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Silver Platter Award Recipients

The Composers of Choral Music Community recognizes repertoire of the highest caliber in the Composition Showcase with the Silver Platter Award.
Pieces are selected for their value not only as works of art, but on their usefulness to an ensemble.  The question is asked "Will the singers and the audience enjoy learning and hearing these works?"
Click on the date to read a short review of the piece or the article where the award was announced. Click on the web address to view the piece description in the Composition Showcase.  Click on the composer's name to read more or to contact them.
     LUNA: Song to the Goddess SSA
Braeden Ayres     
     Song for the Prairie Sky SATB
     O sacrum convivium - Schürch SATB
     Child of Mine for SSA a cappella
     The Windhover for TTBB and organ
     Faith is the Bird That Feels the Light for SSA a cappella
     We Three Kings TTBB and piano
     The Birds for SSATBB a cappella
     Psaume 42, SATB, piano and flute
     Prayer and Answer, SATB a cappella
     Self-Awareness Missa Brevis, SATB, flute and piano
     Seek a Place of Breathless Beauty, SATB, flute and piano
     When the song of the angels is stilled, SATB a cappella
     Fighting Over What We Believe, SATB soloists and piano
     They That Sow in Tears, SATB divisi a cappella
     You Stand Above Time, SATB and piano
     Les Cloches for SSATBB, Tenor solo a cappella
     The Lake Isle of Innisfree for SATB, SAT solos and piano)
     Abound in You for SATB, some divisi a cappella
     Dream Within a Dream for SATB, Soprano solo a cappella 
     The Future of Life for SATB, trombone and piano
     Where Go the Boats for SATB a cappella
     Agnus Dei for SAB a cappella
     Libera Me for SATB a cappella
     Miserere mei Deus for SATB and piano
     Frozen In for SSA, piano and violin
     Always for SSA and piano
     A Widow's Song SATB divisi and piano
     O Danny Boy SATB and piano
     Aurora of the Soul SSAA and piano
     Ave Maria SSA a cappella
     Reflections SSA and piano
     Winter Stars SSA a cappella
     Unfinished Melodies SATB and piano
     Evening Star SATB divisi a cappella
     She Moved Through The Fair TTBB
     Bright Was The Star SATB divisi
     Requiem Aeternam SATB divisi
     The Holy Night SATB a cappella
     Chanukah Tonight SATB, Piano, Mandolin, String or Balalaika Orchestra
     I Am The Vine SATB divisi a cappella
     Ya La Lay SSAATBB and orchestra or a cappella
     Riders On The Earth SATB, Cello and piano
     There Will Come Soft Rains SATB
      Through the Eyes of the Children SATB
     Let The Children Play (and Learn in Peace) - for Newtown SAB
     A God and Yet a Man SATB
     You Having Walked This Earth
     This is Why My Homework Isn't Done - a modern madrigal for teens SATB
     Prothalamia: Kyrie by Charles Mason and Dorothy Hindman TTBB
     All God's Children SAB or SAT
       We Are The Music Makers SATB
     Alnight by the Rose SATB
    To Mistress Margaret Hussey SATB
      Let The Toast Pass TTBB
      Full Fathom Five SATB
     O Captain! My Captain TTBB
     Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep TTBB
      I Bend the Knee of My Heart SATB
March 2012 (Earlier awards were given monthly)