Ave Maris Stella
SATB $2.25 CP 1218
SSAA $2.25 available upon request
Presented by many choirs since its publication, the is a favorite Nova Scotia Latin canticle with a simple harmonic arrangement.
Away from the Roll of the Sea
by Allister MacGillivray arr. Diane Loomer
TTBB with piano – CP 1028 – 4:00
SSAA with piano – CP 1001 – 4:00
SAB with piano – CP 1087
SATB with piano – CP 1528
One of Allister MacGillivray’s and Canada’s favorite folk songs originally arranged for the Elektra Women’s Choir by Diane Loomer our all time best seller! Harmonies are straight forward and the poetry is quintessential MacGillivray.
This arrangement based on “O Come, O Come Emmanuel” trades the familiar theme among all four voices, with each part taking its turn accompanying, yet it easily maintains the stylistic integrity of that beloved melody.
arr. Diane Loomer
SATB – CP 1003 – 3:00
Sonorous, intense a cappella interpretation of this moving spiritual. It contains brief solos for baritone and treble voices who understand this genre.
by James Gordon arr. Diane Loomer
SATB – CP 1319
SSA – CP 1699
One of the very few folk songs from Canada’s frozen North. It’s the tale of the captain of a whaling ship who decides to push the late summer season to catch “one more whale”, but finds himself and his crew frozen in for the winter. Diane’s arrangement captures the mood of sailors who won’t see their home and families for another nine months, if at all.
SATB – CP 1255
Loomer’s arrangement of the folksong/principal theme from Dvořák’s New World Symphony New World Symphony with baritone solo was written for Chor Leoni and calls for low D flats from the basses. You do have our permission to change keys.
Here’s to Song
by Allister McGillivray arr. Diane Loomer
Here’s to song, here’s to time;
Here’s to both with friends of mine;
Here’s to friends who raise their voices high.
Kings have riches widely lain,
Lords have land, but then again,
We have friends and song no wealth can buy.
I Saw Three Ships
arr. Diane Loomer
SATB a cappella – CP 1005. duration: 2:25
Loomer has solved the multiple-verse dilemma of this well-known Christmas carol by sailing the choir though the circle of fifths. Challenging but fun (and educational)!
Let Me Fish Off Cape St Mary's
SA – CP 1039 – 3:15
This familiar Newfoundland folk song is set for unison treble voices with optional divisi and suggested colour accompaniment. Most appropriate for children’s choir but might also be a simple read and song for women.
by Diane Loomer – (sorry, no suitable recording available at this time)
by Calixa Lavallée arr. Diane Loomer
TTBB – CP 1043
SATB – CP 1042
Four part a cappella setting of Canada’s national anthem with both French and English versions included.
Song for Peace
SATB with piano – CP 1016 – 3:15
SA with piano – CP 1017
TTB with piano – CP 1019
SAB with piano – CP 1018
One of Allister’s most popular folk tunes originally written for solo voice — arranged for solo and choir. The tune has the typical MacGillivray lilt and the harmony is correspondingly uncomplicated.
When the Tide Goes Out
by Brian Robertson arr. Diane Loomer and Amy Stephen
SA with piano – CP 1104
Diane Loomer and Amy Stephen have come up with a delightful arrangement of Brian Robertson’s great song. Your young choir will love singing about a feast on the beach, and about being “prepared to shuck the oyster, the clam, or the geoduck”. The “ughh” factor may add to the fun! Quite substantial solo work.
by Diane Loomer
TTBB a cappella – CP 1084 -3:45
SATB a cappella – CP 1119
This song is as warm and glowing as a glass of mulled wine.