Choral Music videos online
Here is a sampling of videos…
Gift of Love
by Mary Alice Amidon, arr. Peter Amidon
piano-SATB. Mary Alice wrote this to honor her mother Alice, late in life, when Alice was in the deepening haze of Alzheimers.
All is Well
from the Sacred Harp, arr. Sam & Peter Amidon
a cappella SATB. Peter’s choral arrangement of Sam Amidon’s harmonization of this old American shape note hymn from the Sacred Harp.
by Alouette Iselin, arr. Peter Amidon
piano/SATB. Peter’s newest version of his arrangement of this classic song about opening your home for just an hour to the lonely.
text adaptation & music by Peter Amidon
a cappella SATB. Peter’s setting of the classic text.
Bid You Goodnight
traditional Bahamas spiritual, arr. Amidon Familya cappella SATB. Peter’s transcription of the Amidon family’s by-ear harmonization of this extraordinary funeral gospel song.
by Peter Amidon
a cappella SATB. Peter’s setting of this classic text.
I Will Guide Thee
traditional, arr. Peter Amidon.
a cappella SATB. Peter and Mary Alice learned this old American hymn a few weeks after they first met in 1975.
from the Sacred Harp, arr. Peter Amidon
piano/SATB. A reharmonization of this beautiful old American shape note hymn from the Sacred Harp.
Oh the Winter
traditional Bahamas spiritual. Arr. Amidon family.
a cappella SATB. Mary Alice and Peter learned this when they were headliners in the Washington DC Revels.
Sacred Harp Singing at the Old Songs Festival
Peter leading Glen Wright’s “Natick” at the 1996 Old Songs Festival. (Peter & Mary Alice’s son Stefan has since taken over leading this sing.)
Sweet Is the Day
words by Isaac Watts, music by Mary Alice Amidon
a cappella SATB. Same words as “Devotion”, but infused with the joyful spirit of Mary Alice.
Spencer the Rover
Peter and Mary Alice’s piano, two-part arrangement of the traditional song learned from John Roberts & Tony Barrand who, in turn, learned it from the Copper Family. Becky Graber piano.
This was part of the “Prelude of offerings” by performers in Larry Siegel and Kari Smith’s cabaret/opera “Perception – A Portrait of Tony Barrand”.
by Huddie Ledbetter, arr. Peter Amidon. piano/treble voice choir (SA).
text adaptation and music by Mary Alice Amidon, arr. Peter Amidon
piano SATB – can also be sung as a cappella SATB. Mary Alice’s exquisite setting of this Psalm.
The Good Samaritan
story from Luke 10: 25-35, new words and music by Peter Amidon
unison/piano. A celebration of: a wonderful story, unison singing, and the variety of solo voices in a choir.
Joy Shall Come in the Morning
inspired by Psalm 30, words and music by Mary Alice Amidon,
arr. Peter Amidon
a cappella SATB. Weeping may tarry for the night-time, but joy shall come in the morning.
traditional Irish, arr. Peter Amidon
a cappella SATB. Originally arranged for a funeral; surprisingly wonderful and appropriate for a funeral.
Wild Mountain Thyme
by Francis McPeake, arr. Keith Murphy & Peter Amidon
piano/SATB – can also be a cappella SATB. One of the all-great sing alongs. Keith Murphy’s perfect harmonies arranged for a cappella SATB by Peter.
If I Can Stop One Heart From Breaking
poem by Emily Dickinson, music Mary Alice Amidon, arr. Peter Amidon.
a cappella SATB. This is part of our annual New Year’s Eve concert we do with the whole family.