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 …

Maris Stella

J.D. Frizzell Choral, Mixed Voices 0 Comments

  Commissioned by The Chorale Acadienne, this piece tells the story of a ship lost at sea in a terrible storm, led through by the Stella Maris.  Featuring a dramatic piano part and either French or English texts, Maris Stella will take your choir and audience on a journey.    

Miracles

J.D. Frizzell Choral, Women's Voices 0 Comments

I hold within my hand Infinities I cannot comprehend— World within wonder worlds Again, a clover leaf A bit of bark, a bug Minute and unidentifiable. I touch them reverently And wonder how God made it all— Our world, our universe So huge, so small. -Elizabeth Rooney Text Used With Permission Commissioned and Premiered by The Columbus Girls Choir, Cherry …

And I Can Sing

J.D. Frizzell Choral, Women's Voices 0 Comments

This work was commissioned by a colleague from Atlanta, Greg Smith.  Greg has always had fantastic choirs, and he had just moved to a new school a year before he asked me to write this piece.  Any poem about music is always ripe for setting– this one is no different.   With poetry by James Weldon Johnson, “And I Can Sing” …

Deep River

J.D. Frizzell Choral, Mixed Voices 0 Comments

This classic spiritual setting was a commission from one of my closest lifelong musical mentors, Lori Ziecker.  “Mrs. Z” started numerous choral programs in Gwinnett County outside of Atlanta, GA.  She is a pioneer in choral education, not only creating these choirs from nothing, but also bringing them each to high levels of excellence.  The original commission was for the …

Canticle

J.D. Frizzell Handbell, Level 4 0 Comments

Written for Canticle in Pensacola, FL, this exciting work for 3-5 octaves features many repeated rhythmic patterns to make a very difficult sounding piece quite accessible.  

Brother John

J.D. Frizzell Choral, Mixed Voices 0 Comments

A 20th century setting of the Mother Goose fairy tale “Brother John”.  Part of “Mother Goose Gone Mad”.  Perfect for children’s or middle school choirs.