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.
“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)
“In the Faraway Near of the Hidden Ear” (music by Daniel Kallman). Unison or 2-part mixed voices, piano, 3’00”. “I’ve often wished that I could peer into the chambers of the ear and travel as the sound waves do. I’d take you with me, too.” Written for the Cambridge (MA) Science Festival 2021. Listen to the song here: http://www.familyopera.org/drupal/
“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)
“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)