Autumn

PAVANE P1445

Kevin Memley's artistry paints pictures with music in this setting of 19th century poet Thomas Hood's words. High school and college choirs will be enraptured by the beauty of this selection. One can hear the rain begin to fall at the opening and the longing for summer's song by the end.


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Ave Maria

PAVANE P1354

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.


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Ave Maris Stella

PAVANE P1607

Kevin Memley has risen to be recognized as one of the finest craftsmen in the choral arts. His reputation is strengthened with this gorgeous setting of the “Ave Maris Stella” (Hail Mary, Star of the Sea) text. A superb concert selection for 8-part a cappella choir, containing Kevin's subtle bitonal crossings, passionate suspensions and melodic lines.


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Behold the River

PAVANE P1493

Kevin Memley's music fits the Italian text so well that it sounds like a folk song we should know. The steady river is a metaphor for comfort. The sacred overtones from the text enable this piece to work in worship as well as concert. Easy to Medium difficulty.


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Be Still and Know

JOHN RICH MUSIC PRESS JR0098

Taken from Psalm 40, Kevin Memley has given us a new expression of this worshipful text. The gentle flute lines ornament the flowing melody that calmly set our hearts at peace. An excellent piece for many seasons of devotion.


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Be Thou My Vision

JOHN RICH MUSIC PRESS JR1112

Taken from Psalm 40, Kevin Memley has given us a new expression of this worshipful text. The gentle flute lines ornament the flowing melody that calmly set our hearts at peace. An excellent piece for many seasons of devotion.


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Cherokee Traveler's Greeting

Gentry JG2445

Memley celebrates the Native American culture with an exquisite triptych of poems and song called Three Native American Settings. The original music is consumed with the sounds of the Native American spirit in all three selections. Although they can be performed separately, the set provides a reverent tribute to a beautiful culture. High school or college or community choirs.


Native American Settings:

Cherokee Traveller's Greeting

Shoshone Love Song

Come on the Trail of Song


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TTBB Gentry JG2484

Come on the Trail of Song

Gentry JG2447

Memley celebrates the Native American culture with an exquisite triptych of poems and song called Three Native American Settings. The original music is consumed with the sounds of the Native American spirit in all three selections. Although they can be performed separately, the set provides a reverent tribute to a beautiful culture. High school or college or community choirs.


Native American Settings:

Cherokee Traveller's Greeting

Shoshone Love Song

Come on the Trail of Song


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Come to Me and Find Rest

John Rich Music Press JR1117

A beckoning melody carries the words from Matthew 11, “Come to Me and I will give you rest.” Memley is a craftsman of notes, both for the singer and the accompanist. In many ways this is a simple song, but the message needs to be, inviting us to a place of serenity. Easy to Medium difficulty for Communion or Lent.


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Count On It!

PAVANE P1420

This could be the most awesome piece of the 21st century. Why? Here's a tune that is energizing and exciting that teaches singers how to write counts in music and it's concert programmable. Every high school and college choir will want to have this piece to start their year. And as Vance George said, “... it makes rhythm fun; it is great for high school and middle school choirs. I have used it in festivals and the kids love it.” Easy to medium difficulty.


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SAB - Pavane P1484



Danny Boy

Pavane P1465 - JW Pepper Editor's Choice

The response to Kevin Memley's setting of Danny Boy for TTBB voices in 2011 was so strong, we now offer voicings for SATB and SSAA. This setting begins and ends with the voices emulating the bagpipe sounds of Scotland. Everything about this song pulls at the heartstrings and Memley's skillful touch pulls it even deeper. For high school and up.


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SSAA - Pavane P1486 YOUTUBE

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Dream Land

Pavane P1535 - JW Pepper Editor's Choice

Voiced for both SSAA and SATB, Kevin Memley displays, again, his command for expressing poetry in song. The musical lines take us into Christina Rossetti's poem, into her dream, and speaks for all of us at the same time. High school, community and college choirs will embrace the artistry in this concert selection. Medium.


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Early My God

Pavane P1499

Commissioned by the Iowa City West Singers and performed at the North Central ACDA 2014, this selection received rave reviews. The sacred text of Isaac Watts makes it fitting for the church but it is really a concert piece. The poem celebrates life and singing. Memley's writing is gentle and immensely satisfying. Advanced high school or college. Medium difficulty.


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For I Know

John Rich Music Press JR0109

The beautiful words of Jeremiah promising us that God has plans for us has been treated graciously by Kevin Memley. Famous for his lovely melodies and satisfying developments, Kevin provides an anthem that is easily learned and long remembered. Easy to Medium.


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For the Beauty of the Earth

GIA G-9038 - JW Pepper Editor's Choice

A familiar text is given new life with this lyric, choral setting. Each section of the choir has the opportunity to sing the flowing melodic line and the combination of the old and new is sure to make this a choir favorite.


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Gloria in Excelsis Deo

PAVANE P3015

Brilliant! Exciting! Fresh! Words that describe Memley's new Gloria – a 10-minute work in three continuous sections for mixed choir with brass quintet, piano, timpani and percussion. Excellent for church or school concert from good high school to college choirs to community groups, this work makes a fabulous pairing with his Magnificat released in 2012. Memley's rhythmic vitality and captivating melodies have been described as “when Rutter meets Bernstein.”


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Orchestrations available in:

Pavane 9063 Brass quintet, piano & percussion

Pavane P9072 Full Orchestra & piano