A different edition "Sing Unto God"
was an All-State audition piece several years ago, and is present in multiple
copies in many school libraries. This version is published by Carl Fischer and edited by Richard Condie. Questions have
arisen as to whether this version could be used rather than spending precious budget money on another set of copies of
"Sing Unto God."
After consulting with our clinician, Dr. Edith Copley, she replied,
"I see no problem using this edition and doubled dotting the 16th notes, so it is more authentic with notes inegales."
Therefore, students and directors will be permitted to use the Condie edition published by Carl Fischer (CM7414) with the following editorial adjustments
- All sixteenth note pairs must be sung as dotted sixteenth/thirty-second notes.
- In measure 31, the first tenor note should be double dotted with the following sixteenth note becoming a thirty-second note.
- All dynamic markings in the Condie edition should be removed.
- Every measure must be numbered so that conductors can communicate with singers.
The Hinshaw Publication listed above (edited by David Stocker) remains the official version of the All-State Choir, and
should be used for accompanists. The learning CD will follow the Hinshaw edition. All directors are encouraged to
order a reference copy of the Hinshaw edition even if they plan to use the Condie.
As regards "Os Justi"
, the official All-State version is available via the Choral Public Domain Library website
for free. Teachers may make copies for their students to use, and do not need to order this piece from their music
retailer. If you have copies of "Os Justi"
in your library or wish to order octavos of this piece, the editions
published by G. Schirmer/Hal Leonard (HL50481494) or C. F. Peters (Peters 6315) will both work. Please make sure
that every measure is numbered so that conductors can communicate with singers.
It is hoped that these efforts will allow some savings in these tight budget times.