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CoverEmerald Stream [level: Medium]
Seth Houston: Bio and other works | Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1046 | duration: 2:00 | price: $2.80
accompaniment: a cappella

The then 17 year old composer was in a canoe fishing with his dad in Colorado when the inspiration for this great piece began. The music draws from the “shape-note” singing tradition featuring a hearty, strong sound, an imitative fuging section, melodic ornaments, open intervals, and doubling at the octave. It is unusual, in that the melody is in the bass part. The text by the composer draws on the hymn-writing style of the great theologians of the shape-note tradition, while it proclaims a more contemporary message of environmental stewardship. It has had an extensive pre-publication life that included performances by Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion, the Christmas Revels, Village Harmony, and Northern Harmony.

performance by: Village Harmony, Larry Gordon, conductor [© all rights reserved]
recording available on promo CD for $2.00: Add to Cart

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CLICK HERE: Choral Tracks (Practice made simple)

Emerald Stream choral track bundle contains a part dominant track for each voice part, a balanced voices track, and an accompaniment track if the work is not a cappella (the accompaniment is also included with the part dominant and balanced voices track). Get more information and listen to samples HERE. Please note that the choral score is not included in the bundle and needs to be ordered separately.

Price: $49.99
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The USC Thornton Chamber Singers, Jo-Michael Scheibe, conductor

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"This is a gorgeous piece! The tenor part during the chorus is magnificent."
review by: Kayla, , -

Featured on the following reading sessions
2024 | GMEA Reading Session, Jan 2024
2020 | WVMEA - March 5-6
2019 | MN ACDA Summer Dialogue Reading Sessions
2018 | MAMEA Seading Session on 3/1
2017 | ACDA National Convention MN - Reading Session
2017 | California ACDA Northern Region Fall Conference Reading Session
2017 | KCDA Summer Convention Reading Session July 6-8
2017 | MASS ACDA Summer Choral Reading Session - July 16-19
2017 | Oregon ACDA Reading Session - June 25-26
2016 | California ACDA Summer Conference at ECCO - July 24-27th
2016 | SW ACDA March 7-10, Kansas City, Missouri
2016 | University of South Dakota Choral Festival June 14-17, 2016
2015 | MS ACDA Summer Reading Session
2015 | Arizona ACDA Summer Workshop
2015 | Lake Junaluska Summer Reading Sesiion
2015 | All Carolina Select Choir and HS Choral Educators Summit at Wingate University
2012 | CMEA Central Section in service day Reading Session
2012 | VA Wesleyan & Massanetta Springs Reading Session

arr. by
Sean Barnette