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Robert Louis Stevenson

Born: 1850. Died: 1894. Lived in: Scotland

Robert Louis Stevenson was a Scottish novelist and travel writer, most noted for Treasure Island, Kidnapped, Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, and A Child's Garden of Verses. Born and educated in Edinburgh, Stevenson suffered from serious bronchial trouble for much of his life, but continued to write prolifically and travel widely in defiance of his poor health. As a young man, he mixed in London literary circles, receiving encouragement from Andrew Lang, Edmund Gosse, Leslie Stephen and W. E. Henley, the last of whom may have provided the model for Long John Silver in Treasure Island. In 1890, he settled in Samoa, where he died in 1894. A celebrity in his lifetime, Stevenson's critical reputation has fluctuated since his death, though today his works are held in general acclaim. He is currently ranked as the 26th most translated author in the world.

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A Child's Garden of Verses : SSA : Harry Richardson : 48022976 : 884088948405

Harry Richardson : A Child's Garden of Verses

Composer Richardson has chosen two poems by Robert Louis Stevenson from his set of six A Child's Garden of Verses. The first, Escape at Bedtime conveys the sense of wonder experienced by a child looking up from his bedroom window at a universe of stars. In the second piece in this set of two, Rain, the composer creates an aural rainstorm that will be fun for your singers as they experience this vivid, musical word painting. Duration: ca. 4 minutes 10 seconds.

Arranger: Harry Richardson | Poetry By: Robert Louis Stevenson

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $2.10 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 48022976


Bright Is the Ring of Words : TTBB : Rosephanye Powell : Rosephanye Powell : Sheet Music : 00154614 : 888680101909

Rosephanye Powell : Bright Is the Ring of Words

The traditional sound of the male glee club is at the forefront with this brilliant setting of a text by Robert Louis Stevenson composed for the 125th anniversary of the University of Pittsburgh Men's Glee Club. The cheerful 12/8 opening bounds forward contrasting with a more lyrical middle section before returning for a stirring conclusion.

Composer: Rosephanye Powell | Poetry By: Robert Louis Stevenson

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Voicing: TTBB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00154614


Dark Brown Is the River : 2-Part : 0 : Sheet Music : 08745120 : 884088048310 : 1423406079

Dark Brown Is the River

Based on the moving poetry of Robert Louis Stevenson, this captivating setting by Audrey Snyder is perfect for festival or contest use. Parts for Oboe, Violin, Viola and Cello are included.Available separately: SSA and 2-Part. VoiceTrax CD also available. Performance Time: Approx. 2:15

Poetry By: Robert Louis Stevenson

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $1.70 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08745120 | Voicetrax CD Available


I Know Not How It Is with You : SSATB : Judith Herrington : Judith Herrington : Sheet Music : 08301840 : 884088220129

Judith Herrington : I Know Not How It Is with You

This beautiful setting of Robert Louis Stevenson's text display's Judith Herrington's compositional creativity. Best known for her folk song arrangements, this selection was first released in an SSA voicing. The vocal lines move liltingly through the words which honor the events and relationships in our lives. This piece will work well with high school, college and festival choirs.

Composer: Judith Herrington | Poetry By: Robert Louis Stevenson | Country: British Isles

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Voicing: SSATB | Sheet Music | $2.10 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08301840


Love Is the Very Heart of Spring : SSA : Michael John Trotta : Michael John Trotta : Sheet Music : 00301393 : 888680964610 : 1540064190

Michael John Trotta : Love Is the Very Heart of Spring

Beautiful and emotional legato lines transform this Robert Louis Stevenson text into a classic choral work for treble voices. A simple piano accompaniment gently supports the caring vocal lines that ebb and flow with unison and harmonic singing.

Composer: Michael John Trotta | Poetry By: Robert Louis Stevenson

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $2.10 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00301393


Love, Do You Hear Me Sing? : SSA : Thomas Juneau : Thomas Juneau : Sheet Music : 00140683 : 888680040635

Thomas Juneau : Love, Do You Hear Me Sing?

This joyful setting of poetry by Robert Louis Stevenson is ideal for developing treble voices. Singable phrases and vibrant harmonies shimmer over a sparkling accompaniment for a delightful choral showcase!

Composer: Thomas Juneau | Poetry By: Robert Louis Stevenson

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00140683


Nightscape : 2-Part : Franklin Gallo : Franklin Gallo : Sheet Music : 00210350 : 888680659370

Franklin Gallo : Nightscape

Your younger treble choirs will shine as they sing of the glistening beauty of the night sky in this expressive original setting of the Robert Louis Stevenson text. Ideal for children's and middle school treble choirs in developing tone, phrasing and other important choral skills.

Composer: Franklin Gallo | Poetry By: Robert Louis Stevenson

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $2.10 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00210350


Pirate Story : TBB : Mark Burrows : Mark Burrows : Sheet Music : BL917

Mark Burrows : Pirate Story

What do a 19th Century British novelist and a composer from rural West Texas, have in common? Not much except Pirate Story. In this classic poem by Robert Louis Stevenson, three young people with a basket and loads of creativity set sail for adventure in their own imagined ocean--a meadow. Male ensembles of all sizes are capable of bringing this imaginative story to life.

Composer: Mark Burrows | Poetry By: Robert Louis Stevenson

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Voicing: TBB | Sheet Music | $2.50 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| BL917


Skye Boat Song : SATB : Jay Althouse : Sheet Music : 00-18585 : 038081142241

Jay Althouse : Skye Boat Song

This Haunting Scottish folk song tells the story of a long-forgotten rebellion against the British with a beautiful text by Robert Louis Stevenson. It's both touching and dramatic, as unison writing alternates with strong, full choral writing. Consider the TBB edition for your men.

Arranger: Jay Althouse | Poetry By: Robert Louis Stevenson | Country: Scotland

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-18585 | Showtrax CD Available


Skye Boat Song : SAB : Jay Althouse : Sheet Music : 00-18586 : 038081142258

Jay Althouse : Skye Boat Song

This Haunting Scottish folk song tells the story of a long-forgotten rebellion against the British with a beautiful text by Robert Louis Stevenson. It's both touching and dramatic, as unison writing alternates with strong, full choral writing. Consider the TBB edition for your men.

Arranger: Jay Althouse | Poetry By: Robert Louis Stevenson | Country: Scotland

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-18586 | Showtrax CD Available


Skye Boat Song : TBB : Jay Althouse : Sheet Music : 00-18587 : 038081142265

Jay Althouse : Skye Boat Song

This Haunting Scottish folk song tells the story of a long-forgotten rebellion against the British with a beautiful text by Robert Louis Stevenson. It's both touching and dramatic, as unison writing alternates with strong, full choral writing. Consider the TBB edition for your men.

Arranger: Jay Althouse | Poetry By: Robert Louis Stevenson | Country: Scotland

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Voicing: TBB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-18587 | Showtrax CD Available


Songs of Contemplation : SATB : Robert H. Young : Robert H. Young : Sheet Music : 08739169 : 073999391695

Robert H. Young : Songs of Contemplation

Two intriguing poems by Robert Louis Stevenson have been set to music by Robert Young. Dr. Young's expressive romanticism complements the text eloquently. Excellent for college or good high school choirs.

Composer: Robert H. Young | Poetry By: Robert Louis Stevenson

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08739169


Spring Carol : SATB : David C. Dickau : David C. Dickau : Sheet Music : 08301955 : 884088642860

David C. Dickau : Spring Carol

This wonderful text of Robert Louis Stevenson celebrates life in this sensational piece for high school and college. You can almost feel the mist of the highland meadows and will enjoy the calm of contentment as the song finishes.

Composer: David C. Dickau | Poetry By: Robert Louis Stevenson

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.45 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08301955


The Swing : SA : Justin Metz : Justin Metz : Sheet Music : 08301848 : 884088220211

Justin Metz : The Swing

New in the Jo Ann Miller series for 2008, up and coming composer Justin Metz illustrates the text of Robert Louis Stevenson masterfully. The accompaniment descriptively swings in the air while the vocal lines follow appropriately after. A true concert pleaser.

Composer: Justin Metz | Poetry By: Robert Louis Stevenson

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Voicing: SA | Sheet Music | $2.10 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08301848


The Swing : SATB : David von Kampen : David von Kampen : Sheet Music : 50498576 : 884088792312 : 1476868018

David von Kampen : The Swing

A playful, breezy and energetic setting of the Robert Louis Stevenson poem The Swing. With a gently sweeping piano accompaniment, this piece, commissioned by Jon Washburn and his Vancouver Chamber Choir, has moderate vocal ranges, no divisi and will be a concert favorite. Duration: ca. 3:30.

Composer: David von Kampen | Poetry By: Robert Louis Stevenson

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.10 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50498576


The Vagabond : SATB divisi : 0 : Sheet Music : 00110406 : 884088862824

The Vagabond

You'll need both an excellent pianist and an excellent tenor soloist to undertake this challenging work, but if you do, prepare to wow your audience! This brisk setting of Robert Louis Stevenson's famous poem is an homage to the wonders of the open road: All I ask is the heaven above and the road before me. Duration: ca. 4:00.

Poetry By: Robert Louis Stevenson

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00110406


The Wind : SSA : Janet Gardner : Janet Gardner : Sheet Music : 00-27215 : 038081294759

Janet Gardner : The Wind

A blustery piano accompaniment provides a windy underscore to the words of Robert Louis Stevenson in this haunting treble choir feature. Carefully chosen vocal ranges and obvious musical phrasing make it a breeze for singers to sound their best while seeking a glimpse of the wind. "I saw the different things you did, but always you yourself you hid."

Composer: Janet Gardner | Poetry By: Robert Louis Stevenson

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $1.75 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-27215 | Showtrax CD Available


The Wind : 2-Part : Janet Gardner : Janet Gardner : Sheet Music : 00-27216 : 038081294766

Janet Gardner : The Wind

A blustery piano accompaniment provides a windy underscore to the words of Robert Louis Stevenson in this haunting treble choir feature. Carefully chosen vocal ranges and obvious musical phrasing make it a breeze for singers to sound their best while seeking a glimpse of the wind. "I saw the different things you did, but always you yourself you hid."

Composer: Janet Gardner | Poetry By: Robert Louis Stevenson

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $1.75 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-27216 | Showtrax CD Available


Two Songs on Texts by Robert Louis Stevenson : Unison : Bret L. Silverman : Bret L. Silverman : Sheet Music : 08754142 : 884088628697

Bret L. Silverman : Two Songs on Texts by Robert Louis Stevenson

This imaginative set of two poems by Robert Louis Stevenson are ideal for developing expression and vocal tone with young choirs. The first, Bed in Summer, is in a stately waltz tempo with a serene lyricism. The second, the popular Where Go the Boats, is in a playful 3/4.

Composer: Bret L. Silverman | Poetry By: Robert Louis Stevenson

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Voicing: Unison | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08754142


When Autumn Falls : SSA : Marti Lunn Lantz : Marti Lunn Lantz : Sheet Music : 00-38046 : 038081425184

Marti Lunn Lantz : When Autumn Falls

"Feel a hint of winter in the air, when autumn falls." This expressive piece shimmers through each rubato phrase and culminates with the inclusion of Robert Louis Stevenson's warm poetry. Stunning. Accompaniment available on PianoTrax 4 CD (00-35870).

Composer: Marti Lunn Lantz | Poetry By: Robert Louis Stevenson

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $1.80 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-38046


When the Sun Comes After Rain : SATB : Matthew Emery : Matthew Emery : Sheet Music : 00117270 : 884088886899

Matthew Emery : When the Sun Comes After Rain

Matthew Emery is an emerging composer that writes with a maturity beyond his age. This imaginative setting of Robert Louis Stevenson's poem brings a freshness as real as the smells after a summer rain. A great choice for high school and college choirs.

Composer: Matthew Emery | Poetry By: Robert Louis Stevenson

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.15 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00117270


Where Go the Boats? : SA : Mark Sirett : Mark Sirett : Sheet Music : 48023043 : 884088959777

Mark Sirett : Where Go the Boats?

Using a text from the Robert Louis Stevenson collection of poems titled A Child's Garden of Verses, Mark has artfully captured the whimsy and wonder of this classic text. Poet Stevenson set the words from the perspective of a child and young people will quickly identify with both the words and the music. Duration 2 minutes 50 seconds

Composer: Mark Sirett | Poetry By: Robert Louis Stevenson

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Voicing: SA | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 48023043


Where Go the Boats? : SA : Valerie Showers Crescenz : Valerie Showers Crescenz : Sheet Music : 9780193869943 : 9780193869943

Valerie Showers Crescenz : Where Go the Boats?

This wonderful poem by Robert Louis Stevenson explores the tender and inquisitive nature of the youthful mind. As a child casts his own miniature boat along the river, he wonders where it will end up, and where other children's boats go. The melody rings of a children's lullaby and the watery accompaniment flows along, just like the river depicted in the poem, which "flows along forever with trees on either hand." Perfect for any children's choir concert in the spring or autumn, this piece can also be useful for children who are just beginning their experiences with harmony. The second voice part builds on the traditional falling third and is very accessible.

Composer: Valerie Showers Crescenz | Poetry By: Robert Louis Stevenson

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Voicing: SA | Sheet Music | $2.90 | With Piano |
9780193869943


Windy Nights : SA : Russell Nadel : Russell Nadel : Sheet Music : 00114531 : 884088874896

Russell Nadel : Windy Nights

Inspired by the evocative, suggestive, and mysterious text by Robert Louis Stevenson, the composer has created a programmatic work marked by vocal ostinati, dynamic contrast and echoing voice effects to highlight the haunting poem. In compound meter, with optional soprano recorder or flute.

Composer: Russell Nadel | Poetry By: Robert Louis Stevenson

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Voicing: SA | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00114531


Windy Nights : 2-Part : Kirk Aamot : Kirk Aamot : Sheet Music : 08748859 : 884088241889

Kirk Aamot : Windy Nights

A sense of mystery and excitement infuses this galloping piece for treble choirs! Robert Louis Stevenson's famous poem and the brisk vocal setting will make this especially appealing to boys! Duration: 1:15.

Composer: Kirk Aamot | Poetry By: Robert Louis Stevenson

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08748859


Windy Nights : 2-Part : Mark Paterson : Sheet Music : 48019167 : 884088071905

Mark Paterson : Windy Nights

This setting of Robert Louis Stevenson's text is full of mystery and delight. Treble choirs will enjoy this piece as an introduction to part singing, full of teaching and performance possibilities.

Arranger: Mark Paterson | Poetry By: Robert Louis Stevenson

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $2.10 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 48019167


Windy Nights : SSAA : Imant Raminsh : Imant Raminsh : Sheet Music : 48019414 : 884088133955

Imant Raminsh : Windy Nights

The second of Two Windsongs, Windy Nights is a setting of Robert Louis Stevenson's well-known text for treble chorus, oboe and piano. A variety of textures, from unison to imitatively contrapuntal and finally to richly homophonic, give color to the evocative ideas of the text.

Composer: Imant Raminsh | Poetry By: Robert Louis Stevenson

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Voicing: SSAA | Sheet Music | $1.80 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 48019414

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