TRIED & TRUE REPERTOIRE LISTS

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Since June 2018, MCA has held an annual Tried & True event for members of the choral community to share ideas for future rep choices with each other. Peruse favourite repertoire of other Manitoba directors in the lists from past Tried & True events below.

2021 SUBMISSIONS

Title:

Circa Mea

Composer / Arranger:

Mark Burrows

Submitted By:

Kristel Peters

SATB with Soloist and Percussion/drums.

Voicing:

Senior years or adult choirs

Age Range:
Link:
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Title:

The Blessing Riddle

Composer / Arranger:

New words and arrangement by Pepper Chaplin

Submitted By:

Lisa Erixon

SATB

Voicing:

Middle years, senior years, adult

Age Range:

  

Link:
Notes:

Title:

Under Winter Moon

Composer / Arranger:

Andy Beck

Submitted By:

Kristel Peters

SSA, 2 part, SAB, SATB
piano accompaniment, optional cello

Voicing:

Various

Age Range:
Link:
Notes:

I did SAB with my gr. 9/10 choir. Gorgeous. My students loved it. "Could have been in the movie Frozen"! :)

Title:

Wau Bulan

Composer / Arranger:

Tracy Wong

Submitted By:

Heather Neufeld

SA - a capella

Voicing:

Upper early years - middle years

Age Range:
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Notes:

Upbeat Malaysian folk song that describes the traditional Malaysian kite. It is usually sung while seated on the floor and while performing synchronized-choreographed movements and hand claps.

Title:

Elements 1. Earth 2. Air 3. Fire 4. Water

Composer / Arranger:

Katerina Gimon

Submitted By:

Vic Pankratz

SATB a cappella

Voicing:

Senior years

Age Range:
Link:
Notes:

Title:

Hallelujah

Composer / Arranger:

Leonard Cohen, arr Roger Emerson

Submitted By:

Lisa Erixon

SATB

Voicing:

Adult

Age Range:

  

Link:
Notes:

Title:

Verlieh uns Frieden

Composer / Arranger:

Felix Mendelssohn

Submitted By:

Vic Pankratz

SATB with piano (or lower strings)

Voicing:

Senior years

Age Range:

  

Link:
Notes:

It is a fantastic introduction to Romantic choral repertoire

Title:

Lux Aeterna

Composer / Arranger:

Ēriks Ešenvalds

Submitted By:

Katy Harmer

SSATBB (upper and lower voice versions available as well)

Voicing:

Senior years or adult choirs

Age Range:
Link:
Notes:

A beautiful setting of the traditional requiem text that is very satisfying to sing and hear!

Title:

Hall of Snarky Ghosts

Composer / Arranger:

Dan Wiebe

Submitted By:

Vic Pankratz

SATB with piano

Voicing:

Senior years

Age Range:
Link:
Notes:
Title:

As the Ship Went Down

Composer / Arranger:

Woodpigeon (the band) Arranged by George Chung

Submitted By:

Vic Pankratz

SATB with percussion and piano

Voicing:

Senior years

Age Range:
Link:
Notes:

Title:

Songbird

Composer / Arranger:

Sarah Quartel

Submitted By:

Katy Harmer

SSA

Voicing:

Senior years or adult choirs

Age Range:
Link:
Notes:

This is a fun and playful piece that has some unexpected turns that make me smile every time I hear them! The melody is shared between all the parts, and there is a fun canon at the end.

Title:

On Your Bike

Composer / Arranger:

Bob Chilcott

Submitted By:

Heather Neufeld

SS with piano

Voicing:

Upper early years

Age Range:

 

Link:
Notes:

Part of Bob Chilcott's 'Green Songs: a series of four songs exploring a variety of 'green' issues.

Title:

Four Grassi Lakes Seasons

Composer / Arranger:

Allan Gordon Bell

Submitted By:

Vic Pankratz

SA

Voicing:

Grades 5 - 7

Age Range:

  

Link:
Notes:

This is a fantastic introduction to contemporary music where you have your singers incorporating sounds found in nature.

Title:

Were you There on that Christmas night?

Composer / Arranger:

Natalie Sleeth

Submitted By:

Lisa Erixon

SA

Voicing:

Early years, senior years girls

Age Range:

  

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Title:

We Fall Down

Composer / Arranger:

Chris Tomlin, Choral setting by Lloyd Larson

Submitted By:

Lisa Erixon

SATB

Voicing:

Adult

Age Range:

  

Link:
Notes:

Title:

Turn the World Around

Composer / Arranger:

Mark Hayes

Submitted By:

Heather Neufeld

SA with piano

Voicing:

Upper early years

Age Range:

 

Link:
Notes:

Feel-good piece which is based on the idea that humanity is derived from the three basic elements: fire, water and earth. Set in simple 5/4 meter, it's catchy and fun, especially for younger choirs.

2020 SUBMISSIONS

Title

A Puppet's Dream

Composer / Arranger:

Darius Lim

Voicing:

Senior Years and up

Age Range:
Submitted By:

Geung Kroeker-Lee

Link:
Title

Al Shlosha

Composer / Arranger:

Allen Naplan

2-Part Treble

Voicing:

Early Years and up

Age Range:
Submitted By:

Cathy Horbas

Link:
Title

All the Pretty Little Horses

Composer / Arranger:

arr. Brian Finley

Unison

Voicing:

Early Years

Age Range:
Submitted By:

Sharon Marshall

Link:
Title

Art Thou Troubled

Composer / Arranger:

G.F. Handel

SATB

Voicing:

Senior Years and up

Age Range:
Submitted By:

Scott Reimer

Link:
Title

Bach (Again) Come Sweet Death

Composer / Arranger:

Eric Whitacre & Rezonans

SATB

Voicing:

Senior Years

Age Range:
Submitted By:

Michelle Chyzyk

Link:
Title

Both Sides Now

Composer / Arranger:

Joni Mitchell (arr. Coates) 

SSA

Voicing:

Adults

Age Range:
Submitted By:

Katy Harmer

Link:
Title

Don't Be Afraid

Composer / Arranger:

Allyson Reigh, arr. Jennifer McMillan

SATB some div.

Voicing:

Senior Years

Age Range:
Submitted By:

Kendra Obach

Link:
Title

El Grillo

Composer / Arranger:

Josquin des Prez, arr. Russell Robinson

3-part mixed

Voicing:

Senior Years and up

Age Range:
Submitted By:

Sonya Williams

Link:
Title

Even When he is Silent

Composer / Arranger:

Kim André Arnesen 

SSAATTBB (also avail. SSA, TTB)

Voicing:

Adults

Age Range:
Submitted By:

Leanne Cooper-Carrier

Link:
Title

For the Beauty of the Earth

Composer / Arranger:

John Rutter

SA, SATB

Voicing:

Early Years and up

Age Range:
Submitted By:

Cathy Horbas

Link:
Title

Frobisher Bay

Composer / Arranger:

Loomer/Nickel

SATB

Voicing:

Senior Years

Age Range:
Submitted By:

Kendra Obach

Link:
Title

Green Eggs and Ham

Composer / Arranger:

From Seussical the Musical

2-Part Treble

Voicing:

Early Years

Age Range:
Submitted By:

Johanna Hildebrand

Link:
Title

Ikan Kekek

Composer / Arranger:

Tracy Wong

SSAA

Voicing:

Adults

Age Range:
Submitted By:

Katy Harmer

Link:
Title

Ikimilikiliklik

Composer / Arranger:

Tobin Stokes

SSAA

Voicing:

Advanced Senior Years/Adults

Age Range:
Submitted By:

Johanna Hildebrand

Link:
Title

Indodana

Composer / Arranger:

arr. Michael Barrett and Ralf Schmitt

SATB

Voicing:

Senior Years

Age Range:
Submitted By:

Michelle Chyzyk

Link:
Title

Justice Choir Songbook: Start Local, Stay Vocal

Composer / Arranger:

Curated and Co-Edited by Abbie Betinis, Ahmed Anzaldúa, Tesfa Wondemagegnehu

Voicing:

Varied

Age Range:
Submitted By:

Sara Clefstad

Link:
Title

Lunar Lullaby

Composer / Arranger:

Jacob Narverud

SATB (other versions avail.)

Voicing:

Middle/Senior Years

Age Range:
Submitted By:

Avonlea Armstrong-Green

Link:
Title

Marie Madeleine (Une petite vache noire)

Composer / Arranger:

Jeanette Gallant 

SATB (also avail. SSA)

Voicing:

Senior Years and up

Age Range:
Submitted By:

Leanne Cooper-Carrier

Link:
Title

Miniyama Nayo

Composer / Arranger:

Paul John Rudoi

SATB divisi

Voicing:

Senior Years and up

Age Range:
Submitted By:

Avonlea Armstrong-Green

Link:
Title

Obwisana (Goin' to Ghana)

Composer / Arranger:

Mary Donnelly, arr. George L. O. Strid

2-Part, 3-Part

Voicing:

Early Years

Age Range:
Submitted By:

Melissa Spraggs

Link:
Title

Play Ball! (A Partner Song with "Take Me Out to the Ball Game") 

Composer / Arranger:

Mary Donnelly, arr. George L. O. Strid

2-Part with piano

Voicing:

Early Years

Age Range:
Submitted By:

Melissa Spraggs

 

Link:
Title

Power of One

Composer / Arranger:

Larry King

2-Part, 3-Part, SATB

Voicing:

Early Years

Age Range:
Submitted By:

Melissa Spraggs

Link:
Title

Right Here

Composer / Arranger:

S. Reimer

SSATB

Voicing:

Senior Years and up

Age Range:
Submitted By:

Scott Reimer

Link:
Title

Solo Songs for Young Singers

Composer / Arranger:

Andy Beck

Voicing:

Early Years

Age Range:
Submitted By:

Karen Tole-Henderson

Link:
Title

The Last Rose of Summer

Composer / Arranger:

arr. Joseph M. Martin

SATB

Voicing:

Senior Years

Age Range:
Submitted By:

Roberta Matheson

 

Link:
Title

The Little Birch Tree

Composer / Arranger:

arr. Sue Bohlin

SA

Voicing:

Early Years

Age Range:
Submitted By:

Patti-Lynne Pauls

Link:
Title

The Runner

Composer / Arranger:

Josh Rist

Voicing:

Senior Years and up

Age Range:
Submitted By:

Geung Kroeker-Lee

Link:
Title

There Is Sweet Music Here

Composer / Arranger:

Greg Gilpin

SSA

Voicing:

Senior Years

Age Range:
Submitted By:

Sharon Marshall

Link:
Title

Tres canciones des los elementos

Composer / Arranger:

Victor C. Johnson

3-part mixed

Voicing:

Middle Years and up

Age Range:
Submitted By:

Sonya Williams

Link:
Title

Water Fountain 

Composer / Arranger:

Tune Yards, arr. Kristopher Fulton

SATB

Voicing:

Senior Years

Age Range:
Submitted By:

Kendra Obach

Link:

2019 SUBMISSIONS

Title:

**Al Shlosha D’varim

Composer / Arranger:

Allan E Naplan

SATB (various Available)

Voicing:
Notes: 

Elementary/Middle School/High School

Publisher:

Boosey and Hawkes

Title:

**Animal Crackers I

Composer / Arranger:

Voicing:
Notes: 

Publisher:

Title:

**Fair Phyllis

Composer / Arranger:

Voicing:
Notes: 

Publisher:

Title:

**I Dreamed of Rain

Composer / Arranger:

Voicing:
Notes: 

Publisher:

Title:

**In Remembrance

Composer / Arranger:

Voicing:
Notes: 

Publisher:

Title:

**Kyrie

Composer / Arranger:

Schubert

Voicing:
Notes: 

Mass in G

Publisher:

Title:

**My Bonnie Lass She Smileth

Composer / Arranger:

Voicing:
Notes: 

Publisher:

Title:

**Prairie Spirit

Composer / Arranger:

Marcelline Moody

Unison to 3 part

Voicing:
Notes: 

Girls Chorus

Publisher:

direct from composer - also in MCA library I believe

Title:

**Remember

Composer / Arranger:

Voicing:
Notes: 

Publisher:

Title:

**Set me as a Seal

Composer / Arranger:

Rene Clausen

SATB divisi

Voicing:
Notes: 

A Capella High School/Community

Publisher:

Title:

**The Storm is Passing Over

Composer / Arranger:

MCA – 3pt

Voicing:
Notes: 

Publisher:

Title:

**Under Pressure

Composer / Arranger:

Voicing:
Notes: 

Publisher:

Title:

**Wau Bulan

Composer / Arranger:

Tracy Wong

SA-SAB

Voicing:
Notes: 

Publisher:

Cypress

Title:

**Who can Sail

Composer / Arranger:

Carl-Bertil Agnestig

2 part with descant

Voicing:
Notes: 

I have used this with elementary to high school to community choir. LOVE IT!!

Publisher:

Walton publishing

Title:

As the Ship Went Down

Composer / Arranger:

Woodpigeon (arr. George Chung)

SATB

Voicing:
Notes: 

Vancouver Youth Choir

Publisher:

Cypress

Title:

Aya Ngena

Composer / Arranger:

Ruth Morris Gray

SSA

Voicing:
Notes: 

It is a great piece to put movement in with Grades 5 - 8, It is layered by parts for ease of singing in 3 parts, an opportunity for solos/ soli in a descant part

Publisher:

Title:

Café de Chinitas

Composer / Arranger:

arr. Stephen Hatfield

SABar w/piano

Voicing:
Notes: 

traditional Flamenco/Chamber choir or small concert choir

Publisher:

Title:

Call Me Friend

Composer / Arranger:

Ruth Morris Gray

SAB

Voicing:
Notes: 

Lyrical / Grade 9 Concert Choir

Publisher:

Title:

Glorious

Composer / Arranger:

Stephanie Maybe

SSA

Voicing:
Notes: 

It's an inspirational pop style song. We used this with our middle school aged voices and the kids loved it. It was originally sung by David Archuleta and then covered by the One Voice Childrens Choir.

Publisher:

Published on musicnotes.com

Title:

I Believe

Composer / Arranger:

Mark Miller

SATB

Voicing:
Notes: 

High School Chorus

Publisher:

Choristers Guild

Title:

Invictus

Composer / Arranger:

Joshua Rist

SATB Divisi

Voicing:
Notes: 

Publisher:

Earthsongs

Title:

Loch Lomond

Composer / Arranger:

arr. Earlene Rentz

two-part mix with optional alto

Voicing:
Notes: 

folk song/early or middle years choir

Publisher:

BriLee Music Publishing

Title:

Loch Lomond

Composer / Arranger:

David Lantz III

SATB

Voicing:
Notes: 

Lyrical

Publisher:

Carl Fischer

Title:

Saviour, Guide Us

Composer / Arranger:

Nancy M. René

SATB a cappella

Voicing:
Notes: 

Publisher:

Pavane Publishing

Title:

Storm

Composer / Arranger:

James DesJardins

Two-Part Treble

Voicing:
Notes: 

Grade 5 Treble Voices

Publisher:

BriLee Music

Title:

The Parting Glass

Composer / Arranger:

Audrey Snyder

SATB

Voicing:
Notes: 

Irish folk song with multiple instrument parts

Publisher:

Hal Leonard Publisher

Title:

The Power of One

Composer / Arranger:

Beth Jacoby and Larry King

2-part

Voicing:
Notes: 

Pop style ballad about anti-bullying, upper elementary choir

Publisher:

Published by Alfred

Title:

The Runner

Composer / Arranger:

Joshua Rist

SATB

Voicing:
Notes: 

High School + Piano (optional Percussion)

Publisher:

Walton

Title:

The Water is Wide (with Bring Me Little Water Sylvie)

Composer / Arranger:

arr. Dilworth

Two-Part

Voicing:
Notes: 

Partner Song, great for developing tone and beginning choirs

Publisher:

Title:

Wait In Line

Composer / Arranger:

Voicing:
Notes: 

Publisher:

Title:

White Winter Hymnal

Composer / Arranger:

arr. Alan Billingsley

SATB

Voicing:
Notes: 

A cappella with body percussion/best with smaller groups

Publisher:

Hal Leonard Corporation