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Sam Scheibe is an up and coming composer/arranger, conductor, and performer of contemporary and traditional choral music. His music has been performed and commissioned by ensembles across the United States and the United Kingdom by ensembles including the Frost Chorale, the Westminster Williamson Voices, Anchorae, the West Jersey Chamber Music Society, and the University of Aberdeen Chamber Choir. He received his Undergraduate degree from Westminster Choir College, his first Master's degree from the University of Aberdeen, and is now pursuing a Master's in Choral Conducting from the University of Miami, under the direction of Dr. Amanda Quist. His music is published by GIA publications and recorded by the GRAMMY-nominated Westminster Williamson Voices. Sam has also sung professionally as a bass-baritone with professional ensembles including the Seraphic Fire Youth Initiative, the Same Stream Choir, and Choir Next Door. 

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SERVICES

Journey

Frost Chorale

Journey is work inspired by the idea of semantic satiation, or when a word is repeated so often it loses its meaning. A refrain altered from the South African song, Hamba Nathi (Come, Walk with Us), is repeated as various solos enter over top. After enough repetition, the phrase begins to fall apart entirely, with voices only singing a fragment of each word.

Sysiphized (coming soon)

Sam Scheibe, James Harris, John Franek, CAS Music Productions

Sysiphized is a studio work for Baritone, Piano, and Recorded Sounds. The work tells the story of Sysiphus through textless loops and textures, loosely based off text from Andrew Bird's "Sysiphus". 

"Sisyphus peered into the mist
A stone's throw from the precipice, paused
Did he jump or did he fall as he gazed into the maw of the morning mist?
Did he raise both fists and say, 'To hell with this,' and just let the rock roll?"


-Andrew Bird, "Sysiphus" from My Finest Work Yet

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Iam Lucis

Catholic Sacred Music Project

Iam Lucis was comissioned as part of the Catholic Sacred Music Project's Composition Fellowship in May of 2023. Sam and 7 other composers were slected to work with Sir James MacMillan and Dr. Tim McDonnel to each premier a new work using texts from the feast of corpus christi. 

Again

Performed by the University of Aberdeen Chamber Choir

"Again is a wordless (well, almost wordless...) depiction of insomnia and the problems therein - it is a colorful realisation of the power that voices hold even without narrative devices or text itself."
-Phillip A Cooke

RECORDINGS

O Magnum Mysterium

Westminster Williamson Voices

Aurora, GIA Publications 2020

Music by Sam Scheibe

Let all Mortal Flesh Keep Silence

Westminster Williamson Voices

A Scattered Light in Winter, GIA Publications 2020

arr. Sam Scheibe

RECENT PERFORMANCES

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