Treble Chorus Works

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

Absolon, fili mi
Josquin desPrez/arr. Paul Carey
    SSAA a cappella
    Sacred text in Latin
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 3
    Available directly
 
Alley Cat Love Song
-- commissioned by the Naperville North High School Treble Choir --
    SSA/piano
    Secular text in English by Dana Gioia
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 2+
    Santa Barbara Music Pub #SMBP737
 
(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
 
    W.A. Mozart/arr. Paul Carey
    SSAA/strings/organ
    Sacred text in Latin
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 2
    Available directly
 
    SSA/harp or piano (also SATB a cappella)
    Christmas text in Spanish by Lope de Vega
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 3
    Available directly
 
         I. No Puedo apartarme
       II. Moreno mio
       III. Veo que todas
       IV. Agora que se d’amor
       V. Pues todas
    SSA/piano (at times SSAA) (ask about the four cello version)
    Secular medieval folk texts (in Spanish)
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 3
   
Roger Dean catalog #'s: 15/2323R (mvmt I), 15/2324R (mvmt II),
     15/2325R (mvmt III), 15/2326R (mvmt III & IV), 15/2327R (mvmt V)

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Chants d'Auvergne  (Songs of the Auvergne)
    Joseph Canteloube/arr. Paul Carey
    Seven songs in a new arrangement for
    soprano soloist/SSA/piano
    Secular folk texts (in Languedoc)
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 4
    Available directly
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    SA/simple percussion/piano
    Secular text in English (parody of The Charge of the Light Brigade)
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 2
    Kjos catalog #6335
 
    SSA/piano
    Traditional Spiritual text in English
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 3
   
 Duration  4:45
    Roger Dean Publishing Company cat# 15/2593R

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
 

Clear Pool

    SSAA/flute/cello/piano/drum
    Secular Chinese text in English translation
    by Japanese artist/poet Kodojin
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 4
    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
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Tommy Makem/arr. Paul Carey
    Arranged for SSAA/offstage flute
    Secular text in English
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 3
   
Oxford Univ Press catalog # 0-19-386689-7

El Grillo  (The Cricket)
Josquin desPrez/arr. Paul Carey
    SSAA a cappella
    Secular text in Italian
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 2
    Available directly
    SSA/harp or piano    
    Christmas folk text (in Catalan)
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 3
   
Walton catalog #HL08501583
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    SSA/piano
    Secular text in English by Diane Lockward
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 3
   
Duration: 3:45
    Roger Dean cat # 15/2838R

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

    SSAA/jazz string bass
    Secular text in English by Kaylin Haught
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 3-4
    Available directly
 
    SA/piano
    Secular text in English
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 2
    Duration 3:10
    Roger Dean (a division of Lorenz) cat. # 15/2435R
 
    Arranged for SSA/piano
    Also available with orchestration (affordable rental through OUP/CF Peters)
    Traditional text in English
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 3
   
Oxford Univ Press catalog #0-19-386690-0
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Gustav Holst/Claude Debussy/arr. Paul Carey
    SSAA /sop soloist / piano
    Text in English
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 3
    Available directly
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    SA/piano
    Traditional Christmas text in English
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 2
    Roger Dean catalog # 15/2168R
 
Lake Song
-- Commissioned by the Milwaukee Choral Artists --
    SSA/piano
    Text in English by Colette Inez
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 2.5
    Santa Barbara Music Publishing cat#SBMP 831

The Lark in the Clear Air
    SA/piano (with some divisi)
    Irish Ballad in English
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 2
    Roger Dean Publishing Company

Johannes Brahms / arr. Paul Carey
    Ten sections of the original arranged for SSAA/piano four hands
        (Brahms' piano parts unaltered)
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 3
    Available directly
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Life has Loveliness to Sell
    SSA/piano
    Secular text in English
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 2
   
Roger Dean catalog #15/2314R
 
    SA/piano
    Secular Christmas/Holiday text in English by E. E. Cummings
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 3
   
Santa Barbara catalog #SMBP614
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    SA/piano (also available SATB/violin/piano)
    Folktext in Armenian (the Armenian is not difficult to learn)
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 2
   
Santa Barbara catalog # SMBP679
 
    SSAA/piano
    Secular (yet quite spiritual) text by Denise Levertov
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 2.5
    Duration 3:30
    Available directly
       I.   Dicen que no Hablan las Plantas
       II.  Haycannas
       III. Los Astros (The Stars)
    SSA/piano
    Secular text in Spanish by Rosalia de Castro
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 4
    Available directly

Mashed Potato Love Poem (from "Play with Your Food")
    SSA/piano
   
Secular text in English by Sidney Hoddes
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 3
    Duration: 2:30
    Walton Music catalog #HL
08501759
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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

    SSAA/piano (also arranged for SATB/piano)
    Anonymous sacred text (of Celtic origin) in English
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 2
   
Oxford Univ Press SATB catalog #0-19-386735-4
    Oxford Univ Press SSAA catalog #0-19-386734-6
 
    SSAA/piano (ask about availability of tis SSAA version)
    Text in English by Natalie Goldberg
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 3
    Walton catalog # WJMS1088 (SATB version)
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    SA/piano
    Traditional Spiritual text in English
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 2
    Duration 3:20
    Roger Dean Publishing catalog #15/2840R
 
    SA/piano
    Secular text in English by Jean Burden
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 2
    Duration 2:30
    Roger Dean Publishing catalog #15/2591R
    SA/piano
    Secular text in English by Jim Schey
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 2
    Roger Dean Publishing catalog #15/2589R

O Nata Lux de Lumine     

    Thomas Tallis/arr. Paul Carey
    SSSAA acappella (not the same piece as the mixed choirpiece of  same title)
    Sacred text in Latin
    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 catalog #WLG129
    Hal Leonard catalog #HL08501658
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Play with Your Food!  

    SA/piano (published as SATB, a capella -- please contact Paul Carey for Treble version)
    Secular texts in English by May Swenson, Sidney Hoddes, & Grey Held
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 3
    SATB version Walton cat. # WW1407
    SATB version Hal Leonard cat. #08501682
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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

Rise Up, Emma Lazarus
--
winner of the New York Treble Singers composition competition --

I. The New Ezekial     II. The New Colossus
    SSSAAA a cappella
    Sacred and secular texts in English by Emma Lazarus
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 4
    Available directly

Sail Away
-- Commissioned by Lisa Fredenburgh --
     SSA/piano
     Secular text in English by Rabindranath Tagore
     Difficulty rating (1-5): 3
     Duration 3:30

     Available directly

    SA/piano
    Secular text in English by Rudyard Kipling
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 2
    Roger Dean catalog #15/2328R
by Daniel E. Gawthrop/arr. Paul Carey
    SSAA a cappella arrangement of
    Gawthrop’s original SATB piece
    Text in English by Jane Griner
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 3
   
Dunstan House catalog #DH 0319
 
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
-- 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
 
This Sparkle of the Day (extended work)
    SSA/organ (manuals only)
    Sacred texts by early saints, in English
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 2
    Available directly
 
    SA/solo clarinet/piano (also an orchestrated version)
    (also available SABar/solo clarinet/piano)
    Hanukkah text in English by Sherri Lasko
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 2
    Duration 3:45
   
Santa Barbara catalog # SMBP 788 (SA version)
    Santa Barbara catalog # SMBP 791 (SABar version)
 
    treble unison / piano
    Secular text in English by Vachel Lindsay
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 2
    Roger Dean Publishing catalog #15/2589

The Water is Wide

    SA/piano
    Secular text in English
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 2
   
Oxford Univ Press catalog # 0-19-386738-8
 
    SSAA a cappella
    Traditional Christmas text in English
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 3
    Available directly

When I Bring to You Colour’d Toys

    John Alden Carpenter/arr. Paul Carey
    SSAA/piano
    Secular text in English by Rabindrath Tagore
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 3
   
Oxford Univ Press catalog # 0-19-386691-9
 
    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'Reailly
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 2+
    Walton catalog #HL08501630
 
Winter Solstice (extended work)
-- commissioned by the Santa Fe Women's Ensemble --
   
 SSA / harp or piano
    Secular texts in English by Elizabeth Searle Lamb and Lonnie Howard
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 3
    Duration 7:00 (2 mvmts)
    Roger Dean cat. #15/2715R
 
You Begin
   
SSA / solo cello
    Secular text in English by Margaret Atwood
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 3
    Duration 4:10
    Roger Dean (a division of Lorenz) cat. #15/2442R

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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  Mixed Chorus
  Treble Chorus
  Children's Chorus
  Male Chorus

  Instrumental   
  Solo Voice

  Sacred
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  Winter Holidays

  Commisioned Works

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