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Jonathan Talberg

Dr. Jonathan Talberg serves as Director of Choral, Vocal, and Opera Studies at California State University, Long Beach where he is music director of the University and Chamber Choirs. He has conducted at the Music Educator’s National Conference, at several All-State choir concerts, and in various venues throughout Europe and Asia. Most recently, he conducted a choir of 250 singers and the Amsterdam Youth Orchestra for two European festivals in Italy. He has prepared choirs for the Cincinnati Symphony, the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra, the Pacific Symphony and the Pasadena Pops. Additionally, Dr. Talberg serves as music director of the Long Beach Bach Festival and the Camerata Singers of Long Beach. A recipient of the Oliver Family Foundation grant for outstanding American conductors, Dr. Talberg has served as Conducting Assistant to the Cincinnati Symphony and the Cincinnati Pops and serves as principal choral conductor at Arrowbear Music Camp (the oldest music camp in the Western United States). He holds the position of Standards and Repertoire Chair for University and College Choirs for the California Chapter of the American Choral Director’s Association.

 

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At Morning's Twilight
 

 At Morning's Twilight 
Composer: Cory Johnson  Author/Lyricist: Rumi 

Voicing: SATB 
Season: General  Released: January 2007 
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   The new ''Jonathan Talberg Choral Series'' features advanced music of distinction for festival use. Dr. Talberg (Cal State Univ. Long Beach) is one of the new names on the guest conducting circuit with an ear for excellence. Cory Johnson uses the choral instrument masterfully to express the spiritual poetry of Rumi. Demanding, descriptive, expressive, refreshing well describe this piece.
 

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  P1327 - SATB  [buy now]
$2.35

 
Ave Maria
 

 Ave Maria  
Composer: Kevin A. Memley  Author/Lyricist: Traditional 

Voicing: SSAATTBB 
Season: Christmas  Released: January 2009  Difficulty: Difficult
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   This is a beautiful piece in melody and form, but what stands out even more is how composer Kevin Memley has used the voice to orchestrate the piece. Programmatic effects are tastefully incorporated into the musical structure of the composition. We are pleased that Jonathan Talberg has selected this piece for his series. For high school and college.
 

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  P1354 - SSAATTBB  [buy now]
$2.50

 
If You Visit Me
 

 If You Visit Me 
Composer: Kevin A. Memley  Author/Lyricist: Hovannes Toumanian 

Voicing: SATB, divisi  Released: January 2014  Difficulty: Medium
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   The text is one of the most powerful poems ever written commemorating the Armenian Genocide of 1915, yet it speaks to the human soul about the depth of loss we feel when anyone leaves their earthly life. Memley?s musical setting is deeply expressive and personal. In a beautiful and tender way his music makes you identify with the humanness of those who have lived and died. It is a wonderful selection for advanced high school, college and community choirs.
 

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  P1469 - SATB, divisi  [buy now]
$2.10

 
O Magnum Mysterium
 

 O Magnum Mysterium 
Composer: Kevin Memley 

Voicing: SATB 
Season: Christmas  Released: January 2010  Difficulty: Medium
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   Selected for the Jonathan Talberg Choral Series, O Magnum Mysterium has been given a gorgeous new setting. His Ave Maria was released last year and has quickly established Kevin as a new composer to watch. To be premiered at the ACDA Western Division convention, rich, lush chords and delicate motifs will make this a favorite for singers and listeners for years to come.
 

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  P1395 - SATB  [buy now]
$2.45

 
Since Feeling Is First
 

 Since Feeling Is First 
Composer: Joshua Chai  Author/Lyricist: e.e. cummings 

Voicing: SATB 
Season: General  Released: January 2007 
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   The new ''Jonathan Talberg Choral Series'' features advanced music of distinction for festival use. Dr. Talberg (Cal State Univ. Long Beach) is one of the new names on the guest conducting circuit with an ear for excellence. Composer Joshua Chai provides a truly original sound to the poetry of e. e. cummings. Demanding, yet rewarding.
 

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  P1316 - SATB  [buy now]
$1.80

 
The New Colossus
 

 The New Colossus 
Composer: Kevin Memley  Author/Lyricist: Emma Lazarus 

Voicing: SATB 
Season: Concert  Released: January 2017  Difficulty: Medium
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   Premiered at the ACDA Western Division conference and released as an SSAA selection, the cry for an SATB setting was immediate. The Emma Lazarus text is a powerful poem celebrating our Statue of Liberty and the freedoms and dreams that are uniquely American. The music is equally strong and stately, providing a patriotic anthem with musical and textual integrity. For high school, community and college choirs. Medium in difficulty
 

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  P1565 - SATB  [buy now]
$2.45

 
The Rose That Bare Jesu
 

 The Rose That Bare Jesu 
Composer: Ron Kean  Author/Lyricist: 14th C Carol 

Voicing: SATB, div. 
Season: Christmas  Released: January 2017  Difficulty: Medium Difficult
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   Ron Kean has made this famous 14th century English Christmas poem magical. An enchanted and delightfully charmed sense of mystery overwhelms the listener from the start. A delicate dance ensues and merges themes and text. Jonathan Talberg has selected this medium-difficult piece for his series which caters to college and community choirs.
 

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  P1583 - SATB, div.  [buy now]
$2.45

 
Ubi Caritas
 

 Ubi Caritas 
Composer: Richard Burchard 

Voicing: SSAATTBB 
Season: General  Released: January 2012  Difficulty: Difficult
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   Jonathan Talberg's choral series has produced a library of excellence for the advanced a cappella choir, and this latest entry is a beauty. Richard Burchard tends to write in a density that is thick and rich, yet this composition has an openness that feels new and equally satisfying. To be premiered at the ACDA Western Convention 2012, many college choir will want to sing this gorgeous setting.
 

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  P1427 - SSAATTBB  [buy now]
$2.35

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