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for mixed chorus a cappella
SWM-013
SATB
2'24"
Yiddish
Tumbalalayka is one of the most performed and beloved Yiddish folksongs. This choral setting employs the use of instrument-like sounds imitating the strumming of the balalayka, a Russian folk instrument similar to a guitar, and contrasts the upbeat “Tumbalalayka” refrain with dark harmonic colors and occasional smooth polyphonic textures. This Tumbalalayka arrangement has been performed in the […]
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for SATB choir and piano
RCL-003
SATB
4'
English
2016 Idaho All-State, 2018 Arkansas All-State selection “If I Can Sing, I Still Am Free” was the winner of the San Diego choir SACRA/PROFANA’s 2014 composition competition. It’s an ideal piece for festivals and large ensembles, with a text that champions inner strength in the face of adversity. It has quickly become one of Campbell’s […]
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for SATB choir and piano
SWM-022
SATB
2'30"
English
Italian
Neapolitan
This arrangement of the Neapolitan Christmas carol, sometimes known as “Canzone d’i Zampognari,” or “Carol of the Bagpipers”, was written for the San Francisco Bach Choir in 2021. It tells the story of the starry night when Bethlehem was visited by three strangers from far away. Sung here in the original Neapolitan language, there is […]
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for SATB choir a cappella
RCL-024
SATB
3'15"
English
“Border” is an artistic response to the immigration/refugee crisis around the globe (especially in the United States). The opening passage is: “Border, sanctuary, asylum, bridges not walls.” The text draws from (and paraphrases) several sources: contemporary media, Emma Lazarus’ “The New Colossus,” the Bible’s Matthew 25:31-40, currency, and others. The changing meters of “Border” fill […]
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for SATB choir a cappella
RCL-004
SATB
5'15"
English
“If Ever There Is” is a setting of “John’s Song,” by American poet Robert Creeley (1926-2005). The poem has a dedication to the poet John Taggart; the style of wordplay and repetition here can also be found in Taggart’s poetry. I hear it as a prayer for peace. In 1967 Creeley signed a “Writers and […]
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for SATB choir a cappella
RCL-005
SATB
4'
English
“Coney Island,” was written by Pulitzer prize winning American poet Sara Teasdale (1884-1933) and was first published in 1911 in the collection “Helen of Troy and Other Poems.”. Born in St. Louis, Missouri, she lived for many years in New York City. My immigrant great-grandparents settled in Brooklyn, New York, in the 1890’s, and lived […]
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for SATB choir, a cappella
ROM-9602
Pied Beauty is a short, reverent poem by English poet Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-1898). Throughout the first half of this choral setting, the music combines a marcato, dappled polyphony with mixolydian/triadic harmony (a nod to the poet’s era and homeland); then, in the second half, the music’s texture mellows into a smooth homophony with extended […]
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for a cappella SATB chorus (with divisi)
MGN-002
SATB
2'50"
English
Composed and written for The Calling All Choir while at the Chalk Hill Artist Residency in Healdsburg, California. My first night at the residency I woke up before dawn. The previous evening I was enjoying the sounds of crickets chirping. I expected to hear them that morning, but instead I was met with silence. I […]
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for a cappella SATB chorus
MGN-001
SATB
4'
English
Written for my wife Jess Hobbs while at the Chalk Hill Artist Residency in Healdsburg, California. Its a sweet little love song written in a Gospel/Jazz style.
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for mixed choir (SATB) and piano/organ
GTT-011
SATB
2' 30"
Norwegian
Kling No Klokka is a Norwegian folksong, about church bells ringing out at Christmastime. The words are in Norwegian, and the setting is for four-part choir (SATB), with organ or piano accompaniment. This arrangement was made for the Boys’ Choir at Trondheim Cathedral in Norway, the Nidarosdomens Guttekor, and their conductor, Bjørn Moe, and will […]
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SATB a cappella
ROM-0901
3'30"
A popular song in Victorian times, In the Gloaming was written by English composer Annie Fortescue Harrison (1851-1944), with words by Scottish poet and author Meta Orred (1844-1925) which were first published in her 1877 book entitled Poems. With layered dynamics, a rich, chr
omatic palette, and a poignant, expressive tempo, this a cappella choral setting […]
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for SATB choir and piano
RCL-006
SATB
5'
English
Apple Pie is a novel, fun, upbeat and humorous tale of two friends searching for their favorite dessert. It was the winner of the Wasatch Chorale Ars Nova Composition Competition; their call for scores asked for a piece suitable for an afternoon family concert. With a rollicking piano part moving it along, the chorus tells […]
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for mixed choir a cappella
GTT-007
SATB
1'35"
English
This is a simple a cappella setting of William Blake’s poem, ‘Little Lamb, who made thee?’ The two verses are set for SATB, with an optional soprano solo at the beginning. It was written for Sutton Coldfield Chamber Choir, but is suitable for a group of any size, from quartet upwards!
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for SATB choir and optional organ
POA-005
SATB
SSAATTB
4'
English
“O Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem” was written for John Patrick Cardinal Foley, the Grand Master of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem.  It received its first performance on February 11th, 2011 in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican by the Saint Mary’s University Chamber Singers, with the composer conducting.
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for SATB choir and piano
POA-003
SATB
3'
English
“Shout For Joy” was composed for the undergraduate commencement exercises of Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota in May, 2003, and is dedicated to the graduating class of that year.  The text, from Psalm 33, is suitable for a range of liturgical occasions, and the work is also effective as a concert piece.  The energetic opening […]
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for SATB choir a cappella
RCL-007
SATB
4'30"
English
The Metropolitan Transit Authority in New York has a “Poetry in Motion” series that puts posters of poetry in subway cars. I was on the 1 train on Manhattan’s West Side one day when I saw the poem “Heaven,” by Patrick Phillips. I was immediately captured by the simple beauty of Patrick’s poem, and the […]
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for SATB choir and piano
RCL-015
SATB
3'20"
English
“Entrance” is a new choral composition for SATB choir w/piano accompaniment. The inspiring, secular text is by Dana Gioia, former US poet laureate. It invites the listener to find new discoveries, new creations: “step out…. of the room that lets you feel secure. / Infinity is open to your sight.” With a jazz-influenced, uptempo piano […]
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SATB choir a cappella
POA-004
SATB
4'50"
Latin
“Nocte fletuum angelis” is a choral setting of a brief poem written on the evening of December 14, 2012, as the terrible dimensions of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut became apparent.  The poem and this musical setting are dedicated to the twenty children and six adult victims.  In paradisum deducant […]
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for mixed chorus and piano
POA-014
SATB
3' 55"
English
Also popularly known as “The Ryans and the Pittmans,” this song recounts the romantic entanglements of a sailor named Robert “Bob” Pittman. It is based on the English sea shanty “Spanish Ladies,” which has a number of variants known to sailors from New England to Australia. Most of the verses in this version may be […]
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for SATB with Flute
EHN-001
SATB
4'55"
About the Coventry Litany of Reconciliation On the night of 14th November, 1940, Coventry and its Cathedral endured a one-off, but relentless, bombing campaign. Overnight, the ‘Moonlight Sonata’ offensive destroyed much of central Coventry, hundreds of its people and left its Cathedral in ruins. Only the outer shell of the walls and the tower remained […]
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for SATB choir a cappella
MTN-003
SATB
5'15"
English
Traditional folk and bluegrass song. Arranged by Mark Templeton. This arrangement of Will the Circle Be Unbroken? was commissioned in 2003 by the choir of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Charleston, West Virginia. The original hymn, written by Ada Habershon and Charles Gabriel and published in 1907, became popular amongst congregations in the southern United […]
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for a cappella SATB choir
SDE-002
SATB
2'30"
Latin
A very rhythmic drive characterizes this exuberant setting of the traditional Christmas text, “Christ is born today” set in Latin. Choirs love to sing the jazzy rhythms and harmonies that require care in tuning, but once mastered create a contemporary sound world that will energize any Christmas concert or service.
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for SATB chorus a cappella
SDE-001
SATB
1'40"
Latin
Sanford Dole’s Ave Maria is a harmonized setting of the Gregorian chant antiphon. The soprano part is a metrical version of the Gregorian chant melody. The other parts create a harmonic world that is uniquely Dole’s; what his choirs refer to as the “Dolian mode.”
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Three songs for SATB Choir and piano
WCL-001
SATB
14'
English
Among The Trees  The Clearing Rests In Song and Shade I Go Among the Trees and Sit Still All the Earth Shall Sing (The dark around us, come) Three Songs for SATB Choir & Piano Words by Wendell Berry These three songs are about finding peace and unity within nature.  Balance comes to many of […]
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12 Frivolous rounds for mixed voices
BKR-011
SATB
Each round 1′30″ to 2′ (in performance)
English
Latin
Most rounds in popular collections are either sober or light-hearted. Where are the truly chucklesome examples? They do exist, of course: one thinks of classics such as “Thy Jolly Red Nose” or “The Old Man from Calcutta”; even, perhaps, of the bawdy catches of Henry Purcell and John Blow. But they are rarely found between […]
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SATB
2'25"
Swiss German
Mi Vater isch ä Chääser Gsii is a yodeling love song from the Amish communities in Adams County, Indiana. The Pennsylvania Dutch speaking Amish of Ohio and Pennsylvania generally do not yodel, and do not speak the same language as their Indiana brethren. The Amish from Indiana migrated from Switzerland during the eighteenth and nineteenth […]
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for SSATBB choir a cappella
SDE-005
SATB
SSATBB
7'
English
This setting of Charles Baudelaire’s iconic poem captures the “luxury” and “voluptuousness” of Edna St. Vincent Millay’s radiant translation. The six-part texture allows for thick, evocative chords in Dole’s jazz-influenced harmonic world. Slowly evolving chord progressions paint a picture of a person truly in love with another, asking that they go on a long journey […]
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for SATB choir and piano
RCL-011
SATB
4'20"
English
A setting of the brief yet powerful poem by Walt Whitman (from “Leaves of Grass”). The score takes its cue from the meditative nature of the text. There is a contemplative tone throughout, laced with subtle harmonies and perhaps inspired by the works of Randall Thompson. The score quietly expresses the expansive feeling one gets […]
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for SATB choir a cappella
RCL-008
SATB
4'20"
English
THE SMALLEST SONG, a setting of a text by American poet Martha Collins, is a gentle piece, full of warmth and intimate emotion. The wordplay in the text is matched in the composition; phrases are slightly altered, inverted and developed as the work builds. Jazz-like harmonies infuse the piece with a soothing vitality throughout. “A […]
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3 short anthems for SATB Choir
SDE-006
SATB
1'45"-2'30"
English
Based on traditional hymns and chants, these three brief anthems present the seasonal texts in a new and compelling way. “Savior of the nations, come!” and “Creator of the stars of night” are easy and very accessible. “Come thou redeemer of the world,” while more advanced, with close harmonies and disparate key changes, repays the […]
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for SATB choir a cappella with divisi
ROM-9701
4' 10"
The Soul Considers Its Nearness to God is the second in a choral set entitled Three Songs of the Soul. Jan Luyken (1649-1712), a native of Amsterdam, lived a secluded life as a poet, artist, and engraver. In this choral setting, the melodies and harmonies aspire to express the meaning and beauty of the poet’s […]
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for SATB choir a cappella with divisi
ROM-9801
3' 40"
The Soul’s Devotion at the Rebirth of Life is the first in a choral set entitled Three Songs of the Soul. Jan Luyken (1649-1712), a native of Amsterdam, lived a secluded life as a poet, artist, and engraver. In this choral setting, the melodies and harmonies aspire to express the meaning and beauty of the […]
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for mixed chorus a cappella
DPT-009
SATB
8'30"
English
“The Day of Light” was commissioned by Mark Ludwig, Director of the Terezin Music Foundation in 2014 as part of a larger project to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the concentration camps and the end of World War II in 1945. The text is a setting of the poem “The Day of […]
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for SATB choir and piano
GTT-004
SATB
Unison
2'50"
Christmas Time in the Eyes of a Child is a light-hearted secular Christmas song for mixed choir (SATB) This version is for  mixed choir (SATB), and also incorporates an optional part for children’s choir (in unison) if available. The piece would suit a community choir, or maybe a school choir.   There is also an S(A) version for children’s choir, and […]
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for SATB choir and piano
ROM-1202
4' 45"
Oden und Lieder in fünf Bûchern, a collection of poems by prolific German poet Friedrich von Hagedorn (1708-1754), was published in Hamburg, Germany in 1747. The fifth volume contains the six verse poem Die Alster, the text of this choral work. The German language written and spoken in Hagedorn’s lifetime preceded today’s codified, standardized German, […]
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for mixed choir and soprano solo
GTT-014xx
SATB
2'40"
English
This a cappella arrangement of the well-known Christmas carol, “Away in a Manger” is set for SATB, and also features a soprano soloist in the introduction to each verse, at the end and (optionally) in the first verse. The tune is the one most closely associated with these words in the UK, Cradle Song, by […]
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for SATB Choir (with optional children's part)
GTT-012
SATB
Unison
4'50"
English
This light-hearted holiday song was commissioned by a local community chorus, one of whose members wrote the words. I was asked to include a part for children’s choir, and I understand everyone enjoyed taking part. It has a simple message – to chase away the gloom, and spread light and happiness to all at Christmas […]
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for mixed choir and keyboard
GTT-010
SATB
4'
English
This simple Christmas setting resulted from an international collaboration between Brian Holmes of California and Gordon Thornett from the UK. Brian’s poem has been set for mixed voices (SATB) and piano (or organ). The piece describes how the cold of winter is turned into spring by the coming of the Christ Child. Bright was the […]
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for SATB choir and optional Soprano solo
POA-002
SATB
SSAATTBB
7'20"
Latin
“Cantemus in omni die” is a setting of a hymn to the Virgin Mary written by Cú Chuimne Sapiens, an Irish monk active at Iona by the early 8th century (died 747).  It is the earliest known Latin hymn to Mary originally composed in the Western Christian Church rather than translated into Latin from earlier […]
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for solo voice and piano
MDC-006
SATB
English
for mixed chorus a cappella
SWM-006
SATB
2'50"
English
Roll the Tide is a short, a cappella setting in a quasi-spiritual style of Elisabeth T. Eliassen’s  poem of peace and longing.  
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for SATB choir
RDD-002
SATB
0'30"
English
This is a small colection of original descants with complete or partial hymns. The descants are for Come, Thou long expected Jesus; O Come All Ye Faithful (descant and verse 5); Joy to the World; and See amid the Winter’s Snow (refrain with descant). ISMN 979-0-9025253-2-9
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for SATB choir
RDD-001
SATB
0'20"
Greek
Kyries for Worship Services is a 4 piece set of Kyie Eleison, Christe Eleison, Kyrie Eleison responses written for SATB voices. The first is in a minor key. The rest are in various church modes. This format is typically used in Protestant services after a Prayer of Confession. ISMN 979-0-9025253-0-5
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for SATB choir and piano
RCL-027
SATB
4'30"
Composed to celebrate the centennial of Women’s Suffrage in America and to raise awareness of the continued struggle for civil rights, “These Walls Must Fall” is a vibrant, uptempo work championing social justice. The text includes quotes spoken by Suffragette leaders, lyrics used in rally songs over a hundred years ago and chants heard in […]
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for SATB choir and piano
POA-022
SATB
4' 50"
Latin
The text of Ubi caritas comes from an antiphon for Holy (Maundy) Thursday, during the washing of the feet. This new setting is dedicated to all of the healthcare workers, first responders, essential workers, and all those who have given so much to assist and comfort us throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The work was premiered […]
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for SATB choir
CME-015
SATB
9'30"
English
The Vocális Chamber Choir commissioned Songs of Crystal for their 15th anniversary. The traditional gift for a fifteenth anniversary is crystal, so for this commission Mallonee linked four poems by Sara Teasdale and created a set that explores each of the four seasons.
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for SATB choir
CME-016
SATB
4'
English
When I Am Dead, My Dearest was conceived as a partner piece to Dido’s Lament from Henry Purcell’s opera, Dido and Aeneas. Purcell’s aria begins, “When I am laid in earth”; Rossetti’s poem begins, “When I am dead.” Purcell ends with “Remember me, but ah, forget my fate”; Rossetti’s poem ends, “Haply I may remember […]
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for SATB choir
CME-013
SATB
6'
English
This poignant setting of a poem by Christina Rossetti is dedicated to the memory of Michael Friedman, a dear friend, songwriter, lyricist, and composer, who died too young. The opening two notes (C#-D), at first soft and pensive, lengthen to a three-note motive (C#-D-F#) that is woven into the texture of the six-minute piece, a […]
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for SATB chorus
CME-014
SATB
4'
English
A charming setting of a Carl Sandburg poem for a cappella chorus (SATB) laden with evocative images of shooting stars and seahorses.
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for SAB chorus, piano, and violin
SRD-004a
SAB
SATB
5'
English
Hebrew
In the poem “Psalm of the Sky,” Rabbi Rachel Barenblat reimagines “The Lord is My Shepherd” (Psalm 23) in a contemporary context. Performers may highlight the many instances of text painting and create contrast between moments of gentleness, boldness, and carefree movement. The last verse of Psalm 23 is included in Hebrew as a coda […]
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