by James Carr, with text by William Burford.
The Crooked River Choral Project is a collection of artful choral music composed specifically with music teaching and learning in mind. Our selections are first and foremost beautiful pieces of music. They are rooted in solid pedagogical thinking, providing music educators with rich teaching opportunities through quality literature. This series offers music with lyrics that inspire the human spirit, nurturing the best in musicians of all levels. Each title includes a CD with a Children’s Chorus and rehearsal recordings (individual voice parts sung by both an adult female and by children, and an accompaniment only track) and CD-Rom with reproducible scores.
#CRCP3 Volume 3: ìStarî is based on the poem, A Christmas Tree by William Burford. James Carr brings a modern sensitivity to this beautiful, seasonal piece. Solo and duet opportunities present themselves in the beginning of the piece. As it develops, the cannonic relationship between the soprano and alto lines lends itself to movement. Long tones and exquisitely crafted phrases support the cultivation of beautiful, lyrical singing. Frequent rests on beat one, make this piece a challenging and stimulating study in rhythm and meter.
The Crooked River Choral Project is compiled and edited by Roger Sams, MA and Julie Scott, Ph.D.
Disc 1 Contents (Scores):
- Unison Full Score (PDF)
- Unison Vocal Score (PDF)
- Two-Part Treble Full Score (PDF)
- Two-Part Treble Vocal Score (PDF)
- Piano Score (PDF)
Disc 2 Contents (Audio Files):
- Children’s Chorus Two-Part Treble Version
- Children’s Chorus Unison Version
- Solo Voice Two-Part Treble Version: Melody with piano accompaniment
- Solo Voice Two-Part Treble Version: Harmony with piano accompaniment
- Solo Voice Two-Part Treble Version: Melody and Harmony with piano accompaniment
- Piano Accompaniment Only