Music by Sheena Phillips : sample recordings

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Selected original works

A Christmas Carol
Words by G K Chesterton / SATB a cappella
Performance by the Lancaster Chorale, Ohio, dir. Robert Trocchia, 2007

Circle of Life (suite in 5 movements)
1. Falling (extract)
2. Waking (extract)
3. Singing (extract)
4. Leaving (extract)
5. Rising (extract)
Five Native American song poems / SATB a cappella
Performance by Voices of Ascension, New York City, dir. Dennis Keene, 2013

Deep River
African American spiritual / flute, harp, trombone and violincello
Performance by the Paragon Ensemble, Glasgow, 2002

Evening Prayer
Words by Thomas Ken / SATB divisi a cappella
Performance by Icosa, dir. Luke Mather, West Byfleet, 2016

Great Is Life
Words by Walt Whitman / SATB a cappella
Performance by Chicago A Cappella, dir. Jonathan Miller, 2006

Love Came Down At Christmas
Words by Christina Rossetti / SATB, guitar
Performance by the Magpie Consort, Ohio, dir. Sheena Phillips, 2010

Images
Three ancient Japanese poems / SSA a cappella
Performance by the Magpie Consort, Ohio, dir. Sheena Phillips, 2006

Sweet Sleep
Words by William Blake / SSAA a cappella
Performance by a Michigan all-state Women’s Honor Choir, dir. Patti O’Toole

The Christmas Bird (extract)
Words by Katharine Tynan / SATB, flute
Performance by VocalEssence, Minnesota, dir. Philip Brunelle, 2012

wind song
Words by John Clare / mixed or equal voices, flute
Performance at CoMA Summer School, 2016, dir. James Weeks

 

Selected folk song arrangements (including hymns and carols)

The Bedfordshire May Carol
Traditional English / SATB, recorder, violin
Performance by the Magpie Consort, Ohio, dir. Sheena Phillips

Dream Angus
Traditional Scottish / SATB divisi
Performance by the Lancaster Chorale, Ohio, dir. Robert Trocchia

Garbe Rame
Traditional Gujarati (N W India) / SSAA, flute, percussion
Performance by an All Ohio High School Women’s Honor Choir, at Kent State University, 2010, dir. Sheena Phillips

How Can I Keep From Singing?
19th c. American hymn / SATB a cappella
Performance by the Magpie Consort, Ohio, dir. Sheena Phillips

Patapan
Traditional French carol / SATB, recorder, drum
Performance by the Magpie Consort, Ohio, dir. Sheena Phillips

Raagi Thandheera (Giving Alms)
Carnatic (South West India) song (arranged with Smitha Vishveshwara) / SSAA, drums
Performance by Amasong, Champaign-Urbana, dir. Jill Crandall

Sweet Honey & Common Bill
Traditional Ohio folk songs / SATB, folk band
Performance by the Lancaster Chorale and Yankee Celtic Consort, Ohio, dir. Robert Trocchia

The Earth Is Turning
Anonymous American chant / SSAA, drums
Performance by the Columbus Women’s Chorus, Ohio, dir. Jennifer Bell

Venez Divin Messie
French carol / SATB, soprano recorder, violin, violincello
Performance by the Magpie Consort, Ohio, dir. Sheena Phillips

What Child Is This?
Traditional French carol / SATB a cappella
Performance by the Lancaster Chorale, Ohio, dir. Robert Trocchia

 

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