Choral Compositions


Be Not Afeard

Travis M. Ramsey

Commissioned by Dr. Robert Russell

for University of Southern Maine Chorale

SATB chorus with 2 flutes and piano (or piano, four hands)

A poignant setting of Calibans speech from The Tempest for SATB choir (some divisi) with piano and two offstage flutes. Modern, ethereal writing glides over the choirs message of hope and courage.


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Be With Me Still

Travis M. Ramsey

SATB chorus

A haunting setting of two texts by Edgar Allen Poe. Finalist in the 2010 Meistersingers (Huntington Beach, CA) Choral Composition Contest.


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Binary Stars

Travis M. Ramsey

SATB

A simple and beautiful love song that weaves together the texts Starlight, Starbright and Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.


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Effacings

Travis M. Ramsey

SATB chorus

A poignant setting of Longfellow's The Tide Rises, The Tide Falls.

This composition is patiently awaiting its premiere. You are welcome to listen to a synthesized rendition by clicking here.
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Gradus ad Parnassum

Travis M. Ramsey

SATB plus audience and brass quintet

A piece about the joy of music and the desire to create it. Also available for Renaissance ensemble of cornetts and sackbuts.


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Hush: a manger song

Travis M. Ramsey

SATB with accompaniment

A setting of the Christmas text by Isaac Watts. In this delicately-scored piece, the Virgin Mary sings to her newly-born Child. Accompaniment may be ordered for piano, organ, or a special version for vibraphone. (Please specify.)
* This piece was a finalist in the Hendrix College Candelight Carol Competition in 2016.


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libera nos a malo

Travis M. Ramsey

SSATB

A response to the Marathon Bombings of 2013, this powerful setting of Pater Noster expresses a range of emotions, from loss to hope to forgiveness.


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Love Song for Antonia

Travis M. Ramsey

SATB Chorus

A setting of the poem by Langston Hughes about unrequited love. Can be purchased individually, or as a part of Two Love Songs.


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Magnificat for Brass Sextet

J. Bach

Arranged by Travis M. Ramsey

Commissioned by Robert Russell (Portland, ME)

for the Choral Art Society

Brass sextet (3 tpt, hrn, tbn, tba) accompaniment of choral performance

Includes the numbers I, II, III, IV, XI, and XII. Three trumpet parts are based on the original Bach parts; horn, trombone, and tuba are somewhat less florid. All parts require professional players. This arrangement serves as the accompaniment for your choral performance. Visit Perform In Color for more information.

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Messiah for Brass Quintet

G. Handel

Arranged by Travis M. Ramsey

Commissioned by Robert Russell (Portland, ME)

for the Choral Art Society

Brass quintet accompaniment of choral performance

Includes the opening Sinfonia, And the Glory, O Thou That Tellest, For Unto Us, Glory to God, and the Hallelujah chorus. This arrangement serves as the accompaniment for your choral performance. Recitatives numbers 13-16 may be performed with continuo (not included) before Glory to God. This arrangement serves as the accompaniment to your choral performance. Brass parts require professional-level players. Visit Perform In Color for more information.

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On Joyful Wing

Travis M. Ramsey

SATB chorus with brass quintet

A setting of the joyous Christmas text by Martin Luther in contrasting sections of imitative counterpoint and rousing chorale.


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On The Night You Were Born

Travis M. Ramsey

Commissioned by Robert Russell

for ChoralART

SSATB with brass quintet

A joyous interpretation of Nancy Tillman's beloved children's book for chorus and brass quintet. The piece is in two movements, a Latin setting of Psalm 139 (upon which her book was inspired) and the text of Tillman's book. Please email well in advance of performances, as each performance will require special permission from the author.


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Only God Can Make A Tree

Travis M. Ramsey

for First Congregational Church, Malden, MA

SA Treble Choir

This is a simple setting of the poem by Joyce Kilmer. It begins with a soprano presentation of a beautiful, flowing melody. The also part enters after two phrases in predictable harmony. The composition is easy to sing and suitable for church gropus and young treble choirs.

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Peace I Leave With You

Travis M. Ramsey

Commissioned by Lindsey Warren

for Ensemble Zephyrus

SATB chorus plus string quartet (piano version available)

A setting of John 14:27 (Peace I Leave With You...) that blends 16th Century vocal writing with delicately treated modern string writing.


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Subway Face

Travis M. Ramsey

SATB Chorus

A wistful setting of the poem by Langston Hughes. This can be purchased individually, or as part of Two Love Songs.


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To Reach Them My Hand

Travis M. Ramsey

Commissioned by Jane Woods

for the Hanover (NH) High School Footnotes

SATB chorus with piano

A poignant setting of Walt Whitman''s A Song for Occupations, this was written to serve as a healing song for those affected by the economic downturn. A celebration of living and working in America.

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Two Love Songs

Travis M. Ramsey

SATB

A collection of two love songs on the words of Langston Hughes. Includes Love Song for Antonia and Subway Face.


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