Sacred Choral Music

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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: Selah Publishing Co., Inc.

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: Zimbel Press/Subito Music Corp.

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: Zimbel Press/Subito Music Corp.

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

Publisher: Zimbel Press/Subito Music Corp.

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: Zimbel Press/Subito Music Corp.

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

Text from the Bible

The Composers' Choir; Daniel Shaw, conductor

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

Publisher: Selah Publishing Co., Inc.

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 Choir of Royal Holloway, University of London

Publisher: Zimbel Press/Subito Music Corp.

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 the 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.

Op. 1130Morning Star (2015) for SSA Voices and Piano3 min.

Text from the tomb inscription of the Venerable Bede

Aire Born Singers; Max Murphy, conductor

Dedication: for Nancy Menk

Commission: Commissioned by Heritage Music Press

Publisher: Heritage Music Press

Op. 1201New Life Is Born Today! (Ostinato Alleluia) (2017) for Voices (Opt. Congregation) and Keyboard2 min.

Text by Matthew F. Burt

Dedication: for Margot Ren Burt-Chung, on her birthday, March 19, 2017

Op. 515New World Carols: An American Christmas Triptych (2003) for SATB Chorus and Organ10 min.

Text by Abner P. Cobb, Fanny Crosby, and Phillips Brooks

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

Dedication: for Rev. Peter J. Gomes, Edward E. Jones, and the Harvard University Choir for the 94th Annual Carol Services, The Memorial Church, Harvard University, December 2003

Commission: Commissioned by The Memorial Church for the Harvard University Carol Services, 2003

Op. 1048Not to Us (2014) for SATB Chorus Unaccompanied2.5 min.

Text from Bible: Psalm 115:1

Matthew Curtis/Choral Tracks, LLC

Dedication: for the Bach Vespers at St. James Lutheran Church, Portland, Oregon in celebration of the ministry of Pastor Dennis A. Andersen on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of his ordination, April 17, 1988

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

Publisher: Selah Publishing Co., Inc.

Op. 1126Nowel: Owt of your slepe aryse (2015) for 3-part Voices (non-mixed) Unaccompanied2 min.

Text from the Selden Carol Book (in Middle English)

Lorelei Ensemble; Beth Willer, director

Dedication: for Beth Willer and Lorelei Ensemble

Op. 517O Bone Jesu (2003) for SATB Chorus and Organ3 min.

Traditional text (in Latin)

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

Dedication: for Nancy B. Granert and the choir of Emmanuel Church, Boston, Massachusetts

Publisher: St. James Music Press

Op. 897O Lord, I Will Sing of Your Love Forever (2010) for SATB Chorus Unaccompanied8 min.

Text adapted from the Bible by Matthew Burt

Cambridge Consonance; Jeffrey Grossman, conductor

Dedication: in celebration of its 325th anniversary of King’s Chapel, Heinrich Christensen, music director

Commission: Commissioned by King’s Chapel

Publisher: Zimbel Press/Subito Music Corp.

Op. 718O Lord, Increase My Faith (2007) for SATB Chorus Unaccompanied1.5 min.

Anonymous text

Cambridge Consonance; Jeffrey Grossman, conductor

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

Publisher: Zimbel Press/Subito Music Corp.

Op. 1105O Lord, Support Us (2015) for SATB Chorus and Organ2.75 min.

Text from the Book of Common Prayer

Harvard Choral Fellows; Edward Elwyn Jones, conductor

Dedication: in memory of William Crout (1929–2015)

Commission: Commissioned by The Memorial Church, Harvard University

Publisher: Zimbel Press/Subito Music Corp.

Op. 744O Love That Will Not Let Me Go (2007) for 2-part Chorus and Keyboard1.5 min.

Text by George Matheson

St. James Singers

Dedication: for Mark Schweizer

Commission: Commissioned by St. James Music Press

Publisher: St. James Music Press

Op. 361O Perfect Life of Love (2002) for SATB Chorus, Opt. S Solo, and Organ2.75 min.

Text by Henry W. Baker

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

Dedication: for Sally Beamish, Lent 2002

Publisher: Zimbel Press/Subito Music Corp.

Op. 871O quam mirabilis (2010) for SATB Chorus Unaccompanied2.25 min.

Text by Hildegard von Bingen (in Latin)

Harvard Choral Fellows; Edward Elwyn Jones, conductor

Dedication: for Frank Ferko on his 60th birthday

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

Publisher: Zimbel Press/Subito Music Corp.

Op. 158O rubor sanguinis (1999) for SATB Chorus Unaccompanied1.5 min.

Text by Hildegard von Bingen (in Latin)

Dedication: for Leo Nestor and the American Repertory Singers

Commission: Commissioned by Leonard Halkiner for the American Repertory Singers

Publisher: Lauren Keiser Music Publishing

Op. 1315Ocean of Light (2018) for SATB Chorus and Organ4 min.

Text by Phineas Fletcher

Dedication: for the 2019 Buffalo Niagara Northeast Regional Convention

Commission: Commissioned by the Buffalo Chapter of the American Guild of Organists

Publisher: The Sacred Music Press

Op. 323Oh, Were I Like a Feathered Dove (2001) for Unison Chorus (opt. divisi) and Organ2 min.

Text by Isaac Watts and Richard Leach

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

Publisher: Selah Publishing Co., Inc. (forthcoming)

Op. 983One Love (2012) for SATB Chorus Unaccompanied1.5 min.

Text from Bible and Benjamin Elijah Mays

Matthew Curtis/Choral Tracks LLC

Dedication: for the installation of the Rev. Jonathan L. Walton, The Memorial Church, Harvard University, November 11, 2012

Commission: Commissioned by The Memorial Church, Harvard University

Op. 528Prayer of Julian of Norwich (2003) for SAB Chorus and Organ2 min.

Text by Julian of Norwich

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

Dedication: for Russell Schulz-Widmar

Commission: Commissioned by St. James Music Press

Publisher: St. James Music Press

Op. 1053Preces and Responses (“Prescott”) (2014) for SATB Chorus Unaccompanied

Text from the Book of Common Prayer

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

Publisher: Selah Publishing Co., Inc.

Op. 597Premat Mundus (2004) for SATB Chorus Unaccompanied (with Tenor Solo)2 min.

Text by Girolamo Savonarola

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

Dedication: for Marguerite Brooks and the Yale Camerata

Publisher: Wayne Leupold Editions, Inc.

Op. 664Psalm 66 (Be Joyful in God) (2005) for SATB Chorus and Organ3 min.

Text of Psalm 66:1–2a, 3–4, 7–8, 18a (BCP)

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

Dedication: for Holland J. Jancaitis and the choir of Battell Chapel, Yale University

Publisher: Zimbel Press/Subito Music Corp.

Op. 1124Ruhiger Lobgesang (2015) for SATB Chorus and Keyboard Instrument2.75 min.

Text of Psalm 117:1–2 (Lutherbibel; in German)

The Composers' Choir, Daniel Shaw, conductor

Dedication: für Lothar Graap und den Ökumenischen Chor Schöneiche

Publisher: Strube Verlag in "Zwei Lobgesänge"

Op. 817Set Me As a Seal (2009) for SATB Chorus Unaccompanied3 min.

Text from the Bible: Song of Songs 8:6a, 7a

Cambridge Consonance; Jeffrey Grossman, conductor

Dedication: for Matthew and Patrick, on their anniversary

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

Publisher: G. Schirmer

Op. 644Sing, O Sing This Blessed Morn (2005) for SATB Chorus and Organ3.5 min.

Text by Christopher Wordsworth

Alfred Singers

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

Commission: Commissioned for First Congregational Church, Nantucket

Publisher: Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.

Op. 923Sunrise Alleluia (2011) for SATB Voices and Electronic Tape3 min.

Matthew Curtis/Choral Tracks LLC

Dedication: for Matthew Burt

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

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. 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. 767The Appleton Motets (2008) for 2-part Voices (non-mixed) Unaccompanied10 min.

Text from the Bible

#1, 3–5: Cambridge Consonance; Jeffrey Grossman, conductor / #2: Matthew Curtis/Choral Tracks, LLC

Dedication: for Edward Elwyn Jones

Commission: Commissioned by The Memorial Church, Harvard University

Publisher: Selah Publishing Co., Inc.

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. 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)