SSAA Choirs

Welcome to CCDA’s SSAA Choir Repertoire and Resources resource page!

I hope you find this page a useful source of information and ideas related to your treble choir. Consider this site an ever-evolving construction zone, and please feel free to let me know what you think belongs here! I would love to include as many helpful resources as possible for us all. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or suggestions!


Where to find SSAA-chorus literature

Most publishers include treble-voice titles in their catalogs, but here are a few with especially wide and appealing selections—and a handful of off-the-beaten path possibilities!

  • Treble Clef Press publishes exclusively upper-voice music. Preview pages and sound files of many pieces are available.
  • Earthsongs is an excellent source of new and multicultural treble music, along with a few chestnuts. Preview pages and recordings are available for many titles.
  • Santa Barbara Music Publishing has an extensive list of titles, many with previews and recordings.
  • Alliance Music publishes several hundred treble works, including many multicultural titles.
  • Vox Bulgarica has made the music of Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares available to Western SSAA choruses! Many titles are available as digital downloads.
  • Musica Russica publishes several dozen titles for treble voices.
  • Here’s information on how to find music and arrangements performed by Anonymous 4.
  • For something beautiful and unusual, try Artemisia Editions, which publishes works written by Italian nuns of the 16th and 17th centuries to be sung in their convents!
  • The wonderful Kitka Women’s Vocal Ensemble offers several songbooks of haunting and gorgeous Eastern-European music at this link.
  • Scroll down on this page to find Sweet Honey in the Rock’ssongbook; other Sweet Honey favorites can be found through Barnwell’s Notes Publishing.
  • Like Deke Sharon’s pop a cappella works? Check out Natural Woman, a collection of ten of his arrangements for treble voices.

Chorus repertoire lists

The ensembles below maintain online repertoire lists that may be useful as you choose literature for your ensemble; you’ll find works of all different voicings and difficulty levels here.


Playlists

Who doesn’t love a good choral music playlist? Browse for SSAA repertoire ideas, or just relax and listen.


SSAA choirs

Here are some great treble choirs in our state. Check out their websites for inspiration, and consider attending an upcoming concert!


Here are some great recommendations from admired conductors from a variety of levels across California. They were asked: What one treble piece would you conduct every year if you could? As you can see, a few of them couldn’t stop at one, proving that these pieces are worth taking a good look at.

Lori Marie Rios – College of the Canyons, CSUF, CCDA Membership & Development Chair, Los Angeles Bach Festival

  • Heart, We will forget him-Michael Henigin
  • Ave Maria – David MacIntyre
  • The Snow – Elgar
  • Nigra Sum – Casals
  • Schlaf Mein Kind – Allan Naplan
  • Hoj, Hura Hoi – Otmar Macha

Keith Hancock – Tesoro High School

  • Ouvre ton Coeur – Bizet
  • If I Were a Velvet Rose – Memley

Lesley Leighton – Los Robles Master Chorale

  • Orpheus with his Lute – Vaughan Williams
  • Songs of the Caravan – Betinis

Chelsea Dehn – Chapman University, Foothill High School

  • Suite de Lorca- Einojuhani Rautavaara
  • Tu agni from the Rig Veda- Holst
  • Hymn to the Waters from the Rig Veda- Holst
  • Tancnota- Kodaly
  • Turot eszik a cigany- Kodaly
  • Ave verum corpus- Poulenc
  • O salutaris Hostia- Frank Ferko
  • Tota pulchra est Maria- Durufle
  • I Am Not Yours- David Childs
  • Liebesgram- Robert Schuman
  • Chorus of the Peasant Girls from Eugene Onegin- Tchaikovsky

Carolyn Teraoka-Brady, San Marcos High School

  • Dixit Dominus – Johann Michael Haydn

Rodger Guerrero – Harvard-Westlake High School

  • Three Mountain Ballads – Ron Nelson

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