new works & voicings

SSA or SATB Chorus & Piano   |   5'   |   Graphite   |   Text: Barbara Crooker

A piece about surfing, longing for another life, and embracing your own abilities. In this lush setting, the piano represents the ocean itself, and the singers’ voices coast along its swirling waves.

SSA or TTB Chorus & Piano   |   6.5'   |   Graphite   |   Text: Dale Trumbore

"Teach me how to swallow a fate defined by the absence of you."

For the Daughter I May Never Have contemplates whether or not to have a child in a piece that is by turns funny, poignant, and heartfelt.

SSAA or SATB Chorus  |   3'   |   Boosey & Hawkes   |   Text: Stacy Gnall  

Newly available for SATB Chorus, Flare is constantly in motion, a rhythmic race "through trees with bursting limbs" that drives toward the last line: “big brother, I am catching up to you.” This piece was commissioned by the 32 choruses of the ACDA Women's Commission Consortium.

SSAATTBB Chorus  |   7'   |   Graphite   |   Text: Laura Foley

Laura Foley’s poem “And So” unfolds as one uninterrupted thought. This poem imagines a place where the only storm outside is a snowstorm, and the choice to stay inside with our loved ones is wholly, blissfully ours.

SATB, SA, or TB Chorus & Piano  |   4.5'   |   Graphite   |   Text: Frederick Douglass

Half the World sets several paragraphs of Frederick Douglass’s impassioned 1888 speech on the right of women to vote. "When a great truth once gets abroad in the world,

no power on earth can imprison it, or prescribe its limits, or suppress it.

It is bound to go on till it becomes the thought of the world."

SSATTB Chorus  |   14'   |   Graphite   |   Text: Various

This piece celebrates the varied experiences we find in singing together: a sense of community, a respite from daily life, and transcendent beauty. All are linked together by a repeating refrain: “I could feel this comfort I hadn’t felt in a long time.”