Elise Letourneau Music

Elise Letourneau composes and arranges music, performs live shows, has a few CDs, and sells choral, vocal, and instrumental music. Her music is available online here at her Elise Letourneau Music boutique, or at The Leading Note in downtown Ottawa, through The Canadian Music Centre, or from Cypress Choral Music. Feel free to browse and listen to her recordings and view her scores (as they get put online over the next few months).
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The (more-or-less) complete music works of Elise Letourneau...


VOCAL MUSIC:

Choral Compositions - SSAA


The Aurora Borealis EL.CH.1001 SSAA + mezzo soprano soloist + piano; text by John E. Logan


Ave Maria EL.CH.1002 SSAA, piano
selected as the 2011 winner of the Ruth Watson Henderson Composition Competition


Child EL.CH.1003 SSAA a cappella; text by Elise Letourneau


Emily’s Garden: Seven Choral Miniatures EL.CH.1004 SSAA + cello + flute; text by Emily Dickinson
1.) It’s all I have to bring today; 2.) A sepal, petal, and a thorn; 3.) Longing is like the seed;

4.) Perhaps you’d like to buy a flower; 5.) Bee! I’m expecting you!; 6.) To make a prairie;

7.) The Earth has many keys


Kyrie (Missa ad Pacem) EL.CH1005 SSAA, piano


Night EL.CH.1006 SSAA, piano; text by Lucy Maud Montgomery


Our Home Is This Country (from “Nikmak”) EL.CH.1007 SSAA a cappella; text by Rita Joe
(to order the complete Nikmak suite, please visit A Tempo Music www.donaldpatriquin.com)


Psalm 139: Invocation to Our Mothers EL.CH.1008 SSAA, piano


She Weeps Over Rahoon EL.CH.1009 SSAA, piano; text by James Joyce


Regret and All Her Nightgowns EL.CH.1010 SSAA, piano; text by Sue Goyette

Three Poems by Emily Dickinson EL.CH.1011 SSAA, flute quartet, piano, crystal wine glasses
1.) If I Can Stop One Heart From Breaking; 2.) Heart, We Will Forget Him;

3.) I Had Been Hungry All The Years



Choral Compositions - SSA


Child EL.CH.1012 SSA a cappella; text by Elise Letourneau


I Did Not Die EL.CH.1013 SSA, piano; text by Mary Elizabeth Frye


The Lamb EL.CH.1014 SSA, piano; text by William Blake


The Virgin Mary to the Child Jesus (cantata) EL.CH.1015

SSA, mezzo-soprano soloist, piano, cello, flute;

text by Elizabeth Barrett Browning (available after December 4-2016 premiere)



Choral Compositions - 2-part upper voices


A Prayer for Animals EL.CH.1016 SA, piano/guitar; text by Albert Schweitzer


I Did Not Die EL.CH.1017 SA, piano; text by Mary Elizabeth Frye


Spring Lullaby Song EL.CH.1018 SA, piano, optional cello; text by Elise Letourneau



Choral Compositions - SATB


Ave Maria EL.CH.1019 SATB, piano
selected as a finalist for the 2013 American Prize in Choral Composition
(SSAA version selected as the 2011 winner of the Ruth Watson Henderson Composition Competition)


Blow, Blow, thou Winter Wind EL.CH.1020 SATB a cappella, text by William Shakespeare

Blues Hallelujah EL.CH.1021 SATB, rhythm chart


A Canadian Folksong EL.CH.1022 SATB, piano; text by William Wilfred Campbell


Cast All Your Votes for Dancing EL.CH.1023 SATB, rhythm chord chart; text by Hafiz


Desolation Blues EL.CH.1024 spoken word, SATB, rhythm chord chart; text by Jack Kerouac


Dust of Snow EL.CH.1025 SATB a cappella; text by Robert Frost


Four Poems by Langston Hughes EL.CH.1026 SATB, rhythm chord chart
1.) April Rain Song; 2.) Ardella; 3.) Because; 4.) Daybreak In Alabama


Four Poems by Tony Cosier EL.CH.1027 SATB, rhythm chord chart
1.) On Highway 7; 2.) Nocturne*; 3.) To The One Who Listens; 4.) Fool’s Dance*
* selected as a finalist for the 2014 American Prize in Choral Composition


The Glimmer Mass EL.CH.1028 SATB a cappella
selected as a finalist for the 2014 American Prize in Choral Composition


Haiku for Oscar EL.CH.1029 SATB, piano; text by Elise Letourneau


I Asked of God EL.CH.1030 SATB, piano; text by Lucy Maud Montgomery


I Will Lay Down This Pencil EL.CH.1031 SATB, rhythm chord chart; text by Nicola Vulpe


Martians EL.CH.1032 spoken word artist, SATB, rhythm chord chart; text by Elise Letourneau


A Midwinter Night’s Dream SATB, piano; text by William Wilfred Campbell
selected at the 2013 winner of the Atlantic Voices Composition Contest
please visit www.cypresschoral.com to order

Missa Aurora EL.CH.1033 SATB, piano


Missa Prima Lux EL.CH.1034 SATB, rhythm chord chart


MLK's Dream EL.CH.1035 soloist/s (improv), SATB, rhythm chord chart; text by Martin Luther King, Jr.


Night Song for Thelonious EL.CH.1036 SATB, piano, upright bass


Notre Père EL.CH.1037 SATB, piano


Our Father EL.CH.1038 SATB, piano
selected as a finalist for the 2014 American Prize in Choral Composition


Peace Prayer SATB, piano; text by St. Francis of Assisi
selected as the 2012 winner of the Choral Canada (formerly ACCC) Diane Loomer award
selected as a finalist for the 2013 American Prize in Choral Composition
please visit www.cypresschoral.com to order


Piping Down the Valleys Wild EL.CH.1039 SATB, flute; text by William Blake


PoetHeart: Poems of Archibald Lampman EL.CH.1040 SATB a cappella
1.) Voices of Earth; 2.) What Do Poets Want With Gold?*; 3.) In Beechwood Cemetery;
4.) A Forest Path In Winter; 5.) Why Do Ye Call The Poet Lonely?
* selected as a finalist for the 2014 American Prize in Choral Composition


Prayer (O Light Eternal) EL.CH.1041 SATB, a cappella; text by Harry Pickens


Prayer for Wednesday's Children EL.CH.1042 SATB, rhythm chord chart; text by Elise Letourneau


Regret and All Her Nightgowns EL.CH.1043 SATB a cappella; text by Sue Goyette

Requiem for Fourteen Roses EL.CH.1044 SATB, soloist, 8-piece chamber ensemble
1.) Les Roses; 2.) Introit; 3.) The Remembering; 4.) Eishet Chayil; 5.) Kyrie Eleison;
6.) The Day is No More; 7.) Geneviève Bergeron; 8.) Hélène Colgan; 9.) If the Day Is
Done; 10.) Nathalie Croteau; 11.) Barbara Daigneault; 12.) The Waterwheel;
13) Anne-Marie Edward; 14.) Maud Haviernick; 15.) This Is Nothing But Thy Love;
16.) Maryse Laganière; 17.) Maryse Leclair; 18.) Sanctus & Benedictus*;
19.) Anne-Marie Lemay; 20.) Sonia Pelletier; 21.) Agneau de Dieu*; 22.) Michèle
Richard; 23.) Annie St-Arneault; 24.) Pie Jesu; 25.) Annie Turcotte; 26.) Barbara
Klucznik Widajewicz; 27.) Psaume 23*; 28.) In Paradisum*; 29.) The Seed Market;
30.) What Divine Drink Wouldst Thou Have, My God?; 31.) The Going Forth
* selected as a finalist for the 2015 American Prize in Choral Composition


SkyDancer: 3 Songs and 240 Wires for Philippe Petit EL.CH.1045 SATB, string quartet, piano
1.) Who Can Leap the World’s Ties?; 2.) To Gaze On All Creation Below;
3.) I Follow My Impulsive Feet


Songs of the Hours: Three Poems by Bliss Carman EL.CH.1046 SATB, piano
1.) At Sunrise; 2.) At Twilight; 3.) Night Lyric


Thou Hast Made Me Endless EL.CH.1047 SATB, piano; text by Rabindranath Tagore


Twelve Poems by Rumi EL.CH.1048 SATB, rhythm chord chart
1.) Where Everything Is Music; 2.) The Seed Market; 3.) This World Which Is Made Of
Our Love For Emptiness; 4.) The Waterwheel; 5.) The Breeze At Dawn; 6.) Do You
Think I Know?; 7.) In Your Light; 8.) Quietness; 9.) Daylight; 10.) Today; 11.) A Great
Wagon; 12.) Unfold Your Own Myth


Voices of Earth EL.CH.1049 SATB a cappella; text by Archibald Lampman


What Divine Drink Wouldst Thou Have, My God? EL.CH.1050 SATB, piano; text by Rabindranath Tagore
selected as a finalist for the 2014 American Prize in Choral Composition


Where Everything is Music EL.CH.1051 SATB, piano; text by Rumi, English rendering by Coleman Barks


You Begin EL.CH.1052 SATB, jazz trio, triangle; text by Margaret Atwood



Choral Compositions - SAB


I Did Not Die EL.CH.1053 SAB, piano; text by Mary Elizabeth Frye


Long Time Sun EL.CH.1054 piano; text - Irish blessing



Choral Compositions - TTBB


Ave Maria EL.CH.1055 TTBB, piano
(SSAA version selected as the 2011 winner of the Ruth Watson Henderson Composition Competition)


City Dusk EL.CH.1056 TTBB + piano; text by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Goldenhair EL.CH.1057 TTBB a cappella; text by James Joyce



Choral Compositions - other configurations


Double Choir, mixed:


Four Love Poems by E.E. Cummings EL.CH.1058 SATB + SATB, piano, upright bass, congas
1.) I Carry Your Heart; 2.) I Love You Much; 3.) When Faces Called Flowers Float Out
Of The Ground; 4.) Since Feeling Is First
selected as a finalist for the 2013 American Prize in Choral Composition


Adult Choir + Children’s Choir:


Different Drum EL.CH.1059 SATB + SA, piano, drum(s); text by Henry David Thoreau


Serenity Song EL.CH.1060 SATB + SA, piano


Choir + Audience:


Communitas EL.CH.1061 SATB, piano, audience


Choral Arrangements - SSAA


À la claire fontaine EL.CH.9001 SSAA, a cappella; traditional


Away in a Silent Night EL.CH.9002 SSAA, piano; traditional



Choral Arrangements - SSA


The Crossing EL.CH.9016 SSA, piano chord chart; words & music by Sheila Jordan


Hard Times Come Again No More EL.CH.9003 SSA, a cappella; words & music by Stephen C. Foster


The Juniper Tree EL.CH.9017 SSA, piano; traditional



Choral Arrangements - SATB


À la claire fontaine EL.CH.9004 SATB, a cappella; traditional


Away in a Silent Night EL.CH.9005 SATB, piano; traditional


Hard Times Come Again No More EL.CH.9006 SATB, piano chord chart;

words & music by Stephen C. Foster


The Huron Carol EL.CH.9007 SATB, rhythm chord chart; traditional; English/French/Huron


Patapan EL.CH.9008 SATB, piano chord chart, vocal percussion; traditional Burgundian carol


Shenandoah EL.CH.9009 SATB, a cappella; traditional


Un Flambeau/ Bring a Torch Jeannette Isabella EL.CH.9010 SATB, a cappella; traditional Burgundian carol



Choral Arrangements - SAB


Black Is the Colour of My True Love’s Hair EL.CH.9011 SAB, piano; traditional


Every Night When the Sun Goes In EL.CH.9012 SAB, tenor sax; traditional


Go Tell It On the Mountain EL.CH.9013 SAB, soloist, rhythm chord chart; traditional


O Holy Night/Cantique de Noel EL.CH.9018 SAB, soloist, piano chart;

music by Adolphe Adam, English lyric by John Dwight Sullivan; French lyric by Placide Cappeau


We Three Kings EL.CH.9015 SABdiv, a cappella; words & music by John Henry Hopkins Jr.



Choral Arrangements - TTB


Every Night When the Sun Goes In EL.CH.9019 TTB, tenor sax; traditional



Choral Arrangements - TTBB


Shenandoah EL.CH.9020 TTBB, a cappella; traditional



Art Songs & Collections for Voice


The Aurora Borealis EL.CH.1001 mezzo soprano + piano; text by John E. Logan


City Dusk EL.VX.1001 tenor + piano; text by F. Scott Fitzgerald


I Did Not Die EL.VX.1002 upper and lower voice versions, piano/guitar; text by Mary Elizabeth Frye


I Have Seen the Spring EL.VX.1003 mezzo soprano + piano; text by Sara Teasdale

Love Song EL.VX.1004 mezzo soprano + piano; text by Rainer Maria Rilke


Love Song EL.VX.1005 baritone + piano; text by Rainer Maria Rilke


The Seed Market EL.VX.1006 alto + piano lead sheet; text by Rumi, English rendering by Coleman Barks


The Water Wheel EL.VX.1007 alto + piano lead sheet; text by Rumi, English rendering by Coleman Barks


Woman at a Piano EL.VX.1008 mezzo-soprano, piano, upright bass, oboe; text by Ted Blodgett
1.) Nowhere Falls; 2.) Birth; 3.) When Roses Open



INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC


Flute, Flute Ensemble


Carol of the Bells EL.FL.9001 flute quartet


The Coventry Carol EL.FL.9002 flute quartet


Ding Dong Merrily on High EL.FL.9003 flute quartet


The Holly and the Ivy EL.FL.9004 flute quartet


Poems to the Moon EL.FL.1001 flute quartet



Woodwind


The Dance of the Longest Night EL.CB.1001 bass flute and double bass


Requiem for Fourteen Roses - The 14 Miniatures EL.CB.1002 flute 1&2, cello, bass
1.) Geneviève Bergeron; 2.) Hélène Colgan; 3.) Nathalie Croteau;
4.) Barbara Daigneault; 5.) Anne-Marie Edward; 6.) Maud Haviernick;
7.) Maryse Laganière; 8.) Maryse Leclair; 9.) Anne-Marie Lemay; 10.) Sonia Pelletier;
11.) Michèle Richard; 12.) Annie St-Arneault; 13.) Annie Turcotte;
14.) Barbara Klucznik Widajewicz


Topaz EL.WW.1001 flute or bass flute, rhythm section lead sheet



Strings


The Dance of the Longest Night EL.CB.1001 bass flute and double bass


Pulse EL.ST.1001 string quartet


Requiem for Fourteen Roses - The 14 Miniatures EL.CB.1002 flute 1&2, cello, bass
1.) Geneviève Bergeron; 2.) Hélène Colgan; 3.) Nathalie Croteau;
4.) Barbara Daigneault; 5.) Anne-Marie Edward; 6.) Maud Haviernick;
7.) Maryse Laganière; 8.) Maryse Leclair; 9.) Anne-Marie Lemay; 10.) Sonia Pelletier;
11.) Michèle Richard; 12.) Annie St-Arneault; 13.) Annie Turcotte;
14.) Barbara Klucznik Widajewicz


Sonata Fantasie Impromptu EL.ST.1002 solo viola



Brass


Requiem for Fourteen Roses - The 14 Miniatures EL.BR.1001 flugelhorn 1&2, trombone 1&2
1.) Geneviève Bergeron; 2.) Hélène Colgan; 3.) Nathalie Croteau;
4.) Barbara Daigneault; 5.) Anne-Marie Edward; 6.) Maud Haviernick;
7.) Maryse Laganière; 8.) Maryse Leclair; 9.) Anne-Marie Lemay; 10.) Sonia Pelletier;
11.) Michèle Richard; 12.) Annie St-Arneault; 13.) Annie Turcotte;
14.) Barbara Klucznik Widajewicz



Piano


Requiem for Fourteen Roses - The 14 Miniatures EL.PN.1001 solo piano
1.) Geneviève Bergeron; 2.) Hélène Colgan; 3.) Nathalie Croteau;
4.) Barbara Daigneault; 5.) Anne-Marie Edward; 6.) Maud Haviernick;
7.) Maryse Laganière; 8.) Maryse Leclair; 9.) Anne-Marie Lemay; 10.) Sonia Pelletier;
11.) Michèle Richard; 12.) Annie St-Arneault; 13.) Annie Turcotte;
14.) Barbara Klucznik Widajewicz


Sonata Flora EL.PN.1002 piano solo
1.) Belladonna; 2.) Aconite; 3.) Oleander



Elise's Works

Elise Letourneau Music

MUSIC

"With a distinct compositional profile, generated by a fascinating choice of texts, the choral music of Elise Letourneau is melodious, inevitably memorable, and always accessible."

- Judging Panel, The American Prize in Choral Composition


"Elise Letourneau has put ten poems into admirable choral settings, with each piece displaying a true sensitivity to the text while preserving the music's own identity. This collection [Capital Vox Sings Elise Letourneau CD] has great variety and still manages to present a cohesive overall tone. An element of jazz, in various forms and degrees, is an underlying factor throughout yet the listening experience will appeal to any audience that has an appreciation for fine music. I fully expect that at least some of this material will find its way into the repertoires of professional choirs as well as the many community-based groups that exist everywhere."
- Bob (Robert M.) Freedman, Grammy-winning arranger-composer


"Most artistry comes from the desire to express, to be heard or seen, to be acknowledged, to speak from the depths of one's soul. Elise Letourneau creates from a deeper place of compassion for others, from generosity of spirit, with a connection from within her own soul to the souls of others. That's why when she sings, she touches others; when she composes, the lyrics speak to others; when she paints or draws or designs, all of these forms transcend form and go to others' hearts."
- Janet Lawson, Grammy-nominated vocalist, Adjunct Professor of Vocal Jazz, New School University and New York University