More Quality Literature That Is Accessible! – 2014

The following repertoire was presented at the Elementary School Choral Reading Session at the MMEA All-State Conference in Boston on March 20, 2014 by Charlotte Brumit, Mass ACDA Children’s & Community Youth Choir R & S Chair (American Choral Directors Association, MA Chapter) and

Martha Sandman Holmes, President, BAKE (Boston Area Kodaly Educators).

“Our children’s choirs deserve to sing literature of high quality that is, at the same time, appropriate, appealing and accessible to them as newcomers to the choral experience. Given the positive feedback from those who attended our reading sessions at the 2012 and 2013 conferences, we offer a new set of repertoire that meets these same important criteria. The packet will include selections in a wide variety of styles and genres that will both inspire our young singers and meet their needs.”

Bashana Haba’ah– music by Nurit Hirsch, text by Ehud Manor, ed. Henry Leck
2-part – Hal Leonard 8602199

Boatmen Stomp – by Michael A. Gray, arr. Emily Crocker
SA – G. Schirmer 50498758

El Pajarito! (The Little Bird)– music by Joel Raney, text by John Parker
2-part – Alfred 39674

Here Is Music for You – music by Victor Johnson, text by R. L. Stevenson
2-part – Hal Leonard 117292

I Give You a Song – by Amy F. Bernon
2-part – Heritage 15/1843H

Lightning! – by Greg Gilpin
2-part – Heritage 15/2566H

Little Birch Tree – Russian folk song, arr. Sue E. Bohlin
SA – Santa Barbara SBMP 757

Manx Lullaby – arr. Lori-Anne Dolloff
Unison – Boosey & Hawkes 48004661

The Old Carrion Crow – Nova Scotian folk song, arr. Mary Goetze
2-part – Boosey & Hawkes 48004158

Possum Gonna Play… – by Vijay Singh
2-part – Heritage 15/2878H

Shalom, Pacem, Peace – traditional, ad. Ruth Ellen Schram
3-part – Heritage 15/2796H

Somebody’s Knockin’ – spiritual, arr. Ken Berg
Unison/2-part – Choristers Guild CGA1303

Stodola Pumpa – Czech folk song, arr. Mark Weston
2-part – Heritage 15/2861H

Ubuntu – by Mark Hayes
2-part – Heritage 15/3052H

The Water is Wide (with Bring Me a Little Water, Silvie) – traditional, arr. Rollo Dilworth
2-part – Hal Leonard 114462

Wynken, Blynken, and Nod – music by Benjamin Kornelis, text by Eugene Field
SA – Boosey & Hawkes 48022595