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Kirke Mechem

Born: 1925. Living in: United States

Kirke Mechem is a prolific composer with a catalogue of over 250 works. He enjoys an international presence, as ASCAP recently registered concert performances of his music in 42 countries. Born and raised in Kansas and educated at Stanford and Harvard Universities, Mechem conducted and taught at Stanford, and served as composer-in-residence for several years at the University of San Francisco. Mechem also lived in Europe, spending three years in Vienna where he came to the attention of Josef Krips, who later championed the composer's symphonies as conductor of the San Francisco Symphony. He has been honored and recognized for his contributions from such organizations as the United Nations, the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Gallery, the American Choral Directors Association, and the Music Educators National Conference. He was presented with a lifetime achievement award from the National Opera Association.

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Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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Kirke Mechem : Birthdays / Round Numbers Op. 72 : SATB : Songbook : 884088063849 : 1423410718 : 50486229

Kirke Mechem : Birthdays / Round Numbers Op. 72

The topic of birthdays from childhood to old age is the topic of this lighter selection. Ideal for an encore or change of pace. Performance Time: Approx. 10:00

Songlist: Bridget At Ten, Turning Twenty, Is Thirty Young?, Forty Noted For Forty Years, Fiftieth Birthday Card, Advice On Turning Sixty, Is Seventy Old?

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Voicing: SATB | 4259b | Songbook | $4.95


Kirke Mechem : Choral Collection : SATB : Sheet Music Collection : Kirke Mechem

Kirke Mechem : Choral Collection

Kirke Mechem is a prolific American composer with a catalogue of over 250 works. He enjoys an international presence, as ASCAP recently registered concert performances of his music in 42 countries. This is a collection of his works for unaccompanied chorus. From Psalm 137, "By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept, when we remembered Zion," this a cappella motet is filled with longing and deep emotion. "Agnus De" is a stunningly beautiful new setting of the Latin text, this work is vocally expressive and immensely rewarding in performance. The old American folksong "Too Young To Marry" provides the text for this setting. The composer has adapted into an original madrigal, using fa-la-la refrains to replace the traditional nonsense syllables. "They That Mourn" forms a requiem in miniature, with varied vocal textures and harmonies and dynamic contrasts. This setting is new music to the words of an old spiritual "Kum Ba Ya". Believed to come from the Gullah language of the South Carolina sea islands, this setting explores the rhythmic possibilities of the words and the striking musical qualities of the consonants and vowels.

Songlist: By The Rivers of Babylon, Agnus Dei, Papageno and the Prince, Too Young to Marry, They That Mourn, Kum Ba Ya

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Voicing: SATB | 8061b | Sheet Music Collection | $10.95 | A Cappella


Kirke Mechem : Winging Wildly : SSAATTBB : Songbook : Kirke Mechem : 073999833409 : 50483340

Kirke Mechem : Winging Wildly

Acclaimed American composer Kirke Mechem at his best with these most interestingly themed pieces with text by poets Sara Teasdale and Paul Dunbar, and British writer Siegfried Sassoon. This Choral Cycle includes three pieces: "Birds at Dusk" (Teasdale), "The Caged Bird" (Dunbar), and "Everyone Sang" (Sassoon).

Songlist: Birds at Dusk, The Caged Bird, Everyone Sang

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Voicing: SSAATTBB | 9266b | Songbook | $2.95 | A Cappella


Kirke Mechem : The Seven Joys of Christmas : SATB : Songbook : 600313427091 : 2709

Kirke Mechem : The Seven Joys of Christmas

Kirke Mechem composed the Seven Joys of Christmas for the Chamber Singers of the San Francisco College for Women. He set out with the goal of setting lesser-known, but none the less attractive, carols from different countries in order to paint different aspects of joy for the Christmastide. He employed the number "Seven" because it is considered a magical number (as it is applies to mystery in the liturgy). The final carol, God bless the master of this house, is an amusing combination of all the carols in the composition, in addition to other well-known Christmastide melodies. In certain passages, two, three, even four different carols are being performed at the same time!

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Voicing: SATB | 11189b | Songbook | $8.35


Kirke Mechem : Children of David (Five Modern Pslams) : SATB : Songbook : 888680694739 : 1495097528 : 48024090

Kirke Mechem : Children of David (Five Modern Pslams)

Here are five hymns to the spirit of life. Calling on modern poetry, and certainly using the modern harmonic language that Mechem is so well known for, each movement is an answer to the previous movements questions. Each of the five movements can stand alone in a concert but together they create a celebration of life in all its diversity.

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Voicing: SATB | 40386b | Songbook | $8.95


Kirke Mechem : English Girls (Jenny Kissed Me; Julia's Voice; To Celia) : TBB : Songbook : 888680694753 : 1495097536 : 48024091

Kirke Mechem : English Girls (Jenny Kissed Me; Julia's Voice; To Celia)

Outer movements - Jenny Kissed Me and To Celia - are energetic and playful and full of fun. These two movements suround a beautiful, dream-like movement - Julia's Voice. As a set, your men's choir will have the opportunity to showcase emotions not always available to them in their everyday life.

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Voicing: TBB | 40387b | Songbook | $5.95


Kirke Mechem : The King's Contest : SATB : Songbook : 888680711276 : 1540005224 : 50480274

Kirke Mechem : The King's Contest

Dramatic cantata for SATB Chorus, ATBB soloists and orchestra (piano reduction).

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Voicing: SATB | 40403b | Songbook | $9.95


Individual Folios

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Agnus Dei : SATB : Kirke Mechem : Songbook : 50486224 : 884088063788 : 1423410653

Kirke Mechem : Agnus Dei

A stunningly beautiful new setting of the Latin text, this work is vocally expressive and immensely rewarding in performance.

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.70 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50486224


American Trio : SATB : Kirke Mechem : Sheet Music : 50485734 : 073999857344 : 0634090194

Kirke Mechem : American Trio

Three short pieces for mixed choir a cappella set to texts of American poets. May be performed separately or as a set. 1. Fire and Ice (Robert Frost) 2. Richard Cory (Edwin Arlington Robinson) 3. sweet spring is your (e.e. cummings) Recorded by Volti, Robert Geary, Director.

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50485734


Blessed Are They : SATB Divisi : Kirke Mechem : Sheet Music : 50483454 : 073999834543

Kirke Mechem : Blessed Are They

Duration ca. 5 minutes.

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Voicing: SATB Divisi | Sheet Music | $1.75 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50483454


Blow Ye the Trumpet : SATB : Kirke Mechem : Sheet Music : 50481534 : 073999815344 : 0793555027

Kirke Mechem : Blow Ye the Trumpet

With a text adapted from a traditional hymn, this setting has an expansive and thoughtful feel about it, never bombastic, but instead rather grand. Also available in mixed and men's chorus editions. Recording by the Wellesley College Choir; Lisa Graham, director.

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.95 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50481534


Blow Ye the Trumpet : SSAA : Kirke Mechem : Sheet Music : 50485735 : 073999240696 : 0634090208

Kirke Mechem : Blow Ye the Trumpet

With a text adapted from a traditional hymn, this setting has an expansive and thoughtful feel about it, never bombastic, but instead rather grand. Also available in mixed and men's chorus editions. Recorded by Wellesley College Choir; Lisa Graham, director.

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Voicing: SSAA | Sheet Music | $1.95 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50485735


Brothers and Sisters : SATB : Kirke Mechem : Sheet Music : 50600248 : 888680070106 : 1495023303

Kirke Mechem : Brothers and Sisters

Legendary composer Kirke Mechem sets the Hebrew text that reminds us to entertain strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels. This inspirational text for SATB a cappella choir is accessible for all levels of choirs able to sing in an a cappella style and worthy of the best choirs as well.

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50600248


By The Rivers of Babylon : SATB : Kirke Mechem : Sheet Music : 50486223 : 884088063771 : 1423410645

Kirke Mechem : By The Rivers of Babylon

From Psalm 137, "By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept, when we remembered Zion," this a cappella motet is filled with longing and deep emotion.

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.70 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50486223


Cantate Domino : SATB : Kirke Mechem : Sheet Music : 50482210 : 073999227901

Kirke Mechem : Cantate Domino

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.50 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50482210


Daybreak in Alabama : SSAA : Kirke Mechem : Sheet Music : 50497641 : 884088662738 : 1480308706

Kirke Mechem : Daybreak in Alabama

With a special connection to the poetry of Langston Hughes, Kirke Mechem has written a new, a cappella spiritual. Opening with a musical statement by a soprano soloist, the soloist is featured throughout. In a typical, Mechem musical style, this tour de force is lush and new and emotional. Duration: ca. 3:00.

Poetry By: Langston Hughes

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Voicing: SSAA | Sheet Music | $1.95 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50497641


Daybreak in Alabama : SATB : Kirke Mechem : Sheet Music : 50497642 : 884088662745 : 1480308714

Kirke Mechem : Daybreak in Alabama

With a special connection to the poetry of Langston Hughes, Kirke Mechem has written a new, a cappella spiritual. Opening with a musical statement by a soprano soloist, the soloist is featured throughout. In a typical, Mechem musical style, this tour de force is lush and new and emotional. Duration: ca. 3:00.

Poetry By: Langston Hughes

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50497642


Earth My Song : SATB : Kirke Mechem : Sheet Music : 50483106 : 073999831061

Kirke Mechem : Earth My Song

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.95 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50483106


Glory : SATB : Kirke Mechem : Sheet Music : 50600448 : 888680099763 : 1495052877

Kirke Mechem : Glory

This is a joyful and celebratory anthem that is perfect for worship or concert. The text is inspired by the writings of Martin Luther and celebrates the gift and healing power of music.

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50600448


Great Is the Truth : SATB : Kirke Mechem : Sheet Music : 50601117 : 888680715229 : 1540012123

Kirke Mechem : Great Is the Truth

Written in a quasi Handelian/Bach dramatic style in order to give this brand new piece a timeless quality. And a timeless quality is exactly what the Truth requires of all of us as well. The text, adapted by the composer from old testament sources gives the singers a sense of fighting back against the falsehoods we encounter everyday.

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.50 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50601117


Green Music : SSAA : Kirke Mechem : Hildegard von Bingen : Sheet Music : 50600247 : 888680070090 : 149502329X

Kirke Mechem : Green Music

The green movement seems so contemporary, it comes as a shock to find the words of this music were written by Hildegard von Bingen of the 12th century. Kirke Mechem has created a round that cleverly employs an unending circle-of-fifths progression to capture the never stopping reality of the round. Commissioned by the Peninsula Women's Chorus, Martin Benvenuto, Artistic Director. Duration: Ca. 4 minutes 30 seconds

Composer: Hildegard von Bingen

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Voicing: SSAA | Sheet Music | $2.25 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50600247


Kum Ba Ya : SATB : Kirke Mechem : Sheet Music : 50486225 : 884088063795 : 1423410661

Kirke Mechem : Kum Ba Ya

This setting is new music to the words of an old spiritual. Believed to come from the Gullah language of the South Carolina sea islands, this setting explores the rhythmic possibilities of the words and the striking musical qualities of the consonants and vowels.

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.80 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50486225


Laugh Till the Music Stops : SATB : Kirke Mechem : Sheet Music : 50600249 : 888680070113 : 1495023311

Kirke Mechem : Laugh Till the Music Stops

The title of this song perfectly captures the spirit of the music: upbeat, happy, energetic and lots of fun to sing. With shifting tonalities and changing meters, this will be a choir and a concert favorite.

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50600249


Lydia's Romance : SA : Kirke Mechem : Sheet Music : 50483629 : 073999836295 : 0634010824

Kirke Mechem : Lydia's Romance

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Voicing: SA | Sheet Music | $1.60 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50483629


Lydia's Romance : SATB : Kirke Mechem : Sheet Music : 50485595 : 073999855951 : 0634081330

Kirke Mechem : Lydia's Romance

A duet from the Kirke Mechem opera The Newport Rivals, this setting for chorus makes a poetic and expressive work for either mixed or women's ensembles. Light and gracious, it would program nicely with other love-themed works.

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.60 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50485595


Make a Joyful Noise Unto the Lord (Psalm 100) : SATB : Kirke Mechem : Sheet Music : 2472

Kirke Mechem : Make a Joyful Noise Unto the Lord (Psalm 100)

Recorded by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, one of only three American works selected for the World Peace Celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the United Nations. This setting shows the high-calibre choral skills Mechem achieved while studying with Randall Thompson at Harvard.
Psalms 100

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Missa Brevis : SATB : Kirke Mechem : 50483966 : 073999839661 : 0634031635

Kirke Mechem : Missa Brevis

Commissioned by the Stanford University Memorial Church Choir, these three mass movement miniatures are subtitled Trinity. The composer, Kirke Mechem, writes: the unity and universality of the human spirit whether expressed in religious, philosophical or personal terms. It is in this spirit that I have musically combined separate parts of the mass in each of its three movements. Movements include: Kyrie/Sanctus, Hosanna/Benedictus, Agnus Dei.

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.95 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50483966


Once to Every Man and Nation : SATB : Kirke Mechem : Sheet Music : 50499237 : 884088913311 : 1480345105

Kirke Mechem : Once to Every Man and Nation

The great American composer, Kirke Mechem has taken this classic folk song of unknown origin and set it for SATB chorus, baritone soloist (playing the part of the poet of this text) and piano or organ with optional string orchestra. This is a theme and variations arrangement and one that will challenge any fine choir without challenging the ears of the listeners. Score and parts for string orchestra available on rental from the publisher.

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.95 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50499237


Papageno and the Prince : SATB : Kirke Mechem : Sheet Music : 50486228 : 884088063832 : 142341070X

Kirke Mechem : Papageno and the Prince

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.80 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50486228


Protest of Job : SATB : Kirke Mechem : Sheet Music : 50481940 : 073999819403

Kirke Mechem : Protest of Job

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.25 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50481940


Rejoice : SATB divisi : Kirke Mechem : Sheet Music : 50483243 : 073999832433

Kirke Mechem : Rejoice

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Sheet Music | $1.40 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50483243


Rules for Behaviour, 1787 : SATB : Kirke Mechem : Sheet Music : 50601130 : 888680716417 : 1540012417

Kirke Mechem : Rules for Behaviour, 1787

With tongue firmly planted in cheek, the composer has set this 17th century text describing how children should behave in church. The music is light and allows lots of space to color this very funny, probably ineffective, and colorful text. This will lighten the mood of any concert.

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.50 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50601130


Satan Hates Music : SATB : Kirke Mechem : Sheet Music : 50600368 : 888680089542 : 1495046702

Kirke Mechem : Satan Hates Music

With lyrics by the composer broadly inspired by Martin Luther, Mechem has crafted a comical work in a neo-Baroque style. The optional children's choir (or adult sopranos and altos) sing Bach's melodies of Sheep May Safely Graze and Sleepers Awake, with a simplicity that makes them perfect foils against the devilish music of Satan!

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50600368


Sing Unto the Lord a New Song : SATB : Kirke Mechem : Sheet Music : 50483488 : 073999834888 : 0634001876

Kirke Mechem : Sing Unto the Lord a New Song

Duration ca. 3 minutes.

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.75 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50483488


Sing! : TTBB : Kirke Mechem : Sheet Music : 50601116 : 888680715199 : 1540012115

Kirke Mechem : Sing!

Adapting the text from the James Whitcomb Riley poem A Song of Singing, here is a song for men that celebrates the joy and exuberance of singing. With a fast and jazzy feel, the men sing some words but mainly they sing worldless sounds to capture the energy of the text.

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Voicing: TTBB | Sheet Music | $2.50 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50601116


Song of Comfort : SATB : Kirke Mechem : Sheet Music : 50481785 : 073999817850

Kirke Mechem : Song of Comfort

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.25 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50481785


Song of Moses : SATB : Kirke Mechem : Sheet Music : 50481784 : 073999817843

Kirke Mechem : Song of Moses

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.25 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50481784


Song of Praise : SATB : Kirke Mechem : Sheet Music : 50481941 : 073999819410

Kirke Mechem : Song of Praise

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| 50481941


The Gift of Singing : SATB : Kirke Mechem : Sheet Music : 50600367 : 888680089535 : 1495046699

Kirke Mechem : The Gift of Singing

Weaving together poems, writers, historical sources, legendary musicians and friends, the composer has crafted a compelling work that extols the importance of singing. Kirke Mechem continues to resonate as an important 21st century compositional voice and one that all singers will enjoy experiencing and sharing.

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50600367


The Joy of Love: This is the truth from The Seven Joys of Christmas : SSA : Kirke Mechem : Sheet Music : 8726

Kirke Mechem : The Joy of Love: This is the truth from The Seven Joys of Christmas

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The Lighthearted Lovers : SATB : Kirke Mechem : 50323010 : 073999279313

Kirke Mechem : The Lighthearted Lovers

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.95 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50323010


The Seven Joys of Christmas: 1. The Joy of Love: This is the truth : SATB : Kirke Mechem : Sheet Music : 8732

Kirke Mechem : The Seven Joys of Christmas: 1. The Joy of Love: This is the truth

Kirke Mechem composed the Seven Joys of Christmas for the Chamber Singers of the San Francisco College for Women. He set out with the goal of setting lesser-known, but none the less attractive, carols from different countries in order to paint different aspects of joy for the Christmastide. He employed the number "Seven" because it is considered a magical number (as it is applies to mystery in the liturgy). The final carol, God bless the master of this house, is an amusing combination of all the carols in the composition, in addition to other well-known Christmastide melodies. In certain passages, two, three, even four different carols are being performed at the same time!

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The Seven Joys of Christmas: 2. The Joy of Bells: Din don! merrily on high : SATB : Kirke Mechem : 8183

Kirke Mechem : The Seven Joys of Christmas: 2. The Joy of Bells: Din don! merrily on high

Kirke Mechem composed the Seven Joys of Christmas for the Chamber Singers of the San Francisco College for Women. He set out with the goal of setting lesser-known, but none the less attractive, carols from different countries in order to paint different aspects of joy for the Christmastide. He employed the number "Seven" because it is considered a magical number (as it is applies to mystery in the liturgy). The final carol, God bless the master of this house, is an amusing combination of all the carols in the composition, in addition to other well-known Christmastide melodies. In certain passages, two, three, even four different carols are being performed at the same time!

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The Seven Joys of Christmas: 3. The Joy of Mary: Joseph dearest, Joseph mine : SATB : Kirke Mechem : 8734

Kirke Mechem : The Seven Joys of Christmas: 3. The Joy of Mary: Joseph dearest, Joseph mine

Kirke Mechem composed the Seven Joys of Christmas for the Chamber Singers of the San Francisco College for Women. He set out with the goal of setting lesser-known, but none the less attractive, carols from different countries in order to paint different aspects of joy for the Christmastide. He employed the number "Seven" because it is considered a magical number (as it is applies to mystery in the liturgy). The final carol, God bless the master of this house, is an amusing combination of all the carols in the composition, in addition to other well-known Christmastide melodies. In certain passages, two, three, even four different carols are being performed at the same time!

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The Seven Joys of Christmas: 4. The Joy of Children: Patapan : SATB : Kirke Mechem : 8735

Kirke Mechem : The Seven Joys of Christmas: 4. The Joy of Children: Patapan

Kirke Mechem composed the Seven Joys of Christmas for the Chamber Singers of the San Francisco College for Women. He set out with the goal of setting lesser-known, but none the less attractive, carols from different countries in order to paint different aspects of joy for the Christmastide. He employed the number "Seven" because it is considered a magical number (as it is applies to mystery in the liturgy). The final carol, God bless the master of this house, is an amusing combination of all the carols in the composition, in addition to other well-known Christmastide melodies. In certain passages, two, three, even four different carols are being performed at the same time!

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The Seven Joys of Christmas: 5. The Joy of the New Year: New Year Song : SATB : Kirke Mechem : 8736

Kirke Mechem : The Seven Joys of Christmas: 5. The Joy of the New Year: New Year Song

Kirke Mechem composed the Seven Joys of Christmas for the Chamber Singers of the San Francisco College for Women. He set out with the goal of setting lesser-known, but none the less attractive, carols from different countries in order to paint different aspects of joy for the Christmastide. He employed the number "Seven" because it is considered a magical number (as it is applies to mystery in the liturgy). The final carol, God bless the master of this house, is an amusing combination of all the carols in the composition, in addition to other well-known Christmastide melodies. In certain passages, two, three, even four different carols are being performed at the same time!

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The Seven Joys of Christmas: 6. The Joy of Dance: Fum, fum, fum! : SATB : Kirke Mechem : 8737

Kirke Mechem : The Seven Joys of Christmas: 6. The Joy of Dance: Fum, fum, fum!

Kirke Mechem composed the Seven Joys of Christmas for the Chamber Singers of the San Francisco College for Women. He set out with the goal of setting lesser-known, but none the less attractive, carols from different countries in order to paint different aspects of joy for the Christmastide. He employed the number "Seven" because it is considered a magical number (as it is applies to mystery in the liturgy). The final carol, God bless the master of this house, is an amusing combination of all the carols in the composition, in addition to other well-known Christmastide melodies. In certain passages, two, three, even four different carols are being performed at the same time!

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The Seven Joys of Christmas: 7. The Joy of Song: God bless the master of this house : SATB : Kirke Mechem : 8738

Kirke Mechem : The Seven Joys of Christmas: 7. The Joy of Song: God bless the master of this house

Kirke Mechem composed the Seven Joys of Christmas for the Chamber Singers of the San Francisco College for Women. He set out with the goal of setting lesser-known, but none the less attractive, carols from different countries in order to paint different aspects of joy for the Christmastide. He employed the number "Seven" because it is considered a magical number (as it is applies to mystery in the liturgy). The final carol, God bless the master of this house, is an amusing combination of all the carols in the composition, in addition to other well-known Christmastide melodies. In certain passages, two, three, even four different carols are being performed at the same time!

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The Spirit of '76 : TBB : Kirke Mechem : 50499545 : 884088984786 : 1480370584

Kirke Mechem : The Spirit of '76

Using the tune The British Grenadiers and a text by Joseph Warren, Kirke Mechem has created a wonderful patriotic showcase for men's choirs with piccolo and parade drum. The robust melody and wonderfully singable harmonies will bring a spirit of pride to your concert.

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Voicing: TBB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50499545


The Winds of May : SATB : Kirke Mechem : Sheet Music : 50485374 : 073999853742 : 0634067958

Kirke Mechem : The Winds of May

Five very short pieces serve as a fine example of Mechem's ability to weave separate poems into a connected story. The texts, about the joy and despair of love, are by one of America's great masters of the short lyric, Sara Teasdale.

Poetry By: Sara Teasdale

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.95 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50485374


The World Is too Much with Us : SATB divisi : Kirke Mechem : Sheet Music : 50486693 : 884088215651 : 1423434234

Kirke Mechem : The World Is too Much with Us

Written for the Santa Fe Desert Chorale, this setting of the famous Wordsworth sonnet explores the conflict between the material world and nature. Word painting and vocal imagery create a compelling world of sound and texture in this short a cappella work. Duration: ca. 5:20.

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Sheet Music | $1.95 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50486693


They That Mourn : SATB : Kirke Mechem : Sheet Music : 50486227 : 884088063825 : 1423410696

Kirke Mechem : They That Mourn

The third in a suite of four, the text forms a requiem in miniature, with varied vocal textures and harmonies and dynamic contrasts.

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.80 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50486227


Three Short Anthems : SATB : Kirke Mechem : Sheet Music : 50490327 : 884088532734 : 1423499735

Kirke Mechem : Three Short Anthems

Kirke Mechem's choral works consistently reflect his ability to create memorable, meaningful and artistic experiences for performers and audiences. The first in the set, I Will Sing Alleluia, is written for mixed voices, piano, flute, triangle and temple blocks. It Is Good To Give Thanks is for unison voices and piano or organ and the third, Psalm 23 is for mixed voices a cappella with a ground bass (cello, bassoon, or organ).

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Time : SATB divisi : Kirke Mechem : Sheet Music : 50483391 : 073999833911

Kirke Mechem : Time

With Baritone Solo.

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Sheet Music | $1.40 | A Cappella |
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To Music : SATB Divisi : Kirke Mechem : Sheet Music : 50483455 : 073999834550

Kirke Mechem : To Music

Duration ca. 8 minutes.

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Too Young to Marry : SATB : Kirke Mechem : Sheet Music : 50486226 : 884088063818 : 1423410688

Kirke Mechem : Too Young to Marry

An old American folksong provides the text for this setting. The composer has adapted into an original madrigal, using fa-la-la refrains to replace the traditional nonsense syllables.

Country: United States

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.80 | A Cappella |
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Two Christmas Ballads : SATB : Kirke Mechem : Sheet Music : 50485637 : 073999856378 : 0634084488

Kirke Mechem : Two Christmas Ballads

Beautiful poems by American poets Sara Teasdale and Phyllis McGinley, each telling a very human Christmas story. Teasdale's Carol contrasts the magnificence of the songs of angels and kings with the baby Jesus, who fell asleep before the song was done. McGinley's Ballad is a retelling of the ancient legend of Befana the Housewife, always too busy to greet the new-born babe until it is too late. The Choral Journal called these two pieces brilliant choral writing...enthusiastically recommended...

Poetry By: Sara Teasdale

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.95 |
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