Secular Choral Works

Op. 1033A Blue Star (2013) for SSAA Voices Unaccompanied4.5 min.

Text by Annemarie Schimmel

Dedication: for Beth and Jonah

Op. 861A Difficult Miracle (2010) for SATB Chorus, Soprano and Baritone Soloists, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Piano14 min.

Text by Elizabeth Kirschner

  • The Solitary Twilight
  • The Way
  • Four-fold Radiance
  • Mountain Moonlight
  • At Last

Sanctuary Choir of First Unitarian Society in Newton; Anne Watson Born, conductor

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

Publisher: Musik Fabrik

Op. 1132A Place Where Angels Sing (2015) for SATB Chorus Unaccompanied2.5 min.

Text by John Keble

Marsh Chapel Choir and Thurman Choir; Scott Allen Jarrett, conductor

Dedication: for Scott Allen Jarrett

Commission: Commissioned by Heritage Music Press

Publisher: Heritage 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. 1183A Song of the Future (2017) for SATB Chorus and Piano2.5 min.

Text by Sidney Lanier

Aire Born Singers; Max Murphy, conductor

Dedication: for Tim Harbold

Publisher: Heritage Music Press

Op. 1062Aequam memento rebus (2014) 2-part Canon1.5 min.

Text by Horace (in Latin)

Matthew Curtis/Choral Tracks LLC

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Dedication: for Ray Perez on the occasion of his retirement, June 2014

Publisher: free download

Op. 1133An Open Door (2016) for TBB (or TTB) Chorus Unaccompanied (or Opt. Piano)2.25 min.

Text adapted from the Bible: Revelation 3:8

Aire Born Singers; Max Murphy, conductor

Dedication: for Renaissance Men

Commission: Commissioned by Heritage Music Press

Publisher: Heritage Music Press

Op. 209Botany (2000) for SSA Chorus and Piano3 min.

Text by Kathleen Wakefield

Dedication: for the Voces Feminae Choir of the Bulgarian Music Festival

Commission: Commissioned by the Bulgarian Music Festival

Publisher: Treble Clef Music Press/Subito Music Corp.

Op. 614Downpour (2005) for SATB Chorus and String Quartet4 min.

Text by Kathleen Wakefield

Madrigalia; Gibbs & Main; Roger Wilhelm, conductor

Dedication: for Roger Wilhelm and Madrigalia

Commission: Commissioned by Madrigalia

Publisher: Musik Fabrik

Op. 788Eros (2008) for SATB Chorus and Piano2.5 min.

Text by Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Composers' Choir; Daniel Shaw, conductor

Dedication: for Anne Watson Born and the First Unitarian Society in Newton, Massachusetts on its 160th anniversary

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

Publisher: Zimbel Press/Subito Music Corp.

Op. 931Exaltation (2011) for SATB Chorus Unaccompanied3.5 min.

Text by Franz Werfel, trans. Edith A. Snow

Seraphim Singers; Jennifer Lester, conductor

Dedication: for Jennifer Lester and the Seraphim Singers on their 15th anniversary

Commission: Commissioned by the Seraphim Singers

Publisher: Zimbel Press/Subito Music Corp.

Op. 917Finding You (2011) for SATB Chorus Unaccompanied2.5 min.

Text by Robert Creeley

Harvard Commencement Choir; Andrew Clark, conductor

Dedication: for the commencement exercises of Harvard University

Commission: Commissioned by the Holden Choirs at Harvard University

Publisher: Zimbel Press/Subito Music Corp.

Op. 1012From Your Heart (2013) 4-part Canon1.5 min.

Anonymous text

Matthew Curtis/Choral Tracks LLC

Publisher: Santa Barbara Music Publishing in "Three Love Canons"

Op. 1161Give All to Love (2016) for SATB Chorus and Organ2.5 min.

Text by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Huff Memorial Choir; Edward Elwyn Jones, conductor

Dedication: in memoriam Harry Lyn Huff (1952–2016)

Publisher: The Sacred Music Press

Op. 958Golden Callings (2012) for SSAA Chorus Unaccompanied or SATB Chorus Unaccompanied4 min.

Text by Elizabeth Kirschner

Lorelei Ensemble; Beth Willer, conductor

Dedication: for Beth

Commission: Commissioned by Lorelei Ensemble

Publisher: See-a-dot Music Publishing, Inc.

Op. 886Hope (2010) for SATB Chorus Unaccompanied2 min.

Text by Emily Dickinson

Cambridge Consonance; Jeffrey Grossman, conductor

Dedication: for the Rev. Erin Splaine on her installation as minister of the First Unitarian Society in Newton, Massachusetts, November 21, 2010

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

Publisher: Zimbel Press/Subito Music Corp.

Op. 881Hope and Love (2010) for SATB Chorus Unaccompanied3 min.

Text by Jane Hirshfield

Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum; Andrew Clark, conductor

Dedication: for Andrew Clark

Publisher: Santa Barbara Music Publishing

Op. 1103I Am Loved as I Love (2015) for 2-part Voices and Drone2.5 min.

Text by Andrew Barrett

Dedication: for Joseph Gregorio

Op. 745In the Midst of Wild Being (2007) for SATB Chorus, Horn, Harp10 min.

Text by Elizabeth Kirschner

King's Chapel Choir; Heinrich Christensen, conductor

Dedication: for the King’s Chapel Concert Series, Heinrich Christensen, director, and Choral Arts New England in memory of Daniel Pinkham (1923–2006)

Commission: Commissioned by King’s Chapel and Choral Arts New England

Publisher: Musik Fabrik

Op. 662Just Now (2006) for SATB Chorus and Orchestra
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4.5 min.

Text by Elizabeth Kirschner

Albany Pro Musica; David Griggs-Janower, conductor

Dedication: n honor of the 25th anniversary of Albany Pro Musica, David Griggs-Janower, Founding Director and Conductor

Commission: Commissioned by Albany Pro Musica in celebration of its 25th anniversary

Publisher: Musik Fabrik

Op. 941Leap into Love (2011) 3-part Canon1.5 min.

Text by Mechthild of Magdeburg

Harvard University Choir; Edward Elwyn Jones, conductor

Dedication: for George Llewelyn Forsythe-Jones on his birthday, November 30, 2011

Publisher: Santa Barbara Music Publishing in "Three Love Canons"

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. 1104O Freedom (2015) for SATB Chorus and Piano3 min.

Text by William C. Brackett

The Composers' Choir; Daniel Shaw, conductor

Dedication: for Marisa Green and the Peddie Singers

Op. 1008One Word (2013) 3-part Canon3 min.

Text attributed to Sophocles

Matthew Curtis/Choral Tracks LLC

Dedication: for Julia and Richard, on the occasion of their wedding, June 15, 2013

Publisher: Santa Barbara Music Publishing in "Three Love Canons"

Op. 1146Rain Songs (2016) for SATB Chorus and Orchestra
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8 min.

Text by Mary Austin

Harvard Summer Chorus; Boston Modern Orchestra Project; Andrew Clark, conductor

Dedication: for the 80th anniversary of the Harvard Summer Chorus

Commission: Commissioned by the Harvard Summer Chorus and the Boston Modern Orchestra Project

Publisher: Soundspells Productions

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. 539Stories in the Stars (2003) for Children's Chorus (2-part) and Piano, with Opt. Narrator(s)18 min.

Text by Randy Northrup

  • Stories in the Stars
  • Leaves of Red
  • Look at Me
  • Star Tenders

Dedication: for Betty English

Commission: Commissioned by Allendale Columbia School

Publisher: Fred Bock Music Company

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. 1107The Dawning Light (2015) for Eight Women's Voices20 min.

Texts from traditional poems and songs of the Inuit-Yupik

Lorelei Ensemble; Beth Willer, director

Dedication: for Lorelei Ensemble (Beth Willer, Founder and Artistic Director)

Commission: Commissioned by Lorelei Ensemble

Publisher: Zimbel Press/Subito Music Corp.

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. 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. 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. 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. 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.