Music for Women's Voices

by Mitchell Covington

 

If you perform any of my music with your group,

I would love to hear about it!

Alleluia, adorare

SSAA div. a cappella

Challenging

The text for this motet is an ancient Latin verse with alleluia refrain, “Vidimus stellam ejus in oriente”

(We have seen his star in the east.) Suitable for Christmas or Advent.

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Dans les ombres de la nuit

(In the shadows of the night)

SSAA a cappella

Challenging

The text for this piece comes from an ancient French Noël.

Suitable for Christmas or Advent.

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Qasida of Breath

SSAA div. a cappella

Challenging

The Qasida is an ancient Araibic form of poetry, similar to an ode. Palestinian-American poet, Deema Shehabi was born in Kuwait in 1970. Her mother was from Gaza and her father from Jerusalem. The text of Qasida of Breath evokes her memories of a beautiful land contrasted with the current reality of a world broken by war. 

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O Shenandoah

SSAA div. with piano

Challenging

This challenging and unique arrangement of a favorite American folk song sings of the permanence of lost love and fond memories of home. A companion to "Lark in the Clear Air."

 

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Lark in the Clear Air

SSAA div. with piano and and oboe

(or violin) ad lib.

Moderately Challenging

This is a moderately challenging and unique arrangement of a beloved Irish folk song.

A companion to  "O Shenandoah," it Includes a plaintive oboe part, representing the voice of a lark.

 

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Fire-Flowers

SSAA div. with piano

Moderately Challenging

Dedicated to the victims of the Northern and Southern California wildfires, October-December 2017

 

In California there exist several remarkable species of flowers which only germinate after a wildfire. Their seeds can remain dormant for over a century. Then, triggered by intense heat and smoke, the seeds come back to life. Soon the scorched chaparral is covered with crimson, lavender, yellow, orange and blue wildflowers. Fire-Flowers is a song about hope and healing.

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