Choral Concert

Agnus Dei. SATB, orchestra, 15′. Commissioned by the Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia, Paul Rardin, Artistic Director, to complement the Mozart Great Mass in C minor. Completed 24 August 2015. Premiered 18 October 2015, The Church of the Holy Trinity, Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia by the Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia and the Symphony in C, conducted by Paul Rardin

Alabanza. Solo with band and orchestra: 2003, medium voice, violin, piano, 3 Latin perc, double bass-2.2.2.2-4.3.3.1-timp.2perc-str. 6′

Alabanza. Choral: 2017, arr. for 2-pt choir, pno, opt. Latin perc, bass, instr solos. 6′. Premiered Central High School Choirs 25 May 2017, Jacqueline Smith cond.

Alleluia. SATB, 6′. Premiered by the Central High School Full Choir, Philadelphia, 21 Dec 2017, Jacqueline Smith, Director. The Vocal Arts Ensemble in Cincinnati performed it 11 and 12 January 2018 on a concert with Canticle, and then recorded them both for a CD, released 2018.

And Good in Every Thing. SATB, 5′ (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.

The Arc in the Sky. SATB, unaccompanied, 65′ (Robert Lax). Commissioned for The Crossing, Donald Nally, conductor. Premiered June 30th, 2018, at the Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia. CD released 2019. 2020 Grammy nomination, Best Choral Performance, The Crossing.

Ave Maris Stella. SSATTB, 7 instrumentalists, 23′. Commissioned by Piffaro, the Renaissance Band, with funding from the NEA and the Presser Foundation. Premiered by Piffaro and Variant 6 on Oct. 8th, 2021, Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral, Oct. 9th, Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, Oct. 10th, Saints Andrew and Matthew, Wilmington, Del.

Canticle. SATB, 3 cellos, 1 percussionist playing vibraphone, bass drum, tambourine, 65′. Commissioned by the Vocal Arts Ensemble of Cincinnati, Craig Hella Johnson, Music Director. CD released 2018. 2020 Grammy nomination, Classical Producer of the Year, Blanton Alspaugh.

The Chambered Nautilus. SATB div., opt. kbd. 5′ (Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.). $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.

The Consolation of Apollo. SATB, crotales, bass drum played by singers. 35′ (Boethius, the crew of Apollo 8). Individual movements available. Complete score, audio, text, and notes here. Commissioned by Eric Owens for The Crossing.

The Dawn’s Early Light. SATB, Cello, Four Guitars, 19′. Text: Life Among the Piutes (1883), Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins (c.1844–1891), ed. K.S., and “The Star-Spangled Banner” (1814), Francis Scott Key (1779–1843). Commissioned for Conspirare and Craig Hella Johnson, in collaboration with the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet. Premiered November 2nd, 2019 by Conspirare, the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, and cellist Douglas Harvey, Craig Hella Johnson conducting, at the Austin Independent School District Performing Arts Center, Austin, Texas, and November 3rd, 2019 at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, Houston.

Everyone Sang. SATB, 5′. Commissioned by Louisiana State University for the LSU Chorale and Tiger Glee Club, Trey Davis, director. Online premiere, 8 May 2020.

Grandmother’s Garden. 2-part Children’s Choir, Piano, opt. C Instrument, 9′ (John Archambault). 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. SATB, SAB soloists, audience, piano. 4-1/2′ (Psalm 19:1–4, 14)

Herr Christ, der einig Gotts Sohn. SATB div, 5′. From Vespers. In German.

How Do I Love Thee? SSAA with piano or string quartet. 7′ (Elizabeth Barrett Browning)

How Fair and Bright the Morning Star. SATB, keyboard, 4′. From Vespers. In English and German, as Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern

I Could See the Sky. SATB, 2-part Treble Choir, Keyboard, optional String Quartet, 17′ (Treble Choir may be boys and/or girls or a few women)

Jubilate Deo. 2019. SATB, organ. Psalm 100, Latin, 6′. Commissioned by Ursinus College and dedicated to Dr. John French, on the occasion of his 40th anniversary of service to Ursinus College. Premiered 28 April 2019, Ursinus College Choir and Meistersingers, Alan Morrison, organ, conducted by John French.

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

May Day. 2015, 2-part children’s choir, SATB, 10′ (Ryan Eckes)

my son my son. Text by Robert Lax SATB, 5′. Commissioned by Khorikos. Premiered 3 Nov 2018, Shrine Church of Saint Anthony of Padua, New York City.

Now ys the Tyme of Crystymas. SATB div., opt piano. 4′ (Richard Hill). $2.60

Now ys the Tyme of Crystymas. Vocal quartet (SATB), opt piano. 4′ (Richard Hill). $2.60

O Rex Gentium. SATB. 6′ (O Antiphon). 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.

Out of the Depths. SATB. 6′ (Psalm 130). Commissioned by Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church, Jeffrey Brillhart, music director, and premiered there 13 Mar 2016.

Psalm 46. Baritone-2*.2.2.2-2.2.3.1-timp.1perc-SATB-str. 14′

Psalm 113. SATB, piano, 6′. From Vespers. Also see Two Laudate Psalms.

Rejoice in the Lamb. SATB, 5′ (Christopher Smart). To Dr. John H. French, on the 25th anniversary of his ministry as organist/choirmaster of The Church of the Holy Trinity, Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia. Premiered 2 July 2017.

The Star-Spangled Banner (2021). SATB, piano, opt. cello, 5’30”. Movement 5 from The Dawn’s Early Light. SATB, Cello, Four Guitars, 20′. Commissioned for Conspirare and Craig Hella Johnson, in collaboration with the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet. Premiered November 2nd and 3rd, 2019 by Conspirare, the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, and cellist Douglas Harvey, Craig Hella Johnson conducting, Austin and Houston, Tex. On the CD The Singing Guitar, Delos. Top 10 Classical Album, 2020: Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune

Three Prosits for Männerchor. TTBB, 1′ each.

Two Laudate Psalms. High voice, SA, piano. 10′ (Psalms 113, 150, Latin)

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

The Waking Sun. 2011. SATB, string quintet, theorbo, organ. 38′ (Seneca). $15.00 full score

Where Flames a Word. SATB div. 13′ (Paul Celan)

Where the Mind Is Without Fear. SATB, 4’30” (Rabindranath Tagore). Commissioned by the University of New Mexico Concert Choir, Dr. David Edmonds, Conductor. Premiered 22 Apr 2022. $3.00

You Are Most Welcome. SATB, 4′ (Jeffrey Dinsmore). Commissioned by The Crossing, premiered by them 8 Jul 2016.

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