Choral and Vocal music

Anthems, Concert music, Other church music, Hymns, etc. (click here for Vespers)

Mass for Philadelphia

Vocal music

  • Email me for anything you’d like, and I’ll ship it to you (or email a PDF) with an invoice. Prices are below.
  • Anthems are octavo or 8-1/2 x 11 size.
  • Sample score and audio files are below, but email me if something you’d like to see isn’t up here yet (In preparation anthems are below the other choral music—goodness, must get to those). Thank you!


Behold, the Best, the Greatest Gift

First page. SATB, organ. $2.10
Commissioned for the installation of the new Kegg pipe organ at Phoenixville Presbyterian Church, Pennsylvania. Original tune, text from Scottish Hymnal, early American refrain text. Excellent for larger choirs, lilting and rhythmic, perfect for Easter and Easter season.

Behold, the best, the greatest gift of everlasting love! Behold, the pledge of peace below, and perfect bliss above! The Savior died and rose again triumphant from the grave, and pleads our cause at God’s right hand, omnipotent to save. And I’ll sing hallelujah, And you’ll sing hallelujah, And we’ll all sing hallelujah, When we arrive at home. Who then can e’er divide us more from Jesus and his love, or break the sacred chain that binds the earth to heaven above! Let troubles rise, and terrors frown and days of darkness fall; through him all dangers we’ll defy, and more than conquer all. And I’ll sing hallelujah, And you’ll sing hallelujah, And we’ll all sing hallelujah, When we arrive at home. Nor death, nor life, nor earth, nor hell, nor time’s destroying sway can e’er efface us from his heart or make his love decay. Each future hour that love will bless as it has blessed the past: he loved us from the first of time; he loves us to the last. And I’ll sing hallelujah, And you’ll sing hallelujah, And we’ll all sing hallelujah, When we arrive at home.

Come, Gather All

First page. SATB, organ, opt. brass quartet. $1.90
Commissioned for the 100th Anniversary of St. Eleanor Parish, Collegeville, Pennsylvania, brand-new text by Paul Berchtold. Lively and moderately easy; can be done with organ and brass or just organ.

Come, gather all, from great to least, Come, celebrate this special feast. This is the day, by God’s own choice, Our church was born, let us rejoice!…

Come, Ye Sinners

First page. SATB choir, organ. $1.80
The most popular anthem. Tune from The Sacred Harp. Alternating optional solos and choir lead to an easy 4-voice canon, an exciting full section, and a simple repeat of the beginning. “Compelling… attractive… straightforward, driving rhythm” —Journal of Church Music.

Come, ye sinners, poor and needy, Weak and wounded, sick and sore, Jesus ready stands to save you, Full of pity, love and power. He is able, He is able, He is willing, doubt no more. Let not conscience make you linger, Nor of fitness fondly dream, All the fitness He requireth Is to feel your need of Him. This He gives you, this He gives you, ’Tis the Spirit’s rising beam. Come, ye sinners, poor and needy, Weak and wounded, sick and sore, Jesus ready stands to save you, Full of pity, love and power. 

For His Mercy Endures Forever

Available from MusicSpoke—score and recording here! SATB
Setting of the complete Psalm 136, with the refrain “For his mercy endures forever” sung 26 times, once in each verse. Commissioned by Judi and Earl Reeder, in honor of their 50th wedding anniversary, for the choir of Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Abington, Pa., and premiered there 26 Nov 2014, Thanksgiving Eve.

O give thanks unto the Lord, for he is good: for his mercy endures forever. O give thanks unto the God of gods: for his mercy endures forever. O give thanks to the Lord of lords: for his mercy endures forever. To him who alone does great wonders: for his mercy endures forever. To him who by wisdom made the heavens: for his mercy endures forever. To him who stretched out the earth above the waters: for his mercy endures forever….

MIDI recording of the first page or so:

Give Ear, O Heavens

SATB, 4′. Commissioned for the 40th Anniversary of the Ordinations of the Rev. Dr. Michael G. Tavella and the Rev. N. Amanda Grimmer, pastors of Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Abington, Pa. Text is the canticle Audite Caeli. Premiered 23 Oct 2016, Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church Choir, Jacqueline Smith, organist and director of music.

Give ear, O heavens, to what I say,
and hear, O earth, the words of my mouth.
Let my teaching fall like the drops of rain;
my words distill like the dew,
like gentle rain upon the grass
like showers on the growing plants.
I will sing of the LORD’s renown,
extol the greatness of our God,
the Rock, whose work is complete,
for all his ways are just;
a faithful God, who does no wrong,
righteous and true is he.
Remember the days of old;
consider the years long past;
ask your father to show you
and your elders to tell you.
The LORD will vindicate his people
and will have compassion on his servants.
Rejoice with him, you heavens;
all you gods, bow down before him.

—Canticle based on Deuteronomy 32, the Second Song of Moses

God So Loved the World

Available from MusicSpoke—score and recording here! SATB
Captivating setting of the John 3:16 text, suitable as anthem or responsory. Long lines, medium difficulty.

God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have everlasting life.

Herr Christ, der einig Gotts Sohn from Vespers

First page. SATB div a 16. German, English. $2.10
The ninth movement of Vespers, an a cappella tour de force for larger choirs. Starts in four voices, then divides into eight, then 16, back to four. With an original English translation by the composer added to the German text.

God’s only Son, from all time heart of the Father, came. Yes, Christ our Lord forever stands on the Word, the same. He is the Star of Morning, blazing with bright adorning far past all other stars. For unto us, in end time a little child is born that, in the sight of sublime God, we are not forlorn. Now Death for us is broken, Heaven is thrown wide open, life is brought back again. Your love and truth, increasing, grow in us every hour. We, in the faith unceasing, serve in the Spirit’s power. That we may taste your sweetness, fill up our hearts’ completeness so that we thirst for you. Come, ravish us and quicken, rouse us with gifts of grace. May our old Adam sicken, new life to take his place. Then here, our dear contrivings—all earthly thoughts and strivings—shall ever rise to you.

Holy Is the Lord

First page. SSATBB. $1.30
An a cappella Holy Trinity setting, suitable as anthem or responsory. Haunting and moderately difficult for larger choirs.

Alleluia. Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory. Alleluia.

Holy Mountain

Available from MusicSpoke—score and recording here! SATB, organ
Original tune with an early American sound that recalls shape-note singing with spare harmonies. Popular.

Come to Calvary’s holy mountain, Sinners, ruined by the fall; Here a pure and healing fountain Flows to you, to me, to all; In a full perpetual tide, Opened when our Savior died. Come in sorrow and contrition, Wounded, impotent and blind; Here the guilty free remission, Here the troubled, peace may find: Health this fountain will restore; He that drinks shall thirst no more. He that drinks shall live forever; ’Tis a soul-renewing flood; God is faithful; God will never Break his covenant of blood, Signed when our Redeemer died, Sealed when he was glorified. Come to Calvary’s holy mountain, Sinners, ruined by the fall; Here a pure and healing fountain Flows to you, to me, to all.

I Sought the Lord, and Afterward I Knew

First page. Opt. soprano solo, SATB. $1.80
The tune is Peace, from The Revivalist, 1869. The text is from The Pilgrim Hymnal, 1904. A very straightforward beginning with optional solo opens up into a confident 4-part proclamation of faith.

I sought the Lord, and afterward I knew He moved my soul to seek him, seeking me; It was not I that found, O Savior true; No, I was found of thee. Thou didst reach forth thy hand and mine enfold; I walked and sank not on the storm-vexed sea; ’Twas not so much that I on thee took hold As thou, dear Lord, on me. I find, I walk, I love, but O the whole Of love is but my answer, Lord, to thee! For thou wert long beforehand with my soul; Always thou lovedst me.

Jesus, Thou Joy of Loving Hearts

First page. Program notes. SATB, organ. $2.10
Original music for the well-known hymn text, first composed as a wedding piece for solo voice and organ. Warm harmonies with a colorful, chant-like melody. Easy to medium.

Jesus, thou Joy of loving hearts, Thou Fount of life, Thou Light of men, From the best bliss that earth imparts We turn unfilled to thee again. Our restless spirits yearn for thee, Where’er our changeful lot is cast; Glad, when thy gracious smile we see, Blest, when our faith can hold thee fast. O Jesus, ever with us stay; Make all our moments calm and bright; Chase the dark night of sin away, Shed o’er the world thy holy light.

My Shepherd Will Supply My Need

First page. SATB, organ. $1.80
Very popular. The beautiful 1855 Southern Harmony tune Resignation, in a warm, simple setting. Also one of the three arrangements for violin and piano in American Spirituals, Book One.

My shepherd will supply my need; Jehovah is his name: In pastures fresh he makes me feed Beside the living stream. He brings my wandering spirit back When I forsake his ways; And leads me, for his mercy’s sake, In paths of truth and grace. When I walk through the shades of death Thy presence is my stay; Oe word of thy supporting breath Drives all my fears away. Thy hand in sight of all my foes, Doth still my table spread; My cup with blessings overflows, Thine oil anoints my head. The sure provision of my God Attend me all my days; O may thy house be my abode. And all my work be praise. Then will I find a settled rest, No nevermore to roam; No, not a stranger, nor a guest, But like a child at home.

O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

Available from Concordia Publishing House—score and recording here! SATB, organ
Also a version with brass quintet instead of organ.
Simple setting of the well-known tune, mostly unison and 2-part, but with an explosive final 4-part “Rejoice, rejoice!” Moderately easy. 

Out of the Depths (Psalm 130)

SATB. 6′. Commissioned by Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church, Jeffrey Brillhart, music director, and premiered there 13 Mar 2016.

O Rex Gentium

First page. SATB. 6′. Commissioned by Choral Arts Philadelphia, Matthew Glandorf,artistic director, and premiered 2 Dec 2015, at St. Clement’s Church in Philadelphia as part of their O Antiphons project.

O Rex Gentium, et desideratus earum,
lapisque angularis, qui facis utraque unum:
veni, et salva hominem,
quem de limo formasti.

[O King of the Nations, and their desire,
the cornerstone, who makes both one:
Come and save mankind,
whom you formed out of the clay.]

O Sing unto the Lord a New Song

First page. SATB. $1.80
Modern fuguing tune setting the first two verses of Psalm 98. The opening with flexible voicing leads to an easy imitative section. More adventurous harmonies set “The Lord has made known his salvation,” which leads to a repeat of the beginning. Moderate and very effective.

O sing unto the Lord a new song, for he has done wonderful things, his right hand and his holy arm have gained for him the victory. The Lord has made known his salvation, his righteousness has he revealed in the sight of the nations. O sing unto the Lord a new song.

Passer invenit sibi domum (Psalm 84)

First page. SATB. $1.60
Challenging a cappella setting of Psalm 84:3,4 in Latin.

Yea, the sparrow hath found her an house, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, even thy altars, O Lord of Hosts, my King, and my God. Blessed are they that dwell in thy house: they will still be praising thee.

Psalm 113 from Vespers

First page. SATB, keyboard. Latin. $2.10
The seventh movement of Vespers, with keyboard reduction.

Praise ye the LORD. Praise, O ye servants of the LORD, praise the name of the LORD. Blessed be the name of the LORD from this time forth and for evermore. From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same the LORD’s name is to be praised. The LORD is high above all nations, and his glory above the heavens. Who is like unto the LORD our God, who dwelleth on high, Who humbleth himself to behold the things that are in heaven, and in the earth! He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth the needy out of the dunghill; That he may set him with princes, even with the princes of his people. He maketh the barren woman to keep house, and to be a joyful mother of children. Praise ye the LORD.  

Shall the Blessed Saints Surround Us

SATB, org or pno. Based on the hymn by KS (see below). Commissioned for the 150th Anniversary of Emilie United Methodist Church, Levittown, Pa., Ryan Fleming, Music Director. Premiered 18 May 2014.

Unto the Hills

First page. SATB div. $1.90
Appropriate for larger groups, this was composed for a college choir. Setting of the well-known “Sandon” tune; the text is based on Psalm 121.

Unto the hills around do I lift up My longing eyes; O whence for me shall my salvation come? From whence arise? From God the Lord doth come my certain aid; From God the Lord, who heav’n and earth hath made. He will not suffer that thy foot be moved; Safe shalt thou be. No careless slumber shall His eyelids close, Who keepeth thee. Behold, He sleepeth not, He slumb’reth ne’er, Who keepeth Israel in His holy care. Jehovah is Himself thy keeper true; Thy changeless shade; Jehovah thy defence on thy right hand hath made. And thee no sun by day Shall ever smite; No moon shall harm thee in the silent night. From ev’ry evil He shall keep thy soul, From ev’ry sin; Jehovah shall preserve thy going out, Thy coming in. Above thee watching, He whom we adore Shall keep thee henceforth, yea, forevermore.

Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern (How Fair the Bright and Morning Star) from Vespers

First page. SATB, keyboard. German, English. $2.30
The second movement of Vespers, with an original English translation by the composer added to the German text. Keyboard reduction.

also SATB, string sextet, harpsichord. Full score (21pp), two violins, two violas, cello, double bass, keyboard/choral score (with page turns), $20.00. The choir may sing from the octavos above. Arranged for the Aestas Consort, Chicago.

How brightly shines the Star of Morn, all grace and truth the Lord has borne: the sweetest root of Jesse! O David’s son, of Jacob’s line, you are my bridegroom, King divine, here, take my heart, possess it: loving, caring, glorious, shining, now consigning for my pleasure splendid gifts beyond all measure. Now strike the strings on the guitar, behold sweet music near and far the joyous kingdom sweeping. I long to be with Jesus dear—who is my lovely bridegroom here, in love forever keeping—singing, leaping, celebrating, thanks unfading, always praising my great King, his greatness raising. My heartfelt joy can therefore ring, to Alpha and Omega spring: the first and last, my fortune. He will redeem me at great price, receive me in his Paradise; my bliss is past proportion. Amen, amen! Crown of Joy, all blest, most royal, haste returning. Yours, I wait with every yearning.

The Word of God

First page. SATB, organ. $2.10
Anthem setting of an original hymn, text by the Rev. Michael Tavella. The Word as God’s Son and proclaimed Gospel. Composed for the combined churches celebrating the 300th Anniversary of Willow Grove, Pennsylvania.

The Word of God, the Father’s Son, Shines brightly in the darkest night. To earth He came to be the One To bring us into His own light. Upon the cross the Savior died, Has risen, now is glorified. The Word of God proclaimed to all. How beautiful the herald’s feet! Salvation comes to those who call Upon the Lord with heart’s belief. To fathest shore of earth will reach The Gospel that our Lord did preach. The Word of God forever stands. May we, His children faithful be Like saints of old from many lands, Who weep no more and God now see. Let us confess His holy Name. Christ is from age to age the same.

Concert music

And Good in Every Thing

Available from MusicSpoke! SATB, 5 minutes. Text by William Shakespeare.
For the choir of The Church of the Holy Trinity, Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, commissioned by Dr. John French, Organist/Choirmaster, to honor The Reverend Alan Neale for ten years of service as Rector. Premiered 15 June 2014.

And this, our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in every thing.
—As You Like It, Act 2, Scene 1

The Chambered Nautilus

Available from MusicSpoke! Text by Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. SATB div., opt. kbd. 5′. $2.30
Commissioned by the Cathedral Church of St. Paul, Boston, Ed Broms, Director of Music, for its 100th anniversary as the cathedral of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, October 7th, 2012, and the dedication of its new sculpture, Nautilus.

This is the ship of pearl, which, poets feign, Sails the unshadowed main,— The venturous bark that flings On the sweet summer wind its purpled wings In gulfs enchanted, where the Siren sings, And coral reefs lie bare, Where the cold sea-maids rise to sun their streaming hair. Its webs of living gauze no more unfurl; Wrecked is the ship of pearl! And every chambered cell, Where its dim dreaming life was wont to dwell, As the frail tenant shaped his growing shell, Before thee lies revealed,— Its irised ceiling rent, its sunless crypt unsealed! Year after year beheld the silent toil That spread his lustrous coil; Still, as the spiral grew, He left the past year’s dwelling for the new, Stole with soft step its shining archway through, Built up its idle door, Stretched in his last-found home, and knew the old no more. Thanks for the heavenly message brought by thee, Child of the wandering sea, Cast from her lap, forlorn! From thy dead lips a clearer note is born Than ever Triton blew from wreathèd horn! While on mine ear it rings, Through the deep caves of thought I hear a voice that sings:— Build thee more stately mansions, O my soul, As the swift seasons roll! Leave thy low-vaulted past! Let each new temple, nobler than the last, Shut thee from heaven with a dome more vast, Till thou at length art free, Leaving thine outgrown shell by life’s unresting sea!

The Consolation of Apollo

Available from MusicSpoke! Text: Boethius, the crew of Apollo 8. SATB, crotales, bass drum played by singers. 35′. Individual movements available.
Complete score, audio, text, and notes here. Commissioned by Eric Owens for The Crossing.

Grandmother’s Garden

Available from MusicSpoke! Text: Grandmother’s Garden, the children’s book by John Archambault. 2-part Children’s Choir, Piano, opt. C Instrument, 9′. Commissioned by Settlement Music School, Philadelphia, in honor of the 10th Anniversary of the Gleeksman-Kohn Children’s Choir, Rae Ann Anderson, director.

The Heavens Declare

First page. Psalm 19:1–4, 14. SATB, SAB soloists, audience, piano. 4-1/2′. $2.00. Program notes.

The heavens declare the glory of God, the skies announce the work of his hands.
Day after day they pour out their speech, night after night they tell what they know.
There is no speech, there are no words, their voice is not heard.
But their line goes out over all the earth; they proclaim to the ends of the world.

May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable to you,
O LORD, my rock and my redeemer.
—Psalm 19:1-4, 14

How Do I Love Thee?

Available from MusicSpoke! Text by Elizabeth Barrett Browning. SSAA with piano or string quartet. 7′. Program notes

Beginning excerpt:

Middle excerpt:

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of Being and Ideal Grace.
I love thee to the level of every day’s
Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light.
I love thee freely, as men strive for Right;
I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise.
I love thee with the passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood’s faith;
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints—I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life!—and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.
—Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861)
“Sonnet 43,” Sonnets from the Portuguese, 1845


from Vespers, 3 Soprano soloists, SSATB, accompaniment arr. for harp, organ

Now ys the Tyme of Crystymas

First page. Text by Richard Hill. SATB div., opt piano. 4′. $2.60
Program notesVideo of premiere

Lett no man come into this hall, Grome, page, nor yet marshall, But that some sport he bryng withall, For now ys the tyme of Crystymas. Yff that he say he can nought syng, Some other sport then lett him bryng, That it may please at this festyng, For now ys the tyme of Crystymas. Yff that he say he can nought do, Then for my love ask him no mo, But to the stokkis then lett him go, For now ys the tyme of Crystymas. Make we mery, both more and lasse, For now ys the tyme of Crystymas.

Now ys the Tyme of Crystymas

First page. Text by Richard Hill. Vocal quartet (SATB), opt piano. 4′. $2.60
Program notes 

Out of the Depths (Psalm 130)

SATB. 6′. Commissioned by Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church, Jeffrey Brillhart, music director, and premiered there 13 Mar 2016.

O Rex Gentium

First page. SATB. 6′. Commissioned by Choral Arts Philadelphia, Matthew Glandorf,artistic director, and premiered 2 Dec 2015, at St. Clement’s Church in Philadelphia as part of their O Antiphons project.

O Rex Gentium, et desideratus earum,
lapisque angularis, qui facis utraque unum:
veni, et salva hominem,
quem de limo formasti.

[O King of the Nations, and their desire,
the cornerstone, who makes both one:
Come and save mankind,
whom you formed out of the clay.]

Psalm 46

First page, full sc. First page, piano sc. Baritone-2*.2.2.2- 14′
Program notes
Excerpt 1, The nations rage Excerpt 2, The God of Jacob

Two Laudate Psalms

High voice, SA, piano. 10′. $6.10. Reviews

First page, Psalm 113 

First page, Psalm 150


First page. SSSATB soloists from within the choir, SSAATTBB choir of at least 16 singers, Renaissance band of seven players. 65′. Program notesAudio samplesReviewsBuy the CD.
$21.00 full score, $13.00 vocal score, $75.00 parts.

The Waking Sun

2011. SATB, string quintet, theorbo, organ. 38′. $15.00 full score. Program notes. Reviews

Where Flames a Word

First page. Text by Paul Celan. SATB div. 13′. $6.30. Program notesReviewsBuy the CD

1. Before your late face, page 5 

2. Conversation in the Mountains, page 13 

3. I know you, you are the deeply bowed, page 23 

Other church music

Psalm 8

Hymn. O Lord, Our Lord, Your Excellent Name (text by KS, based on Psalm 8) 

Psalm 29

Holy Trinity Sunday (unison, accompanied, with [opt. SATB] Antiphon). “Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.” 

Gospel Acclamations (Verses)

Many, many of these; please email me.


Reformation—Romans 12:1,2 (bar, SATB, org). “I appeal to you, therefore, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, that you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”


Magnificat, from Vespers, 3 Soprano soloists, SSATB, accompaniment arr. for harp, organ

Magnificat. SATB, handbells, opt. organ. 4′ 

Magnificat Antiphon. SATB, congregation, organ

Mass for Philadelphia

Kyrie sample. Unison congregation, opt. descant, organ. $3.00

Kyrie, Gloria, Offertory, Sanctus, Christ Our Passover, Agnus Dei, Nunc Dimittis. Program notes here, notes on the Offertory, Nunc, and an audio sample here. Review by Liturgy, Hymnal & Pulpit Review.

Passion Sunday Chant, Instrumental Interludes


Creation sings with grateful praise

Score. Text by Michael G. Tavella. Harmonization and voicing only; tune by Michael G. Tavella

A Mighty Fortress voices-str. 12′. Arrangement of the Martin Luther hymn for congregational singing. Commissioned by Tenth Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, for its 175th Anniversary. Premiered 18 May 2004, Verizon Hall, Philadelphia, Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, Paul Jones, Conductor.

O heavenly minstrel

Score. Text by Michael G. Tavella

O helper Spirit, You are here

Score. Text by Michael G. Tavella

O Lord, Our Lord, your excellent name

Score. Text by Kile Smith, based on Psalm 8

Powers of heaven

Score. Text by Michael G. Tavella

Shall the blessed saints surround us

Score. Text by Kile Smith. Written and composed for the 200th Anniversary of Lower Merion Baptist Church, Lower Merion, Pa., 2008.

To you, O Father, give we solemn praise

Score. Text by Michael G. Tavella

The Word of God

Score. Text by Michael G. Tavella

Hymn Reharmonizations

Hymn reharmonizations for organ

1. Aurelia The Church’s One Foundation
2. Azmon Oh, For a Thousand Tongues to Sing
3. Cwm Rhondda Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah
4. Duke Street Jesus Shall Reign
5. Easter Hymn Christ the Lord is Risen Today
6. Lancashire Lead on, O King Eternal
7. Lasst uns Erfreuen All Creatures of Our God and King
8. Lobe den Herren Praise to the Lord, the Almighty
9. National Hymn God of Our Fathers
10. Praise, My Soul Praise, My Soul
11. St. Denio Immortal, Invisible
12. Trinity (Italian Hymn) Come Thou, Almighty King

Choral, in preparation

Amazing Grace. opt. SATB solos, SATB.
My God, Accept My Heart This Day. opt solo instrument, SAB solos, SATB, organ.
Psalm 84. SATB.
Psalm 117. 5-part round.
That Easter Day with Joy Was Bright. SATB

Vocal music

Alas, and Did my Savior Bleed
1981; high voice, organ; 4′

Five Scottish Songs
1984; high voice, piano; 15′

1. Two Girls Singing (Iain Crichton Smith)
2. Anemones (Marion Angus)
3. The Lodging (George Mackay Brown)
4. Wedding (George Mackay Brown)
5. On a Cat, Ageing (Sir Alexander Gray)

Holy Mountain
1982; high voice, organ; 4′

In This Blue Room
2015; mezzo-soprano, baritone, piano; 45′

Jesus, Thou Joy of Loving Hearts
1982; high voice, organ; 4′

2003; soprano, soprano recorder, percussion. 6′ 

Mark the Music (William Shakespeare)
2014; soprano, tenor, baritone, piano; 4′

Morire (Irma Bartoli)
2005; medium voice, piano; 4′

Plain Truths
2011/2013; baritone, piano or string quartet, and optional chorus; 20′

Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins
1989/2000; high voice, piano; high voice, orchestra; 11′. Program notes, texts

1. Spring and Fall 
2. As kingfishers catch fire 
3. Henry Purcell 

Poems of Stephen Berg
2000; soprano, clarinet, piano; 9′
Program notes

1. Ibycus: Fragments 2, 3, 4 (B.C. 536)
2. Always

Stationen auf dem Wege zur Freiheit (Dietrich Bonhoeffer)
1998; soprano, tenor saxophone, piano; 15′

1. Zucht (Discipline)
2. Tat (Deed)
3. Leiden (Suffering)
4. Tod (Death)

There Is No Great and No Small (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
2016; mezzo-soprano, piano; 3′

Thine for Ever
1982; soprano, organ; 4′

Three Italian Songs
2005; voice, piano; 10′

1. Morire (To die) (Irma Bartoli)
2. Autunno (Autumn) (Giovanni Maggianni)
3. Donare (To give) (Alexandra Fuso)

Three Italian Songs
2005; medium voice, violin, cello, clarinet, bass clarinet; 10′

1. Morire (To die) (Irma Bartoli)
2. Autunno (Autumn) (Giovanni Maggianni)
3. Donare (To give) (Alexandra Fuso)

Three Songs, No. 1 (Percy Bysshe Shelley)
1978/2000; high voice, piano; 12′

1. The Isle
2. Yet Look on Me
3. Memory

Three Songs, No. 2 (Gordon Brown Birrel)
1979; tenor, piano; 9′

1. Comings
2. Wee Wiggly Wee
3. To a Waterfall

Three Songs, No. 3
1979; high voice, piano; 8′

1. Batter My Heart, Three Person’d God (John Donne)
2. On Zacheus (Francis Quarles)
3. The Voice of Still Waters (Mary Sheetz)

Three Songs, No. 4 (Kile Smith)
1980/99; high voice, piano; 8′

1. Reading Gulag by the Fire
2. The Rainmaker
3. Untitled

Three Songs, No. 5 (Gerard Manley Hopkins)
1989; high voice, piano; 14′

1. Penmaen Pool
2. Spring and Fall
3. Henry Purcell

Two Tunes by Gerard Manley Hopkins (harmonized K.S.)
1989; high voice, piano; 4′

1. Who is Silvia? (William Shakespeare, 1st version)
2. Who is Silvia? (William Shakespeare, 2nd version)

who are you, little i (e.e. cummings)
1981; high voice, piano; 3′


2 thoughts on “Choral and Vocal music

  1. Sandy Maguran

    Where can I hear a recording of “Holy Mountain”. I’m learning this for the choir at Christ Church Charlotte under Rob Ridgell. Thanks.


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