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Jonathan Talberg

Dr. Jonathan Talberg serves as Director of Choral, Vocal, and Opera Studies at California State University, Long Beach where he is music director of the University and Chamber Choirs. He has conducted at the Music Educator’s National Conference, at several All-State choir concerts, and in various venues throughout Europe and Asia. Most recently, he conducted a choir of 250 singers and the Amsterdam Youth Orchestra for two European festivals in Italy. He has prepared choirs for the Cincinnati Symphony, the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra, the Pacific Symphony and the Pasadena Pops. Additionally, Dr. Talberg serves as music director of the Long Beach Bach Festival and the Camerata Singers of Long Beach. A recipient of the Oliver Family Foundation grant for outstanding American conductors, Dr. Talberg has served as Conducting Assistant to the Cincinnati Symphony and the Cincinnati Pops and serves as principal choral conductor at Arrowbear Music Camp (the oldest music camp in the Western United States). He holds the position of Standards and Repertoire Chair for University and College Choirs for the California Chapter of the American Choral Director’s Association.

 

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Extended Works

 
The Journey Of Harriet Tubman
 

 The Journey Of Harriet Tubman 
Composer: Ron Kean 

Voicing: SATB  Released: January 2018  Difficulty: Medium
Sample Sound File Listen
   Important! If you wish to purchase this product you cannot click ''Buy Now.'' Please send an email to PavanePublish@gmail.com requesting to purchase P8001D. This is a digital product. This 5-movement work pays tribute to one of the great heroes of the emancipation era. Ron Kean brings authentic expression to the spirituals that served multiple functions for the African-Americans of that time. The African heritage sings true in the renderings he offers, and the journey of those who sacrificed becomes a story we can relive and honor. A simple percussive accompaniment provides the foundation for a truly artistic expression. This is a work that will move an audience to tears. Medium to difficult.
 

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  P8001D - SATB  [buy now]
$9.99
  P8002 - Full Score  [buy now]
$95.00
  P8002D - SATB Digital  [buy now]
$95.00
  P8003D - Instrumental Parts  [buy now]
$25.00
  P8004 - Multi-Media  [buy now]
$50.00

 

 

 The Journey Of Harriet Tubman 
Composer: Ron Kean 

Voicing: Full Score  Released: January 2018  Difficulty: Medium
   This 5-movement work pays tribute to one of the great heroes of the emancipation era. Ron Kean brings authentic expression to the spirituals that served multiple functions for the African-Americans of that time. The African heritage sings true in the renderings he offers, and the journey of those who sacrificed becomes a story we can relive and honor. A simple percussive accompaniment provides the foundation for a truly artistic expression. This is a work that will move an audience to tears. Medium to difficult.
 

  P8002 - Full Score  [buy now]
$95.00

 
The Journey Of Harriet Tubman
 

 The Journey Of Harriet Tubman 
Composer: Ron Kean 

Voicing: Instrumental Parts  Released: January 2018  Difficulty: Medium
Sample Sound File Listen
   This 5-movement work pays tribute to one of the great heroes of the emancipation era. Ron Kean brings authentic expression to the spirituals that served multiple functions for the African-Americans of that time. The African heritage sings true in the renderings he offers, and the journey of those who sacrificed becomes a story we can relive and honor. A simple percussive accompaniment provides the foundation for a truly artistic expression. This is a work that will move an audience to tears. Medium to difficult.
 

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  P8003D - Instrumental Parts  [buy now]
$25.00

 

 

 The Journey Of Harriet Tubman 
Voicing: SATB Digital  Released: January 2018 
   This 5-movement work pays tribute to one of the great heroes of the emancipation era. Ron Kean brings authentic expression to the spirituals that served multiple functions for the African-Americans of that time. The African heritage sings true in the renderings he offers, and the journey of those who sacrificed becomes a story we can relive and honor. A simple percussive accompaniment provides the foundation for a truly artistic expression. This is a work that will move an audience to tears. Medium to difficult.
 

  P8002D - SATB Digital  [buy now]
$95.00
Octavo [top]

 
At Morning's Twilight
 

 At Morning's Twilight 
Composer: Cory Johnson  Author/Lyricist: Rumi 

Voicing: SATB 
Season: General  Released: January 2007 
Sample Sound File Listen
   The new ''Jonathan Talberg Choral Series'' features advanced music of distinction for festival use. Dr. Talberg (Cal State Univ. Long Beach) is one of the new names on the guest conducting circuit with an ear for excellence. Cory Johnson uses the choral instrument masterfully to express the spiritual poetry of Rumi. Demanding, descriptive, expressive, refreshing well describe this piece.
 

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  P1327 - SATB  [buy now]
$2.35

 
Ave Maria
 

 Ave Maria  
Composer: Kevin A. Memley  Author/Lyricist: Traditional 

Voicing: SSAATTBB 
Season: Christmas  Released: January 2009  Difficulty: Difficult
Sample Sound File Listen
   This is a beautiful piece in melody and form, but what stands out even more is how composer Kevin Memley has used the voice to orchestrate the piece. Programmatic effects are tastefully incorporated into the musical structure of the composition. We are pleased that Jonathan Talberg has selected this piece for his series. For high school and college.
 

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  P1354 - SSAATTBB  [buy now]
$2.50

 
HOLD ON
 

 HOLD ON 
Composer: Traditional Spiritual  Arranger: John Tebay 

Voicing: SATB divisi  Released: January 2018  Difficulty: Difficult
Sample Sound File Listen
   Selected for the Jonathan Talberg Series, this is a vivacious arrangement of the Spiritual, "Hold On." John Tebay's setting is a tremendous concert closer. Full of energy and originality, this 8-part a cappella voicing has already been performed at numerous ACDA conferences. Medium to difficult.
 

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  P1617 - SATB divisi  [buy now]
$2.45

 
If You Visit Me
 

 If You Visit Me 
Composer: Kevin A. Memley  Author/Lyricist: Hovannes Toumanian 

Voicing: SATB, divisi  Released: January 2014  Difficulty: Medium
Sample Sound File Listen
   The text is one of the most powerful poems ever written commemorating the Armenian Genocide of 1915, yet it speaks to the human soul about the depth of loss we feel when anyone leaves their earthly life. Memley?s musical setting is deeply expressive and personal. In a beautiful and tender way his music makes you identify with the humanness of those who have lived and died. It is a wonderful selection for advanced high school, college and community choirs.
 

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  P1469 - SATB, divisi  [buy now]
$2.10

 
O Magnum Mysterium
 

 O Magnum Mysterium 
Composer: Kevin Memley 

Voicing: SATB 
Season: Christmas  Released: January 2010  Difficulty: Medium
Sample Sound File Listen
   Selected for the Jonathan Talberg Choral Series, O Magnum Mysterium has been given a gorgeous new setting. His Ave Maria was released last year and has quickly established Kevin as a new composer to watch. To be premiered at the ACDA Western Division convention, rich, lush chords and delicate motifs will make this a favorite for singers and listeners for years to come.
 

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  P1395 - SATB  [buy now]
$2.45

 
Since Feeling Is First
 

 Since Feeling Is First 
Composer: Joshua Chai  Author/Lyricist: e.e. cummings 

Voicing: SATB 
Season: General  Released: January 2007 
Sample Sound File Listen
   The new ''Jonathan Talberg Choral Series'' features advanced music of distinction for festival use. Dr. Talberg (Cal State Univ. Long Beach) is one of the new names on the guest conducting circuit with an ear for excellence. Composer Joshua Chai provides a truly original sound to the poetry of e. e. cummings. Demanding, yet rewarding.
 

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  P1316 - SATB  [buy now]
$2.35

 
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot / Follow The River / Festival Version
 

 Swing Low, Sweet Chariot / Follow The River / Festival Version 
Composer: Traditional Spiritual  Arranger: Ron Kean 

Voicing: SATB  Released: January 2018  Difficulty: Difficult
Sample Sound File Listen
   Composer and conductor, Ron Kean, went back to the African roots of Spirituals, back to Africa, to create a setting of this much loved spiritual in a style that is remarkably different. Part of the larger work, The Journey of Harriet Tubman, the mixed choir is accompanied by Kalimba and Marimba. Soloist and choral body percussion is also included. A superb work for college and community choirs. Medium to difficult in difficulty.
 

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  P1624 - SATB  [buy now]
$2.75
  P9082 - Instrumental Parts  [buy now]
$35.00

 
The New Colossus
 

 The New Colossus 
Composer: Kevin Memley  Author/Lyricist: Emma Lazarus 

Voicing: SATB 
Season: Concert  Released: January 2017  Difficulty: Medium
Sample Sound File Listen
   Premiered at the ACDA Western Division conference and released as an SSAA selection, the cry for an SATB setting was immediate. The Emma Lazarus text is a powerful poem celebrating our Statue of Liberty and the freedoms and dreams that are uniquely American. The music is equally strong and stately, providing a patriotic anthem with musical and textual integrity. For high school, community and college choirs. Medium in difficulty
 

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  P1565 - SATB  [buy now]
$2.45

 
The Rose That Bare Jesu
 

 The Rose That Bare Jesu 
Composer: Ron Kean  Author/Lyricist: 14th C Carol 

Voicing: SATB, div. 
Season: Christmas  Released: January 2017  Difficulty: Medium Difficult
Sample Sound File Listen
   Ron Kean has made this famous 14th century English Christmas poem magical. An enchanted and delightfully charmed sense of mystery overwhelms the listener from the start. A delicate dance ensues and merges themes and text. Jonathan Talberg has selected this medium-difficult piece for his series which caters to college and community choirs.
 

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  P1583 - SATB, div.  [buy now]
$2.45

 
Ubi Caritas
 

 Ubi Caritas 
Composer: Richard Burchard 

Voicing: SSAATTBB 
Season: General  Released: January 2012  Difficulty: Difficult
Sample Sound File Listen
   Jonathan Talberg's choral series has produced a library of excellence for the advanced a cappella choir, and this latest entry is a beauty. Richard Burchard tends to write in a density that is thick and rich, yet this composition has an openness that feels new and equally satisfying. To be premiered at the ACDA Western Convention 2012, many college choir will want to sing this gorgeous setting.
 

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  P1427 - SSAATTBB  [buy now]
$2.35
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 SWING LOW SWEET CHARIOT Festival Version 
Composer: Traditional Spiritual  Arranger: Ron Kean 

Voicing: Instrumental Parts  Released: January 2018  Difficulty: Medium
   Composer and conductor, Ron Kean, went back to the roots of Spirituals, back to Africa, to create a setting of this much loved Spiritual in a style that is remarkably different. Part of the larger work, "The Journey of Harriet Tubman," the mixed choir is accompanied by Kalimba and Marimba. A solo part and body percussion for the choir is also included. A superb work for festival choirs. Medium to difficult.
 

  P9082 - Instrumental Parts  [buy now]
$35.00
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 THE JOURNEY OF HARRIET TUBMAN 
Composer: Hannah Kean 

Voicing: Multi-Media  Released: January 2018 
   This 5-movement work pays tribute to one of the great heroes of the emancipation era. Ron Kean brings authentic expression to the spirituals that served multiple functions for the African-Americans of that time. The African heritage sings true in the renderings he offers, and the journey of those who sacrificed becomes a story we can relive and honor. A simple percussive accompaniment provides the foundation for a truly artistic expression. This is a work that will move an audience to tears. Medium to difficult.
 

  P8004 - Multi-Media  [buy now]
$50.00

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