5 GIA Choral Series Pieces Editor Michael Silhavy Can’t Live Without 4 Your Consideration

GIA Series featured in this 5/4:

GIA Choral SeriesThis is the mainstay of the GIA choral catalog. It is the largest series in the catalog and simply put, it contains a wide cross-section of choral music for the church in all voicings, with accompaniment forces from organ or piano alone, through keyboard with various added instrumental forces ranging from a single flute, all the way to editions with an optional full orchestration.

GIA Choral ClassicsThis series breathes new life into the treasures of the GIA catalog The pieces in this series also represent some of GIA’s best-selling titles. These editions are re-edited, re-engraved, and reprinted for discovery by a whole new generation of choir directors and singers.

Singing Our Faith: Simply put, this is serious-minded music extremely well-suited for children’s choirs.  For children? Yes. Childish? Not at all, making the material excellent repertoire for unison and two-part singing by smaller adult groups.

It Is Well with My Soul

Gary Matheny

Easily learned when preparation time is at a minimum, but so satisfying.  –M.S.

The Tree of Life

Arr. James Biery

Maybe the dedication makes me partial to this one, but this is a fine piece for Holy Week or Lessons and Carols. –M.S.

Crown Him with Many Crowns

Arr. Richard Proulx

Am I allowed to have a favorite hymn concertato of all time? If so, this is it! – M.S.

Eternal Light

Words by Christopher Idle / Music by Jane Marshall

Such a beautiful text. I’ve gotten a lot of use out of this at funerals and memorial services. – M.S.

Jesu, Jesu, Fill Us with Your Love

Arr. Cindy Johnson Favreau

Is there anyone who doesn’t have this in their choral library by now? –M.S.


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