PUBLISHED CHORAL MUSIC

Arrangements and compositions by Kevin Robison are published in a variety of media, including print editions by Alfred Music, Hal Leonard, Oxford University Press, Yelton Rhodes, Morning Star, and Augsburg Fortress.

Digital (PDF) editions are available directly from the composer. Method of purchase accompanies each title below.

Titles on this page do not require advance permission to perform. They must be purchased, however, either from the publisher or KRM directly, and appropriate performance royalties should be paid to ASCAP/BMI for the use of any title appearing on this page. For material held under copyright by third parties, click here to learn more about licensing arrangements for your ensemble, then see the partial list of previously licensed arrangements for which advance permission must be obtained.


 

CHORAL CATALOGUE

Sample PDF’s and recordings are provided when available.

HOLIDAY MUSIC

 

 

AVE MARIA
Traditional text Based on a melody by Caccini
Music by Kevin Robison

TTBB.
Harp or Piano. Opt. Oboe, Percussion

$1.90 ea. Published by KRM. Place an order.

Kevin Robison breathes new life into the well-known setting of this traditional text by composer Giulio Caccini. A simple revelation of the ground bass and melody unfolds into an epic eight-part “Sancta Maria” (a B section with original material by Robison) featuring tight harmonies and suspensions.

 

CAROL OF THE BELLS
Traditional Ukrainian
Arr. by Kevin Robison

TTBB.
Piano. Opt. Instruments

$1.90 ea. Published by KRM. Place an order.

One of many arrangements over the years by Robison of this carol, this is the most innovative of all. Challenge your chorus with the whole-tone passages that modulate the piece to different keys.


 

I’LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS
Words and Music by Kim Gannon and Walter Kent
Arr. by Kevin Robison


SATB. TTBB.
Piano


SATB published by Oxford University Press in A Merry Little Christmas.
TTBB published by KRM, licensed by Tresona Multimedia.

A wintry arrangement that opens with an ostinato in the piano that departs into progressive harmonies at just the right moment. The SATB version is only available in the collection above, however, the publisher may allow you to copy with permission for a fee. The TTBB version has been previously licensed and should be available through the proper channels.  Contact for more guidance.

 

I SAW THREE SHIPS
Traditional Irish
Arr. by Kevin Robison


SATB. TTBB.
Piano (4 hands w/TTBB)


SATB published by Oxford University Press in An American Christmas.
TTBB $1.90 ea. Published by Kevin Robison Music. Place an order.

A limited amount of source material allows for many variations. Each verse has a different feel and a twist on the last phrase. The TTBB arrangement is a fun romp for two pianists. The SATB version is only available in the collection above, however, the publisher may allow you to copy with permission for a fee. Contact for more guidance.

 

REST YOUR HEAD
Traditional American Folk Song
Arr. by Kevin Robison

TTBB.
Piano, Oboe

$1.90 ea. Published by KRM. Place an order.

One of Robison’s favorite tunes and an earlier arrangement that still brings the spirit of the holidays to life. Variations on the verses provide for interesting progressive harmonies. The oboe part is optional, but the piece is greatly enhanced by its soaring counter-melodies.

 

JESUS, JESUS, REST YOUR HEAD
Traditional American Folk Song
Arr. by Kevin Robison

SATB.
Organ

Retail Price. Published by
Morning Star.

One of Robison’s first arrangements to be published, this simple SATB church anthem is still a popular title from Morning Star.

Audio recording can be found on the publisher’s page.

 

JESUS, JESUS REST YOUR HEAD
Traditional American Folk Song
Arr. by Kevin Robison

SATB (Divisi)
a cappella

$2.25 ea. Published by KRM. Place an order.

A more sophisticated SATB version with 8-part divisi, a cappella. Commissioned by the Santa Fe Desert Chorale’s final performance under director Dennis Schrock. A challenging piece for solid singers who can navigate sonorous harmonic twists and turns.

 

JOY TO THE WORLD
Text by Issac Watts (secular adaptation by the arranger)
Music by Lowell Mason (attr. Handel)
Arr. by Kevin RobisonTTBB.
Piano and opt. Instruments

$2.00 ea. Published by
SMP Press.

One of Robison’s more innovative arrangements. The text has been made secular for this setting that includes an original bridge by the arranger with the text: “No matter how you celebrate or what the reason, it’s time to wipe away the hate. It is the season. There’s love in every human heart. It may be locked away, but open up and we will soon say Peace rules the world…” The progressive harmony arrangement delivers with a stirring and inspiring conclusion. Perfect for ending a holiday concert!

 

NOT IN OUR TOWN
Words and Music by Fred Small
Arr. by Kevin Robison

Featured Soloist, SATB. TTBB.
Piano, Oboe, Opt. Strings

All voicings published by KRM, licensed by Tresona Multimedia.

Robison’s most requested arrangement, now available again. This piece tells of real-life events that occurred in the town of Billings, Montana, when white supremacists vandalized the homes of Jewish people who placed menorahs in their windows. The town came together and decided everyone would put a menorah in their window to show solidarity and prevent members of the KKK from being able to distinguish who lived where.

 

THERE IS NO ROSE
Traditional Text
Music by Kevin Robison

Featured Trio, SATB. SSAA. TTBB.
Harp or Piano, Opt. F. Horn, Percussion

$1.90 ea. Published by KRM. Place an order.

The traditional text, most often heard in Britten’s “Ceremony of Carols” is set to new music by Robison in this haunting arrangement that lends itself to a variety of voicings. TTBB chorus with treble trio are heard in this recording. The trio can be comprised of any number of male or female voices, making this a stunning SATB arrangement. The separation of chorus and trio allows for antiphonal possibilities.

 
SILVER BELLS
Words and Music by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans
Arr. by Kevin Robison

SATB. TTBB.
Piano, Handbells, Opt. Full Orchestra

Retail Price. Published by Hal Leonard.

Robison’s most popular title from Hal Leonard. This epic setting stands out from overly-sentimental arrangements. A variety of instrumental arrangements can be used, including full orchestra and handbells from the publisher, or reduced options available by contacting KRM.

 

(WE WISH YOU) A MERRY CHRISTMAS
Traditional English
Arr. by Kevin Robison

TTBB.
a cappella


$1.90 ea. Published by KRM. Place an order.

This arrangement of the traditional tune is short, fun, and to the point, this a cappella setting of the traditional classic is playful and energetic. The perfect encore for a holiday concert.

 


OTHER TITLES

AMA ME FIDELITER!
Traditional Text (Carmina Burana)
Music by Kevin Robison


SATB.
a cappella


$1.90 ea. Published by KRM. Place an order.


This text from Carmina Burana is more romantic than Orff’s passionate treatment. Original music by Robison with interesting and accessible harmonies. The latin text adds to the beauty of this expression of long-distance relationships.

 

BOYS AND GIRLS LIKE YOU AND ME
Words by Oscar Hammerstein
Music by Richard Rodgers
Arr. by Kevin Robison

SATB. SSAA. TTBB.
Piano


Retail Price. Published by Hal Leonard.


Originally from the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical State Fair, this beautiful ballad was recently included in the revival of Cinderella. Arranged with an expressive piano accompaniment, this setting is ideal for concert and community choirs from high school through adult.

Audio recording can be found on the publisher’s page.

 

COME TO ME, MY LOVE
Words by Christina Rosetti
Music by Kevin Robison

SSAA.
Piano. Opt. Vibraphone.

$2.25 ea. Published by KRM. Place an order.

Commissioned by Bella Voce Women’s Chorus of Reno, Nevada. Rosetti’s famous poem “Echo” is both mysterious and passionate, both of which are expressed in music that is rich in harmony. An optional prelude using Rosetti’s text of “Uphill” is also included in the score.

 

IN THE SPACE OF NOW
Words and Music by Kevin Robison

TTBB.
Piano


$2.25 ea. Published by KRM. Place an order.


Commissioned by the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles and inspired by the writings of Eckart Tolle, this original piece expresses the importance of living in the present, wiping away the past, and not depending on the future for happiness. In so doing, judgement is diminished, fear dissipates, and acceptance of all beings emerges. Now.

 

NOT MY FATHER’S SON
Words and Music by Cynthia Lauper
Arr. by Kevin Robison

Featured Solo, TTBB.
Piano.


Retail Price. Published by Alfred Music.


From Cindy Lauper’s hit musical Kinky Boots. One of the most touching moments on the Broadway stage occurs when the show’s leading characters, Charlie and Simon, share their stories. From the opening solo to the spine-tingling final chords, this moving setting for men’s choirs will be the highlight of any concert.

Audio recording available on the publisher’s page.

 

COFFFEE (IN A CARDBOARD CUP)
Words by Fred Ebb. Music by John Kander.
Arr. by Kevin Robison

SATB. TTBB.
Piano


Retail price. Published by Hal Leonard.


A winner in HL’s “Voices Rising” series and a featured arrangement for ACDA competitions. Fun and energetic, this Kander and Ebb classic is straight-forward and fully caffeinated. Available in two voicings. (Instrumental parts on this recording are not available from HL at this time.)

 

HERE, O MY LORD, I SEE THEE FACE TO FACE
Text: Horatius Bonar. Hymn Tune: Nyack by Warren Swenson.
Arr. by Kevin Robison


SATB.
Organ, Oboe, Opt. Handbells.

Retail price. Published by Morning Star
Robison’s first published arrangement dates back to his days as an Episcopal church choir director in North Alabama. Still popular in Morning Star’s catalogue, this is a perfect communion anthem.

Audio recording available on the publisher’s page.

 

SABBATH CHILD
Traditional Text.
Music by Kevin Robison.


SATB.
Piano


$1.90 ea. Published by Kevin Robison Music. Place an order.


A popular nursery rhyme designed to teach children the days of the week is set to original music by Robison in this sweet, embracing piece. “But the child that is born on the sabbath day is bonny, and blithe, and good, and gay.”

 

SEE THIS WONDER IN THE MAKING
Words by Jaraslov Vadja
Music by Kevin Robison


SATB.
a cappella

Retail Price. Published by Morning Star.


Composed for the baptism of the child of fellow church members, this beautiful text by hymn writer Jaraslov Vadja is set to original music by Robison. Simple and straight-forward, it’s the perfect expression for a joyous day.

 

WHAT MATTERS
Words and Music by Randi Driscoll
Arr. by Kevin Robison


SATB. SSAA. TTBB.
Piano


Retail Price. Published by Yelton Rhodes Music.


When singer/songwriter Randi Driscoll heard the news of the death of Matthew Shepard, she was immediately inspired to write this incredible song that truly came from the heart. The song and choral arrangements brought Randi, Judy Shepard, and Robison together to create an important work that benefits the Matthew Shepard Foundation, which receives all the proceeds. (Note: the recording here features Randi Driscoll and the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles. The published versions do not require a soloist.)