I Will Wait

J.D. Frizzell Choral, Contemporary A Cappella 0 Comments

The hit song by Mumford and Sons, arranged for pop choir or contemporary a cappella group by J.D. Frizzell, director of OneVoice and June.  Starting ominously and freely, the arrangement slowly builds towards an emotional climax.  Can be performed with or without the intro/outro.

Water

J.D. Frizzell Choral, Mixed Voices 0 Comments

Movement 2 of “A Child’s Voice” featuring text from American child poet Hilda Conkling. The world turns softly not to spill its lakes and rivers. The water is held in its arms and the sky is held in the water. What is water, that pours silver, and can hold the sky? Premiered by The Chamber Singers, The University of Southern …

Upon A Wheel of Cloud

J.D. Frizzell Choral, Mixed Voices 0 Comments

I wrote “Upon A Wheel of Cloud” for The Huntsville Master Chorale under the direction of Dr. Patricia Ramirez-Hacker.  The poetry by Emily Dickinson provides fertile imagery from which my music could easily emerge.  The setting portrays a violent storm.  It ends with a grand finale– “And then like Elijah, rode away upon a wheel of cloud”.

i thank You God

J.D. Frizzell Choral, Mixed Voices 0 Comments

From the publisher: “Drama abounds in this outstanding setting of this beloved text. The piano and cello provide the introduction. The singers deliver the profound text reaching a glorious climax, only to be followed by a whisper assignment while the cello improvises according to a plan. The ending unites all the forces for a reflective and calm conclusion. This one …

The Angels’ Carol

J.D. Frizzell Choral, Mixed Voices 0 Comments

I wrote this Christmas Carol in 2003 when I was a junior at The University of Southern Mississippi.  At the time, I was the Director of Music at Ellisville First United Methodist Church as a part of an entire Christmas cantata for choir and orchestra.  Full orchestration also available from Colla Voce.