Works for Mixed Chorus

Op. 839Surely It Is God Who Saves Me (2009) for SSATTB (6-part mixed) Chorus Unaccompanied2 min.

Text from the Bible: Isaiah 12:2-5

Harvard University Choir; Edward Elwyn Jones, conductor

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

Publisher: Musik Fabrik

Op. 989Sweetest Music Softly Stealing (2012) for SATB Chorus Unaccompanied3 min.

Text by Martha J. Anderson

Harvard University Choir; Edward Elwyn Jones, conductor

Dedication: for Jonathan, Cecily, Elijah, Zora, and Baldwin

Commission: Commissioned by The Memorial Church, Harvard University

Publisher: Paraclete Press

Op. 759Te Deum (2008) for 2-part Chorus and Organ5 min.

Text from the Book of Common Prayer (in English)

Convivium Singers; Alexander Norman, conductor

Dedication: for David Ashley White

Commission: Commissioned by the Association of Anglican Musicians

Publisher: Selah Publishing Co., Inc.

Op. 835That They May Rest (2009) for SATB Chorus Unaccompanied3 min.

Text from the Bible: Revelation 14:13

Harvard University Choir; Edward Elwyn Jones, conductor

Dedication: for the Back Cantata Vespers Choir of St. James Lutheran Church, Portland, Oregon and Nancy LeRoi Nickel, director of music / Commissioned by Lawrence R. Jordan in memory of his father, Kenneth L. Jordan (1928-2006)

Commission: Commissioned by St. James Lutheran Church, Portland, Oregon

Publisher: Musik Fabrik

Op. 838The Acts of the Apostles (2009) for Baritone, SATB Chorus, Congregation/Audience, and Chamber Orchestra
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45 min.

Text adapted from the Bible by Matthew F. Burt

Harvard University Choir; Brattle Street Chamber Players; Edward Elwyn Jones, conductor

Dedication: for Edward Elwyn Jones and the Harvard University Choir

Commission: Commissioned by The Memorial Church, Harvard University

Publisher: Musik Fabrik

Op. 877The Appleton Amens (2007-10) for 2-part Non-mixed Voices (SA or TB) and 4-part Voices Unaccompanied

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Dedication: for the Choral Fellows of the Harvard University Choir

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Op. 1042The Choir Invisible (2013) for SATB Chorus and Piano4 min.

Text by George Eliot

Aire Born Singers; Max Murphy, conductor

Dedication: Commissioned in honor of and in gratitude for the life of David Griggs-Janower, founder and for 33 years beloved Artistic Director and Conductor of Albany Pro Musica

Commission: Commissioned by Albany Pro Musica

Publisher: Heritage Music Press

Op. 1332The Door (2019) for SATB Chorus, Oboe, and Piano4.5 min.

Text by Jane Hirshfield

Dedication: for the installation of the Rev. Dr. Cynthia Landrum, May 5, 2019

Commission: Commissioned by the First Parish Church of Acton and Stow, Mike Pfitzer, music director

Publisher: Zimbel Press/Subito Music Corp.

Op. 227The Eternal Dove (2000) for SATB Chorus Unaccompanied2 min.

Text by Joseph Baumont

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. 959The Evening Choir (2012) for SATB Chorus, SATB Soloists, Organ11 min.

Text by Jones Very

Harvard University Choir; Edward Elwyn Jones, conductor

Dedication: in memoriam Peter J. Gomes (1942–2011)

Commission: Commissioned by The Memorial Church, Harvard University

Publisher: Zimbel Press/Subito Music Corp.

Op. 929The Flute of the Infinite (2011) for SATB Chorus, Flute, Harmonium (or Keyboard)4 min.

Text by Kabir, trans. Rabindranath Tagore

Dedication: for Anne Watson Born and the Sanctuary Choir of the First Unitarian Society in Newton, Massachusetts

Commission: Commissioned by the First Unitarian Society in Newton, Massachusetts

Op. 1089The Guest House (2014) for SATB Chorus and Organ3.5 min.

Text by Rumi (trans. Coleman Barks) and the Bible (Matthew 25:35c, 40)

Harvard University Choir; Edward Elwyn Jones, conductor

Dedication: for the installation of the Rev. Lucy A. Forster-Smith, The Memorial Church, Harvard University, October 12, 2014

Commission: Commissioned by The Memorial Church, Harvard University

Publisher: Zimbel Press/Subito Music Corp.

Op. 686The Kingdom of Justice (2006) for Cantata for SATB Chorus, Soprano and Baritone Soloists, Trumpet, and Organ11 min.

Text adapted from the Bible by Matthew F. Burt

Dawn Farry, soprano; Andrew Chung, baritone; Christopher Wilhite, trumpet; Trinity Episcopal Cathedral Choir, San Jose, California; Michael Burroughs, conductor

Dedication: for Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, San Jose, California, in honor of Edna Pope

Commission: Commissioned by Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, San Jose, California

Publisher: St. James Music Press

Op. 489The Lamp of Charity (2003) for SATB Chorus Unaccompanied (divisi)2.25 min.

Text from the Book of Common Prayer

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

Dedication: in honor of Dr. Murray Forbes Somerville and his ministry, 1990-2003

Commission: Commissioned by The Memorial Church, Harvard University

Publisher: Wayne Leupold Editions, Inc.

Op. 737The Litany of Light (2007) for SATB Chorus, Baritone and Soprano Soloists, Brass Quintet, Timpani, and Organ13 min.

Text by Elizabeth Kirschner

  • Meditation
  • Memory’s Torch
  • The Swift Seasons
  • The Sounds of Highest Praise

Harvard University Choir; Edward Elwyn Jones, conductor

Dedication: in celebration of its 75th anniversary (1932-2007) and dedicated to the Harvard University Choir, Edward Elwyn Jones, Gund University Organist and Choirmaster

Commission: Commissioned by The Memorial Church, Harvard University

Publisher: Musik Fabrik

Op. 843The Name Above All Names (2009) for SATB Chorus and Organ3 min.

Text from the Bible: Philippians 2:5-11

Harvard University Choir; Edward Elwyn Jones, conductor

Dedication: for Christopher Uehlein

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

Publisher: Sacred Music Press (forthcoming 2018)

Op. 777The Oda-Burns Mass (2008) for SATB Chorus, Violin, Percussion, Organ7.5 min.

Text from the Book of Common Prayer (Rite II)

Choir of Christ Episcopal Church, Portola Valley, California; Matthew F. Burt, conductor

Dedication: in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the ordination of John Oda-Burns to the Christian ministry

Commission: Commissioned by Christ Episcopal Church, Portola Valley and Woodside, California

Op. 1316The Remembering Earth (2018) for SATB Chorus and Organ4.5 min.

Text by Elizabeth Kirschner

Harvard University Choir; Edward Elwyn Jones, conductor

Dedication: for the Memorial Church at Harvard University, in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I

Commission: Commissioned by The Memorial Church, Harvard University

Publisher: Zimbel Press/Subito Music Corp.

Op. 800The Revelations of Divine Love (Metaphors from Sea and Sky) (2009) for Soprano, Baritone, SATB Chorus, and Chamber Orchestra
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65 min.

Texts adapted from the writings of Julian of Norwich, Margery Kempe (translated by Christopher M. Brunelle), Robert Herrick, and Elizabeth Kirschner

  • Sinfonia I (Brant Point)
  • Prologue (Harbor Mouth)
  • Invocation: Three Petitions
  • To Ever-loving God
  • The Blood from the Garland (Coatue)
  • Prayer
  • God in All Things (Polpis)
  • The Fiend (Surfside)
  • The Middle of the Heart (Madaket)
  • Three Heavens (Wauwinet)
  • All Shall Be Well
  • Secrets (Altar Rock)
  • The Path to Grace (Sankaty Head)
  • Eternitie
  • Endless Love (Hummock Pond)
  • It Is I (Miacomet)
  • Sinfonia II (Coskata)
  • In the Wake of Making (Great Point)

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

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

Publisher: Musik Fabrik

Op. 880The Rose Tree Carol (2010) for SATB Chorus Unaccompanied2.5 min.

Text by Alan Hovhaness

Harvard University Choir; Edward Elwyn Jones, conductor

Dedication: for Henry Forsythe-Jones on his first Christmas

Commission: Commissioned by The Memorial Church, Harvard University

Publisher: Zimbel Press/Subito Music Corp.

Op. 1295The True Glory (2018) for SATB Chorus and Organ2.25 min.

Text by Francis Drake

Harvard Choral Fellows; Edward Elwyn Jones, conductor

Dedication: in celebration of Lawrence S. Bacow as the 29th president of Harvard University

Commission: Commissioned by The Memorial Church, Harvard University

Op. 381The Way, the Truth, the Life (2002) for SATB Chorus and Organ3 min.

Text by W. H. Auden

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

Dedication: in celebration and thanks for the ministry of Rev. Dr. Titus L. Presler as rector of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1991-2002

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

Op. 821The Welcome News (2009) for SATB Chorus Unaccompanied2.5 min.

Text from The Christian Poet, 1728, adp.

Cambridge Consonance; Jeffrey Grossman, conductor

Dedication: for Ed Broms

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

Op. 939There Will Be Stars (2011) for SATB Chorus, Percussion Quartet, Piano9.5 min.

Text by Sara Teasdale

  • Journey Song
  • There Will Be Stars
  • The Falling Star
  • To Arcturus Returning

Lexington High School Combined Choruses and Percussion Ensemble; Jason Iannuzzi, conductor

Dedication: for Lexington High School, Jason Iannuzzi, Director of Choruses

Commission: Commissioned by Lexington High School

Op. 298Three Acclamations for Worship (2001) for Unison Voices (Congregation or Chorus) and Keyboard2 min.

Text by Richard Leach

  • Lion Roaring
  • Better Than Gold
  • We Do Not Live by Bread Alone

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Dedication: for Andrew Paul Holman and Harvard-Epworth United Methodist Church

Publisher: free download

Op. 180Three Passiontide Motets (1999, rev. 2001) for SATB Chorus Unaccompanied4.5 min.

Text from the Stabat Mater (in Latin)

Matthew Curtis/Choral Tracks, LLC

Dedication: for Roger Wilhelm and Madrigalia for its 25th anniversary year

Commission: Commissioned for Roger Wilhelm and Madrigalia for its 25th anniversary year

Publisher: Lauren Keiser Music Publishing

Op. 988Three Psalm Monodies (2012) for Vocal/Choral Monody2 min.

Text from the Bible: from Psalm 96 and 119

Matthew Curtis/Choral Tracks LLC

Dedication: for Roger Lee Hall

Publisher: Zimbel Press/Subito Music Corp.

Op. 212Tide of Angels (2000) for SATB Chorus and Organ2.25 min.

Text by Richard Leach

Dedication: for the choir of First Congregational United Church of Christ, Fairport, New York

Publisher: Fred Bock Music Company

Op. 1116Treasury of Blessings (2015) for SATB Chorus, Hand Drum, and Cello3 min.

Text from the Orthodox Trisagion Prayers

Dedication: in gratitude for the ministry of the Rev. Donald J. Schell as Interim Rector (2014–15)

Commission: Commissioned by the parish of Christ Episcopal Church, Portola Valley and Woodside, California

Op. 884Truly the Light Is Sweet (2010) for SATB Chorus and Organ3.5 min.

Text from the Bible: Ecclesiastes 11:7, 9

Harvard University Choir; Edward Elwyn Jones, conductor

Dedication: in celebration of the restoration of Appleton Chapel, The Memorial Church, Harvard University

Commission: Commissioned by The Memorial Church, Harvard University

Publisher: Zimbel Press/Subito Music Corp.

Op. 940Veni Sancte Spiritus (2011) for SATTB Chorus Unaccompanied7 min.

Traditional text (in Latin)

Matthew Curtis/Choral Tracks LLC

Dedication: in memoriam Lew Wallace

Commission: Commissioned by Musica Spei and Trobairitz

Publisher: Zimbel Press/Subito Music Corp.

Op. 1167Verbum supernum prodiens (2016) for Voices (in three spatially-separated groups) and Organ3.5 min.

Text from Liturgia Horarum (in Latin)

Harvard University Choir; Edward Elwyn Jones, conductor

Dedication: in memoriam Pauline Oliveros (1932–2016)

Commission: Commissioned by The Memorial Church, Harvard University

Publisher: Zimbel Press/Subito Music Corp.

Op. 609Welcome Wind (2005) for SAB Chorus and Piano3 min.

Text by Virginia Hamilton Adair

The Composers' Choir; Daniel Shaw, conductor

Dedication: for Jason Iannuzzi and the Winchester Thurston Upper School Chorus

Commission: Commissioned by Carnegie Mellon Community Outreach Program

Publisher: Zimbel Press/Subito Music Corp.

Op. 1308What Is Good (2018) for SATB Chorus Unaccompanied2.5 min.

Text from the Bible: Micah 6:8

Harvard Choral Fellows; Thomas Sheehan, conductor

Dedication: for the inauguration of Lawrence S. Bacow as the 29th president of Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Commission: Commissioned by Harvard University

Publisher: Selah Publishing Co., Inc.

Op. 740When the Perfect Comes (2007) for SATB Chorus and Organ2.75 min.

Text adapted from the Bible by Matthew F. Burt

Harvard University Choir and Alumni; Edward Elwyn Jones, conductor

Dedication: for Peter J. Gomes in celebration of the fortieth anniversary of his ordination to the ministry, 1968–2008

Commission: Commissioned by Peter J. Gomes

Publisher: Zimbel Press/Subito Music Corp.

Op. 873Wherein Our Blessings Stand (2010) for SATB Chorus Unaccompanied1.75 min.

Text by John Cotton

Harvard Choral Fellows; Carson Cooman, conductor

Dedication: in memory of Richard W. Paine (1924-2010)

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

Op. 644cWindswept Skies, Swirling Seas (2005) for SATB Chorus and Organ3 min.

Text by Mary Louise Bringle

Convivium Singers; Alexander Norman, conductor

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Dedication: in celebration and thanks for the ministry of Peggy Krewson as Director of Music, First Congregational Church, Nantucket, Massachusetts

Commission: Commissioned by First Congregational Church, Nantucket, Massachusetts

Publisher: free download

Op. 1097Wise Men Came Journeying (2014) for SATB Chorus and Organ2.5 min.

Text by Shirley Erena Murray

Harvard University Choir; Edward Elwyn Jones, conductor

Dedication: for David Dahl

Commission: Commissioned by The Memorial Church, Harvard University

Publisher: Selah Publishing Co., Inc.

Op. 1018Witnesses to Love (2013) for SATB Chorus Unaccompanied1.5 min.

Text by Linda Simmons

Matthew Curtis/Choral Tracks LLC

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Dedication: for Diane Lehman and the Meeting House Choir, Unitarian Universalist Church, Nantucket, Massachusetts

Publisher: free download

Op. 908Wondrous Love (2011) for SATB Chorus and Piano3.75 min.

setting of the tune WONDROUS LOVE from W. Walker’s Southern Harmony

Text attributed to William Means

Matthew Curtis/Choral Tracks LLC

Dedication: for Taylor Lewis Guthrie and John Blair Hartman III on their wedding day, March 26, 2011

Commission: Commissioned by Christian Lane

Publisher: St. James Music Press

Op. 509Your Hands, O Lord, in Days of Old (2003) for 2-part Chorus and Keyboard2.75 min.

Text by Edward H. Plumptre

St. James Singers

Dedication: for Mark Schweizer

Commission: Commissioned by William Fletcher

Publisher: St. James Music Press