Music for Mixed Voices
by Mitchell Covington
If I Can Sing
SATB with piano
Poetry by Sara Teasdale
From my spirit’s gray defeat,
From my pulse’s flagging beat,
From my hopes that turned to sand
Sifting through my close-clenched hand,
From my own fault’s slavery,
If I can sing, I still am free.
For with my singing I can make
A refuge for my spirit’s sake,
A house of shining words, to be
My fragile immortality.
A Noiseless, Patient Spider
SSATB a cappella
Poetry by Walt Whitman.
As he observes the efforts of a spider to spin its web, Whitman comments on the theme of isolation and our need to find belonging in the universe and to secure an anchor for the soul.
People Look East (An Advent Carol)
SATB div. with piano 4-hands
An exciting arrangement of this favorite carol . People Look East features a 4-hands piano accompaniment and rhythmically playful choral writing.
Published by Hinshaw Music
SATB div. with piano
A haunting setting of the Christmas poem by 18th century author, Thomas Pestel.
Behold the great Creator makes
Himself a house of clay,
a robe of virgin flesh he takes
which he will wear today.
Hark, how the wise eternal Word,
like a an infant cries!
In form of servant now the Lord,
our God in cradle lies.
SATB div with piano
A musical celebration featuring lots of exciting rhythmic variation and a challenging piano part.