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.

Solstice Song

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.

Corinthians 13

text adaptation & music by Peter Amidon

a cappella SATB. Peter’s setting of the classic text.

Bid You Goodnight

traditional Bahamas spiritual, arr. Amidon Family

a cappella SATB. Peter’s transcription of the Amidon family’s by-ear harmonization of this extraordinary funeral gospel song.

Beatitudes

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.

Devotion

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”.

Sylvie

by Huddie Ledbetter, arr. Peter Amidon. piano/treble voice choir (SA).

Psalm 126

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.

Parting Glass

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.