Sacred Choral Music

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Op. 780The Sky Can Still Remember (2008) for SSAA Chorus and Organ3.5 min.

Text by Phillips Brooks

Bella Voce Women's Chorus of Vermont; Dawn O. Willis, conductor

Dedication: for Dawn Willis and the Bella Voce Women’s Chorus of Vermont

Commission: Commissioned by the Bella Voce Women’s Chorus of Vermont

Publisher: Amber Waves Music Publishing

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. 746There Is Much in the World (2007) for 2-part Treble Chorus and Keyboard1.75 min.

Text by the composer

St. James Singers

Dedication: for Gwyneth Walker

Commission: Commissioned by St. James Music Press

Publisher: St. James Music Press

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: St. James Music Press

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. 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: St. James Music Press

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