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See-A-Dot music publishing was created by choral conductors for choral conductors. We know it's hard to find great new choral music, and can take hours searching through huge catalogs for a few gems worth performing. We thought we could make it easier by making sure that each piece in our catalog is worthy of a great performance. The catalog is high curated and focused on music for adult choirs, especially colleges and universities, though there are gems for community choirs, professionals, and strong high school ensembles. We believe it's the piece that matters most, not the composer or the group that first performed it. We want to help new, up and coming composers gain the exposure they need to get the recognition they deserve. We’ve run into too many wonderful pieces that will never see life after a first performance, and we think that’s a tragedy. We want to help get this music and these composers out into the world for the enjoyment of all.

Mission: To provide easy access to high quality contemporary choral music; to encourage the creation of new works; and to help up and coming composers to advance in their careers.

Take a moment to fill out this short survey and let us know what resources you need to program more adventurous music by...
05/21/2020
Choral Resources Survey

Take a moment to fill out this short survey and let us know what resources you need to program more adventurous music by living composers! - https://mailchi.mp/seeadot.com/now-available-at-see-a-dot-diana-woolners-lip-service-4724746

Dear Choristers, When I first started this company it was with the intention of providing resources for conductors to find and program adventurous and exciting music by living composers. While presenting an excellent collection of highly curated and innovative choral works is still the central reso...

04/16/2020

There are trees and they are on fire.

Find out more about THE FIRE CYCLE at seeadot.com, and visit our YouTube page for the full score video!

04/16/2020

There are trees and they are on fire. There are hummingbirds and they are on fire.
THE FIRE CYCLE by @dianawoolnermusic is a powerful, harrowing, yet touching piece. Find out more about it at seeadot.com, and visit our YouTube page for the full score video!

04/07/2020
The Fire Cycle, by Diana Woolner

We're proud to announce our next addition to the catalogue, Diana Woolner's THE FIRE CYCLE. The piece presents a series of disconnected images, gradually forming a larger and terrifying narrative of an apocalyptic world consumed by flames. The textural growth and the speed of the text flying by mirror the rapid spread of a wildfire. This piece is a great opportunity to work on diction and storytelling with your singers. It's a great concert opener, and a good fit for advanced community choirs and collegiate ensembles.

Purchase scores for THE FIRE CYCLE and other works at seeadot.com!

The Fire Cycle is an energetic and wild ride through an imaginative and emotionally evocative narrative. The rapid text flies by in a series of metric change...

We can’t wait for the next release!
04/01/2020

We can’t wait for the next release!

03/26/2020
Kyrie, by Ethan Gans-Morse

Ethan Gans-Morse's KYRIE is a wonderful way to shake up your church choir rep. This setting consists of a single page of aleatoric cells. The repetition and minor tonality evoke the idea of pleading to God, asking for forgiveness. The piece's aleatoric design makes it accessible for church choirs, yet challenging enough to maintain interest through the rehearsals and service.

Purchase the score to KYRIE and other works at seeadot.com!

A haunting minimalist meditation on the Kyrie. Not technically demanding, but a mental challenge for any group. Can be sung entirely acapella or with an elec...

Composer Diana Woolner has been active in a wide variety of musical settings, including church music, television, contem...
03/25/2020

Composer Diana Woolner has been active in a wide variety of musical settings, including church music, television, contemporary opera, dance, and podcasts. She served as the Music Coordinator for Steven Soderbergh's The Knick on Cinemax, and her music has been performed by numerous noteworthy ensembles including So Percussion, Trinity Choir, and Heartbeat Opera. Diana won the Morton Feldman Composition Award in 2014 after obtaining her Masters Degree from the Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music.

Check out Diana's LIP SERVICE at seeadot.com!

03/24/2020
03/09/2020
Demon, by Matthew Brown

Matthew Brown's DEMON is a terrific introduction to graphic notation. This creative setting of a passage from the book of Mark uses experimental vocal sounds and harsh textures to create a terrifying aural landscape, expressing Jesus exorcising demons from a man. The piece is great for both high school and professional choirs, and an excellent choice for conductors looking for something that will excite the choir at the first rehearsal.

Purchase copies of DEMON and other scores at seeadot.com!

Graphic scores are uncommon in the choral world, and this piece is a great way to introduce them to your choir. Instead of traditional notes, Demon uses symb...

We'd like to remind everyone that the NEO Festival is coming back! There are still some slots left for composers and sin...
03/06/2020

We'd like to remind everyone that the NEO Festival is coming back! There are still some slots left for composers and singers, and the deadline for featured composers is to apply is the end of the month.

Robbie La Banca, a 2019 NEO Festival participant, had this to say about his experience:

"I am so grateful for the many opportunities I have had to be my authentic self here among fellow artists for the NEO Festival. I am truly humbled by the amazing talent and generosity of spirit that has both literally and figuratively encircled me during my time here. I would highly recommend this festival to anyone regardless of experience level."
http://www.neovoicefestival.com/

Composer James Lark is a prolific musical theatre composer and music director in the UK. He has written a number of succ...
03/05/2020
James Lark - his website

Composer James Lark is a prolific musical theatre composer and music director in the UK. He has written a number of successful shows, including 2011's Pick of the Fringe at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Miracles at Short Notice. He also works with church choirs including St. Paul's Cathedral and Trinity College Cambridge. Check out James's website here and purchase his work A LOVER'S COMPLAINT at seeadot.com!

Miracles at Short NoticeMusical TalkTony Blair - the MusicalThe StageThe Rise and Fall of Deon VonnigetThe New York TimesNewsRevueEaling Live!The Snow SpiderIo Theatre Company

We'd like to invite our NYC friends to "Good Night, Dear Heart," a concert the Central City Chorus is presenting at St. ...
03/04/2020
Central City Chorus presents "Good Night, Dear Heart"

We'd like to invite our NYC friends to "Good Night, Dear Heart," a concert the Central City Chorus is presenting at St. Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal Church. One of the pieces in our catalogue, Jonathan David's STABAT MATER, is going to be featured. The concert is Saturday, March 7th, at 7pm. Tickets can be purchased using the link provided.

If you're in New York and have a free evening, check it out!

Music in memory of children's lives lost through gun violence and other tragedies.

02/03/2020
Maskil of David, by Karen Siegel

Karen Siegel's MASKIL OF DAVID is a stunning setting of Psalm 55, making full use of the range and harmonic resources a choral ensemble provides. Beautifully melodic and introspective sections contrast with dramatic, biting harmonies, forming a complete musical story that captures David's questioning and personal lamenting to God. The narrative tone of the work reflects Jewish themes of questioning and identity that are less common in choral music than traditional Christian themes. This piece is a great fit for a collegiate treble choir, or an advanced community choir.

MASKIL OF DAVID is available for three part treble choir, three part coro profundo, and six part mixed choir.

Purchase the score for MASKIL OF DAVID and other works at seeadot.com!

A beautiful and haunting setting of psalm 55 that reflects the deeply emotional and personal way David speaks to God. It can be performed with a full choir o...

Karen Siegel is an accomplished composer, conductor, and soprano who draws on her own knowledge as a singer to create ca...
01/30/2020
Karen Siegel

Karen Siegel is an accomplished composer, conductor, and soprano who draws on her own knowledge as a singer to create captivating and challenging choral works that push boundaries. She co-founded C4: The Choral Composer and Conductor Collective in New York in 2005, and has since remained an active member. She has been commissioned by respected groups such as the Esoterics, Khorikos Ensemble, and the New York Virtuoso Singers. Her diverse catalogue includes music for choirs of varying sizes, orchestra, small chamber ensembles, dance, and an opera, The Hat.

Check out Karen's website, and visit seeadot.com for her published works SAGUARO and MASKIL OF DAVID!

01/20/2020
Sonnet, by David Harris

If you're looking for a choral setting of Shakespeare, look no further than David Harris's SONNET. The rich, modal harmonic language and mixture of polyphonic and homophonic setting captures the grace and beauty of the poetry. The gorgeous accompaniment is reminiscent of a lute or harp, evoking both the Renaissance Troubador and the modern image of a barefoot guitarist in a city park. The piece is great for educational environments and a wonderful introduction to Shakespeare in choral music.

Purchase the score for SONNET and other works at seeadot.com!

This gorgeous ode to Shakespeare was created by combining a number of different love sonnets. It combines beautiful harmonies and recitation, and is perfect ...

This is a fascinating article on performing microtonal music that we encourage all conductors to read. It goes through t...
01/17/2020
The Journey In (Performing Microtonal Choral Music, Part 1)

This is a fascinating article on performing microtonal music that we encourage all conductors to read. It goes through the history of microtonality and its slow introduction to the world of choral music, and encourages choral directors to explore this music going forward. Some of the pieces in our catalogue, such as Fahad Siadat's THE VAST SEA and Toby Twining's HYMN, utilize a lot of the ideas Hanshaw describes. Check it out!

Why would anyone expect a choir to be able to sing microtones? All the literature seems to be on their limitations. Everyone knows that choirs are devastatingly conservative, anyway. They, and their audiences, would surely revolt at the slightest hint of strangeness. But—of course—there are crac...

Composer Sarah Rimkus explores contemporary themes of communication, belonging, and conflict in her music, taking inspir...
01/16/2020
www.sarahrimkus.com

Composer Sarah Rimkus explores contemporary themes of communication, belonging, and conflict in her music, taking inspiration from a wide variety of sources ranging from ars nova polyphony to Copland and Ives. She is the recipient of many coveted awards such as an ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer's award, the Sacra/Profana Composition Award, and the Cantus Ensemble Composition Prize. As a teacher, she nurtured young composers at the University of Aberdeen, where she recently completed her doctorate.

Check out Sarah's website with the link here, and be sure to listen to her piece UPROOTED at seeadot.com if you haven't already!

Welcome to the website of Sarah Rimkus, composer of instrumental, vocal and choral music.

12/04/2019
The Einstein Complex, by Evan Johnson

We're thrilled to announce a new addition to the catalogue, Evan Johnson's THE EINSTEIN COMPLEX. This piece is a perfect fit for your chamber choir or other smallish ensemble.

Fast, rhythmic, and exciting, this piece is a fun journey through jazz harmonies and interlocking rhythms. Albert Einstein's writing is seldom found in choral music, but this setting of Einstein's famous letter to President Roosevelt manages to captures both the thrill and horrifying potential of nuclear power.

Check out the score video and recording to listen for yourself! You can purchase the score for THE EINSTEIN COMPLEX and other works at seeadot.com!

11/21/2019
Who is this Boy, by Fahad Siadat

Fahad Siadat's WHO IS THIS BOY is a gentle, somber meditation on religious themes that captures feelings of spiritual contemplation and secular possibility. With effective and simple 4-part writing, it requires little rehearsal to put together, yet is a welcome addition to any concert.

Purchase the score to WHO IS THIS BOY and other works at seeadot.com!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0_PBjd1yQU

A lingering and somber piece that is a retrospective look at the nativity with familiar imagery in a new light. The moving harmonies convey a sense of both s...

10/25/2019
A Lover's Complaint, by James Lark

James Lark's A LOVER'S COMPLAINT is a beautiful amalgamation of a lyrical countertenor solo with a homophonous, stately harmonic texture. The contrasting spiritual and sacred poems are juxtaposed in such a way as to become indistinguishable, the harmonic language tying the two together and marrying the spiritual and earthly.

Purchase the score for A LOVER'S COMPLAINT and other pieces at seeadot.com!

A haunting opening motif sets the mood for this beautiful meditation. The text is two contrasting poems, one sacred and one secular, both of which reference ...

10/24/2019
Golden Callings, by Carson Cooman

Carson Cooman's GOLDEN CALLINGS is a dramatic musical narrative, using a combination of homorhythmic and contrapuntal gestures to accentuate the powerful transcendental language about nature and death from Elizabeth Kirschner's poem. The setting plays especially with the speed of the delivery of the text, some lines only sung once and others repeated in canon, enveloping the listener in waves of melody.

Purchase the score for GOLDEN CALLINGS and other pieces at seeadot.com!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5QxiJMm_UY

From it’s opening chant like section to energetic ending, Golden Callings is an evocative setting of a beautiful text. The whole piece feels like a narrative...

10/23/2019
Ave Verum Corpus, by John Cantrell

John Cantrell's AVE VERUM CORPUS is a dense, harmonically rich setting of this sacred poem. The spacious, flowing contrapuntal lines and trading off between lower and upper voices creates a musical atmosphere suggesting the divine. A challenging but very rewarding piece to perform.

Purchase the score for AVE VERUM CORPUS and other pieces at seeadot.com!

The delicate and soulful lines combine to make rich harmonies in this beautiful neo-renaissance setting of traditional text for double choir. When the two ch...

10/04/2019

We're very excited for the next few weeks. We've been working on finalizing some new additions to the catalogue. We can't wait to show you these amazing new pieces. Stay tuned!

Composer Rachel DeVore Fogarty's works have been performed by multiple organizations both in and out of the U.S., includ...
08/29/2019
racheldevorefogarty

Composer Rachel DeVore Fogarty's works have been performed by multiple organizations both in and out of the U.S., including ACDA, KMEA, the Bryan Symphony, the Oak Ridge Symphony, St. Olaf's College, Conundrum, Tapestry Singers, and the Six Degree Singers.

In addition to choral music, Rachel is also active in musical theatre. She is currently working on the new musical Unbelievable, based on the story of Jackie Mitchell, a collaboration with director Sam Scalamoni, playwright John DeVore, and her husband, composer and lyricist Kevin Fogarty. Rachel is also working on a chamber opera commission, adapting Maupassant's short story The Necklace with director Mo Zhou and librettist/playwright Danny Rocco.

Rachel has two pieces in the See-A-Dot catalogue, an ALLELUIA setting and and a setting of IN FLANDERS FIELDS. You can purchase these scores at seeadot.com!

Check out Rachel's website here: https://www.racheldevorefogarty.com/

08/26/2019
Alleluia, by Robinson Mcclellan

Robinson McClellan's setting of the ALLELUIA is both graceful and glorious. The constancy of the flowing melodies and ever-evolving harmonic motion make the piece equally suitable for church service and concert settings.

Purchase the score for ALLELUIA and other works at seeadot.com!

This piece is a more introspective and solemn approach to the traditional Alleluia, but maintains a strong melodic feel with soaring lines and a great mix of...

08/21/2019
Sarah Rimkus - "Uprooted" (2018)

We are thrilled to announce our newest addition to the catalogue, Sarah Rimkus's UPROOTED. This is a subversive, haunting meditation on the horrifying internment of Japanese Americans during World War II. Juxtaposing text with wordless syllables, strict meter with barless notation, and a simple melodic motif with harmonic dissonance, the piece captures the emotional feelings of displacement and confinement.

Purchase the score for UPROOTED and other words at seeadot.com!

For more information: www.sarahrimkus.com/uprooted Commissioned and premiered by The Esoterics, 5 October 2018 - Eric Banks, conductor; Ginny Randall, sopran...

08/07/2019
NEO Voice Festival

A short excerpt from the opening concert of the NEO Voice Festival happening in LA all week. Next show is this tomorrow (Wednesday) at 8pm!

Kicking off this incredible festival with a ROAAAARRRRRRRR!!!
{A little peak of Sarah Grace Graves and Sophie Leung-Wolff performing 'Night Vision' by Sarah Grace Graves at our opening night concert}

We're ecstatic about the N.E.O. Voice Festival happening this week! This is an opportunity for us to showcase the music ...
08/05/2019
N.E.O. Voice Festival

We're ecstatic about the N.E.O. Voice Festival happening this week! This is an opportunity for us to showcase the music of many of our wonderful composers, including some pieces that are currently in the works for publication over the next few months. If you're a composer, singer, or conductor interested in learning more about the world of contemporary vocal music, the concerts happening at the festival are a great opportunity to gain some exposure and learn about what some of our composers have been working on. We hope to see you there!

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See-A-Dot Music Publishing, Inc. was created by choral conductors for choral conductors. We know it is difficult to find great new choral music, and can take hours searching through catalogs for innovative, novel pieces. We wanted to make this process easier by ensuring that each piece in our catalog is worthy of a great performance and provides something new to your performers and your audience. The catalog is curated and focused on music for adult choirs, especially colleges and universities, though there are many pieces for community choirs, professionals, and strong high school ensembles. We also want to help new, emerging composers gain the exposure they need to get the recognition they deserve from the pieces they have written. We’ve run into too many wonderful pieces that will never see life after a first performance, and we would like to change that. We want to help get this music and these composers out into the world so that every voice has a piece to sing.

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