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Jo Ann Miller

Jo Ann Miller is one of the most successful conductors and music educators in the upper Midwest — a region known for the excellence of its choral tradition. She is the Director of Choral Activities at North Dakota State University, Music Director of the NDSU Baroque Festival, and Choral Director for the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony. Her choirs have performed at regional and national ACDA conventions, with orchestras including the Winnipeg Symphony, and regularly tour throughout Europe and North America. Miller is a popular guest conductor and clinician throughout the United States and Canada, and is particularly interested in identifying and disseminating works of outstanding new composers.

 

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Ask Me No More
 

 Ask Me No More 
Composer: Jeremy S. Bakken  Author/Lyricist: Alfred Lord Tennyson 

Voicing: SSAATTBB 
Season: General  Released: January 2011  Difficulty: Difficult
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   This piece was the first winning composition for the North Dakota State University Edwin Fissinger Choral Competition Prize. The Tennyson text has been sensitively and descriptively set to music by Jeremy S. Bakken. Selected for the Jo Ann Miller Choral Series, this beautiful piece uses the choral, a cappella sound to its fullest extent. Medium to difficult, it will be a popular high school and college selection.
 

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  P1410 - SSAATTBB  [buy now]
$2.35

 
Hodie
 

 Hodie 
Composer: Joseph Testa  Author/Lyricist: Sacred Medieval Latin Text 

Voicing: SATB 
Season: Christmas  Released: January 2005 
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   Selected for the JoAnn Miller Choral Series, this outstanding Christmas choral was written by Dr. Joseph Testa of Edgewood College in Madison, Wisconsin. Wonderful a cappella flowing lines celebrate the birth of Christ with the traditional Latin text (English also provided). Excellent for church or school.
 

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  P1251 - SATB  [buy now]
$1.60

 
John Anderson, My Jo
 

 John Anderson, My Jo 
Composer: Traditional  Arranger: Michael Weber  Author/Lyricist: Robert Burns 

Voicing: SATB, div. 
Season: Concert  Released: January 2017  Difficulty: Medium
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   This piece is a polite adaptation by famed Scottish poet, Robert Burns, of a traditional bawdy song of the same name. This more charming version presents a poignant and emotive consideration of human relationships and aging. Arranged sensitively for a cappella mixed voices by Michael Weber of North Dakota State University, one feels the lament and the Scottish countryside. Medium in difficulty, for high school, community and college choirs.
 

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  P1573 - SATB, div.  [buy now]
$2.15

 
Sunset
 

 Sunset 
Composer: Eric Saari  Author/Lyricist: Walt Whitman 

Voicing: SATB  Released: January 2013  Difficulty: Medium
Sample Sound File Listen
   Eric Saari from North Dakota State University has captured Walt Whitman?s text about sunset with vivid 21st century hues. Bursts of color unfold in words and sound, creating pictures in your mind. High school and college choirs will enjoy this piece from a new composer.
 

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  P1453 - SATB  [buy now]
$2.10
  P1453D - SATB  [buy now]
$2.10

 
Sunset
 

 Sunset 
Composer: Eric Saari  Author/Lyricist: Walt Whitman 

Voicing: SATB  Released: January 2013  Difficulty: Medium
Sample Sound File Listen
   Eric Saari from North Dakota State University has captured Walt Whitman?s text about sunset with vivid 21st century hues. Bursts of color unfold in words and sound, creating pictures in your mind. High school and college choirs will enjoy this piece from a new composer.
 

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  P1453D - SATB  [buy now]
$2.10

 
Sweet And Twenty
 

 Sweet And Twenty 
Composer: Daniel Pederson  Author/Lyricist: William Shakespeare 

Voicing: SATB 
Season: General  Released: March 2003 
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   In contemporary madrigal style, Daniel Pederson has eloquently set this Shakespeare love poem. Selected for the Jo Ann Miller Choral Series (Univ. North Dakota), this is a high school or college chamber chorus selection that would also be a wonderful festival selection. Caressing harmonies and free floating rhythms enhance this excellent composition.
 

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  P1228 - SATB  [buy now]
$2.10

 
The Isle Is Full Of Noises
 

 The Isle Is Full Of Noises 
Composer: Paul Ayres  Author/Lyricist: W. Shakespeare 

Voicing: SATB 
Season: General  Released: January 2016  Difficulty: Medium
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   Ever awakened from a dream and wished you could return to it? British composer Paul Ayers begins with whispering noises before divulging his text, and later brings some Chinese poetry into the mix. His creativity earned him the winner of the North Dakota State Edwin Fissinger Composition Competition and a placement in the Jo Ann Miller Series. Great artisty emerges in this composition that works beautifully for advanced high school, college and community choirs. Medium.
 

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  P1526 - SATB  [buy now]
$2.65

 
The Last Invocation
 

 The Last Invocation 
Composer: Daniel Pederson  Author/Lyricist: Walt Whitman 

Voicing: SATB 
Season: General  Released: March 2002  Difficulty: Medium
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   Dr. Jo Ann Miller, from the University of North Dakota, is recognized for her choral excellence. To announce her new series she has selected a piece from a former student, Daniel Pederson. His command for the a capella choral instrument is immediately noticeable in his evocative setting of this Walt Whitman poem. This is the kind of music that keeps choral artistry flourishing and a capella singers returning.
 

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  P1212 - SATB  [buy now]
$2.10

 
The New Moon
 

 The New Moon 
Composer: Nicholas Kelly  Author/Lyricist: Bliss Carman 

Voicing: SATB 
Season: Concert  Released: January 2017  Difficulty: Medium
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   Winner of the Edwin Fissinger Composition Competition, this illustrative work has also been selected for the Jo Ann Miller Choral Series. The text by Bliss Carman paints beautiful pictures of the seasons and expresses the joy of love in all. Nicholas Kelly provides a colorful accompaniment and flowing choral lines that surpass the seasons and lift up love. It is a romantic song with a large landscape and a fullfilling message. Good for advanced high school, community and college choirs. Medium difficulty.
 

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  P1594 - SATB  [buy now]
$2.45

 
The Swing
 

 The Swing 
Composer: Justin Metz  Author/Lyricist: Robert Louis Stevenson 

Voicing: SA 
Season: General  Released: January 2008  Difficulty: Easy
Sample Sound File Listen
   Winner of placement in the Jo Ann Miller series for 2008, new coming composer Justin Metz illustrates the text of Robert Louis Stevenson masterfully. The accompaniment descriptively ''swings'' in the air and the vocal lines follow appropriately after. The elegance of the writing enables this piece to work with treble choir or children's voices. This selection is a true concert pleaser.
 

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  P1340 - SA  [buy now]
$2.10

 
The Tyger
 

 The Tyger 
Composer: Andrew Miller  Author/Lyricist: William Blake 

Voicing: SATB 
Season: General  Released: January 2015  Difficulty: Medium
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   The William Blake poems, ''The Lamb'' and ''The Tyger'' are often paired together, and Andrew Miller has composed them so they can be sung as a set or separately. The strength and power of a tiger emerges effortlessly from the superb writing. This selection was selected for the Jo Ann Miller Choral Series and was winner of the 2013 NDSU Edwin Fissinger Choral Composition Contest. Best for advanced high school and college choirs, along with community groups. Medium difficulty.
 

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  P1508 - SATB  [buy now]
$2.35

 
When Music Sounds
 

 When Music Sounds 
Composer: Nancy Hill Cobb  Author/Lyricist: Walter de la Mare 

Voicing: SATB  Released: January 2012  Difficulty: Easy
Sample Sound File Listen
   A great celebration of music and creation elevate this glorious piece. Winner of the NDSU competition and selected for the Jo Ann Miller Choral Series, this piece deserves attention. Skilled writer and music professor Nancy Hill Cobb won the competition due to the beauty of her a cappella writing. Appropriate for fine high school and college choirs.
 

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  P1431 - SATB  [buy now]
$2.35

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