for community choirs
by Denis Donnelly
Welcome to choralsongs.com! I am excited and proud to be part of the global community of choral musicians sharing – and marketing – their music on the internet. To find out more about me and my work, please follow the “About” link. To discover how to download and order music, follow the “Purchasing info” link. In the meantime:
I am making arrangements available that are not generally offered by major music publishing houses, and that are oriented largely towards non-auditioned community choirs. I have attempted to create scores that are not overly complex, yet fulfilling to sing and to perform.
This site offers pieces suitable for (mostly) a cappella singing in a wide range of musical complexities, which are indicated in categories from 1 (easily accessible and can be taught aurally) to 4 (probably requiring some basic sight-reading skills). Many pieces are offered as free downloads. You can view the songs in each category by clicking one of the headings on each of the main pages.
All the individual song pages have samples of the written music, brief backgrounds, and audio files, which may be either computer-generated, or from a concert recording. In some songs the audio files also play the individual lines as well as the full arrangement, for aural learning of the parts. All my arrangements are singer-tested and most of them are concert-tested.
Have fun browsing!
Please note: This site will be continually modified and expanded so please check back frequently, and please signup for our mailing list so that I can alert you to new song and arrangement additions.