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Rene Clausen: A Cappella Compositions Vol. 2

Song NameArrangerVoicing
Thank The LordRene ClausenSATB divisi
I Thank You GodRene ClausenSATB divisiPreview
La LumiereRene ClausenSATB divisi
All That Hath Life & Breath Praise Ye the Lord!Rene ClausenSATB divisiPreview
MagnificatRene ClausenSATB divisi

'Thank The Lord' is a beautiful 4-part sacred folk tune that begins with a great soprano solo. The unique setting of e.e. cummings' celebrated poem 'i thank you God' is a challenge, but the overall effect is stunning. Dissonance, tone color, and texture are ever-changing in this a cappella gem where chord cluster follows chord cluster. Cummings' vividly painted words are well-suited to Rene Clausen's inimitable gift of melody. Clausen's impressionistic 'La Lumiere (The Light)' is a wonderful, sensual experience in tone color and texture. As the poet's spiritual perception changes, he views his visual landscape in a new light. In much the same way, Clausen transforms the listener's aural landscape with layer upon layer of changing harmony and musical texture. Written for a cappella choir with divisi in each voice part, this modern impressionistic choral will showcase the talents of the most discerning ensemble. Choirs capable of singing 8-part harmony will love 'All That Hath life & Breath Praise Ye the Lord.' The lush chords and triumphant sound will also move the audience. Another 8-part gem, 'Magnificat' showcases Clausen's uncanny ability to weave beautiful melodies with intricate harmonies that can both sooth and excite the listener.

Item code: 9263B | Sheet Music | $8.95 |add item to cart
Choral | A Cappella | Mixed 5-8 Parts | 56 Pages | Softcover | 9 x 12 | United States
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