Listenership Builders.

Exemplars for learning style and performance practice.


Gintautas Venislovas (Lithuanian, b. 1973): “Teka, Teka”

Juan de Lienas (Latin American, 1617-1654): “Coenantibus autem illis”

Translation: While they were eating, Jesus took the bread, blessed it and gave it to his disciples: “Take and eat, for this is my body.”

Kim André Arnesen (Norwegian, b.1980) : “Norwegian Alleluia”

Stephen Hatfield, arr. (Canadian, b.1957; Trad. Cuban): “Son de Camaguey”

Cantilena Women’s Choir

Matthew Culloton (American, b. 1976; Sudanese-inspired): “Famine Song”

 (Traditional Indian): “Raggi Thandheera”

(Original by Purandara Daasa Vitthala, performed by Swami Purushottamanada.)

Choral arrangement by Sheena Phillips and Smitha Vishveshwara.

Stephen Hatfield, arr. (Canadian, b.1957; Trad. Mexican): “Las Amarillas”

University Choir

Erani Aguiar (Brazilian, b. 1950): “Salmo 150”

Max Janowski (German, emigrated to U.S. in 1937, 1912-1991): “Avinu Malkeinu”

Misuzu McManus, arr. (Japanese American, b. 1958) : “Three Japanese Folksongs”

CU Boulder University Choir (Spring 2010), Dr. Jeffrey S. Gemmell, conductor

(1) “Itsuki no Komoriuta”

(2) “Takeda no Komoriuta”

(3) “Zui Zui Zukkorobashi”

Stroope (American, b. 1953; poetry by Michelangelo and Rückert): “O Notte (O Night)”

Choral Union

Stephen Coker, arr. (American; Jewish tune): “Ani Ma’amin”

Micheal Barrett, arr. (Traditional Xhosa South Africa): “Indodana”

Schmitt/Barrett, arr. (Traditional Venda South Africa): “Nda wana”

Next Concert: “Songs of Children” by Robert Convery

As performed by the Millersville University Chorale, Spring 2009. On the full video,conductor and composer speak first. Music begins at 17’30” with singing of cantus firmus in procession. The cropped version posted below begins immediately with music.

MU Chorale, January 2009, in front of the organ that used to be in what is now the Dance Studio!

Convery: Songs of Children

Begins with singing of “Ani Ma’ Amin” as choir processional.


  • 1. The Garden: 20:33
  • 2. At Terezin: 25:45
  • 3. On a Sunny Evening: 30:05
  • 4. The Little Mouse: 35:24
  • 5. Terezin: 38:05
  • 6. The Closed  Town: 43:15
  • 7. Terezin: 51:23
  • Interlude: 58:10
  • 8. Birdsong: 1:02:45
  • 9. To Olga: 1:05:45

Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 (Final Movement)