher J. Hoh hails from Pennsylvania and the Washington, DC area. Chris’s recent commissions include American folksong settings for Alexandria, VA middle school choruses & piano and anthems for choirs in Washington, DC. The U.S. State Department chorus premiered “Come Now and Celebrate” in December 2016, which is on the Navona Recordings CD, “Dashing.” Navona also recorded his choral cycle “Remembering All” for its “Cadence” CD in time for for the Carl Sandburg semicentennial in 2017. The Stuttgart German-American chorus commissioned him to write an extended setting of the O Antiphons for choir & organ that premiered in 2014. PROJECT:ENCORE has endorsed several of his choral works, including American folk hymn arrangements and the SSATBB Three Latin Prayers that includes some of his most-performed music.
A Few Plain Hints: William Walker’s Words for Singers (SATB)
Voicing: Mixed Choir
This suite of eleven short pieces is full of fun and varied advice for singers. Its 19th-century American text is usually sensible, often humorous. Includes solos and possible ensemble sections. Approx. 22 minutes. Limited divisi. One piece for sopranos & altos, one for tenors and basses. The piano accompaniment enhances the work but may be performed a cappella. Complete audio, text and more info are found at this webpage and the composer’s website, www.HohMadeMusic.com. Hard copy of the 76-page score may be ordered at this page from J.W. Pepper’s MyScore.