A new choral work by Shane W. Dittmar is available in print just in time to start planning Christmas repertoire for your advanced a cappella singers. “Annunciation to the Shepherds”is an evocative setting of the angels’ pronouncement in Luke II filled with luscious text painting, mixed meters, and joyous harmony. The piece was premiered by […]
I recently composed an arrangement of the famous Louis Armstrong song “What A Wonderful World” while student teaching at Sanderson High School in Raleigh, NC. Sound, the bass ensemble, was asked to perform at the school district’s Teacher of the Year celebration, and the organizers of the event requested that they perform “What A Wonderful World.” […]
My setting of Emily Dickinson’s poem “If I Can Stop One Heart from Breaking” is now available from Heritage Music Press. Heritage, a division of The Lorenz Corporation, “provides comprehensive resources for K–12 music education—from elementary lesson collections to advanced high school choral repertoire.” The new piece, which was originally written in a two-part mixed […]
Shane’s first Christmas piece was premiered on December 7, 2015.