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Compositions are aranged alphabetically by title within each category. Click on the titles for audio previews, texts, score samples, reviews, past performances, commissioning ensembles and more!


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SATB

A Psalm of Penitence
SATB • 6 min. • Text: Psalm 51

But perhaps God needs the longing
SATB, piano • 6 min. • Text: Nelly Sachs

Circling Katahdin
SATB, flute, violoncello • 5 min. • Text: Kathleen Ellis

Child listen
SATB • 5 min. • Text: W.S. Merwin translations of Quechua and Crow poetry

Coming Home (A Choral Meditation)
SATB • 10 min. • Texts: Jean Greenwood

Effortlessly, Love flows from God into Man
SATB, strummed piano • 5 min. • Text: 13th c. German poet Mechtild of Magdeburg

Grace to you
SATB • 3 min. • Text: Revelation

Grant us Peace
SATB • 24 min. • Text: A Contemporary Setting of the Mass

In the Turning of the Season
SATB • 4 min. • Text: Jean Greenwood

Let that day be darkness
SATB, West African Drum, Balangi (xylophone) • 40 min. • A Setting of Job in Krio

NightChants (Settings of American Indian, African and Sanskrit texts)
Mixed vocal ensemble • 40 min. • Text: American Indian, African and Sanskrit texts

One Evening - A Setting of South Indian Poetry
SATB • 24 min. • Text: South Indian poetry (set in Tamil with pronunciation guide)

PrayerChant "Don't let me fall..."
SATB, soprano and alto solo • 4 min. • Text: Kadya Molodowsky

That the dove may rest
SSAATB • 20 min. • Texts: "No puedo", Sara de Ibáñez; Traditional Navajo prayer

The Revelation of John
Chamber singers, mixed choir, soprano solo, clarinet, narrator • 40 min. • Text: The Book of John

Un coup de Dés: A Chant for chorus
SATB • 15 min. • Text: Mallarmé, "A throw of the dice" (French)

Windsong (Settings of Women's Spiritual Poetry)
SATB, organ • 20 min. • Texts: Owl Woman, Izumi Shikibu, Lal Ded, Li Quingzhao, Kadya Molodowsky

Wood Floor Dreams
SATB • 3 min. • Text: Cheyenne poet Lance Henson


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Women's Chorus

Dark young pine
SSSAAA • 8 min. • Text: Gladys Reichard's translation of a traditional Navajo ceremonial text

Thillana for Women's Voices
SSA • 6 min. • Text: Set in Hindi

Three Antiphons
SSA • 4 min. • Text: 13th c. German poet Mechtild of Magdeburg (English)


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Men's Chorus

Linden Lea (arrangement of R. Vaughan Williams)
TTBB • 3 min. • Text: "Linden Lea"

Song for Sarah
Soprano solo, Men's choir (TBB), viola, harp • 6 min. • Text: "Song at the Skirts of Heaven" Uri Zvi Greenberg (Hebrew and English)


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Liturgical

A Contemporary Advent Carol
SATB, bell choir • 7 min. • Text: Diane Glancy, Owl Woman

Arcs of Light
Baritone solo • 5 min. • Text: Medieval poet Yehuda Halevi (Hebrew)

Communion Service
Choir and congregation • 5 min. • Text: A setting of the Methodist Liturgy

Faithsong
SATB, organ • 10 min. • Texts: Ruth 1:16-17; John 8: 12; 12:35; Hildegard von Bingen "Song to the Creator"

Grace to you
SATB • 3 min. • Text: Revelation

Let all mortal flesh keep silence
Children's choir, bells, flute, oboe, violin, cello, drum • 4 min. • Text: Hymn "Let all mortal flesh keep silent"

Let us break bread together
SATB • 5 min. • Text: Traditional spiritual with additional text by Gwendolyn Brooks

Psalm 8
SATB • 6 min. • Text: Psalm 8

Shall we gather at the river
Congregation, trumpet, bells, organ • 6 min. • Text: Hymn "Shall we gather at the river"

The Lord's Prayer
SATB • 3 min. • Text: The Lord's Prayer


SATB Women's Chorus Men's ChorusLiturgical