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Adams, Jonathan

Jonathan Adams was born in Jonesboro, Arkansas and is a cum laude graduate of Arkansas State University. He is currently teaching at Nettleton High School in Jonesboro. Adams has been composing since age 18 and has many works in print. He is a member of The American Choral Director’s Association and The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers.

Adams currently resides on the family farm with his wife Kim and their daughters, Olivia Ann and Madeline Claire.

 

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A Song Of Peace (Da Pacem Domine)
 

 A Song Of Peace (Da Pacem Domine) 
Composer: Jonathan Adams 

Voicing: SATB 
Season: General  Released: January 2010  Difficulty: Medium
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   Emerging from a unison pitch, the a cappella voices channel through gorgeous suspensions and luxuriously lingering resolutions. These are the musical designs for which Jonathan Adams has become recognized. This song of peace described in Latin text is immediately timeless and useful in church, high school and college choirs.
 

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  P1337 - SATB  [buy now]
$2.10

 
All Men Dream
 

 All Men Dream 
Composer: Jonathan Adams  Author/Lyricist: T.E. Lawrence 

Voicing: SATB 
Season: Graduation  Released: January 2008  Difficulty: Medium
Sample Sound File Listen
   Commissioned by the Arkansas Choral Directors Association to celebrate its 40th anniversary, conductor and composer, Jonathan Adams, used a text from ''Seven Pillars of Wisdom'' by T. E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia). This inspiring text is matched with Adams' stirring music. Perfect for graduations, celebrations and concert programs, ''All Men Dream'' is also fitting for large festival use.
 

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  P1334 - SATB  [buy now]
$2.35

 
Ask And It Shall Be Given
 

 Ask And It Shall Be Given 
Composer: Jonathan Adams 

Voicing: SATB  
Season: General  Released: January 2016  Difficulty: Medium
Sample Sound File Listen
   It is the poetry of the King James version that places this sacred text into the concert program. That, and the exquisite setting that Jonathan Adams, a revered high school choral teacher, offers. Known for his a cappella writing and elongated cadence resolutions, Adams gives us all the satisfying suspensions we could ever want. This musical painting will work with advanced high school, community and college choirs and also for fine church choirs. Medium.
 

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  P1530 - SATB   [buy now]
$1.95

 
Everything Beautiful
 

 Everything Beautiful 
Composer: Jonathan Adams  Author/Lyricist: Ecclesiastes 3:11 

Voicing: SATB  Released: January 2014  Difficulty: Medium
Sample Sound File Listen
   High school choral director, Jonathan Adams, has composed a number of beautiful a cappella pieces. This setting of Ecclesiastes 3:11 contains those yummy suspensions and cadences that choirs yearn for. A great church anthem, this piece also fits the concert hall for high school, college and community groups.
 

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  P1467 - SATB  [buy now]
$1.95

 
High Flight
 

 High Flight 
Composer: Jonathan Adams  Author/Lyricist: John Gillespie Magee, Jr. 

Voicing: SATB 
Season: General  Released: January 2005 
Sample Sound File Listen
   Jonathan Adams is a composer and teacher at Nettleton High School in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Using the text by Pilot Officer John Gillespie Magee, Jr. during World War II and made popular at Reagan's innagural, Adams has created a choral gem. Perfect for any high school or college program.
 

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  P1257 - SATB  [buy now]
$2.10

 
Hodie Christus Natus Est
 

 Hodie Christus Natus Est 
Composer: Jonathan Adams 

Voicing: SATB divisi 
Season: Christmas  Released: January 2016  Difficulty: Medium to Difficult
Sample Sound File Listen
   This fabulous Christmas piece rings with energy and joy. Ripe with antiphonal qualities, the piece opens with a brief fanfare and proceeds to celebrate the season. A wonderful holiday concert opener for high school, college or community choirs, or as a church anthem. Medium to difficult.
 

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  P1538 - SATB divisi  [buy now]
$2.15

 
I Believe In The Sun
 

 I Believe In The Sun 
Composer: Jonathan Adams  Author/Lyricist: Anonymous 

Voicing: SATB 
Season: general  Released: January 2006  Difficulty: medium
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   The text was found on a basement wall in Cologne after WWII, and embodies the strength of optimism we grasp at ties of despair. Dedicated to the Katrina victims, Jonathan Adams has created a moving musical setting. In close harmonies he produces a melody that rises with the poem. Equally effective for church or school.
 

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  P1295 - SATB  [buy now]
$1.95

 
My Sun And Stars
 

 My Sun And Stars 
Composer: Jonathan Adams  Author/Lyricist: Sara Teasdale 

Voicing: SATB 
Season: General  Released: January 2007 
Sample Sound File Listen
   Much of the poetry of Sara Teasdale has been set to music. Jonathan Adams' music fits well with her poetry: gentle dissonances that resolve eloquently with depth and satisfaction. As with much of her poetry, the reader is pleasantly surprised to discover at half way through the piece that this is a love poem. Adams matches the music artfully. Great for high school and college.
 

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  P1323 - SATB  [buy now]
$2.10

 
The Plans I Have For You
 

 The Plans I Have For You 
Composer: Jonathan Adams 

Voicing: SATB 
Season: general  Released: January 2006  Difficulty: medium
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   This is beautifully crafted piece with an expressive melody, enticing harmonies and a meaningful text. Originally written as an accompanied piece for high school graduation, an a cappella setting was created later. Both versions appear in this puvlication and can be performed individually or as one extended anthem. Appropriate for church or school
 

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  P1287 - SATB  [buy now]
$2.35

 
The Sandburg Star Trilogy
 

 The Sandburg Star Trilogy 
Composer: Jonathan Adams  Author/Lyricist: Carl Sandburg 

Voicing: SATB 
Season: Concert  Released: January 2017  Difficulty: Medium Easy
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   Three wonderful poems about stars by Carl Sandburg set this trilogy in motion. "Summer Stars," "Star, Songs and Faces," and "Stars" offer fantastic descriptions as only Sandburg could do. Commissioned for the Southwest ACDA Jr High Honor Choir in 2014, Jonathan Adams displays his excellent understanding of youthful voices. The melodies are strong, the lines inventive, and the spirit is magical. Perfect for middle school and high school choirs, community choirs and festival events. Easy to Medium.
 

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  P1578 - SATB  [buy now]
$3.50

 
There Shall Be Wings
 

 There Shall Be Wings 
Composer: Jonathan Adams  Author/Lyricist: Leonardo da Vinci 

Voicing: SATB 
Season: Graduation  Released: January 2015  Difficulty: Medium
Sample Sound File Listen
   The poem is attributed to Leonardo da Vinci and it is one of hope and possibility. Jonathan Adams gives ''flight'' to the words with an animated accompaniment and an opening choral fanfare. An excellent graduation or spring concert number, it will be popular with high school choirs. Medium difficulty.
 

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  P1525 - SATB  [buy now]
$2.35

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