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

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

Op. 1373In the Doorway (2021) for SATB Chorus and Piano2 min.

Text by Paula J. Diehl

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

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

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

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

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. 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.

Op. 1368What Is Holy? (2020) for SATB Chorus and Organ6 min.

Dedication: for Heinrich Christensen’s 20th anniversary as Organist and Music Director, King’s Chapel, Boston

Commission: Commissioned by King’s Chapel, Boston, Massachusetts in celebration of Heinrich Christensen’s 20th anniversary as Organist and Music Director (2000–2020)

Publisher: Zimbel Press/Subito Music Corp. (forthcoming)