Sacred Choral Music

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Op. 502A Benediction (2003) for SAB Chorus Unaccompanied0.75 min.

Text from the Bible: I Thessalonians 5:23-24

Matthew Curtis/Choral Tracks LLC

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Dedication: for Dan Gawthrop

Publisher: free download

Op. 345A Blessing (2001) for SATB Chorus Unaccompanied0.75 min.

Text by Richard Leach

Matthew Curtis/Choral Tracks LLC

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Dedication: for Sandy, Christmas 2001

Publisher: free download

Op. 497A Centering Prayer (2003) for SATB Chorus Unaccompanied0.5 min.

Text by Richard Leach

Matthew Curtis/Choral Tracks LLC

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Dedication: for Marisa

Publisher: free download

Op. 460A Cosmic Prayer (2002) for SATB Chorus Unaccompanied2 min.

Text by Howard Georgi

Choir of Royal Holloway, University of London; Rupert Gough, conductor

Dedication: for Murray Forbes Somerville and the Choral Fellows of the Harvard University Choir, and in memory of William Mathias on the 10th anniversary of his death

Publisher: Wayne Leupold Editions, Inc.

Op. 395A Pentecost Prayer (1999, rev. 2002) for Unison Chorus (or Solo Voice) and Organ1.5 min.

Text from the Book of Common Prayer

Caitlin Ferguson, soprano; Carson Cooman, organ

Dedication: for Marisa

Publisher: St. James Music Press

Op. 816A Prayer Before Sleep (2009) for SSA Chorus and Flute2 min.

Text by Alexander Carmichael, adp.

Bella Voce Women's Chorus of Vermont; Laurel Ann Maurer, flute; Dawn O. Willis, conductor

Dedication: for Dawn Willis, the Bella Voce Women’s Chorus of Vermont, and Laurel Ann Maurer

Publisher: Santa Barbara Music Publishing

Op. 878Ad majorem Dei gloriam (2010) for SATB Chorus Unaccompanied2 min.

Traditional text (in Latin)

Cambridge Consonance; Jeffrey Grossman, conductor

Dedication: for Russell Weismann and the Georgetown University Chapel Choir

Op. 804An Angel Song (2009) for SATB Chorus and Cello4 min.

Text by Gwyneth Lewis

Harvard University Choir; Edward Elwyn Jones, conductor; James Williamson, cello

Dedication: for Hilary

Commission: Commissioned by The Memorial Church, Harvard University

Op. 1037An Heavenly Song (2013) for TB Voices and Organ2 min.

Text of an anonymous medieval carol

Harvard University Choir; Edward Elwyn Jones, conductor

Dedication: for Douglas Bell

Commission: Commissioned by The Memorial Church, Harvard University

Op. 424Any Kingdom We Have (2002) for SATB Chorus and Organ2.75 min.

Text by Richard Leach

Dedication: for Richard Leach

Commission: Commissioned by Selah Publishing Co., Inc.

Publisher: Selah Publishing Co., Inc.

Op. 885Awake, My Heart (2010) for SATB Chorus Unaccompanied2 min.

Text by Isaac Watts and Richard Leach

Cambridge Consonance; Jeffrey Grossman, conductor

Dedication: for Peter DuBois

Publisher: Shorter House in "Sing Evensong"

Op. 586Be Present, Holy Trinity (2004) for SATB Chorus and Organ3.75 min.

Text from an 11th century hymn, trans. John M. Neale

Choir of Royal Holloway, University of London; Rupert Gough, conductor

Dedication: for Martha Sobaje

Commission: Commissioned by St. James Music Press

Publisher: St. James Music Press

Op. 819Be Ye Wise (2009) for Baritone Solo, SATB Chorus, Organ3.5 min.

Text from the Bible: Matthew 10:16; Proverbs 2:10

William Drukett, baritone; Convivium Singers; Alexander Norman, conductor

Dedication: for Jennifer Lester

Commission: Commissioned by the Cathedral Church of St. Paul, Boston, Massachusetts

Publisher: Zimbel Press/Subito Music Corp.

Op. 875Bless the Lord, O My Soul (2010) for SATB Chorus Unaccompanied2.25 min.

Text from the Bible: Psalm 103:1-2, 8, 11, 17a, 22b

Harvard Choral Fellows; Carson Cooman, conductor

Dedication: for Marisa and Evan, with congratulations

Publisher: Zimbel Press/Subito Music Corp.

Op. 936Born Among Us in the Night (2011) for SATB Chorus and Organ3 min.

Text by Richard Leach

Harvard University Choir; Edward Elwyn Jones, conductor

Dedication: for Tad and Ann

Commission: Commissioned by The Memorial Church, Harvard University

Publisher: Selah Publishing Co., Inc.

Op. 498Builders for Christ (2003) for SATB Chorus and Organ3.25 min.

Text adapted by the composer from Matthew 7:24-27

Choir of Royal Holloway, University of London; Rupert Gough, conductor

Dedication: for Murray Forbes Somerville and the Choir and Parish of St. George’s Episcopal Church, Nashville, Tennessee

Commission: Commissioned by St. George’s Episcopal Church, Nashville, Tennessee

Publisher: St. James Music Press

Op. 809Call to Remembrance (2009) for SATB Chorus and Organ2.5 min.

Text from the Bible: Psalm 25:6-7

King's Chapel Choir; Heinrich Christensen, conductor

Dedication: for Heinrich Christensen

Commission: Commissioned by the Cathedral Church of St. Paul, Boston, Massachusetts

Publisher: Zimbel Press/Subito Music Corp.

Op. 452Canticle: Mosaic in Remembrance and Hope (2002) for SATB Chorus and Flute5 min.

Text adapted from various religious traditions

Harvard Choral Fellows; Murray Forbes Somerville, conductor

Dedication: for the one year memorial of the events of September 11, 2001

Commission: Commissioned by Harvard University United Ministry for the one year memorial of the events of September 11, 2001

Publisher: Amber Waves Music Publishing

Op. 997Easter Day (2013) for SATB Chorus and Organ3.5 min.

Text by Gerald Manley Hopkins

Harvard University Choir; Edward Elwyn Jones, conductor

Dedication: for Edward Elwyn Jones and the Harvard University Choir

Commission: Commissioned by The Memorial Church, Harvard University

Publisher: Paraclete Press

Op. 585Easter Triumph! Easter Joy! (2004) for SATB Chorus and Organ3 min.

Text by the composer

Choir of Royal Holloway, University of London; Rupert Gough, conductor

Dedication: for Matthew F. Burt and the choir of Christ Episcopal Church, Alameda, California

Commission: Commissioned by St. James Music Press

Publisher: St. James Music Press

Op. 751Echoing Carols (2007) for 2-part Voices and 2-part Accompaniment (keyboard or other instruments)2.25 min.

Text by Elizabeth Kirschner

St. James Singers

Dedication: for Harry Lyn Huff

Publisher: St. James Music Press

Op. 814Eternitie (2008) for SATB Chorus Unaccompanied3 min.

Text by Robert Herrick

Harvard University Choir; Edward Elwyn Jones, conductor

Dedication: for John Harbison on his 70th birthday

Commission: Commissioned for the Choir of Royal Holloway, University of London

Publisher: Musik Fabrik

Op. 985Every Generation (2012) for SAB Chorus and Organ3.5 min.

Text by John Core

Dedication: for The Dover Church in celebration of its 250th anniversary; Michael Kraft, Director of Music

Commission: Commissioned by The Dover Church

Publisher: Selah Publishing Co., Inc.

Op. 503Faith, Hope, Love (2003) for SATB Chorus Unaccompanied2 min.

Text by Richard Leach

Choir of Royal Holloway, University of London; Rupert Gough, conductor

Dedication: for Mark Stanisz and the Choral Fellows of the Harvard University Choir

Publisher: Wayne Leupold Editions, Inc.

Op. 797Festival Sanctus (2008) for SATB Chorus and Piano2.5 min.

Traditional Latin text and from the Book of Common Prayer

Dedication: for Judith Clurman

Publisher: Zimbel Press/Subito Music Corp.

Op. 467Five Short Amens (2002) for SATB Chorus Unaccompanied
  • G major
  • C major (“Alto” Amen)
  • C major
  • D minor/major
  • D major

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Dedication: for the Choral Fellows of the Harvard University Choir

Publisher: free download

Op. 910Give Me (2011) for 4-part Canon1.5 min.

Text by Khwaja Abdullah Ansari

St. James Singers

Dedication: for Karen Armstrong

Commission: Commissioned by The Memorial Church, Harvard University

Publisher: St. James Music Press

Op. 320God Spoke With Varied Voices (2001) for SATB Chorus and Piano4.5 min.

Text by John Core

Dedication: for Daniel Allen and the Hills Alive Chorale

Commission: Commissioned by Daniel Allen and the Hills Alive Chorale for Christmas In Our Town, 2001

Publisher: Wayne Leupold Editions, Inc.

Op. 657God, You Move Among Us (2005) for SATB Chorus and Organ2.5 min.

Text by Thomas H. Troeger

Choir of Royal Holloway, University of London; Rupert Gough, conductor

Dedication: for Marisa Green and the choir of Marquand Chapel, Yale Divinity School

Op. 423How Far Away is Heaven (2002) for SATB Chorus and Organ2.5 min.

Text by Richard Leach

Dedication: for Curt Oliver

Commission: Commissioned by Selah Publishing Co., Inc.

Publisher: Selah Publishing Co., Inc.

Op. 937How Lovely Is Thy Dwelling Place (2011) for SATB Chorus Unaccompanied2.5 min.

Text from the Bible: Psalm 84:1-2, 4

Matthew Curtis/Choral Tracks LLC

Dedication: for Stephen Layton

Publisher: St. James Music Press

Op. 688I Have Seen the Lord: a Mary Magdalene Sequence (2006) for SATB Chorus, Alto Saxophone, Organ4.25 min.

Text adapted from the Bible

California Diocesan Choir; Jeffrey Smith, conductor

Dedication: for the installation of Rt. Rev. Marc Handley Andrus as the eighth Bishop of California, July 22, 2006, Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, California

Commission: Commissioned by the Episcopal Diocese of California

Op. 683I Will Pour Out My Spirit (2006) for SATB (or SAB) Chorus and Organ2.75 min.

Text adapted from the Bible: from Acts 2

Choir of Royal Holloway, University of London; Rupert Gough, conductor

Dedication: for Mark Hijleh

Commission: Commissioned by St. James Music Press

Publisher: St. James Music Press

Op. 739If Ye Love Me (2007) for SA Voices and Drone2 min.

Text from the Bible: John 14:15-17a

Radcliffe Choral Society; Kevin Leong, conductor

Dedication: for Edward Elwyn Jones

Publisher: St. James Music Press

Op. 222In Thanks of Life (2000) for SATB Chorus Unaccompanied2 min.

Text by Peter J. Gomes

Matthew Curtis/Choral Tracks, LLC

Dedication: for Murray Forbes Somerville and the Harvard Morning Choir

Publisher: Lauren Keiser Music Publishing in "Two Harvard Motets"

Op. 161In the Beginning Was the Word (1999, rev. 2003) for SATB Chorus and Organ2 min.

Text from the Bible: John 1:1-2, 4-5

Choir of Royal Holloway, University of London; Rupert Gough, conductor

Dedication: for Robert Ferris and the choir of St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Rochester, New York

Publisher: St. James Music Press

Op. 765It Is I! (2008) for Unison (opt. 2-part) Treble Chorus and Organ2.5 min.

Text by Melito of Sardis, adp. by the composer

Blair Singers; Hazel Somerville, conductor

Dedication: for Tim Knight

Commission: Commissioned by St. James Music Press

Publisher: St. James Music Press

Op. 743Jesus is Here! (2007) for 2-part Treble Chorus and Keyboard2 min.

Text by the composer

St. James Singers

Dedication: for Hazel Somerville

Commission: Commissioned by St. James Music Press

Publisher: St. James Music Press

Op. 334Jesus, Gift of God (2001) for 2-part Treble Chorus and Keyboard1.5 min.

Text by Richard Leach

The Singing Girls of Texas; Mark Stamper, conductor

Dedication: for M.W.G.

Commission: Commissioned by the Noteworthy Voices for Christmas Celebration 2001

Publisher: St. James Music Press

Op. 331Jesus, You Are a Stone (2001) for SAB Chorus and Organ2 min.

Text by Richard Leach

Dedication: for Andrew Paul Holman and the choir of Harvard-Epworth United Methodist Church, Cambridge, Mass.

Publisher: Selah Publishing Co., Inc.

Op. 1030King of Glory, King of Peace (2013) for SATB Chorus and Organ3.5 min.

Text by George Herbert

Harvard University Choir; Edward Elwyn Jones, conductor

Dedication: in thanksgiving for Christine Whiteside’’s ministry of hospitality at The Memorial Church at Harvard University, 2003-2013

Commission: Commissioned by The Memorial Church, Harvard University

Publisher: St. James Music Press

Op. 869Kings Are Sleeping (2010) for SATB Chorus Unaccompanied1.5 min.

Text by Richard Leach

Cambridge Consonance; Jeffrey Grossman, conductor

Dedication: for Harry Lyn Huff and Old South Church, Boston, Massachusetts

Publisher: Selah Publishing Co., Inc.

Op. 924Know That God Loves You (2011) for SATB Chorus Unaccompanied2.5 min.

Text adapted from the Bible

Matthew Curtis/Choral Tracks LLC

Dedication: for Holland and Nick

Publisher: St. James Music Press

Op. 909Kyrie (2011) for Unison Voices and Clarinet3 min.

Traditional text (in Latin)

Dedication: for David Schaap and Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Commission: Commissioned by Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Op. 847Love Came Down at Christmas (2009) for SATB Chorus Unaccompanied3.5 min.

Text by Christina Rossetti

Harvard University Choir; Edward Elwyn Jones, conductor

Dedication: for Richard and Sara Patterson and the 100th Annual Christmas Carol Services of The Memorial Church, Harvard University

Commission: Commissioned by The Memorial Church, Harvard University

Publisher: St. James Music Press

Op. 1052Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis (“Prescott”) (2014) for SATB Chorus and Organ6 min.

Text from the Bible

  • Magnificat
  • Nunc dimittis

Dedication: for Prescott Jun Burt-Chung on his birthday, March 10, 2014

Op. 470Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis (“St. Peter’s, Cambridge”) (2002) for SATB Chorus and Organ6.75 min.

Text from the Bible

Choir of Royal Holloway, University of London; Rupert Gough, conductor

Dedication: for Matthew F. Burt and the choir of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Cambridge, Massachusetts on the occasion of the church’s 160th anniversary

Commission: Commissioned by Matthew F. Burt

Publisher: Wayne Leupold Editions, Inc.

Op. 598Maker of the World (2004) for 2-part Chorus and Keyboard
based on NEW DISCIPLES by Alfred V. Fedak
2.5 min.

based on the hymn tune NEW DISCPLES by Alfred V. Fedak

Text by Richard Leach

Dedication: for David Schaap and Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Publisher: Selah Publishing Co., Inc.

Op. 782Man Proposes, but God Disposes (2008) for SATB Chorus Unaccompanied2 min.

Text by Thomas à Kempis

Cambridge Consonance; Jeffrey Grossman, conductor

Dedication: for Rupert Gough and the Choral Scholars of Royal Holloway, University of London

Op. 558Missa Brevis (“Trottier”) (2004) for SATB Chorus and Organ7.25 min.

Text from the Book of Common Prayer (Rite II)

Choir of Royal Holloway, University of London; Rupert Gough, conductor

Dedication: in celebration of Rev. François Trottier’s installation as rector of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Ascension Day, 2004

Commission: Commissioned by St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Publisher: Wayne Leupold Editions, Inc.