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Joshua Shank

Joshua Shank's works have been widely performed by educational and professional ensembles alike. His music has been called "jubilant...ethereal" (Santa Barbara News-Press) and "evocative and atmospheric" (Gramophone). The Boston Classical Review called his Magnificat for the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo "powerful" and "emotionally charged."

He has been commissioned by some of the most exciting choral ensembles in the United States as well as abroad and has collaborated with organizations such as Conspirare, the Young New Yorkers' Chorus, the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, the American Choral Directors Association, The Esoterics, the Minnesota All-State Choir, and the Lorelei Ensemble (Boston). From 2004 to 2014 he served as Composer-In-Residence for the Minneapolis-based professional choir, The Singers: Minnesota Choral Artists, and alongside Artistic Director Matthew Culloton and fellow composers Abbie Betinis and Jocelyn Hagen, collaborated annually to expand and invigorate the repertoire for professional-caliber ensembles through innovative programming as well as new works written specifically for the ensemble.

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Autumn : SATB divisi : Joshua Shank : Joshua Shank : SBMP560 : 964807005609

Joshua Shank : Autumn

The Rilke text is met with great drama, shimmering chords, and much sensitivity. For the advanced choir.

Composer: Joshua Shank

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Voicing: SATB divisi | $1.95 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| SBMP560


Bar'bry Allen : TB : Joshua Shank : Joshua Shank : SBMP846 : 964807008464

Joshua Shank : Bar'bry Allen

Composer Shank chose an unusual melody version of this famous folk song, and paired it with a spectacularly dramatic piano accompaniment. A winner for boys with its moderate ranges, and minimal challenges.

Composer: Joshua Shank

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Voicing: TB | $1.95 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| SBMP846


David's Lamentation : SATB : Joshua Shank : Joshua Shank : SBMP416 : 964807004169

Joshua Shank : David's Lamentation

Arranger More brought these home from a trip to South Africa. Genuine ethnic flavor abounds in these two folksongs.

Composer: Joshua Shank

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Voicing: SATB | $1.95 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| SBMP416


From Where I Stood : SATB : Joshua Shank : Joshua Shank : SBMP822 : 964807008228

Joshua Shank : From Where I Stood

Mr. Shank again brings us great drama, challenging the singers to really get "into it." Singers will revel in this wonderful piece set to a text by Edna Vincent Millay. The commissioning choir does a fine job with the recording.

Composer: Joshua Shank

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Voicing: SATB | $2.10 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| SBMP822


Gabriel's Message : SATB divisi : Joshua Shank : SBMP644

Joshua Shank : Gabriel's Message

Notes from the composer: I see this carol as a scene: Mary sits in the dark when light gently breaks in the room as the angel Gabriel reveals himself and slowly unfolds his wings. (The opening phrase is meant to convey this.) The rest of the piece is essentially a quiet waltz of profound, inner joy between the angel and the maiden.

Arranger: Joshua Shank

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Sheet Music | $2.10 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| SBMP644


Go, Tell it on the Mountain : SATB divisi : Joshua Shank : Sheet Music : SBMP580

Joshua Shank : Go, Tell it on the Mountain

Striving to make the text of this well known Christmas spiritual vividly come to life, composer Shank has created an awesome arrangement which builds a mountain of sound before it ends quietly and poignantly announcing the news: Jesus Christ is Born. Don't miss this one if you have an outstanding, mature choir, Your audience will be moved to heartfelt silence and will leave the concert talking about this piece.

Arranger: Joshua Shank

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Sheet Music | $2.05 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| SBMP580


Imaginary Lines : SATB : Joshua Shank : Joshua Shank : Sheet Music : 00114549 : 884088875466

Joshua Shank : Imaginary Lines

This expansive work will encourage young people toward independence and the amazing feeling of unrestrained optimism and opportunity. The powerful and dramatic musical setting reflects the inspirational poetry of Walt Whitman, creating a superb showpiece for festival choirs from high school and up. For SATB voices and 4-hand piano accompaniment.

Composer: Joshua Shank

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00114549


Musica animam tangens : SATB : Joshua Shank : Joshua Shank : Sheet Music : SBMP487 : 964807004879

Joshua Shank : Musica animam tangens

Winner of the 2003 ACDA Student Composition contest, this piece is indeed a winner. Young composer Shank brings freshness and vitality to his music along with a sophistication beyond his years.

Composer: Joshua Shank

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Voicing: SATB | $1.95 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| SBMP487


Naalah : SATB : Joshua Shank : Joshua Shank : SBMP923 : 964807009232

Joshua Shank : Naalah

Looking to India for his inspiration, composer Joshua Shank has chosen to set a text by Mirza Ghalib, one of the most popular and influential Urdu-language poets. Intended to be sung in the original language, this fascinating and colorful selection is enhanced by closely woven motifs that run throughout and an added oboe. The score includes a transliteration of the text. Oboe part available as a free download.

Composer: Joshua Shank

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Voicing: SATB | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| SBMP923


O, Mister Moon : TB : Joshua Shank : Joshua Shank : SBMP733 : 964807007337

Joshua Shank : O, Mister Moon

A jewel of a little piece, especially suitable for the younger male choir. Great opener or closer.

Composer: Joshua Shank

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Voicing: TB | $1.85 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| SBMP733


Sleeping Out: Full Moon : SATB : Joshua Shank : Joshua Shank : SBMP769 : 964807007696

Joshua Shank : Sleeping Out: Full Moon

The composer chose a highly dramatic text by Rupert Brooke for this composition. As one can expect from Joshua Shank, the text has been given spine-tingling, thrilling treatment.

Composer: Joshua Shank

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Voicing: SATB | $2.35 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| SBMP769


Snow by Morning : SSA : Joshua Shank : Joshua Shank : SBMP445 : 964807004459

Joshua Shank : Snow by Morning

A musical, whimsical poem meets with a highly imaginative young composer: the result is magic.

Composer: Joshua Shank

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Voicing: SSA | $2.05 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| SBMP445


Spring : SATB divisi : Joshua Shank : Joshua Shank : SBMP1184 : 608938359780

Joshua Shank : Spring

Dramatically combing two Sara Teasdale poems, the composer paints an enlightened statement of the spirit of spring, not with bird calls, but rather as a tone poem for singers.

Composer: Joshua Shank

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Voicing: SATB divisi | $1.95 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| SBMP1184


Summer : SATB divisi : Joshua Shank : Joshua Shank : SBMP1165 : 608938359582

Joshua Shank : Summer

Shank has maintained the mood of the dreamy poem by Robert Ressler, painting a unique picture with his special palette of lush harmonies. This setting is a fascinating contrast for a program, no matter the season.

Composer: Joshua Shank

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Sheet Music | $1.95 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| SBMP1165


The Arrow and The Song : SSA : Joshua Shank : Joshua Shank : Sheet Music : SBMP597 : 964807005975

Joshua Shank : The Arrow and The Song

Longfellow's poem about friendship is given dramatic, haunting treatment here. Simple but effective, and great to sing.

Composer: Joshua Shank

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Voicing: SSA | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| SBMP597


The Arrow and The Song : SATB : Joshua Shank : Joshua Shank : SBMP605 : 964807006057

Joshua Shank : The Arrow and The Song

Longfellow's poem about friendship is given dramatic, haunting treatment here. Simple but effective, and great to sing.

Composer: Joshua Shank

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Voicing: SATB | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| SBMP605


The Boy Who Picked Up His Feet to Fly : SATB : Joshua Shank : Joshua Shank : SBMP450 : 964807004503

Joshua Shank : The Boy Who Picked Up His Feet to Fly

Whimsy with a touch of pathos, this highly imaginative piece by young composer Shank will delight choirs and audiences.

Composer: Joshua Shank

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Voicing: SATB | $2.10 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| SBMP450


The Boy Who Picked Up His Feet to Fly : TTBB : Joshua Shank : Joshua Shank : SBMP1022 : 608938358097

Joshua Shank : The Boy Who Picked Up His Feet to Fly

Whimsy with a touch of pathos, this highly imaginative piece will delight choirs and audiences. Shank writes wonderfully for the men's chorus by showcasing full, resounding harmonies and beautifully shaped phrases.

Composer: Joshua Shank

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Voicing: TTBB | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| SBMP1022


The Divine Image : SATB : Joshua Shank : Joshua Shank : SBMP491 : 964807004916

Joshua Shank : The Divine Image

Spine-tingling drama abounds in this setting of the William Blake poem. Without resorting to extreme ranges or extensive divisi, composer Shank has created a piece within the reach of average choirs and worthy of the finest choirs.

Composer: Joshua Shank

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Voicing: SATB | $2.05 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| SBMP491


The Minstrel Boy : SATB divisi : Joshua Shank : Joshua Shank : SBMP633 : 964807006330

Joshua Shank : The Minstrel Boy

The Irish aire comes to dramatic life in the hands of composer Shank. Often in four parts, the divisi when in occurs, is not difficult.

Composer: Joshua Shank

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Voicing: SATB divisi | $1.85 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| SBMP633


The Two Sisters : TB : Joshua Shank : Joshua Shank : SBMP936 : 964807009362

Joshua Shank : The Two Sisters

For this enjoyable setting, ever-clever composer Joshua Shank chose an obscure murder ballad that stands alongside the likes of the more famous "Frankie and Johnny." He has given the tune an artful and savvy treatment that male voices will love!

Composer: Joshua Shank

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Voicing: TB | $2.05 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| SBMP936


Three Nightsongs : SSAA : Joshua Shank : Joshua Shank : SBMP598 : 964807005982

Joshua Shank : Three Nightsongs

Youngster poet Hilda Conkling's poems see the world through fresh eyes; Joshua Shank discovers the beauty of her poetry and composes with fresh ideas. A wonderful marriage of text and music.

Composer: Joshua Shank

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Voicing: SSAA | $1.95 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| SBMP598


To My Parents : SATB : Joshua Shank : Joshua Shank : Dale Warland Singers : 50499566 : 884088987886 : 1480371165

Joshua Shank : To My Parents

Setting the Wendell Berry To My Mother but incorporating it for his parents, Joshua Shank portrays the sense of wandering and confusion in the early sections of his music but ultimately finds the revelation of true, unconditional love. Commissioned by Matthew Culloton and The Singers - Minnesota Choral Artists, and chosen by Dale Warland for his G.Schirmer series, this is a work worthy of the finest choirs.

Composer: Joshua Shank Performed By: Dale Warland Singers

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.10 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50499566


when god decided to invent : SATB : Joshua Shank : Joshua Shank : Sheet Music : SBMP693 : 964807006934

Joshua Shank : when god decided to invent

The composer creates his musical interpretation of the invention of the world with the help of the e e cummings poem. The is an audience pleasing/choir-will-love-it piece. Soprano Saxophone part is available as a free download.

Composer: Joshua Shank

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Voicing: SATB | $2.10 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| SBMP693


Where Is Love? : SATB : Joshua Shank : Lionel Bart : Oliver! : 08745689 : 884088106539

Joshua Shank : Where Is Love?

From the Broadway musical Oliver, this contemporary setting offers lush vocal textures over a gentle and flowing piano accompaniment. Duration: Approx. 4:40.

Arranger: Joshua Shank | Composer: Lionel Bart | Lyricist: Lionel Bart | Musical: Oliver!

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08745689


winter : SATB divisi : Joshua Shank : Joshua Shank : Sheet Music : SBMP534 : 964807005340

Joshua Shank : winter

Snow gently and dramatically falls in a colorful, artistic musical creation for the advanced choir. Text by e e cummings. SATB/solo quartet - a cappella.

Composer: Joshua Shank

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Voicing: SATB divisi | $2.10 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| SBMP534

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