RBM-114 | Texas Is Singing

Texas Is Singing
RBM-114
SATB chorus with Piano or Full Orchestra

This choral-orchestral composition was commissioned by the Texas Master Chorale – Brad Bouley, conductor – to help celebrate their 20th anniversary of music-making in the Houston, TX area.

For this special occasion, Carol Taylor – a member of the chorus – created a special poem for the use of the composer which encompasses the breadth and variety of music in the state of Texas. The composer was most grateful to have had her creative input for this project.

The work is composed in a fairly free-form fashion, in keeping with the scope and varied nature of the musical references in the poem. After an extended orchestral introduction, the chorus begins a journey which vocally spans the disparate regions of the Lone Star State and the ubiquity of music along the way. During this musical journey the listener is reminded of many differing ways in which Texans share music with one another and the world – from abundant popular and folk singing to the highest levels of art music performance.

The piece is scored for large orchestra (3332 4331 timp 3 perc hp stgs), and this accompaniment is available on a rental-only basis.

( dur: 10:00 ” )

All rentals arranged through ECS Publishing.

View: Texas Is Singing – SATB Vocal Score

View: Texas Is Singing – Full Orchestration – first page

Listen:

Texas Is Singing – excerpt 1
Texas Is Singing – excerpt 2
Texas Is Singing – excerpt 3