Works suitable for Children's Chorus

(difficulty rating 1= easier, 5= more difficult)

(mvmt IV of “The Nativity of Our Lord” )
    SA/piano (also available for SATB a cappella)
    Traditional Christmas text in Latin
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 3
    Available directly

 
    SA/simple percussion/piano
    Secular text in English
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 2
    Kjos catalog #6335

Clap Your Hands
-- commissioned by the International Christian School, Hong Kong --
    SA/piano, optional percussion
    Traditional folk text in English ("Old Joe Clark")
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 2
    Duration 3:30
    Available directly

    SA/harp or piano
    Sacred text in English by William Blake
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 2
   
Oxford Univ Press catalog # 0-19-386829-6
     Click to listen to recording on Audio Page
    SSA/harp or piano
    Christmas folk text in Catalan
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 3
    Walton Music catalog #HL08501583
     Click to listen to recording on Audio Page

Four or Five Tadpoles
    Three part chorus / vibraphone / marimba
    Secular text in English
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 2.5
    Available directly

    SA/piano
    Secular text in English
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 2
    Duration 3:10
    Roger Dean catalog #15/2435R
    Arranged for SSAA/piano
    Traditional Christmas text in English
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 3
   
Oxford Univ Press catalog # 0-19-386690-0
 
    SA/piano
    Traditional Christmas text in English
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 2
    Roger Dean catalog # 15/2168R

The Lady and the Bear
    Unison voices / clarinet / piano
    Secular text in English
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 2
    Available directly
    SA/piano (with some divisi)
    Irish Ballad in English
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 2
    Available directly


Life has Loveliness to Sell
    SSA/piano
    Secular text in English
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 2
   
Roger Dean catalog #15/2314R
 
    SA/piano
    Secular text in English by E. E. Cummings
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 2
   
Santa Barbara catalog #SMBP614

May I Be Happy
-- commissioned by the International Christian School, Hong Kong --
    SA/piano
    Traditional Buddhist texts in English
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 2
    Duration 3:30
    Available directly

    SA/piano
    Traditional Spiritual text in English
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 2
    Duration 3:20
    Roger Dean Publishing Company catalog #15/2840R

Night Song
-- commissioned piece --
    SA/piano
    Secular text in English by Jean Burden
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 2
    Duration 2:30
    Roger Dean Publishing Company catalog #15/2591R
    SA/piano
    Secular text in English by Jim Schey
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 2
    Available directly

Paint the Stars
-- Commissioned by the Cincinnati Children's Choir --
     SSA/piano
     Secular text in English by Julianna Kluger
     Difficulty rating (1-5): 2
     Duration 3:30
     Available directly

    SA/percussion/marimba
    Secular text in English
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 2+
   
Walton Music catalog # WLG129
    Hal Leonard catalog # HL08501658

     Click to listen to recording on Audio Page
    SATB a cappella (ask about the SA/piano version)
    Secular texts in English by May Swenson, Sidney Hoddes, 
        & Grey Held
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 3-4
    Walton Music catalog # 1407
    Hal Leonard catalog #08501682

     Click to listen to recording on Audio Page

Rain
-- Commissioned by the Cincinnati Children's Choir --
     SSA/piano
     Secular text in English by Sydney Braine
     Difficulty rating (1-5): 2
     Duration 4:00

     Available directly

Seal Lullaby
    SA/piano
    Secular text in English by Rudyard Kipling
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 2
    Roger Dean catalog #15/2328R

The Star (Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star)
    SA/piano
    WA Mozart, arr Paul Carey
    Parody of Jane Taylor's original text
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 2
    Available directly
   
Roger Dean catalog #15/2719R

Thanksgiving
-- commissioned by the Michigan State University Children's Choir --
    SA/piano
    Secular text in English by Ivy Eastwick
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 1-2
   
Santa Barbara catalog # SMBP631
 
    SA/solo clarinet/piano or SABar/clarinet/piano
    Hanukkah text in English by Sherri Lasko
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 2
    Duration 3:45
   
Santa Barbara catalog # SMBP 788 (SA version) (orchestration also available)
    Santa Barbara catalog # SMBP 791 (SABar) (orchestration also available)
    treble unison / piano
    Secular text in English by Vachel Lindsay
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 2
    Roger Dean Publishing catalog #15/2589
 
    SA/piano (also available as SABar/piano form Oxford)
    Secular text in English
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 2
   
Oxford Univ Press catalog # 0-19-386738-8
 
    SA/piano
    Secular text in English by Robert Louis Stevenson
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 2+
   
Roger Dean catalog #15/2170R

The White Rose

    SSA/piano & violin
    Secular text in English by John Boyle O'Reilly
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 2+
    Walton cat. # HL08501630

 
You Gonna Eat That?
-- commissioned by the Fort Wayne, Indiana Children's Choir --
    4-part spoken
    Secular text in English
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 2+
    Available directly
    SA/handbells/triangle/piano
    Sacred text in English by St. Teresa de Avila
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 2
    Available directly

 


 

  

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