A lovely, uplifting modern a cappella arrangement of the United States National Anthem for Soprano 1, Soprano 2, Alto and Tenor(and/or Alto 2). Appropriate for beginner/intermediate level choirs, a cappella groups, school and community choruses.
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This is a soothing, uplifting modern a cappella arrangement of "America the Beautiful." This version is for SSAT, but other arrangements are available upon request. Appropriate for beginner/intermediate choirs, a cappella groups, school and community choruses. Here is a video of Eva's a cappella group Trills 'n Chills performing this arrangement at a Medfield Memorial Day Service. https://youtu.be/BzsaJOXTOzA
"Hymns for People," a five-movement choral cycle by Eva Kendrick, is a heart-felt, inspirational series of non-demoninational spiritual songs. All are scored for SATB & piano except for "Sharing Carol" which also has a chimes choir of at least five members. This piece was written for and dedicated to the First Parish Medfield Choir. You can see three of the hymns on Eva Kendrick's Youtube Channel.
1.) When I First Came In (general, Thanksgiving, Canvas)
2.) Holly King (winter, Solstice)
3.) Sharing Carol (winter, Christmas)
4.) Peace at the Center (general)
5.) Awake, Arise! (spring, Easter)
"When I First Came In" is the first in the Hymns for People choral cycle, with music and lyrics by Eva Kendrick for intermediate level SATB choir and piano. It is a joyous welcoming song, perfect for a beginning of the church year, canvas or Thanksgiving celebration. Watch a video of the First Parish Medfield Choir singing "When I First Came In" here.
"In the Evening" is a light but poignant madrigal ode to the changing New England seasons. This song works well either as a quartet or choral number, with the option of having soprano and tenor soloists. Originally from Kendrick's opera "Emily," about the Amherst poetess Emily Dickinson, the song has original music and lyrics by Kendrick but is a stand-alone piece. Intermediate level choir recommended. Watch a video of the First Parish Medfield Choir singing "In the Evening."
A simple, one-part benediction for treble and piano, used either as a solo or a congregational hymn. Lyrics: "May you go out with your minds open, may you go out with your hearts full. May you carry the peace you feel, through this spinning wheel of days, and remember that this web of love stretches as far as your hand, so reach out wherever you can."
This uplifting, joyous hymn was commissioned for the Installation of Rev. Meg Soens at First Parish Unitarian-Universalist of Medfield. It is appropriate for either an Installation Service or a service welcoming new members to the church. This will be available after 3/30/14!
"May You Find Peace" is a poignant song appropriate for a memorial service. It can either be sung as a solo with piano or a soloist with SATB choir backing and piano.
"Lord's Prayer/In the Name of the Bee" is a choral piece for SAATBB with a soprano solo near the end. The traditional New Testament words are sacred and spiritual, but the interpolation of Emily DIckinson's poem at the end offers a reverence for nature as well. This piece was originally from Kendrick's chamber opera "Emily" but works well as a stand-alone piece. This piece is appropriate for a intermdiate or advanced choir.
"Those Lips That Love's Own Hand Did Make" is an arrangement of Shakespeare's Sonnet 145, commissioned by the Milford High School Chamber Choir. This piece is playful, poignant and sweet. It is appropriate for an advanced high school level chorus/choir or an intermediate adult chorus.
"When the Boy Met Noelle" is a fast-paced, folk-influenced holiday anthem with music by Eva Kendrick and poem by John Kornet. It tells the story of a boy with a troubled past who finds redemption and hope when he "meets the girl Noelle."
"Sharing Carol" is an anthem based on a poem by John Kornet, with music by Eva Kendrick. It is a warm, peaceful winter-themed song, perfect for the holiday season. SATB, chimes choir, piano. (intermediate level with a minimum of four chimes players). Watch a video of "Sharing Carol" here.
"Peace at the Center" is a folk-influenced hymn which celebrates peace and community. SATB, piano with solos for soprano, alto and tenor (intermediate).
"The World We See" is an easy to intermediate level choir anthem for SATB choir and piano. The theme is celebrating the gifts that we have in life and being appreciative for the beautiful world around us. The refrain lyrics are: "We all must plant the seeds, through caring thoughts and loving deeds, to give our thanks for the world we see."
"Be On Your Own Side" is a song with music by Eva Kendrick and lyrics by Kendrick and Kelsey Chatterton. The song is meant to uplift and support young adults who are going through the coming out process with their friends and family. It is available as a solo or two-part song. Please indicate your preference in the comments section!
"To D.R. in Holloway" is a haunting piece for SSAA chorus or quartet, with folk, choral and gospel influences. There is a soprano and an alto solo. This piece was commissioned by the Anthology a cappella quartet in Boston for their concert series, Voices of Protest and Unrest, and was recently performed at the International Alliance of Women in Music Congress 2011 in Flagstaff, Arizona. The song is based on a poem by Laura Grey, a British suffragette. You can listen to the Northern Arizona University Women's Choir performance at the congress here in the audio player.
"A Cloudy Christmas Eve" is a songs from Kendrick's "Whimsical Holiday Songs" series for children's or adult (mostly unison) choir. The song is a fractured fairy tale of sort, with characters from various stories making appearances including Santa, the wise men, Rudolph and more! Please feel free to add a tambourine!
Juntos is a four-movement chamber work for Flute, Bassoon and Viola, commissioned by the Anon Ensemble as their signature work. Juntos, which means “together,” is a loosely narrative chamber work in four movements which contains influences of South American dances. Although each movement refers to a different aspect of dancing with a partner, the piece is named Juntos because dance and music are both collaborative arts, whether in relating to one another or with an audience.
"Against the Grain" is a 9 minute piece for a small wind ensemble and string trio. It was originally commissioned by Dinosaur Annex for the Young Composers Festival of 2009 and was performed by members of Dinosaur Annex and the Community Music Center of Boston wind ensemble. There are solos for alto saxophone and Bb clarinet. The piece received an Honorable Mention from the International Alliance of Women in Music New Music Search in the Judith Lang Zaimont category in 2010. The purchase of the score will include a full score and parts.
"A Child Said, What is the Grass" is a 10 minute piece for SAB chorus, children's chorus, soprano solo and chamber orchestra. It is based on the poem by Walt Whitman and is Americana in style. It premiered in 2008 at the Community Music Center of Boston's Quarter Note concert, which celebrated the 25th anniversary of Executive Director David Lapin. The purchase of this product will include a full score, a choral/piano reduction and individual parts for all players. Watch a video of the CMCB premiere here.
Sonata for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet and Viola is a 9 minute, two-movement piece which recently was awarded an Honorable Mention in the 2011 International Alliance of Women in Music New Music Search in the Judith Lang Zaimont Catgory. The first movement is a whimsical jaunt while the second is slow and deep in its emotion. The purchase of this product will include a full score plus parts. You can listen to an except in the audio player here.
"Country Fields" is a piece that was originally commissioned for the Providence Mandolin Orchestra and has been performed several times throughout New England. Based on a pastoral theme, one reviewer commented that it was "a calm, atmospheric piece that brought to mind some modern forms of Celtic music."
"Disir" is a five-movement chamber work based on the Norse Poetic Edda for three female voices (SSA), folk or classical harp, cello and (recommended) improvised hand drum percussion including chimes, cymbals, triangle and hand drums. The movements are "Yggdrasil," "Meyer Margs," "Gullveigu," "Sal Ser Hon Standa," and "Solter Sortna." The poems tell the story of the tree of life and the battle between the Norse gods. The piece is approximately 20 minutes in length. You can listen to selections from it here.
"The Forgeries of Jealousy," an except of a monologue by Titania from Shakespare's A Midsummer Night's Dream is scored for soprano, harp (folk or classical), marimba and cello. Ethereal and dreamlike, this piece is recommended for an experienced singer with a light, flexible voice. The song is approximately five minutes in length. The PDF purchase will include a full score and parts for instrumentalists. A preview copy is available upon request.
"Beesmoking" is an experimental piece for mezzo-soprano, cello and marimba, originally commissioned by Rialto Arts for their multi-media concert "Buccaneers of Buzz: Celebrating the Honeybee." This piece is approximately five minutes in length and uses many extended vocal techniques, including various ways of humming and exploring vocal resonances. Recommended for the advanced and adventurous singer. A PDF purchase will include the full score and parts for instrumentalists.
"Songs of Anxiety" is a four-movement piece for an intermediate to advanced level child soprano and xylophone. At turns whimsical, frightened and earnest, the song cycle conveys the uncertainty of being an imaginative child facing the inevitable aging into adulthood.Music and lyrics by Eva Kendrick. The sample given is the second movement in the cycle. The cycle is approximately 8 minutes.
2. Irrational Fears
Three whimsical, tongue-in-cheek songs celebrate the holiday season in a fun, light-hearted manner. "Have You Seen My Friend Mr. Snowman" is a song about a child looking for their snowman friend on a sunny day. "It Will Be a Silent Night...If I Get My Pudding" is a satirical twist to a familiar theme. "A Cloudy Christmas Eve" is a fractured Christmas carol type of story which includes Frosty, Rudolph, Santa and more all mashed up together in one song! The songs are scored for a simple children's chorus, plus recorder ("Mr Snowman) and xylophone ("Pudding"). All lyrics and music by Eva Kendrick.
Anne's Cordial EP
Anne's Cordial plays a musical cocktail of folk, blues and retro songs with enchanting three-part vocal harmonies and unique instrumentation: guitar, harp and keyboard. Described as everything from "chamber folk" to "neo-classical," Anne's Cordial is a bright new voice in the New England acoustic scene with skillful arrangements of old and
Anne's Cordial plays a musical cocktail of folk, blues and retro songs with enchanting three-part vocal harmonies and unique instrumentation: guitar, harp and keyboard. Described as everything from "chamber folk" to "neo-classical," Anne's Cordial is a bright new voice in the New England acoustic scene with skillful arrangements of old and original songs.
Eva Kendrick - vocals/keyboard Reed McLaren - vocals/harp Natalie Markward - vocals/guitar Joseph L. Auger - drums