Iowa Choral Directors Association
R&S – High School Choirs

Octavo of the Month (2nd in a series)
Mike Walag, Iowa High School R&S Chair

Festival Sanctus
Mary Lynn Lightfoot
Heritage Press, 15/1717H
3-Part Mixed/SATB

This piece would make a good contest or festival selection for either a good middle school or young high school choir. It has the limited male range (F to d) of 3-part mixed, but does divide into SATB occasionally. The treble parts (some Soprano divisii) are rhythmically interesting and use healthy vocal ranges, i.e. head voice for altos, with melodic diversity.

This piece can be found in your Summer (2003) Convention packet. It is also available in 2-Part. Duration: 2:20. Level: Easy.