Submitted by Peter de Mets
Choral Music Development Chair
Self-Published Composers R&R Chair
Greetings fellow choral artists! Allow me to introduce myself, if you don’t know me yet. I am Peter de Mets and I serve as the Choral Music Development Chair for the Executive Board of ACDA PA, and also serve as the R&R Chair for Self-published Composers and “Boutique Publishers”. When you’re the R&R Chair for self-published compositions, you’re constantly looking at new music. The #singnewmusic concept is pretty much where I always live… so picking just one is a task, but I think I’ve done it…
This month’s #SingNewMusic selection is ALLELUIA by Amy Gordon. This is a fantastic celebration suitable for worship (perhaps Easter?), or concert. It is scored for SSAATTBB with piano. The piano part has some tricky spots, but well worth the effort as it adds to the celebratory nature of the work. This piece was commissioned by Choral Arts Initiative for the 2019 PREMIERE! Project Festival. Flowing lines and dramatic swells builds to the final joyous ending.
Amy’s piece can be purchased at https://musicspoke.com/downloads/alleluia-3/
More about Amy can be found at https://amygordonmusic.com