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Finding Lasting Peace After Grief

Finding Lasting Peace After Grief

Have you ever lost something or someone very close to you? Chances are, you have. Loss is something that everyone experiences at some point in their lives, and it is rarely an easy thing to go through. One of the most difficult things about loss is how much of a...
The Seating of Your Choral Ensemble

The Seating of Your Choral Ensemble

By Bradley Ellingboe, Senior Editor of National Music Publishers Every chorus consists of individuals whose voices are unique, and finding a way to create unity can seem to be an overwhelming task. Taking the time to assign seats to each member of your choir can help....
Composer Notes on The Seven Last Words of Christ

Composer Notes on The Seven Last Words of Christ

I remember vividly the first time I read the story of the crucifixion. I was still a child, and the imagery is as powerful to me today as it was then. In setting the Seven Last Words, my intent was to capture my connection to the story, evoking emotions of love, fear,...
Spotlight on the Composer: Richard Burchard

Spotlight on the Composer: Richard Burchard

Richard Burchard is highly esteemed worldwide for his stirring and inspirational choral works. He has completed over 100 commissions, and each one has been created with remarkable craftsmanship. His music has been premiered worldwide, including Australia, Indonesia,...
Hinshaw Music: Composer Sherry Blevins

Hinshaw Music: Composer Sherry Blevins

Hinshaw Music offers a wide variety of both sacred and secular music for church and performance choirs all over the world – and it has been doing so for over 40 years!  Among all the incredibly talented composers at Hinshaw music, this month we highlight on the...