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SECULAR CHORAL MUSIC

While most of my choral music is of the sacred variety, I hope to eventually start producing a body of secular choral music

as well. But so far the only works in that medium that I have available are the SATB version of my song cycle 

In The Shadow of a Mountain, and a women's chorus from my 1985 musical The Treasure of Cathay.

The entire song cycle has now been recorded by J. David Moore and his First Readings Project singers.

There is a full cycle recording and also for each separate song.

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 SONG OF THE DESERT

Song of the Desert - Richard E Brown - Nancy Grobe
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Level: M

Duration: 3:55

Price: $2.75 

 

Publisher: Dacker Music

Women's Voices (with optional hand percussion) and Piano | Words by Nancy Grobe       PREVIEW ON YOUTUBE

My 1985 musical, The Treasure of Cathay, based on the 1921 novella Messer Marco Polo by Irish-American author Donn Byrne, is a fictional story about Marco Polo and his romance with the daughter of Kublai Khan. This song for women's voices (with optional hand percussion), is from a scene in the Central Asian desert, where the Polo caravan has encountered a group of bandits and their women, who perform this song/dance.

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 IN THE SHADOW OF A MOUNTAIN

Scenes from the Rockies
In the Shadow of a Mountain - Richard E Brown - Sue Personett
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Level: M

Duration: 23:30

Price: $14.00 

 

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A Song Cycle for SATB and Piano | Words by Sue Personett

14 short songs set to poetry on Rocky Mountain themes. Here is the preface to the score:

"In the shadow of a mountain a world exists." The opening line of the title song sets the stage for the 14 short songs in this cycle. They provide varied glimpses of that mountain world--sometimes serious, sometimes whimsical--including such scenes as changing seasons and weather, flora and fauna, hiking and climbing, all set in the magnificent Rocky Mountains.

The individual songs, with their locations on the audio track, are listed below.

 1.The Shadow of a Mountain              0:00
 2. First Thaw                                          2:25
 3. Spring on the Upper Rio Grande  3:40
 4. Snowy Spring                                    6:52
 5. Wyoming Snow                                 8:22
 6. Shadows and Sunshine                   9:39
 7. In the Foothills                                 10:44          

 8. The Summit                                      12:09
 9. She Will                                            13:10
10. Autumn in the Air                          14:23
11. Snow                                                 15:24
12. Wind River                                      18:00                  
13. Celebrate                                        
19:02
14. Chasing Mountains                       20:38

The individual songs are also available as separate octavos (see below - also linked in the list just above).

 

The full cycle is also available for solo medium voice (see Voice and Piano page).

Read more about In the Shadow of a Mountain - Scenes from the Rockies

 

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Recording by The First Readings Project - J. David Moore, conductor

INDIVIDUAL SONGS:
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The Shadow of a Mountain

The Shadow of a Mountain - Richard E Brown - Sue Personett
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Level: ME

Duration: 2:25

Price: $2.00 

 

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First Thaw

First Thaw - Richard E Brown - Sue Personett
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Level: ME

Duration: 1:15

Price: $2.00 

 

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Spring on the Upper Rio Grande 

Spring on the Upper Rio Grande - Richard E Brown - Sue Personett
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Level: M

Duration: 3:10

Price: $2.50 

 

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Snowy Spring

Snowy Spring - Richard E Brown - Sue Personett
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Level: ME

Duration: 1:30

Price: $2.00 

 

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Wyoming Snow  

Wyoming Snow - Richard E Brown - Sue Personett
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Level: M

Duration: 1:15

Price: $2.00 

 

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Shadows and Sunshine  

Shadows and Sunshine - Richard E Brown - Sue Personett
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Level: M

Duration: 1:05

Price: $2.00 

 

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 In the Foothills  

In the Foothills - Richard E Brown - Sue Personett
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Grade: M

Duration: 1:25

Price: $2.00 

 

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The Summit 

The Summit - Richard E Brown - Sue Personett
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Level: ME

Duration: 1:00

Price: $2.00 

 

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She Will

She Will - Richard E Brown - Sue Personett
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Level: M

Duration: 1:12

Price: $2.00 

 

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Autumn in the Air  

Autumn in the Air - Richard E Brown - Sue Personett
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Level: ME

Duration: 1:00

Price: $2.00 

 

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Snow

Snow - Richard E Brown - Sue Personett
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Level: M

Duration: 2:35

Price: $2.25 

 

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Wind River 

Wind River - Richard E Brown - Sue Personett
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Level: M

Duration: 1:00

Price: $2.00 

 

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Celebrate

Celebrate - Richard E Brown - Sue Personett
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Level: ME

Duration: 1:35

Price: $2.00 

 

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Chasing Mountains

Chasing Mountains - Richard E Brown - Sue Personett
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Level: ME

Duration: 2:55

Price: $2.25 

 

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Recording by The First Readings Project - J. David Moore, conductor

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