Choral Music



Pied Beauty (1996; revised 2009)

For unaccompanied SATB choir. Poem by Gerard Manley Hopkins. Commissioned and introduced by the Paul Hill Chorale in 1996: performed and recorded in November 2009 by Octarium: Krista Lang Blackwood, music director. Four minutes duration.

The Poet Speaks of Praising (1996; revised 2009)

For unaccompanied SATB or TTBB choir. Poem by Rainer Maria Rilke; translated by John L. Mood. Commissioned and introduced by the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington in 1996: revised for performance (TTBB) in December 2009 by Empire City Men’s Chorus. Six minutes duration.

Cantate Domino (2000: revised 2009)

For double SATB choir, soprano solo, and piano. Commissioned and introduced by Choral Arts Society of Washington at the Kennedy Center, June 2000: Norman Scribner, Music Director. Fifteen minutes duration.

Garland (2006)

For SSAA choir and piano or chamber ensemble (piano, violoncello, two clarinets.) Poems by Emily Dickinson. Commissioned and introduced by The Young People’s Chorus of New York at the Society for Ethical Culture, New York, N.Y., April 2006; Francisco Nuñez, music director. Twelve minutes duration.

No. 10: Supreme Virtue (2000)

For double SATB choir. Translation by Stephen Mitchell of verses from the Tao te Ching. Commissioned and introduced by The Dale Warland Singers in Minneapolis, MN, June 2000: Dale Warland, Music Director. Recorded by Esoterics in May 2008: Eric Banks, music director. Six minutes duration.

Matewan Music (rev. 2007)

Three folksongs arranged for soprano or mezzo-soprano solo and SATB choir. Commissioned and introduced by the Congressional Chorus of the United States, Hart Building Atrium Concerts, Michael Patterson, music director. Ten minutes duration.

God’s Grandeur

For unaccompanied SATB choir. Poem by Gerard Manley Hopkins. Commissioned and introduced by the Gregg Smith Singers in 2009. Four minutes duration.

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