More Quality Literature That Is Accessible! – 2013

The following repertoire was presented at the Elementary School Choral Reading Session at the MMEA All-State Conference in Boston on February 28, 2013 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 session at the 2012 conference (e.g. “I will be able to use so much of this music with my choir!”), we offer a new set of repertoire that meets these same important criteria. The octavos listed here represent a wide variety of musical styles and genres that will both inspire our young singers and meet their needs.”

Above the Bright Blue Skies– by Charles Collins
SA – Boosey & Hawkes 48004721

Ahrirang– arr. Mark O’Leary
2-part – Hal Leonard 8743223

Alouette – arr. David & Jean Perry
2-part – Shawnee 35000758

Amani Utupe – by Patsy Ford Simms
2-part – Alfred 18696

Banjo Sam – arr. Jay Broeker
SA – Santa Barbara SBMP1055

The Bull Frog– arr. Lon Beery
2-part – BriLee Music Publishing BL599

Cat Tales (III, IV and V) – by Ed Harris
Unison/2-part – Leslie Music Supply 2094

Children of the Earth – by Jamie Demarest
Unison, 2- and 3-part – Unpublished – contact the composer: jamie_demarest@newton.k12.ma.us

Chili Caliente– by David Giardiniere & Joseph Martin
2-part – Shawnee 35027085

Give Me a Kite – by Andy Beck
2-part – Alfred 37939

The Juniper Tree – arr. Kenneth Carter
2-part – Alliance AMP0483

Little David, Play on Your Harp – arr. Rollo Dilworth
2-part – Hal Leonard 8749820

Old Dan Tucker – arr. Neil Ginsberg
2-part – Heritage 15/2304H

Peace I Leave with You – arr. Donald Moore
2-part – Alfred 19247

Sarasponda – arr. Ruth Boshkoff
2-part – Santa Barbara SBMP303

Two Stevenson Songs – by Carlisle Floyd
Unison – Hal Leonard 48003570

Zum Gali Gali – arr. Greg Gilpin
2-part – Heritage 15/1824H