Travelers Prayer

November 22, 2008

SSA. Found this on Suzannah & Georgia Rose’s Across The Blue Mountains CD and can’t find any more info than that anywhere. Help. Their version is a duet; my arrangement added alternating solos, duets, and trios at the opening and an alto line throughout. Shape note style song. The lyrics draw on ancient Irish themes of blessing and praise, asking the Moon to bring health and end all suffering. I changed the lyrics of the final verse away from the Christian message to more universal themes.


All The Pretty Little Horses

November 22, 2008

SSAA. American folksong. Co-arranged with Paula Gutiérrrez (my sister). The most traditional “choral” arrangement in my repertoire. Minor key, lovely harmonies, very legato and (deceptively) technically challenging. A difficult piece for an accomplished chorus.