December 19, 2023

Expanding the Canon: Chorales from an Inclusive Repertoire

Murphy Music Press has released the second installment in the Expanding the Canon Series: Chorales From An Inclusive Repertoire. This new resource is a fresh entry of 14 original works into the chorale idiom. This resource allows not only for much needed musical growth for the medium, but also an important step in diversifying the voices present in the chorale space, which has yet to be well explored.

Edited by Eric Laprade, the resource is scored in SATB format, with part books provided in the typical band transpositions, so that each instrument has the option of performing the S,A,T, or B part. Serving as either a supplement to your concert performances of works from this group of composers, or as an entry point for introducing these voices to your students, the fourteen chorales are presented as follows:

Chorale 1, Cuyahoga by Nicole Piunno

Chorale 2, Suspended in a Dream by Steve Danyew

Chorale 3, Evening River by Cait Nishimura

Chorale 4, Lullaby (Jenn's Version) by Jennifer Jolley

Chorale 5, Indigo Dusk by Sally Lamb McCune

Chorale 6, Cloud Dreams by Kevin Day

Chorale 7, Como Bach by Giovanni Santos

Chorale 8, Ceremony of Mirrors by Steve Danyew

Chorale 9, Recollection by Lindsay Bronnenkant

Chorale 10, Orange Dawn by Sally Lamb McCune

Chorale 11, Scioto by Nicole Piunno

Chorale 12, Flow by Viet Cuong

Chorale 13, A Song for David Dickerson by Giovanni Santos

Chorale 14, Majestic Wonder by Kevin Day

Order the book here