Newsletter (general) August 2019

Newsletter (general) August 2019

Cypress is excited to finally launch our new web-site! See if you can spot three singers in the photo who are not singing at all. They seem to be telling the conductor (me)  “You’ve got to be kidding!” 
What do you think of user-friendly music? Mozart’s exquisite motet – Ave Verum Corpus – is presented by high school choirs but also by the finest professionals. So, user-friendly can also be high in quality and Cypress specializes in approachable composition with intuitive voice-leading.
We will send you a list of suggestions later this summer – more specific to your own choir.  Please check out these recommendations ranging in levels of challenge. Click on a title to study the score while you listen.
Treble Choir:
1) Well Water – by Carol-Ann Weaver
2) Sparrow – by Susan Crow and Raylene Rankin, arr. Mark Sirett
3) Puppet’s Dream – by Darius Lim
4) Liftoff Cannon – by Leah Abramson
Women’s Choir:
1) Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella – arr. Sarah Jaysmith
2) Abendlied – Rheinberger, arr. Nadezhda Averina
3) Carol Trilogy – arr. Laura Hawley
4) Hodie Christus Natus Est – Kelly-Marie Murphy
Men’s Choir:
1) My Moustache is Growing – glee club!
2) Cotton Jenny – Gordon Lightfoot, arr. Mark Sirett
3) Sempre Vicino – by Jill Ann Siemens
4) Winter Proverbs – by Frances Farrell
Mixed Choir (High School – Community Choir)
1) Gordon Lightfoot Collection: Cotton Jenny, Rainy Day People, etc.
2) My Canoe Runs on Water – by James Gordon
3) Sempre Vicino – by Jill Ann Siemens
4) Cat’s in the Cradle – by Harry Chapin
5) Don’t You Hear the Song? – by Harris Loewen
Chamber Choir
1) To the Peak of the Mountain – by Katerina Gimon
2) The Coming of the Teddy Bears – by Sid Robinovitch
3) Prayer of Saint Francis – by Elizabeth Ekholm
4) The Maple – by Garrett Krause
Sacred Music
1) My Soul Doth Magnify the Lord – by Michael McKay
2) The Lord’s Prayer – Albert Hay Malotte
3) Songs My Father Taught Me – the collection
4) Ave Maria – by Petter Allen
5) Crucifixus – by Ron Smail
6) Amazing Grace – arr. Ron Smail
French Music
1) Les trois cloches – (the Jimmy Brown Song) – Jean Villard
2) L’etoile bleue – by Claudel Callendar
3) L’amour de moy – arr. Erica Phare-Bergh
4) Beauté – by Jean-Charles Côté
Here’s the complete list of music released over the last two years. Please let us help you with suggestions as you program concerts for the new choral year.
warm regards,


Dr. Larry Nickel, CEO, editor
Diane Loomer, C.M., founder
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