Sim Shalom – Arranged by John Leavitt
With a text from the Hebrew liturgy and based on a Jewish folk melody, this rich setting is a prayer for peace. Perform with the sensitive piano accompaniment or supplement with a small consort of violin, clarinet, cello and string bass.
Hark, All Ye Lovely Saints – Arranged by John Leavitt
The light and dance-like madrigal of the Tudor composer Thomas Weelkes is offered here in a fine edition for modern choirs. The delightful “fa la la” refrain connects the verses for an excellent choral showcase!
Come, Let’s Begin – Arranged by John Leavitt
From the Thomas Weelkes Ayeres or Phantasticke Spirites for three voices, this sprightly dance-like piece is easily learned and delightful in performance. A wonderful concert opener, it lends itself well to a processional with voices, drum and other optional percussion.
Il est bel et bon – Arranged by John Leavitt
Now available for women’s voices, this popular French chanson relates the gossipy conversation of a pair of French housewives as they chatter about their husbands. Dance-like phrases echo back and forth along with colorful wordplay and double meanings.
With the Voice of Joy and Thanksgiving – Arranged by John Leavitt
From Handel’s Chandos Anthem No. 6, this easily-learned contrapuntal work has a majestic quality that will enhance all types of programs in church, school and community.