Last week we added 40 new ensemble titles to the SmartMusic Repertoire Library. Included are new pieces for concert band, jazz band, string orchestra and choir.
This month’s additions include ten new titles of choral music. In celebration, we’re highlighting one piece in particular: Christine Donkin’s In Flanders Field.
The simplicity of this expressive, homophonic, hymn-like setting allows the listener to focus on the beauty of the well-known text (which was penned by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae during World War I). Scored in unaccompanied four-part harmony throughout, this piece is appropriate for high school, college, or community choirs.
- Click here to view the perusal score.
- Hear Ardelle Ries conduct the Augustana Choir (from the CD “Nuper Rosarum Flores”) by pressing Play below.
Graphite Publishing offers the piece in both SATB and TTBB versions. This month we’ve added the SATB version, but the TTBB is coming soon. Follow this link to hear Cantus perform the TTBB arrangement in a live setting.
Is there a choral piece you’d like to see added to SmartMusic? Or something else? Please send us your requests here.