Composer Anthony Doherty

Composer Anthony Doherty

Composer Anthony Doherty

Anthony Doherty graduated summa cum laude with a major in composition from the Catholic University of America, and received a master’s degree in music history from Princeton University. He studied medieval liturgical and chant manuscripts in Italy on a Fulbright Scholarship, served on the staff of the Library of Congress’s Music Division, and contributed articles on music and musicians to the New Catholic Encyclopedia.

His works include numerous sacred and secular choral compositions, including commissions and/or first performances by the St. Thomas Apostle Choir, Washington DC (where he was designated Composer to the Choir under director James Walsh), The College of New Rochelle Glee Club, the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, and the Contra Costa Children’s Chorus. Other vocal works include songs as well as performing editions of liturgical chants and other medieval and renaissance music.

His orchestral and chamber works have been performed by the Arlekin Quartet and the Warsaw Symphony, and the Kensington Symphony commissioned and performed Anniversary Overture for its 30th anniversary. The Oakland Chamber Orchestra commissioned and performed his arrangements of selections from Scott Joplin’s opera Treemonisha. His concert overture Celebration was awarded an honorable mention in the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music (Catholic University of America) 50th Anniversary Composition Contest.

He has trained and conducted choirs at churches in the Washington DC area, Central Florida (where he was also Musical Director of the Opera Arts Association), and the San Francisco Bay area, as well as opera and musical theater choruses. He served as Staff Arranger for the internationally acclaimed Contra Costa Children’s Chorus, for which he composed a number of pieces, including My Voice, a major work with text by his late wife, novelist Patricia Doherty, commissioned by the Chorus for its 25th anniversary season. He is a member of St. Demetrios Church, Concord CA, where he serves as Music Director and Conductor of the choir.


Choral Music

  • Point Lobos

    for SSAA chorus, unaccompanied (3' 10")

    $1.95$45.00

  • O Virgin Pure (Agni Parthene)

    SSABar chorus (2' 45")

    $1.95$45.00

  • I Am the Bread of…

    Mixed chorus a cappella (1' 20")

    $1.50$45.00

  • Three Small Psalms

    for mixed chorus a cappella (2' 15")

    $1.95$45.00

  • Four Pieces from Byzantine Vespers

    SSA chorus (6' 40")

    $1.95$45.00

  • Let My Prayer Arise

    Mixed choir, flute, and organ (3' 20")

    $2.50$55.00

  • Somebody's Knocking at Your Door

    unaccompanied SATB chorus (2' 00")

    $1.95$45.00

  • Sing a New Song

    for SATB choir, 2 trumpets, organ (2' 55")

    $2.50$45.00

  • Fum Fum Fum

    SSAA, percussion (finger cymbals, tambourine, small drum (1' 30")

    $2.95$45.00

  • Henry Martin

    for women's or men's chorus and piano (3' 46")

    $2.95$45.00

  • The Lord's Prayer

    Mixed choir a cappella (1' 25")

    $1.50$35.00

  • Christ Is Risen

    for SATB chorus, a cappella (2' 10")

    $1.50$35.00

  • Dors, ma colombe / Schlaf'…

    for SSA chorus a cappella (3')

    $1.95$45.00

  • My Soul, Give Praise to…

    for mixed choir and organ (2' 15")

    $1.95$45.00

  • A Hymn to God the…

    for mixed chorus and organ (3' 20")

    $1.95$45.00

  • From Your Nativity

    for mixed chorus a cappella (2' 25")

    $1.95$45.00

  • Cherubic Hymn "Aghia Sophia"

    SABar choir unacc. (4' 40")

    $1.50$45.00

  • Alleluia

    SSA chorus (2' 40")

    $1.95$45.00

  • My Voice

    for SSAA chorus, piano, and strings (14' 00")

    $5.95$100.00

  • Sweet Harmony

    for SSAA chorus, piano, and double bass (4' 00")

    $2.50$45.00

  • Four Elizabethan Songs

    for SSA chorus (6' 55")

    $5.95$50.00

  • Blessed Are All Those Who…

    for mixed choir and organ (4' 16")

    $1.95$35.00

  • To Christ, the Prince of…

    for mixed choir and organ (3' 35")

    $1.95$35.00

  • Come, My Way, My Truth,…

    for mixed choir and organ (5' 00")

    $1.95$35.00

  • My Eyes for Beauty Pine

    for unaccompanied mixed choir (2' 05")

    $1.95$35.00

  • The Lamb

    SSA, higher pitch (2' 10")

    $1.50$30.00

  • The Lamb (lower pitch)

    SSA, lower pitch (2' 10")

    $1.50$30.00

  • Christ Is Risen

    for mixed voices, unaccompanied (2' 10")

    $1.50$30.00


  • Chamber Music


    Solo Voice


    Organ


    Orchestra