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Emily Dickinson

Born: 1830. Died: 1886. Lived in: United States

Dickinson was born in Amherst, Massachusetts, into a prominent family with strong ties to its community. After studying at the Amherst Academy for seven years in her youth, she briefly attended the Mount Holyoke Female Seminary before returning to her family's house in Amherst. Evidence suggests that Dickinson lived much of her life in isolation. Considered an eccentric by locals, she developed a penchant for white clothing and was known for her reluctance to greet guests or, later in life, to even leave her bedroom. Dickinson never married, and most friendships between her and others depended entirely upon correspondence.

While Dickinson was a prolific poet, only 10 of her nearly 1,800 poems were published during her lifetime. The poems published then were usually edited significantly to fit conventional poetic rules. Her poems were unique to her era. They contain short lines, typically lack titles, and often use slant rhyme as well as unconventional capitalization and punctuation.(Many of her poems deal with themes of death and immortality, two recurring topics in letters to her friends.

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And One Bee : SA : Charles K Hoag : Charles K Hoag : SBMP779 : 964807007795

Charles K Hoag : And One Bee

The whimsical poem by Emily Dickinson comes to life, complete with the buzzing of the bee.

Composer: Charles K Hoag | Poetry By: Emily Dickinson

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Voicing: SA | Sheet Music | $1.60 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| SBMP779


Ashore at Last! : SSA : Frank DeWald : Frank DeWald : Sheet Music : 48004986 : 073999049862

Frank DeWald : Ashore at Last!

Emily Dickinson's evocative poem charts the progress of an unspecified journey, although the young poet (only 23 years old at the time of writing) almost certainly had the journey of life itself in mind. The music reflects this idea by beginning with the solo cello and gradually increasing in volume and intensity until the final measures. (2:40)

Composer: Frank DeWald | Poetry By: Emily Dickinson

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 48004986


Buzzings : SATB divisi : Lee R. Kesselman : Lee R. Kesselman : Sheet Music : 50499572 : 884088987961 : 1480371238

Lee R. Kesselman : Buzzings

These three choral vignettes are inspired by the whimsical poetry of Emily Dickinson. All three pieces require a free play of fancy and imagination. Using extended, aleatoric passages, non-metrical and free harmonic writing, directors and singers are given a pallet to create a piece that will be new every time it is performed.

Composer: Lee R. Kesselman | Poetry By: Emily Dickinson

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Sheet Music | $2.10 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50499572


Dickinson: The Definition of Beauty : SSAA : 0 : Sheet Music : WW1547 : 888680062576

Dickinson: The Definition of Beauty

The 2013 Raymond W. Brock Memorial Commission featuring timely and poignant text by Emily Dickinson. The poems express the extreme complexity of Beauty, even in the most simple of occurrances. A clear and purposeful melody surrounded by magnificent vocal counterpoint. A good challenge for women's choruses.

Poetry By: Emily Dickinson

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Voicing: SSAA | Sheet Music | $2.35 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| WW1547


Emily's Day : 2-Part : Brian Holmes : Brian Holmes : Sheet Music : 08751824 : 884088500450

Brian Holmes : Emily's Day

Build good vocal and performance skills with this delightful set of songs based on the poetry of Emily Dickinson. Colorful imagery and clever touches abound in these short selections for younger treble choirs. Songs include: I'm Nobody, A Narrow Fellow in the Grass, The Cricket Sang. Total Duration: ca. 8:15.

Composer: Brian Holmes | Poetry By: Emily Dickinson

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08751824


Fame Is a Fickle Food : SATB : Ruth Morris Gray : Ruth Morris Gray : Sheet Music : 00-23906 : 038081260341

Ruth Morris Gray : Fame Is a Fickle Food

This playfully polyphonic piece, composed in a minor key, features a text by Emily Dickinson and lively music reminiscent of the Classical era. An agile piano accompaniment and satisfying vocal parts that work well together make it a tasty treat to perform. Great for contests!

Composer: Ruth Morris Gray | Poetry By: Emily Dickinson

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.65 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-23906


Fame Is a Fickle Food : SSA : Ruth Morris Gray : Ruth Morris Gray : Sheet Music : 00-23907 : 038081260358

Ruth Morris Gray : Fame Is a Fickle Food

This playfully polyphonic piece, composed in a minor key, features a text by Emily Dickinson and lively music reminiscent of the Classical era. An agile piano accompaniment and satisfying vocal parts that work well together make it a tasty treat to perform. Great for contests!

Composer: Ruth Morris Gray | Poetry By: Emily Dickinson

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $1.65 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-23907


Further Goals : SATB : Kenneth Dake : Kenneth Dake : Sheet Music : 08764901 : 728215051289

Kenneth Dake : Further Goals

Scored for a cappella mixed chorus with divisi, this setting of the adapted Emily Dickinson text would work especially well as a commencement anthem - whether in an auditorium, on an athletic field, or in a gymnasium. This piece is part of the Songs for the World Series edited by Andre de Quadros. Difficulty Level: Medium Advanced Adult.

Composer: Kenneth Dake | Poetry By: Emily Dickinson

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.35 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08764901


Heart, We Will Forget Him : SA : Michael Hennagin : Missouri State University Women's Chorus : Sheet Music : WW1665 : 78514700776

Michael Hennagin : Heart, We Will Forget Him

Heart, We Will Forget Him is one movement from Michael Hennagin's Three Emily Dickinson Songs. The imagery of Dickinson's poem comes to life through Hennagin's thoughtful writing. The piano truly acts as its own voice, supporting and responding to the vocal writing. A stunning option for your women's chorus.

Arranger: Michael Hennagin | Poetry By: Emily Dickinson Performed By: Missouri State University Women's Chorus

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Voicing: SA | Sheet Music | $2.40 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| WW1665


Heart, We Will Forget Him! : SSA : Laura Farnell : Laura Farnell : Sheet Music : 08745125 : 073999999730

Laura Farnell : Heart, We Will Forget Him!

Emily Dickinson's haunting poetry is beautifully set over a gently-arpeggiated piano accompaniment. Ideal for developing ensembles working on blend and phrasing. Performance Time: Approx. 3:05.

Composer: Laura Farnell | Poetry By: Emily Dickinson

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08745125


Hope : SATB : Debra Scroggins : Debra Scroggins : Sheet Music : 00159347 : 888680617509

Debra Scroggins : Hope

Emily Dickinson's poem on hope has wings of its own, but now, it also has a song. The words lift right off the page, encouraged with melody and catapulted with harmony. Excellent for high school, college and community choirs, yet its dedication alerts you that it will fit in the sacred space as well. Medium.

Composer: Debra Scroggins | Poetry By: Emily Dickinson

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.35 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00159347


Hope : SSA : Andrew Lippa : Andrew Lippa : Sheet Music : 50486690 : 884088215620 : 1423434196

Andrew Lippa : Hope

Broadway composer Andrew Lippa composed this work for the Brooklyn Youth Chorus to a text by Emily Dickinson. The uplifting message unfolds above an accompaniment that alternates between flowing lines and stately chords. Duration: ca. 5:00.

Composer: Andrew Lippa | Poetry By: Emily Dickinson

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $1.80 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50486690


If I Can Stop One Heart from Breaking : Unison : Matthew Emery : Matthew Emery : Sheet Music : 48023869 : 888680637620

Matthew Emery : If I Can Stop One Heart from Breaking

This Emily Dickinson poem illuminates themes of generosity and selflessness. It asks us to think of others before ourselves, encouraging us to reflect the need in today's society for humility and thoughtfulness. The melody weaves in and out of the piano line creating a contemporary feel.

Composer: Matthew Emery | Poetry By: Emily Dickinson

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Voicing: Unison | Sheet Music | $2.10 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 48023869


If You Were Coming in the Fall : SA : Frank K. DeWald : Sheet Music : 48018968 : 073999716269

Frank K. DeWald : If You Were Coming in the Fall

A gentle and sensitive poem by Emily Dickinson, evoking the wait for a love's return, is tenderly shaded by DeWald's flowing melodies and graceful harmonies. With piano and French horn (or cello).

Arranger: Frank K. DeWald | Poetry By: Emily Dickinson

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Voicing: SA | Sheet Music | $1.70 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 48018968


Indian Summer : SATB divisi : John Burge : John Burge : Sheet Music : 48020737 : 884088416447

John Burge : Indian Summer

This setting of an Emily Dickinson text explores the bittersweet quality of those few summer-like days in what should be fall, comparing them to the bread and wine of the communion service. The music explores the full palette of choral expression, with dramatic contrasts in dynamic range and vocal textures. Duration: ca. 7:30.

Composer: John Burge | Poetry By: Emily Dickinson

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Sheet Music | $1.95 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 48020737


Indian Summer : SSA : 0 : Sheet Music : WJMS1094 : 884088223274

Indian Summer

A sensitive, beautifully melodic setting of a meaningful, interesting poem by Emily Dickinson from Daniel Hall renders a work of rare loveliness for more advanced women's choirs. Requires an accomplished oboist. This is a work of sophistication and depth for important concerts or festivals. Duration: ca. 5:00.

Poetry By: Emily Dickinson

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $2.05 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| WJMS1094


Itself Is All the Like It Has : SATB : Tarik O'Regan : Tarik O'Regan : Sheet Music : 14047826 : 888680642716

Tarik O'Regan : Itself Is All the Like It Has

Adapted from Love Reckons by Itself Alone, this work was originally commissioned by ASHINAGA for the At Home in the World concerts. Scored for unaccompanied SATB Choir, the work is a setting of a poem by Emily Dickinson and lasts around 7 minutes.

Composer: Tarik O'Regan | Poetry By: Emily Dickinson

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $3.95 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 14047826


Love Reckons by Itself Alone : SATB : Tarik O'Regan : Tarik O'Regan : Sheet Music : 14047965 : 888680642754

Tarik O'Regan : Love Reckons by Itself Alone

This work composed by Tarik O'Regan for was commissioned by Ashinaga for the At Home in the World concerts to a set of three poems by Richard Ntiru, Tsuboi Shigeji and Emily Dickinson. The piece received its world premiere in 2015 at Jazz at Lincoln Center, New York, USA.

Composer: Tarik O'Regan | Poetry By: Emily Dickinson

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.95 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 14047965


Summer's Farewell : SSA : Frank K. DeWald : Sheet Music : 48018967 : 073999290998

Frank K. DeWald : Summer's Farewell

Tracing words by Emily Dickinson, this poetic selection artfully captures the melancholy passing of a season and feelings of irretrievable time gone by. An accompanying horn or viola contributes an autumnal color to the women's chorus. With piano.

Arranger: Frank K. DeWald | Poetry By: Emily Dickinson

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $1.70 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 48018967


The Moon is Distant from the Sea : TTBB : David N Childs : David N Childs : Sheet Music : SBMP764 : 964807007641

David N Childs : The Moon is Distant from the Sea

A whimsical poem by Emily Dickinson comes to sparkling life. The piano adds much color to the soaring vocal lines. Available for SATB, SSAA, and now arranged for male voices at the request of Jonathan Palant, artistic director of the Turtle Creek Chorale.

Composer: David N Childs | Poetry By: Emily Dickinson

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Voicing: TTBB | Sheet Music | $2.05 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| SBMP764


The Robin Is the One : 2-Part : Neil Ginsberg : Neil Ginsberg : Sheet Music : 08751541 : 884088396640

Neil Ginsberg : The Robin Is the One

Here is a charming setting of a poem by Emily Dickinson which depicts the first robin of spring in a most delightful way. Especially appropriate for younger choirs, the dancing rhythms of the piano accompaniment combine with the clear, ringing treble melodies for a joyful celebration of the season! Duration: ca. 2:20.

Composer: Neil Ginsberg | Poetry By: Emily Dickinson

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08751541


The Winter Snow : 3-Part : Audrey Snyder : Audrey Snyder : Sheet Music : 08552060 : 884088223663

Audrey Snyder : The Winter Snow

Based on a poem by Emily Dickinson, this original work captures the essence of a snow-covered rural landscape through beautiful textual imagery and skillful writing. An excellent introduction to part singing for developing choirs! Available separately: 2-Part, 3-Part Mixed, VoiceTrax CD. Duration: ca. 2:30.

Composer: Audrey Snyder | Poetry By: Emily Dickinson

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Voicing: 3-Part | Sheet Music | $1.70 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08552060


The Winter Snow : 2-Part : Audrey Snyder : Audrey Snyder : Sheet Music : 08552061 : 884088223670

Audrey Snyder : The Winter Snow

Based on a poem by Emily Dickinson, this original work captures the essence of a snow-covered rural landscape through beautiful textual imagery and skillful writing. An excellent introduction to part singing for developing choirs! Available separately: 2-Part, 3-Part Mixed, VoiceTrax CD. Duration: ca. 2:30.

Composer: Audrey Snyder | Poetry By: Emily Dickinson

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $1.70 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08552061


Will There Really Be a Morning? : SATB : John Leavitt : John Leavitt : Sheet Music : 00254449 : 888680721282

John Leavitt : Will There Really Be a Morning?

This beautiful and thought provoking text by Emily Dickinson is a wonderful vehicle for poetry discussions. A lush piano accompaniment and fluid vocal lines will shine through in your choral concert

Composer: John Leavitt | Poetry By: Emily Dickinson

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.15 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00254449 | Showtrax CD Available


Will There Really Be a Morning? : SSA : John Leavitt : John Leavitt : Sheet Music : 00254450 : 888680721299

John Leavitt : Will There Really Be a Morning?

This beautiful and thought provoking text by Emily Dickinson is a wonderful vehicle for poetry discussions. A lush piano accompaniment and fluid vocal lines will shine through in your choral concert

Composer: John Leavitt | Poetry By: Emily Dickinson

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $2.15 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00254450 | Showtrax CD Available


Will There Really Be a Morning? : SAB : John Leavitt : John Leavitt : Sheet Music : 00255606 : 888680722760

John Leavitt : Will There Really Be a Morning?

This beautiful and thought provoking text by Emily Dickinson is a wonderful vehicle for poetry discussions. A lush piano accompaniment and fluid vocal lines will shine through in your choral concert

Composer: John Leavitt | Poetry By: Emily Dickinson

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $2.15 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00255606 | Showtrax CD Available

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