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by Roger Lee Hall, ASCAP Composer

 


 

 

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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A lovely recording of the Piano Variations by Margaret Ulmer is on this CD:

American Places - Musical Travels

 

 

These Piano Variations have been also recorded by pianist,
Kathryn Southworth on this CD:

Celestial Praises - A Celebration of Shaker Spirituals

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 two of them were published published in 1984 and the three songs published in 2002. They are arranged for Soloists and 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: Two Shaker Christmas Spirituals (Op. 36)

 

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

No. 1: The Prince of Peace
No. 2: Celestial Choir

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SMA 5: Two Harvard Shaker Hymns, Op. 42

 

These hymns are for a soloist and mixed chorus (SAB). Also included are copies of the original Shaker hymns in Shaker alphabet notation, both with texts by Sister Eunice Wyeth, from Harvard, Massachusetts.

1. "The Humble Heart" -
text: Eunice Wyeth/
tune: Thomas Hammond Jr., ca. 1822

2. "Holy Habitation" -
text: Eunice Wyeth/
tune: unknown Shaker composer,
ca. 1848

 

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The instrumental arrangement of "Holy Habiation" for recorder and piano is included on this CD:

Celestial Praises - A Celebration of Shaker Spirituals

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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"Simple Gifts"
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