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Sheet music by Roger Lee Hall

 


 

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Mr. Hall's most performed and recorded instrumental work!

 

SMA 1: Piano Variations on a Shaker Marching Tune (Op. 1b)

This set of 7 variations on a Shaker marching tune for piano (about 15 minutes playing time) is subtitled: "A Study in Compositional Styles."

Theme: Shaker marching tune, 1843
Variation One: Classical
Variation Two: Romantic
Variation Three: Impressionistic
Variation Four: Bi-tonal
Variation Five: Quartal
Variation Six: Bi-modal
Variation Seven: Twelve-tone


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Three recordings featuring these Piano Variations:

American Places - Musical Travels

 

Celestial Praises - A Celebration of Shaker Spirituals


Gentle Words - A Shaker Music Sampler

 

 

 

 

 

SMA 2: Shaker Song Triptych (Op. 34)

The three Shaker humility songs from three different Shaker communities were arranged by Roger Lee Hall in 1976 and the three songs published in 2002. They are arranged for SATB chorus A cappella.

The Shaker Song Triptych was first performed in a Concert for Peace by the Festival Choir in Stoughton, Wisconsin in 2004.

"May I Softly Walk" - song from Mt. Lebanon, New York, 1869

"Gentle Words" - song by Polly M. Rupe, Pleasant Hill, Kentucky, 1867

"Love is Little" -- song from South Union, Kentucky, 1834

 

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All three song arrangements are available on this CD:

Gentle Words: A Shaker Music Sampler


 

 

 

SMA 3: Two North Union Ohio Shaker Spirituals

 

These two Shaker spirituals from North Union, Ohio were arranged by Roger Lee Hall for the Shaker Heights, Ohio Centennial in 2012.

1. Anthem: Praise to the Lord" (Raise ye your voices) -
for Soprano and Bass soloists and SATB chorus -
commissioned and first performed by Plymouth Church of Shaker Heights, Ohio.


2. Hymn: "Gosepl Truth" (Hail Gospel truth thou precious gem)
for SATB
chorus


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SMA 4: "Celestial Choir" - Two Shaker Christmas Spirituals (Op. 36)

 

For SATB chorus a cappella or keyboard accompaniment.
First performed by the Canterbury Singers in 2010.

No. 1: The Prince of Peace is come

No. 2: Sweet spirits do surround us now

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SMA 5: "Celestial Praises" - A Suite of Nine Shaker Spirituals

 

A collection for mixed chorus (soloist, SB, SAB, SATB)) includes nine Shaker songs and hymns, plus Shaker poems to be read before the music is performed. Here are the titles:

1. +Welcome, Welcome - Enfield, New Hampshire, 1869

2. Ballad of Mother Ann - Union Village, Ohio, ca. 1810

3.
Poem: Thy will be done
Hymn: The Savior's Universal Prayer - New Lebanon NY, 1845

4.
Poem: The Servant of the Lord must be gentle
Song: Gentle Words - Polly M. Rupe, Pleasant Hill, KY, ca. 1867

5.
Poem: Be mine to love in truth
Song: Love is Little - South Union, Kentucky, ca. 1834

6.
Poem: Be careful what you say
Song: +May I Softly Walk and Wisely Speak - New Lebanon, 1869

7.
Poem: Words
Hymn: +Celestial Praises - Canterbury, New Hmpshire, 1841

8.
Poem: A Play Song
Song: +Simple Gifts - Elder Joseph Brackett, Alfred, Maine, 1848

9. +We will all go home with you - Canterbury, NH, 1862

+ = available on this CD

Celestial Praises - A Celebration of Shaker Spirituals

 

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SMA 6: Four New England Shaker Spirituals (Op. 40)

Dedicated to Kathryn Southworth and
The Canterbury Singers

 

For SATB chorus a cappella or keyboard accompaniment, 12 pages.

No. 1: Greeting Song - "Welcome, Welcome"
Sister Rosetta Cummings, Enfield, New Hampshire, 1869

No. 2: Dancing Song - "Simple Gifts"
Elder Joseph Brackett, Alfred, Maine, 1848

No. 3: Inspirational Hymn - "Celestial Praises"
Canterbury Shakers, New Hampshire, 1841

No. 4: Farewell Song - "We Will All Go Home With You"
Canterbury Shakers, New Hampshire, 1862

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All four New England Shaker spirituals, arranged by Roger Lee Hall, are performed by The Canterbury Singers, Kathryn Southworth, music director on this CD,

Celestial Praises - A Celebration of Shaker Spirituals

 

 

 

 

 

 

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