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Commissions

Shawms & Stories: The Really Awful Musicians (2018)

a children’s music-drama

for pipe and tabor, recorders, sackbut, lute, harp, tambourin provençale, & narrator

Text: John Manders, The Really Awful Musicians. Boston: Clarion Books, 2011. 

Commissioned by Forgotten Clefs                                           

Premiere: April 17, 2018; Boys and Girls Club | Bloomington, IN

Janeman (Beloved) (2017) [Arrangement]

for treble chorus, violin, shruti box, piano, triangle, and bongos

Commissioned by the Flint Hills Children’s Choir, Janie Brokenicky (Artistic Director)

Premiere: December 17, 2017; McCain Auditorium | Manhattan, KS

Available for purchase here.

Additional information on the piece available here.

 

Pika-don (Flash-Boom) (2017)

song cycle of tanka for two tenors, men’s chorus, flute, recorder, violin, and piano

Text: Yamaguchi Tsutomu (1916-2010)

  1. Dai Hiroshima (In Great Hiroshima)

  2. Pika-don’ni (Flash-Boom)

  3. Bakufuuni (Blown off by the atomic blast)

  4. Ningenga ningendearu songensa (The dignity of humans as being human)

  5. Fenikkusuni warewa araneba (If I were not a phoenix)

  6. Kuroki ame (Oh, black rain!)

  7. Uraurato shiga kurunaraba (When your time’s up)

Phonetic transcription from the kanji provided by Prof. Kumiko Nakamura

Commissioned by Dr. Bryan Pinkall

Full Premiere: TBA

Partial Performances:

April 26, 2017; All Faiths Chapel, Kansas State University | Manhattan, KS (Mvts. II-IV)

October 10, 2017; Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum | Abilene, KS (Mvts. II-IV)

January 3, 2018; National World War II Museum | New Orleans, LA (Mvts. II-IV, VII)

June 29, 2018; St. John’s United Methodist Church | Kansas City, MO (Mvts. II-VI, VI-VII)

 

Una Nuova Fantasia Delirante in G minor (2011)

for brass choir

Commissioned by the Lafayette College Brass Ensemble, Peter McGrath (Director)

Premiere: May 2, 2011; Williams Center for the Arts at Lafayette College | Easton, PA

 

Müde bin ich, geh' zur Ruh' (I’m so tired, I’m going to rest) (2011)

for one or two trebles & piano                           

Commissioned by Mr. Frederic Heisner Bahr (private individual)

 

A Solemn Quodlibet: “I’m But a Stranger Here” (2011)

for chorus (SATB) & organ                   

Commissioned by Mr. Frederic Heisner Bahr (private individual)

 

MUSICAL WORKS

 
 

I. Music-Drama

Shawms & Stories: The Really Awful Musicians (2018)

a children’s music-drama

for pipe and tabor, recorders, sackbut, lute, harp, tambourin provençale, & narrator

Text: John Manders, The Really Awful Musicians. Boston: Clarion Books, 2011. 

Commissioned by Forgotten Clefs     

Duration: 15'                                      

Premiere: April 17, 2018; Boys and Girls Club | Bloomington, IN

Elijah on Horeb (2017)

a contemplative Lenten cantata

Libretto: P.C.D., based on 1 Kings 19:8-13

Scored for tenor, chorus, and organ

Duration: 8'50"

The Harrowing of Hell (2013)

a paschal oratorio in English

Libretto: P.C.D., based on the 4th-century Gospel of Nicodemus and other sources

I. Prologo (Prologue)

II. Scena: Il Trionfo di Lucifero (The Triumph of Lucifer)

III. Scena:   a). Il Sonno Inquieto dei Dannati (The Uneasy Sleep of the Damned)

b). Il Cambiamento (The Change)

c). L’impotenza di Morte (The Impotence of Death)

IV. Scena: Il Trionfo di Cristo (The Triumph of Christ)

V. Scena: L’ascesa dall’Inferno (The Ascent from the Pit)

Honors Thesis composition.  Scored for 6-10 solo voices, double chorus, recorder quintet (doubling on crumhorn & gemshorn quartets), 2 cornetti, 3 sackbuts, strings, harpsichord, organ, & bell.

Duration: 77’43”

Premiere: April 4, 2013; Selections (Concert: Baroque by the Dozen)

The College of William & Mary Early Music Ensemble

Bruton Parish Church | Williamsburg, VA

 

The Sullivan Suite (2010)

four numbers of operetta pasticcio à la Sir Arthur Seymour Sullivan (1842-1900)

Text: Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836-1911) [Mvt. II-IV]; P.C.D. [Mvt. I]

I. Entrance of the Enterprising Attorney "Aye, ladies and gentlemen" (Fanfare, Fugato & Recitative)

II. The Thief's Apology: "In these good days" (Song & Chorus)

III. "Banish sorrow 'til tomorrow" (Madrigal)

IV. To Phoebe: "Gentle, modest, little flow'r" (Ballad) revised in 2019

Scored for baritone, tenor, chorus, piccolo, 2 flutes, oboe, 2 clarinets, bassoon, 2 horns, 2 cornets, 2 trombones, 2 violins, viola, violoncello, contrabass

Duration: 11’08”

Partial Premiere: April 13, 2019, Mvt. IV only (Composition Recital: Death, Desire, and Dysentery)
First Presbyterian Church | Manhattan, KS

II. Instrumental

Sonatina Barocca (2018)
in one movement, for piano, or other keyboard ad libitum
Duration: 3’51” 
Premiere: April 13, 2019 (Composition Recital: Death, Desire, and Dysentery)
First Presbyterian Church | Manhattan, KS

Aequale (2018)
for four or eight trombones with timpani
Duration: 2’15”

Quartettino No. 2 “Antico” (2018)
for string quartet
Dedication: For Cora Cooper
Duration: 7’24”

Innsbruck Variations (2018)
for violin & piano
Theme: “Innsbruck, ich muss dich lassen,” attr. Heinrich Isaac (c. 1450-1517)
Dedication: For Janice McGregor
Duration: 6’10”
 

Bagatelle: In Saeculum Calamellatoris (2018)

for clarinet

Theme: IN SAECULUM, from the chant gradual Haec dies  

Duration: 2’11”

Touched (2018)

toccata for alto saxophone

Dedication: For Brittney Davis

Duration: 4’10”

Turtlesong (2018)

rhapsody for piano

Theme: "The lowest tress have tops" John Dowland (1563-1626)

Duration: 4’29”

Premiere: April 13, 2019 (Composition Recital: Death, Desire, and Dysentery)
First Presbyterian Church | Manhattan, KS

Bagatelle Fugace sur "Once Upon a Dream" (2014)

for organ

Theme: “Once Upon a Dream,” from Disney’s Sleeping Beauty (1959)

Adapted from Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Grande valse villageoise, Act I, No. 6 from The Sleeping Beauty (1890) by Jack Lawrence & Sammy Fain

Dedication: To my Prince

Duration: 2’02”

 

Antioch Afterpiece (2012)

for organ

Tune: ANTIOCH [Joy to the World]

Duration: 1’47”

 

O Come, O Come, Emmanuel (2012) [Arrangement]

for brass quartet

Tune: VENI EMMANUEL

Duration: 3’22”

Premiere: December 16, 2012 (Gaudete Sunday Vigil Mass)

William & Mary Catholic Campus Ministry Chapel | Williamsburg, VA

 

Postludium: Orbis et Omnes Stellae (2012)

for trombone & organ

Tune: EARTH AND ALL STARS

Dedication: To another’s ideals

Duration: 1’30”

Premiere: May 13, 2012

St. David’s Episcopal Church | Topeka, KS

 

Sonatina da chiesa: Cwm Rhondda (2012)

for recorder & organ

Tune: CWM RHONDDA

Dedication: To Anne Osborne

Duration: 2’48”

Premiere: March 4, 2012 (St. David’s Day)

St. David’s Episcopal Church | Topeka, KS

 

Paderborn Postlude (2012)

for trombone & organ

Tune: PADERBORN

Duration: 1’57”

Premiere: January 15, 2012

St. David’s Episcopal Church | Topeka, KS

 

Epiphanal Postlude (2011)

for trombone & organ

Tune: KINGS OF ORIENT

Duration: 1’27”

Premiere: January 8, 2012 (Epiphany)

St. David’s Episcopal Church | Topeka, KS

 

Preludio Fugato: Regent Square (2011)

for recorder & organ

Tune: REGENT SQUARE

Duration: 2’16”

Premiere: December 24, 2011 (Christmas Eve)

St. David’s Episcopal Church | Topeka, KS

 

Stuttgart Postlude: Gavotte & Trio (2011)

for trombone & organ

Tune: STUTTGART

Duration: 2’18”

Premiere: December 19, 2011 (Fourth Sunday of Advent)

St. David’s Episcopal Church | Topeka, KS

 

Chorale Prelude: Salve festa dies (2011)

for trombone & organ

Tune: SALVE FESTA DIES

Dedication: For St. David’s Episcopal Church, on the Feast of Pentecost, June 12, 2011

Duration: 3’28”

Premiere: June 12, 2011 (Pentecost)

St. David’s Episcopal Church | Topeka, KS

 

Una Nuova Fantasia Delirante in G minor (2011)

for brass choir

Commissioned by the Lafayette College Brass Ensemble, Peter McGrath (Director)

Scored for 3 trumpets, 2 horns, 2 trombones, 1 baritone, 1 tuba

Duration: 2’59”

Premiere: May 2, 2011

Williams Center for the Arts at Lafayette College | Easton, PA

 

Un Finale Gallese: Llangloffan e Hyfrydol (2011)

for trombone & organ

Tunes: LlANGLOFFAN; HYFRYDOL

Dedication: To the people of St. David's Episcopal Church, in gratitude for many years of gracious music-making, on the occasion of St. David's Day, in the year of our Lord 2011.

Duration: 2’33”

Premiere: March 6, 2011 (St. David’s Day)

St. David’s Episcopal Church | Topeka, KS

 

Praeludium: Personent Hodie (2010)

for trombone & organ

Tune: PERSONENT HODIE

Dedication: To Laurie Wehle

Duration: 2’

Premiere: December 24, 2010 (Christmas Eve)

St. David’s Episcopal Church | Topeka, KS

 

Quartettino "Halfpenny Duchy" (2010)

for string quartet

Duration: 4’52”

Premiere: December 2, 2010 (Readings of New Compositions, Flux Quartet)

Commonwealth Auditorium | Williamsburg, VA

 

TribeUpdate (2010)

incidental music for wind symphony

  1. 1 Minute Spot

  2. 30 Second Spot

  3. 15 Second Spot

Scored for piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, bassoon, contrabassoon, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, alto saxophone, 2 tenor saxophones, baritone saxophone, 3 trumpets, 2 horns, 3 trombone, euphonium, tuba, orchestral bells, timpani, snare, bass, & cymbal.

Duration: 1’45”

 

Pentecostal Prelude: Salve festa dies (2010)

for trombone & organ

Tune: SALVE FESTA DIES

Duration: 4’

Premiere: May 23, 2010 (Pentecost)

St. David’s Episcopal Church | Topeka, KS

 

Suite "della danza barocca" in G minor (2010)

for treble recorder and strings

I. Allemande

II. Courante

III. Sarabande

IV. Gigue

Duration: 10’

Premiere: April 30, 2010; Mvts. I & IV (William & Mary Composer’s Concert)

Ewell Recital Hall | Williamsburg, VA

 

Clarion Call (2010)

for alto trombone & piano

Duration: 2’14”

Premiere: January 17, 2010

St. David’s Episcopal Church | Topeka, KS

 

Three Short Variations upon a Theme Written by a Young Gentleman (2010)

for piano

Theme [Allegretto ma non troppo]

I. Allegretto ma non troppo

II. Andante con moto

III. Andante con moto

Written on a theme by an anonymous student of Williamsburg schoolteacher Laurie Wehle, a parishioner of St. Bede parish.

Duration:  1’41”

 

Tango del Oboe (2010)

for violin, oboe, trombone, piano, & violoncello

Duration:  2’08”

 

Dedication Suite (2009)

for brass choir, timpani

Fanfare & Flourish: The Church’s One Foundation [Tune: AURELIA]

I. Ad Fons (At the Font)

II. Asperges Me (Cleanse Me)

III. Ad Bema (At the Lectern)

IV. Ad Organum (At the Organ)

V. Ad Altare (At the Altar)

Incidental music written for the dedication of the new St. David’s Episcopal Church following the destruction of original structure in arson.  Scored for 2 trumpets, horn, 2 trombones, euphonium, tuba, & timpani.

Duration:  11’39”

Premiere: November 10, 2009 (Dedication of a Church)

St. David’s Episcopal Church | Topeka, KS

 

Processional: Rex Judaeorum (2009)

for trombone and piano

Duration: 2’55”

Premiere: April 12, 2009 (Easter)

St. David’s Episcopal Church (Annex) | Topeka, KS

 

St. David's Ayre: A Fanciful Fanfare in B-flat Major (2008)

for trombone and piano

Duration: 2’07”

Premiere: December 24, 2008 (Christmas Eve)

St. David’s Episcopal Church (Annex) | Topeka, KS

 

Jaunt in C minor (2008)

for harpsichord

Duration: 0’39”

 

III. Secular Choral & Vocal

The Way That Lovers Use (2019)
for baritone & piano
Text: Rupert Brooke (1887-1915)
Duration: 3’50”

Gather Ye Rosebuds (2019)
for tenor & piano
Text: Robert Herrick (1591-1674)
Duration: 4’36”

Suicide in the Trenches (2019)
for baritone & piano
Text: Siegfried Sassoon (1886-1967)
Dedication: In memory of Oscar Delgado
Duration: 3’38”
Premiere: April 13, 2019 (Composition Recital: Death, Desire, and Dysentery)
First Presbyterian Church | Manhattan, KS

Dust (2019)
for chorus (SATB con divisi) & piano
Text: William Shakespeare (1564-1616), Roman Rite Ash Wednesday Liturgy
Duration: 5’48”

Dysentery (2018)
for tenor & piano
Text: Rupert Brooke (1887-1915)
Dedication: To mirth
Duration: 1’29”
Premiere: April 13, 2019 (Composition Recital: Death, Desire, and Dysentery)
First Presbyterian Church | Manhattan, KS

Who Goes with Fergus? (2018)
Irish lied for tenor & piano
Text: William Butler Yeats (1865-1939)
Dedication: For my Father
Duration: 3’43”
Premiere: April 13, 2019 (Composition Recital: Death, Desire, and Dysentery)
First Presbyterian Church | Manhattan, KS
 

Flanders Triptych (2018)

for tenor & piano

Text: John McCrae (1872-1918)

I. Cometh the Night

II. Mine Host

III. In Flanders Fields

Durations: 13'30'

Full Premiere: July 19, 2019; Sydney Opera House, Utzon Room | Sydney, Australia (Scheduled)
Partial Premiere: June 28, 2018; National World War I Museum | Kansas City, MO (Mvts. I & III)
Reprise: November 11, 2018; All Faiths Chapel, Kansas State University | Manhattan, KS (Mvts. I & III)

De Anulo Dato (On a Ring Given) (2018)

for chorus (SATB divisi)

Text: Léonin (fl. c. 1150-1201)

Duration: 6'10"

The Yarn of the Nancy Bell (2017/19)
lieder cantata for baritone & piano, revised in 2019
Text: Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836-1911)
Duration: 7’24”
Premiere: April 13, 2019 (Composition Recital: Death, Desire, and Dysentery)
First Presbyterian Church | Manhattan, KS

Pika-don (Flash-Boom) (2017)

song cycle of tanka for two tenors, men’s chorus, flute, recorder, violin, and piano

Text: Yamaguchi Tsutomu (1916-2010)

  1. Dai Hiroshima (In Great Hiroshima)

  2. Pika-don’ni (Flash-Boom)

  3. Bakufuuni (Blown off by the atomic blast)

  4. Ningenga ningendearu songensa (The dignity of humans as being human)

  5. Fenikkusuni warewa araneba (If I were not a phoenix)

  6. Kuroki ame (Oh, black rain!)

  7. Uraurato shiga kurunaraba (When your time’s up)

Phonetic transcription from the kanji provided by Prof. Kumiko Nakamura

Commissioned by Dr. Bryan Pinkall

Duration: 17'15"

Full Premiere: TBA

Partial Performances:

April 26, 2017; All Faiths Chapel, Kansas State University | Manhattan, KS (Mvts. II-IV)

October 10, 2017; Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum | Abilene, KS (Mvts. II-IV)

January 3, 2018; National World War II Museum | New Orleans, LA (Mvts. II-IV, VII)

June 29, 2018; St. John’s United Methodist Church | Kansas City, MO (Mvts. II-VI, VI-VII)

Diptych: Two Sonnets (2014)

for tenor & lautenwerk [lute-harpsichord]

Text: Richard Barnfield (1574-1620)

I. Sonnet 8 “Sometimes I wish that I his pillow were”

II. Sonnet 16 “Long have I long’d to see my Love again”

Dedication: To my love

Duration: 8'40"

Duetto: The Star-Spangled Banner (2012) [Arrangement]

for mezzo-soprano and baritone

Text: Francis Scott Key (1779-1843)

Tune: ANACREON

Duration: 1’20”

Premiere: December 05, 2012 (ROTC Revolutionary Guard Battalion Fall Awards Ceremony)

Trinkle Hall | Williamsburg, VA

 

Madrigal: “Come, all ye lads and lasses” (2011)

for chorus (SSATB)

Text: P.C.D.

Dedication: For the Topeka High School Madrigals, in celebration of some seventy-five years of musick-making.

Duration: 3’30”

 

Müde bin ich, geh' zur Ruh' (I’m so tired, I’m going to rest) (2011)

for one or two trebles & piano                           

Text: Luise Hensel (1798-1876)

Translation: Frederic Heisner Bahr

Tune: KAISERSWERTH

Commissioned by Mr. Frederic Heisner Bahr

Duration: 2’23”

 

Songs for a Dark Night (2010)

for baritone & piano (optional violin, Mvt. I)

Text: Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) [Mvt. I]; P.C.D. [Mvt. II]

I. I Heard a Fly Buzz When I Died

II. Waiting

Duration: 5’29”

Premiere: November 30, 2010 (William & Mary Composer’s Concert)

Ewell Recital Hall | Williamsburg, VA

 

If You Don't Want Her to Go (2010)

for baritone & piano

Text: P.C.D.

Duration: 2’28”

 

Topeka High Triptych: School Song, Chant, & Fight Song (2009) [Arrangement]

for chorus (SATB)

Text & Tune: Humphrey W. Jones [Pt. 1]; Anonymous [Pt. 2]; John Frederick Coots [Pt. 3]

  1. School Song: Hail to the Black and Gold

  2. Chant: Gold Black

  3. Fight Song: “Come on and give three cheers”

Choral arrangement of the band fight song for use of the Topeka High School choir program, with a transcription of the school song and chant as performed at football games.

Duration: 2’25”

 

Ozymandias (2009)

for chorus (SATB divisi)

Text: Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822)

Dedication: To Kirsten Cigler Nelson

Duration: 3’41”

 

My love in her attire (2009)

a ballet describing a lady of fashion, for chorus (SATB)

Text: Anonymous, early 16th cent.

Duration: 1’40”

 

Now let us make a merry greeting (2009)

for chorus (SATB)

Text: Anonymous, 17th cent.

Duration: 1’50”

 

Farewell, my joy! (2009)

for chorus (SATB)

Text: Anonymous, late 16th cent.

Duration: 0’49”

 

Sing we a song of merry glee (2009)

a hearty tavern tune for chorus (SATB)

Text: William Browne (1590-1645)

Duration: 2’10”

 

Spring, the sweet spring! (2009)

a pastoral birdsong for chorus (SATB), pipe, and tabor

Text: Thomas Nashe (1567-1601)

Duration: 1’43”

 

Alas! madam, for stealing of a kiss (2008)

a lachrymal ayre for chorus (SATTB)

Text: Sir Thomas Wyatt (c. 1503-1542)

Duration: 0’59”

Beauty sat bathing by a spring (2008)

a rustic English ballett for chorus (SATB)

Text: attr. Anthony Munday (c. 1560-1633)

Duration: 1’12”

Premiere: October 4, 2008

Kansas City Renaissance Festival | Bonner Springs, KS

 

IV. Sacred Choral & Vocal

Janeman (Beloved) (2017)

for treble chorus, violin, shruti box, piano, triangle, & bongos

Text: Anonymous Goan carol in Hindi

Dedication: For the Flint Hills Children’s Choir, Janie Brokenicky, Artistic Director

Duration: 4’01”

Premiere: December 17, 2017 (Flint Hills Children’s Choir Concert)

McCain Auditorium | Manhattan, KS

Available for purchase here.

Additional information on the piece available here.

 

Psalm 139: “I will praise you, O my God, for I am wonderfully made” (2017)

for congregation & organ

Text: Psalm 139 (138): 1-2a, 4, 7-8, 13-14

Dedication: To my beloved

Duration: 2’33”

Premiere: July 15, 2017 (Wedding)

Wren Chapel | Williamsburg, VA

 

Shout for Joy (2015)

for chorus (SSAA)

Text: Zephaniah 3:14, 16-17

Duration: 1’46”

Premiere: December 12, 2015 (Gaudete Sunday Vigilmass)

Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church | Topeka, KS

 

Psalm 47: “God Mounts His Throne” (2015)

for chorus (SATB) & piano

Text: Psalm 47 (46):2-3, 6-9

Dedication: To Sandy Jackson, on the occasion of her retirement from the ministry of teaching.

Duration: 3’32”

Premiere: May 16, 2015 (Ascension Sunday)

Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church | Topeka, KS

 

Set Me as a Seal: Solo Motet after the Manner of Claudio Monteverdi (2014)

for tenor & organ (or piano)

Text: Song of Songs 8:6-7

Dedication: To my love

Duration: 6’23”

 

Hosanna to the Son of David: A Cantus Firmus Setting (2014)

for chorus (SSAA) [later transposed for SATB & TTBB]

Text & Tune: “Hosanna Filio David,” Palm Sunday processional chant

Translation: ICEL (2010)

Dedication: To my mother

Duration: 1’06”

Premiere: April 13, 2014 (Palm Sunday)

Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church | Topeka, KS

 

Ambrosian Versicle: “Deus, in adjutorium” (2013)

for chorus (SATB)

Text: Psalm 70 (69):1; with Minor Doxology

Dedication: To Father John Maxwell Kerr, SOSc

Duration: 4’16”

 

Introit for the Third Sunday of Lent: "My eyes are always on the Lord" (2012)

for chorus (SATB)

Text: Psalm 25 (24):15-16, 1-2b; with Minor Doxology

Duration: 5’20”

 

Introit for the Second Sunday of Lent: "Of you has my heart spoken" (2012)

for chorus (SATB)

Text: Psalm 27 (26):8-9, 1; with Minor Doxology

Duration: 3’35”

 

Introit for the First Sunday of Lent: "When he calls on me, I will answer him" (2012)

for chorus (SATB)

Text: Psalm 91 (90):15-16, 1; with Minor Doxology

Duration: 4’18”

 

Introit for Ash Wednesday: "You are merciful to all, O Lord" (2012)

for chorus (SATB)

Text: Wisdom 11:24-25, 27; Psalm 57 (56):2a; with Minor Doxology

Duration: 6’

Premiere: February 22, 2012 (Ash Wednesday)

First Presbyterian Church & Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church | Topeka, KS

 

Remember, O Thou Man (2011) [Arrangement]

for voice & organ [later adapted for voice, choir, & organ]                                                

Text & Tune: Melismata (1611); attr. Thomas Ravenscroft (1590-1633)

Duration: 4’08”

Premiere: December 24, 2011 (Christmas Eve)

St. David’s Episcopal Church | Topeka, KS

 

Gaudete, Christus ex natus (2011) [Arrangement]

for voice & organ [later adapted for solo voice, choir, & organ]                                                     

Text & Tune: Piae Cantiones (1582)

Duration: 2’21”

Premiere: December 24, 2011 (Christmas Eve)

St. David’s Episcopal Church | Topeka, KS

 

The Incarnation (2011)

for treble chorus & piano                                                          

Text: Isaiah 40:3; Madeleine L'Engle (1918-2007); additional text P.C.D.

Duration: 3’27”

Premiere: December 5, 2011

Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic School | Topeka, KS

 

A Solemn Quodlibet: “I’m But a Stranger Here” (2011)

for chorus (SATB) & organ                   

Text: Thomas Rawson Taylor (1807-1835)

Tunes: ALLEIN GOTT, ST. EDMUND, GREAT WHITE HOST

Commissioned by Mr. Frederic Heisner Bahr

Duration: 5’39”

 

Wedding Duetto: “I will honor, love, and cherish you” (2011)

for soprano, bass, & basso continuo (clavicembalo e violone)

Text: Based on Mark 10:8-9 & the Rite of Marriage

Dedication: For Amy & Matt, on the day of their blessed union.  June 11, 2011

Duration: 5’52”

 

Ave Maria (2011)

for chorus (SATB), clarinet, & organ

Text: Anonymous, circa 11th century

Dedication: In loving memory of Maria Marlin, devoted servant of God.

Duration: 3’29”

Premiere: July 2, 2011 (Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary)

Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church | Topeka, KS

 

Regina Caeli: Sonatina mottetto (2011)

for chorus (SATB), 2 clarinets/violins, timpani, & organ

Text: Anonymous, 9th-12th century (freq. attr. Pope St. Gregory the Great)

Dedication: In memory of Mary Frances

Duration: 6’18”

 

Mass of Our Lady of Sorrows (2011) [Liturgical Mass Setting]

for cantor, chorus (SATB with opt. descant), 2 treble instruments, guitar (opt.), & organ/piano

Text: Missale Romanum Editio Typica Tertia (2002)

Translation: ICEL (2010)

Dedication: For the greater glory of God, for the sanctity of music, and for Sandy Jackson.

I. Kyrie

II. Gloria

III. a. Alleluia

     b. Lenten Gospel Acclamation

IV. Sanctus

V. Mysterium Fidei

VI. Amen

VII. Agnus Dei

Duration: 7’42”

 

How Still the Air upon this Night: A Devotional Anthem for Christmas Eve (2010)

for soprano, chorus (SAB con divisi), trombone, & organ

Text: P.C.D.

Dedication: For Donna Osborne.  Thanksgiving - November 25, 2010.  In gratitude for all the opportunities given.

Duration: 4’17”

Premiere: December 24, 2010 (Christmas Eve)

St. David’s Episcopal Church | Topeka, KS

 

Cantata No. 1: “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” (2010)

for chorus (SATB), handchimes, & organ

Text: Anonymous, 8th-12th century

            Translation: John M. Neale (1818-1866)

Tune: VENI EMMANUEL

Dedication: To Donna Osborne

Duration: 8’25”

Premiere: November 5, 2010; Versus III, adapted (Concert: Early Music and the Letter O)

The College of William & Mary Early Music Ensemble

Wren Chapel | Williamsburg, VA

 

If then you were raised with Christ: Mottetto concertato a 4 voci e organo (2010)

for chorus (SATB) & organ

Text: based on Colossians 3:1-6, 8, 17

Dedication: To the College of William and Mary Early Music Ensemble

Duration: 4’25”

Premiere: August 1, 2010

St. David’s Episcopal Church | Topeka, KS

 

Alleluia! Behold the Lamb: An Easter Anthem (2010)

for chorus (SATB con divisi)

Text: P.C.D.

Dedication: To Mary Stutz

Duration: 1’42”

 

An Easter Carol: “Tomb, thou shalt not hold Him longer” (2010)

for chorus (SATB)

Text: Phillips Brooks (1835-1893)

Dedication: To Anne Osborne

Duration: 2’13”

 

The Adoration of the Magi: “Behold the Star!” (2009)

for chorus (SATB con divisi), trombone, & organ

Text: P.C.D.

Dedication: To Amy Imparato

Duration: 2’16”

Premiere: January 6, 2010 (Epiphany)

St. David’s Episcopal Church | Topeka, KS

 

Hymn on the Nativity: “I sing the birth was born tonight” (2009)

for chorus (SATB)

Text: Ben Jonson (1572-1637)

Dedication: To Sandy Jackson

Duration: 3’16”

Premiere: December 27, 2009 (Christmas, delayed by inclement weather)

St. David’s Episcopal Church | Topeka, KS

 

God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen (2009) [Arrangement]

for chorus (SATB), handchimes, sopranino recorder, & organ

Text: Anonymous, 16th century or earlier

Duration: 2’46”

Premiere: December 27, 2009 (Christmas, delayed by inclement weather)

St. David’s Episcopal Church | Topeka, KS

 

I am the Resurrection (2009)

funeral sentence for chorus (SATB)

Text: John 11:25-26 (KJV)

Dedication: In memory of Mary Frances

Duration: 2’24”

 

It is truly right (2009)

theotokion for chorus (SATB)

Text: Axion estin, St. Cosmas the Hymnographer (d. 773)

Translation: Anonymous

Dedication: In honor of the Blessed Virgin, and in memory of Mary Frances

Duration: 2’51”

 

Vision (2009)

anthem for chorus (SATB) & piano

Text: St. David’s Mission & Vision Statements; additional text P.C.D.

Dedication: To St. David's Episcopal Church, its Choir, and Donna Osborne

Duration: 2’37”

 

Dedication (2009)

anthem for chorus (SATB) & organ

Text: Book of Common Prayer (1979) [adpt.]

Dedication: To St. David's Episcopal Church, its Choir, and Donna Osborne

Duration: 3’59”

Premiere: November 10, 2009 (Dedication of a Church)

St. David’s Episcopal Church | Topeka, KS

 

Sanctus in C minor (2009)

for unison chorus & piano

Text: Anonymous, 4th to 5th century (based on Isaiah 6:3 & Matthew 21:9)

Translation: ICEL

Duration: 0’28”

 

You have Raised Us from the Ashes (2009)

anthem for chorus (SATB) & piano

Text: P.C.D.

Duration: 4’09”

 

Come, Build Your Church Anew (2009)

hymn for chorus (SATB)

Text: P.C.D.

Duration: 1’15”

 

Quid est homo (2009)

for chorus (SSATTB)

Text: Hebrews 2:6-9 (Clementine Vulgate)

Duration: 5’15”

 

Beata Viscera (2009)

for chorus (SATB)

Text: Anonymous, late 13th century (Worcester Fragments, MS. Lat. liturg. d. 20)

Duration: 1’41”

 

Doxology of St. David (2009)

for chorus (SATB)

Text: Thomas Ken (1637-1711)

Duration: 0’36”

 

Sancti Venite (Come, all ye Blessed) (2009)

hymn for chorus (SATB)

Text: St. Sechnall (c. 372-457)

Translation: Adrian Fortescue (1874-1923) [adpt.]

Duration: 3’12”

 

Hail Cecilia! (2009)

hymn for chorus (SATB)

Text: P.C.D.

Dedication: To the choir of St. David’s, and to all lovers of music who give praise to their Lord.

Duration: 2’

 

Laudate Dominum (2009)

for men’s chorus (TBB)

Text: Psalm 150:1, 3-4, 6 (Clementine Vulgate)

Duration: 1’41”

 

Ode in G minor: “As from the pow’r of sacred lays” (2008)

for soprano, bass, chorus (SATB), 2 trumpets, alto and tenor trombone, violoncello, & organ

Text: John Dryden (1631-1700)

Duration: 3’23”