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Mixed choir and guitar

I would like to collaborate with our guitarists next year on a set of mixed chorus and guitar orchestra pieces. Do you have any recommendations?
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on February 25, 2016 5:45am
Missa Creola - Ramirez  
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on February 26, 2016 5:39am
Child of Peace - Jeffrey Van. When I have time I will try to send a few more.
on February 26, 2016 6:29am
Rune of Hospitality......Alf Houkom     (Walton/Hal Leonard HL 08500032)
fabulous text, solo guitar and SATB
on February 26, 2016 7:55am
It's only written for one guitar, (also piano and string quartet, so this really might not be what you're looking for), but The Lake Isle by Ola Gjeilo is a really worthwhile piece.
on February 27, 2016 5:17am
What Sweeter Music - Michael Fink
Show Me Thy Ways - Walter Pelz
on February 27, 2016 3:12pm
Un Nacimiento (A Nativity Scene) - Diego Luzuriaga
Written for and premiered by VocalEssence Ensemble Singers (Minneapolis, MN)
Can be found on YouTube
on February 28, 2016 4:44am
Jeffrey Van -- A Procession Winding Around Me.   It's a powerful work for choir and guitar. 
Leonard Enns
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on February 29, 2016 8:04pm
Done this work several times, a couple with Jeffrey. I can't say enough good things about the beautiful writing for voices. I highly recommend it.
on February 28, 2016 6:19am
Mairi's Wedding Arr. Chilcott works well with guitar. Unfortunately, you have to adapt it yourself, but it sounds like you have the resources for that.
on February 28, 2016 10:37am
My arangement of "Cindy" was originally written with guitar accompaniment. Find it here:
It might be even better balanced with more than one guitar player on the part.
Best of luck with your search,
Carol Barnett
on February 28, 2016 3:26pm
Via Crucis by Carlos Surinach.
A little hard to get, you have to order it Print On Demand from G. Schirmer.
Very powerful piece.  Sounds very "modern" without being terribly difficult.
Fifteen very short movements, could easily be excerpted.  Could involve multiple guitars if each were to prepare a movement.  Probably could have multiple guitars playing together if you want.
There's a youtube of a quartet singing it - there are no divisi!
My church choir loved this piece.
on February 29, 2016 12:16pm
Carols and Lullabies by Conrad Susa  is orchestrated for guitar, harp, and marimba.  The sea shanties  arranged by Robert Shaw are accompanied by guitar in his recording, but I don't know if that's written in the octavos, which should be available from Lawson-Gould.  Small baroque works,  such as the Kleine Geistliche Konzerte of Schütz,  are often accompanied by continuo only and are easily adapted by a classical guitarist who reads well.  The part songs of John Dowland  and other Elizabethan composers can be accompanied by lute or guitar. 
on March 8, 2016 6:23am
There is an extended work in 7 movements (about 23 minutes) by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco entitled Romancero Gitano, Op. 152.​  It's been recorded by Los Angeles Chamber Singers conducted by Peter Rutenberg.  The texts are by Federico Garcia Lorca.
David Hendricksen
Music Director
The Civic Chorale
Johnson City, TN
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on March 9, 2016 7:47am
Hi! You asked specifically about guitar orchestra, but I hope you'll consider my setting of Edward Lear's The Owl and the Pussycat, for SATB and guitar. Published by Yelton Rhodes Music -- here's a link to the work in their catalog.
All best,
Jonathan Santore
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