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Craig Hella Johnson

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Renowned as one of the most influential voices in choral conducting in the United States, Craig Hella Johnson brings a depth of knowledge, artistic sensitivity and imagination to his programs. Founder and Artistic Director of the Grammy Award-Nominated choral ensemble Conspirare, Johnson has assembled some of the finest singers in the country to create a world class, award-winning ensemble committed to creating dynamic choral art.

In addition to his work with Conspirare, Johnson also serves as Music Director Laureate and Conductor of the Victoria Bach Festival, an annual event that draws musicians and critical praise from around the country. Of Johnson's performance of Beethoven's Missa Solemnis, Mike Greenberg of the San Antonio Express-News wrote: "Through all the amazing ebbs and flows of dynamics, the radiant balances, the seamless connection of episodes, the theatrically astute tempo relations, the unified structural arc, the music shone forth with organic naturalness. Nothing sounded fussed over. Everything just sounded right."

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Groups directed - Conspirare


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Sheet Music Series
Craig Hella Johnson Choral Series

Craig Hella Johnson : Considering Matthew Shepard : SATB : Songbook : 888680705947 : 1540033899 : 00243350

Craig Hella Johnson : Considering Matthew Shepard

Perhaps one of the most important major works of our time. The Chicago Tribune wrote: Moving among styles ranging from Lutheran hymnody to blues to Broadway, this modern-day Passion will move many listeners to tears even as it reaches beyond tragedy to peace, understanding and forgiveness. For the advanced choir looking to make an impact on students and community this is worth every bit of effort it requires.

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Voicing: SATB | 40482b | Songbook | $19.95


Individual Folios

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Deer Song : SSAA : Craig Hella Johnson : Craig Hella Johnson : Considering Matthew Shepard : Songbook : 00286858 : 888680899158

Craig Hella Johnson : Deer Songnew

Four movements from the end of the Passion section of Considering Matthew Shepard we hear from a deer. It has been well established that Matt loved the outdoors and it is fitting that a deer should sing All night I lay there beside you, I cradled your pain in my care. The women sing this delicate text accompanied by three soprano soloists who bring the breeze and the hope of redemption.

Composer: Craig Hella Johnson | Musical: Considering Matthew Shepard

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Voicing: SSAA | Sheet Music | $2.50 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00286858


Meet Me Here : SATB : Craig Hella Johnson : Craig Hella Johnson : Considering Matthew Shepard : Sheet Music : 00286864 : 888680899172

Craig Hella Johnson : Meet Me Herenew

As the first movement of the Epilogue, here is movement number 30 from the major work Considering Matthew Shepard. This is the singers and the listeners first chance to begin the healing process. To meet me where the old fence ends and the horizon begins. We are reminded that There's a balm in the silence, There's a joy in the singing, and We'll sing on through the darkness. This is music that easily stands alone from the major work and lifts all our spirits in every context.

Composer: Craig Hella Johnson | Musical: Considering Matthew Shepard

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00286864


Song from the Road : SATB : Craig Hella Johnson : Craig Hella Johnson : Sheet Music : 00291040 : 888680925376

Craig Hella Johnson : Song from the Roadnew

Written for a commissioning consortium through Chorus America, here is a beautiful and thoughtful piece intended as a quiet call to return home to discover oneself and to rediscover our home with each other. Long flowing lines with a beautiful and soloistic piano part create a feeling of peace and hope.

Composer: Craig Hella Johnson

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.75 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00291040


The Innocence : SATB : Craig Hella Johnson : Craig Hella Johnson : Considering Matthew Shepard : Sheet Music : 00286850 : 888680899134

Craig Hella Johnson : The Innocencenew

This 17th movement from the major work Considering Matthew Shepard is planted right in the middle of the passion. Remembering a time when life was full of promise and dreaming was an activity filled with hope, a tenor soloist opens this movement wondering where all of these promising times have gone. The full choir supports the soloist with the repeated question Where, O where? but an answer doesn't comes.

Composer: Craig Hella Johnson | Musical: Considering Matthew Shepard

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00286850


1000 Beautiful Things : SATB Divisi : Craig Hella Johnson : Annie Lennox : Sheet Music : 00131223 : 888680024536

Craig Hella Johnson : 1000 Beautiful Things

From Craig Hella Johnson and Conspirare, this artful setting of this haunting song by Annie Lennox features a soloist with choral background and percussion. This long-anticipated edition will enhance many concert programs.

Arranger: Craig Hella Johnson Performed By: Annie Lennox

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Voicing: SATB Divisi | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00131223


All of Us : SATB divisi : Craig Hella Johnson : Craig Hella Johnson : Sheet Music : 00217196 : 888680666408

Craig Hella Johnson : All of Us

Described as brilliant and heartfelt, this is the final movement of Craig Hella Johnson's epic work Considering Matthew Shepard, a tribute to the young gay man who has become an American icon and a symbol for hope and redemption. With elements of hymnody, American folk and gospel music, this single movement will allow mixed choruses everywhere to come to understand and be lifted up by this powerful music.

Composer: Craig Hella Johnson

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Sheet Music | $2.95 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00217196


Been in de Storm/Wayfaring Stranger : SATB divisi : Craig Hella Johnson : Sheet Music : 50490468 : 884088561307 : 1617808423

Craig Hella Johnson : Been in de Storm/Wayfaring Stranger

With a depth and emotional range comparable to art songs, spirituals have become a powerful and significant body of work in Western art music. This pairing of two songs displays a quality of emotional directness and a fascination with the broad palette of feelings, colors and ideas inherent in the music. Duration: ca. 6:30.

Arranger: Craig Hella Johnson

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Sheet Music | $1.95 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50490468


Dorothy Poems : SSAA : Craig Hella Johnson : Craig Hella Johnson : Sheet Music : 50498606 : 884088864910 : 1476886881

Craig Hella Johnson : Dorothy Poems

Written for the Paideia Women's Chorus from the Paideia School in Atlanta, Craig Hella Johnson sets the words of the poet-mystic Dorothy Walters. With four movements incorporating a variety of musical styles including a 3rd movement that uses aleatoric techniques for singers and pianist, this is stunning and sophisticated set for a good high school or college women's chorus. Movements include: Don't Make Lists, I Cannot Tell You, Order Of Melchizedek, Until Even The Angels. Duration: ca. 12:30.

Composer: Craig Hella Johnson

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Voicing: SSAA | Sheet Music | $2.50 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50498606


Gabriel's Oboe : SATB : Craig Hella Johnson : Ennio Morricone : Sheet Music : 08753947 : 884088611804

Craig Hella Johnson : Gabriel's Oboe

Here is the famous theme from the motion picture The Mission by Ennio Morricone in a distinctive and stunning setting written for the choral group, Conspirare. With the choir providing a rich wordless tapestry of sound, the featured duo of cello and oboe will create an atmosphere of pure magic! Duration: ca. 2:20. Recorded by Conspirare, Craig Hella Johnson, conductor.

Arranger: Craig Hella Johnson | Composer: Ennio Morricone | TV/Movie: The Mission

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08753947


Gitanjali Chants : SATB : Craig Hella Johnson : Craig Hella Johnson : Sheet Music : 50490335 : 884088535735 : 1617740349

Craig Hella Johnson : Gitanjali Chants

Craig Hella Johnson's remarkable setting of verses by the poet Rabindranath Tagore creates a mesmerizing effect with music that is both ancient and modern. Ever in my life have I sought thee with my songs. Duration: ca. 4:30.

Composer: Craig Hella Johnson

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.90 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50490335


Hard Trials : SATB : Craig Hella Johnson : Sheet Music : 50490566 : 884088583293 : 1458407926

Craig Hella Johnson : Hard Trials

This lesser known spiritual speaks nobly and poignantly of the lifelong heartache and desperation experienced by enslaved Africans in America. In this setting that features a soprano solo, the words of the third verse are those of a nineteenth century woman whose entire life was spent in slavery. The meditative quality of the music creates a pensive atmosphere that is spellbinding. Duration: ca. 5:00.

Arranger: Craig Hella Johnson

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50490566


I Love You/What a Wonderful World : SATB Divisi : Craig Hella Johnson : Louis Armstrong : Sheet Music : 00138211 : 888680030643

Craig Hella Johnson : I Love You/What a Wonderful World

Known for his unique pairing of songs, Craig Hella Johnson has creatively combined the early contemporary Christian song by Larry Norman and Randy Stonehill with the popular favorite from the '60s. A wonderful and inspirational closing number or encore for mixed, treble and male choirs!

Arranger: Craig Hella Johnson Performed By: Louis Armstrong

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Voicing: SATB Divisi | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00138211


I Love You/What a Wonderful World : SSAA : Craig Hella Johnson : Louis Armstrong : Sheet Music : 00138212 : 888680030650

Craig Hella Johnson : I Love You/What a Wonderful World

Known for his unique pairing of songs, Craig Hella Johnson has creatively combined the early contemporary Christian song by Larry Norman and Randy Stonehill with the popular favorite from the '60s. A wonderful and inspirational closing number or encore for mixed, treble and male choirs!

Arranger: Craig Hella Johnson Performed By: Louis Armstrong

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Voicing: SSAA | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00138212


I Love You/What a Wonderful World : TTBB : Craig Hella Johnson : Louis Armstrong : Sheet Music : 00138213 : 888680030667

Craig Hella Johnson : I Love You/What a Wonderful World

Known for his unique pairing of songs, Craig Hella Johnson has creatively combined the early contemporary Christian song by Larry Norman and Randy Stonehill with the popular favorite from the '60s. A wonderful and inspirational closing number or encore for mixed, treble and male choirs!

Arranger: Craig Hella Johnson Performed By: Louis Armstrong

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Voicing: TTBB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00138213


Let the River Run : SATB Divisi : Craig Hella Johnson : Carly Simon : Carly Simon : Sheet Music : 08754596 : 884088645977 : 1495052176

Craig Hella Johnson : Let the River Run

Craig Hella Johnson and Conspirare's performance of this Carly Simon hit was featured on a PBS special and was also included on their Grammy-nominated CD. Vibrant choral textures are supported by a dancing keyboard and percussion accompaniment for a spectacular choral showcase! Duration: ca. 2:10.

Arranger: Craig Hella Johnson | Composer: Carly Simon Performed By: Carly Simon

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Voicing: SATB Divisi | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08754596


Light of a Clear Blue Morning : SATB : Craig Hella Johnson : Dolly Parton : Sheet Music : 08750799 : 884088466923

Craig Hella Johnson : Light of a Clear Blue Morning

Craig Hella Johnson's setting of Dolly Parton's "Light of a Clear Blue Morning" is infused with light and hopefulness as it opens with a solo soprano and gradually builds to a joyful overflowing of sound and vocal texture, then gently relaxing into a reflective conclusion.

Arranger: Craig Hella Johnson Performed By: Dolly Parton

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08750799


Lo, How a Rose/The Rose : SATB : Craig Hella Johnson : Sheet Music : 50486409 : 884088115890 : 1423422538

Craig Hella Johnson : Lo, How a Rose/The Rose

This creative pairing of Amanda McBrooms's The Rose with the Praetorius' Lo, How a Rose e'er Blooming has become a classic at Conspirare's Christmas at the Carillon concerts. Incredibly moving! Performance time: Approx. 5:35.

Arranger: Craig Hella Johnson

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50486409


Requiem : SATB : Craig Hella Johnson : Sheet Music : 50486569 : 884088159887 : 1423430301

Craig Hella Johnson : Requiem

Singer/songwriter Eliza Gilkyson wrote Requiem as a song of grief following the Asian tsunami in December, 2004 and the song found a renewed audience after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast region. This setting by Conspirare conductor Craig Hella Johnson has been long anticipated by choral groups around the world and is powerful in its emotional impact. Duration: ca. 4:10. Recorded by Conspirare - Craig Hella Johnson, conductor

Arranger: Craig Hella Johnson

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50486569


Song of Gratitude : SATB : Craig Hella Johnson : Craig Hella Johnson : Sheet Music : 50600463 : 888680104986 : 1495056015

Craig Hella Johnson : Song of Gratitude

Written to be sung in unison or in hymn-style harmony, this heartfelt work can be sung on any number of occasions in which the gathered community wishes to sing an expression of gratitude. Perform it as a tribute to a significant individual or for the many gifts we experience as a part of the progression of life.

Composer: Craig Hella Johnson

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.10 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50600463


Soon Ah Will Be Done/I Wanna Die Easy : SATB divisi : Craig Hella Johnson : Sheet Music : 50490469 : 884088561314 : 1617808431

Craig Hella Johnson : Soon Ah Will Be Done/I Wanna Die Easy

The choral ensemble creates a spare and stark vocal atmosphere with steady, pulsating vocal effects as the solo lines emerge from the texture. First Soon ah will be done and then I wanna die easy, which are then combined in a powerful collage of sonority that expresses the drama and emotion of this powerful music. Duration: ca. 5:50.

Arranger: Craig Hella Johnson

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Sheet Music | $1.95 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50490469


Sweet Crushed Angel/My Funny Valentine : SATB : Craig Hella Johnson : Craig Hella Johnson : Sheet Music : 00274200 : 888680739775

Craig Hella Johnson : Sweet Crushed Angel/My Funny Valentine

Setting the words of the 14th century Persian poet Hafiz and arranging the classic My Funny Valentine creates a dialogue between the Divine and the human heart. Both texts and the music highlight the quirky and odd aspects of being human and the heart's need to know love and to be loved. Each melody is introduced separately by soloists, then harmonized alone and finally juxtaposed to lift up the dialogue and bring it to completion.

Composer: Craig Hella Johnson

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00274200


The Holding Carol : SATB : Craig Hella Johnson : Craig Hella Johnson : Sheet Music : 00275089 : 888680742645

Craig Hella Johnson : The Holding Carol

A carol of Joy - Dream every blessing we receive deep within this joy; a carol of peace - Here we are, breathing peace; and a carol of love - Love is always holding us. These are the powerful themes of the promise of Christmas and the tender moments shared in the new carol.

Composer: Craig Hella Johnson

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.50 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00275089


The Water Is Wide : SATB Divisi : Craig Hella Johnson : Sheet Music : 50490633 : 884088617752 : 1458418375

Craig Hella Johnson : The Water Is Wide

From the PBS program A Company of Voices, by Conspirare, this beloved folk tune is arranged for cello, solo soprano, mixed voices and piano in a rich and sonorous setting that is simply breathtaking. Cello part included. Duration: ca. 3:45. Recorded by Conspirare, Craig Hella Johnson, conductor.

Arranger: Craig Hella Johnson

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Voicing: SATB Divisi | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50490633


Therefore, Music : SATB : Craig Hella Johnson : Craig Hella Johnson : Sheet Music : 50600464 : 888680104993 : 1495056023

Craig Hella Johnson : Therefore, Music

Written as part of the 50th Anniversary Tribute Concert of the Minnesota Chapter of the ACDA - to the music teachers that have inspired us, this text is expansive and can be used in any setting in which the intention is to invite awareness and recognition of the mysterious and loving tapestry of life. Woven into and between musical phrases is spoken narration, lifting up this extraordinary text by Michael Dennis Browne.

Composer: Craig Hella Johnson

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.10 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50600464


To the First of My Lovers : SATB : Craig Hella Johnson : Sheet Music : 08753953 : 884088612054

Craig Hella Johnson : To the First of My Lovers

Sydney Carter (1915-2004) was a British poet, songwriter and folk musician best known for his iconic song Lord of the Dance. This spritely song was arranged by Craig Hella Johnson and recorded on the A Company of Voices - Conspirare in Concert CD. For mixed voices, soloists, piano, soprano recorder and handbells, this delightful song will be especially good for community choirs and other adult ensembles. Duration: ca. 2:40.

Arranger: Craig Hella Johnson

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08753953

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