Described as “contemporary, edgy, descriptive, and extremely soulful,” Sally Lamb McCune has become an important voice in the rising generation of American composers. Her works, which range from solo and chamber pieces to music for chorus, wind ensemble and orchestra, are convincing and evocative, often blending the traditional with the avant-garde. McCune lives and works in Ithaca, New York, where she teaches at Ithaca College.
Recent Works & Publications
- POCKET Fanfare for Wind Ensemble Commissioned by The College of New Jersey Wind Ensemble, Eric Laprade, conductor, is now available …Read More »
- “Listen Here” (text by Langston Hughes) for SATB Choir and Optional Vocal Percussion will soon be available for purchase. Stay …Read More »
- “Silent Sea” for SATB Divisi & Piano will soon be available in the Judith Clurman Choral Series through G. Schirmer, …Read More »
- “Oseh Shalom” SATB, Piano and Clarinet now available from Hal Leonard, Judith Clurman Series “Rejoice: Honoring the Jewish Spirit” Read More »
- 4/3/20 HIGH WATER RISING: University of Minnesota Wind Ensemble, Betsy McCann, conductor. 3/24/20 HIGH WATER RISING: Cincinnati Conservatory Wind Ensemble, Kevin Holzman, conductor. 3/7/20 HIGH WATER RISING: Lawrence University Wind …Read More »
With a driving, Appalachian-style folk melody, wide ranges that show off the mature treble voice, and a full range of dynamic contrasts, “Go Dig My Grave” is sure to be a show stopper.
– Roger Dean, Publishing Company –
It is a joy to include the fine music of Sally Lamb McCune in my choral series at Hal Leonard!
– Judith Clurman, conductor –
Sally Lamb McCune is becoming one of America’s leading composers of choral music. This arrangement combining “Materna,” “America the Beautiful” and “Amazing Grace” is a tour de force for any outstanding choir and will certainly become the standard for any patriotic arrangments to follow.
-Hal Leonard, Mark Foster Series –
Sally’s music is full of vibrancy and creativity. Her craft is extremely well-honed and her orchestration for the wind ensemble exploits the myriad of colors the medium offers. She hits the sweet spot of developing ideas to their logical conclusion but not past that point. Sally is a true artist.
-Dr. Cynthia Johnston Turner , Director of Bands, University of Georgia –