Lyrics

Christine Kallman has written lyrics for choirs and solo voice, many in collaboration with her husband, composer Daniel Kallman. She has also written numerous texts for hymns, sacred anthems and other worship music. For information about commissioning lyrics, contact Christine.

Choral works lyrics | Children’s song Lyrics | Solo voice lyrics | Sacred music

Choral works lyrics:

“Out of the Darkness, I Hear a Song” (music by Daniel Kallman).  TTBB chorus, piano, percussion, electric bass guitar; 3’30”.  Commissioned to inaugurate “Foundation for the Journey,” a childhood cancer research and support organization. Level: Advanced. (more)

“Miss Melinda Mittelmore” (music by Daniel Kallman). SATB a cappella, 4’15”.  A scampering tale of two would-be suitors tricked by the sly Melinda. (more)

“A Child’s Carol” (music by Daniel Kallman). SATB a cappella, 1’30”. This simple carol was awarded first prize in Toronto’s 1986 Amadeus Carol Competition. (more)

Children’s song lyrics:

“Earth’s Sweet Song” (music by Daniel Kallman). Unison or 2-part mixed voices, piano, 2’00”.  When Earth is in balance it’s like a sweet song. But what happens when it gets out of balance? A lilting waltz that asks some unsettling questions.  Written for the Cambridge (MA) Science Festival 2015. (more)

“Sky Dance” (music by Daniel Kallman). Unison or 2-part voices, piano, 3’30”. Take a journey at night across snow-packed fields and learn about the mystery behind the dazzling aurora borealis of the northern sky. Written for the Cambridge (MA) Science Festival 2015. (more)

“Come Make a Home” (music by Daniel Kallman). 3-part treble choir, piano and flute; 5’00”. This uplifting anthem celebrates the early settlers’ vision that lives on in our communities. Hal Leonard, Publ. (Henry Leck Series), 2014. (more)

“Winter Odyssey”.  Snowflakes are dancing a mysterious odyssey, a cold, clear, crystal choreography. Written for the Cambridge (MA) Science Festival 2013. (more)

“Big Ice”. Glaciers and heavy ice sheets have ruled the polar regions for eons. But now the ice is melting. Will we find a way to save the ice? Written for the Cambridge (MA) Science Festival 2013. (more)

“Come Closer “ (lyrics by Daniel & Christine Kallman, music by Daniel Kallman). Unison treble voices, piano; 3’00”.  If only the little singing bird would come closer. Hal Leonard Publ., Henry Leck Series. (more)

“Stay Green” (music by Daniel Kallman).  A short reflection on preserving Earth’s treasures. Written in 2004 for the Northfield (MN) Youth Choir. (more)

Solo voice lyrics:

“Donata’s Lament and Lullaby” (music by Daniel Kallman). Soprano solo voice, piano; 3’00”. A widow’s song of longing and love for the children she never had. (more)

“Our World Needs This Child” (music by  Daniel Kallman). Soprano solo voice, piano; 3’30”. Donata decides to set aside her bitterness and share her gifts. (more)

“Springtime Two-Step” (music by Jon Rotto).  Performed by Foot-Notes, Scandinavian-American old-time dance band on Decorah Waltz CD (1996). (more)

Christine Kallman writes plays, song lyrics, and poems.