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Debra Scroggins

Debra Scroggins, composer, is known for her lyrical and engaging compositions and her music has been heard throughout the United States and Europe, and as far away as Russia and Columbia, South America.  In 2010 she was named Commissioned Composer by the Texas Music Teachers Association and since 2005 she has served as Composer in Residence for The Texas Voices, a professional chamber choir in North Texas.  Her music is frequently performed at state and national conventions such as the Texas Music Teachers Association, Texas Choral Directors Association, Southwest American Choral Directors Association, National Choral Directors Association and American Guild of Organists.   In 2012 her composition “Morning Star Lullaby” was chosen as repertoire for the National Youth Choir of Colombia (South America).

 

Drawing upon years of experience as a composer, professional singer and educator she is highly sought-after for commissions and as a consultant to choirs throughout the US.  Her works are published presently by Oxford University Press, Alliance Music Publications, and

 

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Heartstrings
 

 Heartstrings 
Composer: Debra Scroggins  Author/Lyricist: Jenice Meagher Cutler 

Voicing: SA  Released: January 2014  Difficulty: Medium
   A mother's love for her daughter as she grows up is expressed in this poem by Jenice Meagher Cutler. Debra Scroggins' musical setting lives up to the title. The tenderness and emotion are deep, and the warmth of the cello only adds to the sentiment. Excellent for treble choirs high school and older.
 

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  P1468 - SA  [buy now]
$2.35

 
Hope
 

 Hope 
Composer: Debra Scroggins  Author/Lyricist: Emily Dickinson 

Voicing: SATB 
Season: General  Released: January 2016  Difficulty: Medium
   Emily Dickinson's poem on hope has wings of its own, but now, it also has a song. The words lift right off the page, encouraged with melody and catapulted with harmony. Excellent for high school, college and community choirs, yet its dedication alerts you that it will fit in the sacred space as well. Medium.
 

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  P1539 - SATB  [buy now]
$2.35

 
The Blooming Bright Star Of Belle Isle
 

 The Blooming Bright Star Of Belle Isle 
Composer: Canadian Folksong  Arranger: Debra Scroggins 

Voicing: SATB/Vln  Released: January 2014  Difficulty: Medium
   This Canadian folksong is reminiscent of an Irish jig and composer Debra Scoggins makes it soar. The charming love story unravels delightfully to the perfect ending. The dancing violin part adds great appeal to the piece. For high school, college and community choirs.
 

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  JR0105 - SATB/Vln  [buy now]
$2.35

 
Yishakeni
 

 Yishakeni 
Composer: Debra Scroggins  Author/Lyricist: Song of Songs 

Voicing: SATB 
Season: General  Released: January 2015  Difficulty: Medium
   From the sensual biblical book, the Song of Solomon, Debra Scroggins creates a sonorous love song. The Hebrew text is matched with harmonies indicative of the Jewish culture. A lamenting oboe obbligato adds to the beauty. This concert piece fits high school and college choirs and community choirs. Medium difficulty.
 

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  P1510 - SATB  [buy now]
$2.35

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