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Gwyneth Walker

Widely performed throughout the country, the music of American composer Gwyneth Walker is beloved by performers and audiences alike for its energy, beauty, reverence, drama, and humor. Dr. Gwyneth Walker is a graduate of Brown University and the Hartt School of Music. She holds B.A., M.M. and D.M.A. degrees in Music Composition. A former faculty member of the Oberlin College Conservatory, she resigned from academic employment in 1982 in order to pursue a career as a full-time composer. For nearly 30 years, she lived on a dairy farm in Braintree, Vermont. She now divides her time between her childhood hometown of New Canaan, Connecticut and the musical community of Randolph, Vermont.

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A Sacred Place: 1. Welcome to the House of the Lord : SATB : Gwyneth Walker : Gwyneth Walker : 7460

Gwyneth Walker : A Sacred Place: 1. Welcome to the House of the Lord

Welcome to the House of the Lord starts with the outer elements, coming into the church. Welcome light, welcome beauty, welcome wonder. The focus then turns inward, to the personal gifts of healing and comfort. And, as we welcome the many aspects of faith, we realize that, one blessing at a time, we are welcoming God!

Composer: Gwyneth Walker

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| 7460


A Sacred Place: 2. In This Still Room : SATB : Gwyneth Walker : Gwyneth Walker : Sheet Music : 7461

Gwyneth Walker : A Sacred Place: 2. In This Still Room

In This Still Room is a musical setting of the poem by Quaker poet John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892). Although these lyrics are inspired by the Quaker Meetinghouse, the "still room" may also refer to the moments of silent prayer and meditation within any worship service. "I find it well to come for deeper rest to this still room."

Composer: Gwyneth Walker

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| 7461


A Sacred Place: 3. Alleluia! Amen! : SATB : Gwyneth Walker : Gwyneth Walker : Sheet Music : 7462

Gwyneth Walker : A Sacred Place: 3. Alleluia! Amen!

To celebrate a place, a spirit, and a faith, one sings "Alleluia! Amen!"

Composer: Gwyneth Walker

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| 7462


A Song of the Future : SSAA : Gwyneth Walker : Gwyneth Walker : Sheet Music : 1.3495

Gwyneth Walker : A Song of the Future

Based on a poem by Sidney Lanier (1842-1881,) this journey into the future parallels Noah's journey on the Ark. The music opens with lines which flow like waves. The oboe has an octave motif which signifies reaching out in search across the waters. A quiet middle section expresses the dove being released on a quest for new land. The closing lines create beautiful imagery, "Thou art only a tiny and quiet dove, but thine eye is faith, and thy wing is love." A lyrical, expansive setting for SSAA chorus, oboe, and piano. Duration: 3:15

Composer: Gwyneth Walker

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| 1.3495


All the Beauty of the Lord : SATB : Gwyneth Walker : Gwyneth Walker : Sheet Music : 7143

Gwyneth Walker : All the Beauty of the Lord

Words adapted from the hymn There's a Wideness in God' Mercy by Frederick W. Faber. Duration 2:15

Composer: Gwyneth Walker

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| 7143


And Death Shall Have No Dominion : SATB : Gwyneth Walker : Gwyneth Walker : Sheet Music : 7710

Gwyneth Walker : And Death Shall Have No Dominion

"This musical setting of the well-known Dylan Thomas poem focuses on the strength and certainty of the message- though death may claim the mortal life, the spirit of humanity endures. Thus, the piano introduction and the first entrance by the chorus are marked 'grandly and triumphantly.' The musical language is often loud and forceful. Harmonies are bold- either spare (open fourths and fifths) or blunt (added seconds). The softening sonorities of thirds are rarely heard, especially in the opening verse. However, richer and gentler chords are chosen to express the life-affirming sentences:

The poetic text primarily portrays the darkness and decay of death. And yet, with these few gloriously transcendent lines, the enduring spirit is celebrated. Thus, the final 'no dominion' is victorious." -Gwyneth Walker

Composer: Gwyneth Walker

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| 7710


And Joyful Be : SATB : Gwyneth Walker : Gwyneth Walker : Sheet Music : 5136

Gwyneth Walker : And Joyful Be

Cello part included.

Composer: Gwyneth Walker

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| 5136


Be Thou My Vision from Three Folk Hymns : SATB : Gwyneth Walker : Gwyneth Walker : Sheet Music : 8257

Gwyneth Walker : Be Thou My Vision from Three Folk Hymns

Be Thou My Vision has a dimension of an entreaty to the Lord, as if asking for the Lord's presence to be there at all times. Thus, the phrase "Be Thou" repeats as a background during the singing. Even the opening piano introduction speaks the two-note pattern which will fill the entire song. The men's and women's voices are paired in dialogue throughout much of the music. Duration: 4:00

Composer: Gwyneth Walker

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.35 | With Piano |
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| 8257


Blessings from the Children: 1. The Blessing of Light : SA : Gwyneth Walker : Gwyneth Walker : Sheet Music : 7761

Gwyneth Walker : Blessings from the Children: 1. The Blessing of Light

The texts for Blessings from the Children are found in the collection In Every Tiny Grain of Sand - A Child's Book of Prayer and Praise by Reeve Lindbergh. For the first song, The Blessing of Light, the lyrics are taken from a traditional Scottish blessing and adapted by the composer. The second and third songs use familiar sacred texts as adapted by Reeve Lindbergh. c. 4:00

Composer: Gwyneth Walker

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| 7761


Blessings from the Children: 3. On Morning Wings : SA : Gwyneth Walker : Gwyneth Walker : Sheet Music : 7763

Gwyneth Walker : Blessings from the Children: 3. On Morning Wings

The texts for Blessings from the Children are found in the collection In Every Tiny Grain of Sand - A Child's Book of Prayer and Praise by Reeve Lindbergh. For the first song, The Blessing of Light, the lyrics are taken from a traditional Scottish blessing and adapted by the composer. The second and third songs use familiar sacred texts as adapted by Reeve Lindbergh. c. 4:00

Composer: Gwyneth Walker

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| 7763


Descent: "Sequoia" from "Touching the Infinite Sky" : TTBB : Gwyneth Walker : Gwyneth Walker : Sheet Music : 8517

Gwyneth Walker : Descent: "Sequoia" from "Touching the Infinite Sky"

Touching the Infinite Sky is a choral adaptation (for Men's Chorus with Tenor Soloist) of the composer's solo song cycle, Songs from the High Sierra, for High Voice and Piano. The original songs were completed in 2014. The new work was commissioned by Louisiana State University for the Tiger Glee Club, which premiered the music on October 3, 2016 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

The new choral adaptation employs the additional voices as an expansive background to the soloist. As the chorus joins in the accompaniment sonorities, a sense of space and depth is created, well-suited to songs about the wilderness. The chorus also shares melodic material with the soloist, in dialogue or in unison.

Composer: Gwyneth Walker

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| 8517


Eternal Brightness: 2. Lord Jesus, Think On Me : SATB : Gwyneth Walker : Gwyneth Walker : Sheet Music : 7622

Gwyneth Walker : Eternal Brightness: 2. Lord Jesus, Think On Me

Eternal Brightness is a set of three choral works which revisit 'old favorites' in the hymn repertoire... Sweet Accord presents the Isaac Watts text in a rousing Colonial New England style of angular melody and four-square rhythm. The second movement employs both the familiar words and melody (Southwell). The setting is a cappella in the spirit of gentle and reflective expression. The Beauty of the Earth is celebratory.Hymn tune SOUTHWELL
Duration 3:45

Composer: Gwyneth Walker

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | A Cappella |
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| 7622


Eternal Brightness: 3. The Beauty of the Earth : SATB : Gwyneth Walker : Gwyneth Walker : Sheet Music : 7623

Gwyneth Walker : Eternal Brightness: 3. The Beauty of the Earth

Eternal Brightness is a set of three choral works which revisit 'old favorites' in the hymn repertoire... Sweet Accord presents the Isaac Watts text in a rousing Colonial New England style of angular melody and four-square rhythm. The second movement employs both the familiar words and melody (Southwell). The setting is a cappella in the spirit of gentle and reflective expression. The Beauty of the Earth is celebratory. Duration 4:00

Composer: Gwyneth Walker

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| 7623


Every Life Shall Be a Song : TTBB : Gwyneth Walker : Gwyneth Walker : Sheet Music : 8600

Gwyneth Walker : Every Life Shall Be a Song

A celebration of life, unity, and music, this is a setting of a poem by the 19th-century British author John Addington Symonds (1840-1893). The text speaks of the future with hope: "A loftier race then e'er the world has known shall rise." The healing and transforming power of music is essential to this hope. "When every life shall be a song, then all the earth is a paradise." Throughout, the message is triumphant: "These things shall be! " The musical expression alternates between added-tone chords (representing building for the future) and melodic phrases for the more tender passages of the poem: "we will be gentle, brave, and strong "). Commissioned and premiered by the Boston Gay Men's Chorus. Duration: 3:30

Composer: Gwyneth Walker

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Voicing: TTBB | Sheet Music | $2.35 | With Piano |
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| 8600


Every Night (When the Sun Goes Down) : SATB : Gwyneth Walker : Gwyneth Walker : Sheet Music : 5135

Gwyneth Walker : Every Night (When the Sun Goes Down)

Focuses on the transcendence of faith over sorrow and of peace over suffering and pain.

Composer: Gwyneth Walker

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| 5135


From Dusk to Dawn : SSA : Gwyneth Walker : Gwyneth Walker : Sheet Music : 8157

Gwyneth Walker : From Dusk to Dawn

From Dusk to Dawn tells the story of the Liberian women protesting the civil war which engulfed their country until 2003. The musical language for this choral setting is rhythmic, energetic and powerful. The voices sing, "Gather, gather," in repeated 8th notes, as the calls for protest gain in strength. Tremolo chords in the accompaniment bring increased energy. The final section is emphatic, with accented chords in the voices and piano to express "Mighty women!"

Composer: Gwyneth Walker

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $2.60 | With Piano |
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| 8157


Good Shepherd : SATB : Gwyneth Walker : Gwyneth Walker : Sheet Music : 8070

Gwyneth Walker : Good Shepherd

"'Good Shepherd' was composed for William and Curt Sorensen, brothers and tenor soloists with the choir of the First Congregational Church of North Guilford, CT. Bill Sorensen, raises sheep. Thus, the topic of the 'Good Shepherd' seemed most appropriate.
This anthem is based on the traditional hymn, 'The King of Love My Shepherd Is,' with music and lyrics adapted by the composer. Interspersed with the preexisting material are short phrases, musical settings of lines from the Saint Patrick Breastplate: 'God before me. God beside me. God behind me. God above me.' The intent in combining these sources is to speak of God's presence guiding (as a 'Good Shepherd'), surrounding (as in the St. Patrick lines), infusing the spirit (living in my heart) and even manifested in our beloved livestock!" -Gwyneth Walker

Composer: Gwyneth Walker

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| 8070


Gospel Songs: All My Trials : SATB : Gwyneth Walker : Gwyneth Walker : Sheet Music : 8226

Gwyneth Walker : Gospel Songs: All My Trials

A very poignant song. Phrases such as "Hush little baby, don't you cry, you know your mama was born to die," or "Oh my brothers, I must leave you here behind," view the approach of death in terms of those left behind.

The accompaniment of repeated 8th-note chords is marked as if trembling or sobbing. Although the harmonic language is tonal and consonant almost entirely throughout the song, a few dissonances appear near the end, reflecting the pain of parting. Duration: 4:30

Composer: Gwyneth Walker

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.90 | With Piano |
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| 8226


Gospel Songs: All My Trials : SSA : Gwyneth Walker : Gwyneth Walker : Sheet Music : 8227

Gwyneth Walker : Gospel Songs: All My Trials

A very poignant song. Phrases such as "Hush little baby, don't you cry, you know your mama was born to die," or "Oh my brothers, I must leave you here behind," view the approach of death in terms of those left behind.

The accompaniment of repeated 8th-note chords is marked as if trembling or sobbing. Although the harmonic language is tonal and consonant almost entirely throughout the song, a few dissonances appear near the end, reflecting the pain of parting. Duration: 4:30

Composer: Gwyneth Walker

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $2.60 | With Piano |
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| 8227


Gospel Songs: Come and Go with Me to That Land : SATB : Gwyneth Walker : Gwyneth Walker : Sheet Music : 8154

Gwyneth Walker : Gospel Songs: Come and Go with Me to That Land

This new arrangement focuses on several, specific aspects of the lyrics, and of the "journey." Envisioning that one is walking to that land, the piano introduction, in a swing rhythm, is marked At a strolling tempo. When the chorus enters, there is a bounce to their step, with the staccato dots coming each time on the word with- Come and go with me to that land... This is a jaunty expedition. One sees one's parents waiting in that land. Loving friends are there as well. A bit of scat singing and finger snapping adds to the energy. A slower middle section, in blues style, affirms that They'll be no slavery in that land. Shackles are thrown to the ground, and freedom breaks forth. This leads to a quick and energetic return to the gospel song, with a final refrain of They'll be singing in that land, voices ringing in that land! This is very American music, in a gospel, blues, and folk style.

Composer: Gwyneth Walker

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.80 | With Piano |
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| 8154


Gospel Songs: Come and Go with Me to That Land : SSA : Gwyneth Walker : Gwyneth Walker : Sheet Music : 8224

Gwyneth Walker : Gospel Songs: Come and Go with Me to That Land

This new arrangement focuses on several, specific aspects of the lyrics, and of the "journey." Envisioning that one is walking to that land, the piano introduction, in a swing rhythm, is marked At a strolling tempo. When the chorus enters, there is a bounce to their step, with the staccato dots coming each time on the word with- Come and go with me to that land... This is a jaunty expedition. One sees one's parents waiting in that land. Loving friends are there as well. A bit of scat singing and finger snapping adds to the energy. A slower middle section, in blues style, affirms that They'll be no slavery in that land. Shackles are thrown to the ground, and freedom breaks forth. This leads to a quick and energetic return to the gospel song, with a final refrain of They'll be singing in that land, voices ringing in that land!<

Composer: Gwyneth Walker

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $2.80 | With Piano |
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| 8224


Gospel Songs: Steal Away : SATB : Gwyneth Walker : Gwyneth Walker : Sheet Music : 8228

Gwyneth Walker : Gospel Songs: Steal Away

Steal Away interprets the traditional spiritual, "Steal Away to Jesus," as a song of alternating sorrow and strength. The refrains are presented quietly and mournfully: "Steal away to Jesus. I ain't got long to stay here." In contrast, the verses are sung with conviction: "My Lord calls me, calls me by the thunder." Similarly, the accompaniment varies from florid arpeggiations (for the refrains) to rhythmic chordal entrances (for the verses).

Of special interest is the use of scale patterns. In the opening refrain, and on every occurrence of the words "steal away," the scales descend, marked as falling tears, or stealing away. At the conclusion of the song, the scales rise, as the soul ascending to heaven. "My Lord calls me, calls me home." Duration: 3:40

Composer: Gwyneth Walker

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.60 | With Piano |
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| 8228


Gospel Songs: Steal Away : SSA : Gwyneth Walker : Gwyneth Walker : Sheet Music : 8229

Gwyneth Walker : Gospel Songs: Steal Away

Steal Away interprets the traditional spiritual, Steal Away to Jesus, as a song of alternating sorrow and strength. The refrains are presented quietly and mournfully: "Steal away to Jesus. I ain't got long to stay here." In contrast, the verses are sung with conviction: "My Lord calls me, calls me by the thunder." Similarly, the accompaniment varies from florid arpeggiations (for the refrains) to rhythmic chordal entrances (for the verses).

Of special interest is the use of scale patterns. In the opening refrain, and on every occurrence of the words "steal away," the scales descend, marked as falling tears, or stealing away. At the conclusion of the song, the scales rise, as the soul ascending to heaven. "My Lord calls me, calls me home." Duration: 3:40

Composer: Gwyneth Walker

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $2.35 | With Piano |
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| 8229


Gospel Songs: The Gospel Ship : SATB : Gwyneth Walker : Gwyneth Walker : Sheet Music : 8230

Gwyneth Walker : Gospel Songs: The Gospel Ship

A new arrangement of a traditional spiritual. The character of this version is shaped by the lyrics, "I'm gonna shout and sing, until the heavens ring..." For this is a song of celebration. The Gospel Ship (i.e. a vessel of music) transports the singers above earthly troubles, on up to heaven.

Music has the power to overcome daily challenges. The burden is lightened, and the weary road is shortened. Thus, the climax of this work comes with the lyrics, "your journey won't be long if you live a life of song." Indeed, with voices joined together, we shall go "sailing through the air!" Duration: 4:00

Choral score and children's chorus part included.

Composer: Gwyneth Walker

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $3.00 | With Piano |
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| 8230


Harlem Songs: 1. Spirituals : SSAA : Gwyneth Walker : Gwyneth Walker : Sheet Music : 6813

Gwyneth Walker : Harlem Songs: 1. Spirituals

Spirituals is about strength. It opens with ascending patterns representing the rising shafts of mountains..."something strong to put my hands on". The focus then shifts to the strength of song in times of trouble: "I heard my mother singing when life hurt her: Gonna ride in my chariot someday!" The music then rises to the affirmation: "Sing, O black mother! Song is a strong thing." c. 3:45

Composer: Gwyneth Walker

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| 6813


Harlem Songs: 1. Spirituals : TTBB : Gwyneth Walker : Gwyneth Walker : Sheet Music : 7294

Gwyneth Walker : Harlem Songs: 1. Spirituals

Spirituals is about strength. It opens with ascending patterns representing the rising shafts of mountains..."something strong to put my hands on". The focus then shifts to the strength of song in times of trouble: "I heard my mother singing when life hurt her: Gonna ride in my chariot someday!" The music then rises to the affirmation: "Sing, O black mother! Song is a strong thing." c. 3:45

Composer: Gwyneth Walker

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Voicing: TTBB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
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Harlem Songs: 2 Harlem Night Song : SSAA : Gwyneth Walker : Gwyneth Walker : Sheet Music : 6814

Gwyneth Walker : Harlem Songs: 2 Harlem Night Song

Harlem Night Song is infused with the language of blues: mixed major and minor tonalities, a gentle tempo, humming. The music is also nocturnal and atmospheric. The chorus sings "I love you", as if calling back and forth across the Harlem rooftops. A change of pace follows in the middle of the piece: "Down in the street, a band is playing..." Scat singing, percussive vocal effects and random patterns of "I love you" bring this work to a close. c. 3:15

Composer: Gwyneth Walker

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| 6814


Harlem Songs: 2. Harlem Night Song : SATB : Gwyneth Walker : Gwyneth Walker : Sheet Music : 5770

Gwyneth Walker : Harlem Songs: 2. Harlem Night Song

Harlem Night Song is infused with the language of blues: mixed major and minor tonalities, a gentle tempo, humming. The music is also nocturnal and atmospheric. The chorus sings "I love you", as if calling back and forth across the Harlem rooftops. A change of pace follows in the middle of the piece: "Down in the street, a band is playing..." Scat singing, percussive vocal effects and random patterns of "I love you" bring this work to a close. c. 3:15

Composer: Gwyneth Walker

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.50 | With Piano |
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| 5770


Harlem Songs: 3. Tambourines : SATB : Gwyneth Walker : Gwyneth Walker : Sheet Music : 5771

Gwyneth Walker : Harlem Songs: 3. Tambourines

In Tambourines, a variety of hand-tapping patterns and vocal sounds are employed to suggest the playing of this instrument. The intent is to capture the spirit and joy of playing a tambourine (or an imaginary tambourine). These pseudo-tambourines then accompany several gospel tunes that appear into the middle of this piece. A joyous closing section celebrates "tambourines to the glory of God!" c. 3:45

Composer: Gwyneth Walker

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| 5771


How Can I Keep from Singing? : SATB : Gwyneth Walker : Gwyneth Walker : Sheet Music : 5100

Gwyneth Walker : How Can I Keep from Singing?

A very popular setting of the most popular Quaker hymn c. 1800.<

Composer: Gwyneth Walker

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| 5100


How Can I Keep from Singing? : SSA : Gwyneth Walker : Gwyneth Walker : Sheet Music : 5655

Gwyneth Walker : How Can I Keep from Singing?

A very popular setting of the most popular folk hymn.

Composer: Gwyneth Walker

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| 5655


How Can I Keep from Singing? : TTBB : Gwyneth Walker : Gwyneth Walker : Sheet Music : 6336

Gwyneth Walker : How Can I Keep from Singing?

A very popular setting of the most popular folk hymn.

Composer: Gwyneth Walker

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| 6336


I Thank You God : SSA : Gwyneth Walker : Gwyneth Walker : Sheet Music : 5331

Gwyneth Walker : I Thank You God

Text adapted from E. E. Cummings "I thank you god for most this amazing." This piece was the 1999 Raymond W. Brock Commission from the ACDA, and has become wildly popular since its premiere at the 1999 national convention.

Composer: Gwyneth Walker

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| 5331


I Thank You God : SSATB : Gwyneth Walker : Gwyneth Walker : Sheet Music : 5977

Gwyneth Walker : I Thank You God

The original SSA version of this piece (#5331), based on the text by E. E. Cummings, was the 1999 Raymond W. Brock Commission from the ACDA, and has become wildly popular since its premiere at the 1999 national convention. This version was arranged for the Alexander Dreyfoos School of the Arts Singers, performed by them at the ADCA 2002 Southern Division Convention in Charlotte, NC.

Composer: Gwyneth Walker

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I Will Arise from Three Folk Hymns : SATB : Gwyneth Walker : Gwyneth Walker : Sheet Music : 8256

Gwyneth Walker : I Will Arise from Three Folk Hymns

I Will Arise comprises vocal lines which may be divided among the chorus according to voice range-with melody, harmony and descant designations. It might be possible to perform this song with either just men or women's voices, or in any combination, including adding the children. A roughhewn style of singing and playing would be appropriate. Duration: 4:30

Composer: Gwyneth Walker

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.35 | With Piano |
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| 8256


I, Too, Sing America : tb : Gwyneth Walker : Gwyneth Walker : Sheet Music : 8051

Gwyneth Walker : I, Too, Sing America

"The Langston Hughes poem 'I, Too' is a powerful statement by an African-American writer. Although too often denied equal opportunity or respectful treatment in this country, the author claims his right as an American: 'I, too, sing America.'

The musical setting interprets this phrase literally. Not only does the author sing praises of his country, he also sings the words to the patriotic song, 'America' ('My Country, 'Tis of Thee,' lyrics by Samuel Francis Smith: 1808-1895).

The text of this song has been adapted to include references to African-American experiences:
'Land where my fathers died, in bondage, in battle' (slavery, military service);
'Land of my mothers' pride, with dignity and daring' (Rosa Parks).
No longer relegated to eating in the kitchen (as a servant), the proud African-
American states, 'I, too, sing America. I am America.'
This is my country!" -Gwyneth Walker

Composer: Gwyneth Walker

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| 8051


Love Was My Lord and King!: 1. A Sentinel : TTBB : Gwyneth Walker : Gwyneth Walker : Sheet Music : 6371

Gwyneth Walker : Love Was My Lord and King!: 1. A Sentinel

The Sentinel describes the watchman keeping guard over love. He "whispers to the world of space, in the deep night, that all is well."

The poetry of Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809-1892) is characterized by dark, yet transcendent imagery -- the depths of the ocean, the triumph of the spirit. These poems seem well-suited to musical settings for Men's Chorus. The deep tones. The sonority of male voices (perhaps speaking for the poet) rising in song.

Throughout the varied imagery of this poetry -- the depth of the sea, the dark of the night, the tumult of passion and the acceptance of death -- there speaks one, central message. "Love was my lord and king."

Composer: Gwyneth Walker

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| 6371


Love Was My Lord and King!: 2. There Rolls the Deep : TTBB : Gwyneth Walker : Gwyneth Walker : Sheet Music : 6372

Gwyneth Walker : Love Was My Lord and King!: 2. There Rolls the Deep

There Rolls the Deep speaks of the Tennyson affirmation of life. "For in my spirit will I dwell...I cannot think the thing farewell."

The poetry of Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809-1892) is characterized by dark, yet transcendent imagery -- the depths of the ocean, the triumph of the spirit. These poems seem well-suited to musical settings for Men's Chorus. The deep tones. The sonority of male voices (perhaps speaking for the poet) rising in song.

Throughout the varied imagery of this poetry -- the depth of the sea, the dark of the night, the tumult of passion and the acceptance of death -- there speaks one, central message. "Love was my lord and king."

Composer: Gwyneth Walker

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Voicing: TTBB | Sheet Music | $2.80 |
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| 6372


Love Was My Lord and King!: 3. Crossing the Bar : TTBB : Gwyneth Walker : Gwyneth Walker : Sheet Music : 6373

Gwyneth Walker : Love Was My Lord and King!: 3. Crossing the Bar

Crossing the Bar creates images of the sea, with the "final voyage" leading us out across the water, to see our "Pilot, face to face." The musical setting endeavors to express the growth from peaceful to ecstatic moods, the tolling of the bell, the meeting of the Pilot. "May there be no moaning of the bar, when I put out to see."

The poetry of Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809-1892) is characterized by dark, yet transcendent imagery -- the depths of the ocean, the triumph of the spirit. These poems seem well-suited to musical settings for Men's Chorus. The deep tones. The sonority of male voices (perhaps speaking for the poet) rising in song.

Throughout the varied imagery of this poetry -- the depth of the sea, the dark of the night, the tumult of passion and the acceptance of death -- there speaks one, central message. "Love was my lord and king."

Composer: Gwyneth Walker

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Voicing: TTBB | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
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| 6373


Love Was My Lord and King!: 3. Crossing the Bar : SSAA : Gwyneth Walker : Gwyneth Walker : Sheet Music : 6377

Gwyneth Walker : Love Was My Lord and King!: 3. Crossing the Bar

Crossing the Bar creates images of the sea, with the "final voyage" leading us out across the water, to see our "Pilot, face to face." The musical setting endeavors to express the growth from peaceful to ecstatic moods, the tolling of the bell, the meeting of the Pilot. "May there be no moaning of the bar, when I put out to see."

The poetry of Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809-1892) is characterized by dark, yet transcendent imagery -- the depths of the ocean, the triumph of the spirit. These poems seem well-suited to musical settings for Men's Chorus. The deep tones. The sonority of male voices (perhaps speaking for the poet) rising in song.

Throughout the varied imagery of this poetry -- the depth of the sea, the dark of the night, the tumult of passion and the acceptance of death -- there speaks one, central message. "Love was my lord and king."

Composer: Gwyneth Walker

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Voicing: SSAA | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 6377


Love Was My Lord and King!: 3. Crossing the Bar : SATB : Gwyneth Walker : Gwyneth Walker : Sheet Music : 6378

Gwyneth Walker : Love Was My Lord and King!: 3. Crossing the Bar

Crossing the Bar creates images of the sea, with the "final voyage" leading us out across the water, to see our "Pilot, face to face." The musical setting endeavors to express the growth from peaceful to ecstatic moods, the tolling of the bell, the meeting of the Pilot. "May there be no moaning of the bar, when I put out to see."

The poetry of Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809-1892) is characterized by dark, yet transcendent imagery -- the depths of the ocean, the triumph of the spirit. These poems seem well-suited to musical settings for Men's Chorus. The deep tones. The sonority of male voices (perhaps speaking for the poet) rising in song.

Throughout the varied imagery of this poetry -- the depth of the sea, the dark of the night, the tumult of passion and the acceptance of death -- there speaks one, central message. "Love was my lord and king."

Composer: Gwyneth Walker

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 6378


Motherless Child : SATB : Gwyneth Walker : Gwyneth Walker : Sheet Music : 5131

Gwyneth Walker : Motherless Child

"Motherless Child" is derived, in part, from the African-American spiritual "Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child." The original song dates back to the era of slavery when it was common practice to sell children of slaves away from their parents. In this new adaptation, the theme of separation or alienation (away from home, apart from one's community is viewed as universal and eternal. Everyone at some time feels like a "motherless child." But as one expresses these feelings, one realizes a common bond with humanity. And one is no longer alone. Thus a more hopeful refrain is woven into the lyrics of the spiritual:"Hold on. Hold on, We are together. And we are one."

Composer: Gwyneth Walker

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.85 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 5131


My Faith, My Hope : SATB : Gwyneth Walker : Gwyneth Walker : Sheet Music : 50-8755

Gwyneth Walker : My Faith, My Hope

Based on George Herbert's poem "The Call," this original anthem approaches the text both as a personal expression of faith and a general statement.  The very tender verse, "Come, my Joy, My Love, my Heart," is set in a lower, gentler key, with sweet dissonance.  The music then rises to the original tonality for a final, triumphant statement.  Duration: 3:00

Composer: Gwyneth Walker

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.50 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50-8755


Now I Become Myself : SSAA : Gwyneth Walker : Gwyneth Walker : Sheet Music : 5409

Gwyneth Walker : Now I Become Myself

This choral setting of May Sarton's poem aims to capture the process of growing into one's own self as a complete person.

Composer: Gwyneth Walker

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Voicing: SSAA | Sheet Music | $2.80 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 5409


Peace Like a River : SATB : Gwyneth Walker : Gwyneth Walker : Sheet Music : 4485

Gwyneth Walker : Peace Like a River

Gwyneth Walker has captured the changing moods of this well known African-American spiritual in an expert setting. She does so in an uncomplicated, refreshing manner that can be performed by a chorus that enjoys a challenge. The harmony is direct and diatonic, easy to assimilate and retain.

Composer: Gwyneth Walker

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
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| 4485


Rejoice! : TTBB : Gwyneth Walker : Gwyneth Walker : Sheet Music : 7641

Gwyneth Walker : Rejoice!

New musical settings of three traditional Christmas carols or poems. The intent is to explore the dramatic character of each song. Duration: 11 min
Contents:
1. What Child Is This? 2. Love Came Down at Christmas 3. Good Christian Friends Rejoice!

Composer: Gwyneth Walker

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Voicing: TTBB | Sheet Music | $6.80 |
7641


Ring Out, Wild Bells : SATB : Gwyneth Walker : Gwyneth Walker : Sheet Music : 7457

Gwyneth Walker : Ring Out, Wild Bells

Organist plays from the Full Score, no separate Organ part available.

Composer: Gwyneth Walker

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.80 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 7457


Songs for Women's Voices: No. 6. I Will Be Earth : SSA : Gwyneth Walker : Gwyneth Walker : Sheet Music : 5025

Gwyneth Walker : Songs for Women's Voices: No. 6. I Will Be Earth

May Swenson's poem "I will be earth, you be the flower. You have found my root, you are the rain..."

Composer: Gwyneth Walker

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $2.35 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 5025


Standin' in the Need of Prayer from Three Folk Hymns : SATB : Gwyneth Walker : Gwyneth Walker : Sheet Music : 8258

Gwyneth Walker : Standin' in the Need of Prayer from Three Folk Hymns

Standin' in the Need of Prayer is a lively tune in swing rhythm. New words are added within the lighthearted approach. It becomes evident during the singing that the choir feels that they are in the greatest need of prayer! ("Not you!" they sing, pointing at the congregation. "It's me!" they exclaim, "Standin' in the need of prayer.") Children's voices are definitely envisioned as part of this rendition. Duration: 3:15

Composer: Gwyneth Walker

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.35 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 8258


Tell the Earth to Shake : SATB : Gwyneth Walker : Gwyneth Walker : Sheet Music : 6423

Gwyneth Walker : Tell the Earth to Shake

Instrumentation: 2 fl, ob, clar, bsn, 2 hn, 2 tpt, tbn, perc, strings (3-3-2-2-1)

Composer: Gwyneth Walker

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.80 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 6423

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