Choral

» A DuBose Heyward Triptych (Text: DuBose Heyward) (2000-2001) 15’30″

A Choral Suite for SSAATTBB chorus, cappella
          1. Silences
          2. Landbound
          3. Dusk
Program Notes
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» All My Heart This Night Rejoices (Text: Paul Gerhardt) (1972) 2’00″

SATB and organ
Program Notes
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          Alleluia Dialogues (Text: Alleluia) (1990) 4’00″

Motet for Double SATB Choir and 4 Bells (ad lib)
Program Notes
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- appears on the CD – Holy Canticles, Sacred and Secular Choral Music

 

» Arise in Beauty (Text: Angier Brock) (2010) 7’00”

Anthem for SATB Chorus and Organ
Program Notes
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          Ave Maria (Text: Traditional Latin) (2004) 4’30″

Motet for SATB Chorus (divisi), a cappella
Program Notes
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- appears on the CD – The World’s Desire

 

» Ave Verum Corpus (Hail, True Body) (Text: Traditional) (2010) 4’00″

SATB (div.), a cappella
Program Notes
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» Ave Verum (1998) 5’00″

Motet for SSAA, a cappella
Program Notes
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          Bond and Free (Text: Robert Frost) (2012) 4’00″

A Partsong for SATB Chorus (divisi), a cappella
Program Notes
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          Break Away! (Text: Alicia Carpenter) (1983) 5’00″

 

» Brief Mass (Text: The Ordinary of the Mass) (1993) 15’00″

SATB (divisi), a cappella
          I .Kyrie
          II.Gloria
          III. Credo
          IV. Sanctus
          V. Agnus Dei
♦RHL
Program Notes
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- appears on the CD – American Music from St. Thomas
- appears on the CD – Dan Locklair: Choral Music

 

» A Celtic Invocation (Text: Traditional) (1978) 2’00″

SA or TB and organ or piano
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» “changing perceptions” & EPITAPH (1987) 14’00″

SATB and piano
          I. what do we know about life (Carol Adler)
          II. A.M.H. (Christine Teale Howes)
          III. Grief Poem (Joy Kogawa)
          IV. High Flight (John Gillespie Magee, Jr.)
          V. like the river that passes away (Carol Adler)
          EPITAPH
NOTE: EPITAPH (Grave inscription) may be performed after “changing perceptions” if desired, but this is optional.
♦HL
Program Notes
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- appears on the CD – Dan Locklair: Choral Music

 

          A Christmas Carol (Text: G.K. Chesterton) (1981) 2’00″

SATB, a cappella
♦RHL
Program Notes
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- appears on the CD – Holy Canticles, Sacred and Secular Choral Music

 

» A Christmas Pair (Text: Christine Teale Howes) (1989) 7’00″

SATB and organ
          I. Down to the Roots of the World
          II. Lumen de Lumine
Each movement published separately
♦WL
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New » The Cloths of Heaven (Text: William Butler Yeats) (2013) 3’00′

SATB a cappella
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» The Columbus Madrigals (Text: Alicia Carpenter) (1991) 29’00″

Three theatrical choral pieces for treble voices with optional speaking parts.
I. They Say; II. The Voyage; III. Into Your Hands (Last Words)
Program Notes
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» Cradle Song (Text: Traditional German) (1979) 3’00″

SATB, a cappella
Program Notes
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          Create in Me a Clean Heart (Text: Psalm 51) (1980) 4’00″

Anthem for SATB and organ
♦P
Program Notes
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- appears on the CD – My Spirit Sang All Day…

 

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          Creator of the Stars of Night (Text: Ninth century. Translation by John Mason Neale) (2011) 6’00″

An Advent Anthem for SATB Chorus & Organ
Program Notes

 

» DESCANTS to Traditional Hymns (2007-2008)

Thirty-seven descants based on traditional hymns
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» Desires (Text: Traditional Celtic) (1978) 3’00″

SSA and organ or piano
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          Dona Nobis Pacem (Text: The Mass) (1985) 5’00″

 

          En Natus Est Emanuel (1999) 3’30″

Christmas Motet for SSAATTBB and SA, a cappella
Program Notes
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» Festival Setting of Wake Forest University Alma Mater (1983)

Audience, brass, organ, percussion

 

          For Amber Waves (Text: Katherine Lee Bates) (1993) 4’30″

A Spatial Choral Piece for Five SATB choirs, a cappella
♦BH
Program Notes
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- appears on the CD – Dan Locklair: Choral Music

 

» The Force of Habit (1978) 8’00″

Treble voices and piano
Program Notes
I. The Elephant or The Force of Habit (A.E. Housman); II. Animals (Walt Whitman); III. I Dunno (Anonymous); IV. How Doth the Little Crocodile (Lewis Carroll); V. The Reason for the Pelican (John Ciardi)
♦RHL
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          Freedom (Text: Maya Angelou) (2000) 4’00″

TTBB and piano
Program Notes
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          From East to West (Text: Coelius Sedulius, tr. Ellerton/Ulery) (2003) 5’00″

A Christmas Anthem for SATB chorus and organ
Program Notes
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- appears on the CD – From East to West

 

          From East to West (Text: Coelius Sedulius, tr. Ellerton/Ulery) (2003/2005) 5’00″

A Christmas Anthem for SATB chorus, brass quintet, timpani and organ
Program Notes
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          The Gates of Morning (Text: C. Earl Leininger) (2006) 5′ 00″

A secular choral piece for SATB Chorus, Oboe and Piano
Program Notes
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          The Gift of Music (Text: Fred Chappell) (2004) 5′ 00″

 

          Gloria (Text: Traditional Latin) (1998) 12’00″

SATB, divisi, brass octet and percussion
Program Notes
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» Grace (Text: Traditional Celtic) (1978) 2’30″

SATB, a cappella
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» Holy Canticles (Text: Traditional) (1996) 20’00″

A Suite of Three Canticles for SSAATTBB choir, a cappella
          1. Magnificat
          2. Nunc dimittis
          3. Te Deum laudamus
♦RHL
Program Notes
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- appears on the CD – Holy Canticles, Sacred and Secular Choral Music

 

» Hymn to Christ (Text: John of Damascus) (1987) 2’00″

SATB, a cappella

 

» In Praise of Easter (Text: The Book of Common Prayer) (1973) 15’00″

Cantata for SATB, brass quartet and organ
Program Notes
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          In the Cross of Christ (Text: John Bowring), 2006 2′ 00″

An Anthem for SATB Chorus (divisi), a cappella
Program Notes
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          In the Sight of God (Text: The First Letter of Peter: Ch. 2, vs. 2-5) 2009 3′ 30″

An Anthem for SATB Chorus, a cappella
Program Notes
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          Instant Culture(Text: Alicia Carpenter) (1985) 13’30″

A Choral Drama for SATB, Soloists and Piano
Program Notes
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- appears on the CD – Holy Canticles, Sacred and Secular Choral Music

 

» The Isaiah Canticles (2005) 9’00″

SATB (divisi), a cappella
Program Notes
          1. Surely it is God
          2. Seek the Lord
          3. Arise, Shine
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» Jubilate Deo (Text: Psalm 100) (1979/1996 revised) 6’00″

SATB, brass quartet, organ, percussion
Program Notes
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          Let the People Sing! (Text: Fred Pratt Green) (1989) 3’30″

SATB and organ with finger cymbals (ad lib)
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» The Lilacs Bloomed (Text: Walt Whitman) (2009) 8’00″

A Choral Triptych for SATB Chorus and Piano
based on Walt Whitman’s “When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d”
Program Notes
          1. “…I mourned”
          2. “…fallen star”
          3. “…a miracle”
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» The Lone, Wild Bird (Text: Henry R. McFadyen) (1979) 3’00″

Unison and organ
♦GIA
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New » The Lord Ascendeth Up on High (Text: Arthur Russell) (2011) 2’00″

An Ascension Anthem for SATB Chorus, a cappella
Program Notes
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          The Lord Bless You and Keep You (Text: Numbers 6:24-26) (2008) 1′ 16″

Anthem for SATB chorus, a cappella, with treble soloist (or C Trumpet)
Program Notes
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          Lord Jesus, Think on Me (Text: Synesius of Cyrene) (2006) 3′ 00″

An Anthem for SATB Chorus and Organ
Program Notes
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Love Came Down at Christmas (Text: Christina Rossetti) (2009) 3′ 00″

An Anthem for SATB Chorus, a cappella
Program Notes
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          Magnificat and
          Nunc Dimittis
(Montréal) (1999) 8′ 30″

SATB (divisi) and organ
Program Notes
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» Mass Setting (1981)

Unison and organ

 

» Missa Brevis (“The Brass Mass”) (1985/87) 33’00″

SATB (divisi) and brass quintet
Program Notes
I. Prelude-Kyrie-Fanfare/Processional; II. Gloria; III. Credo; IV. Sanctus; V. Agnus Dei and Dona Nobis Pacem
2tpt, hn, tmb, tba
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» O God of Earth and Altar (Text: G.K. Chesterton) (1975) 5’00″

SATB and organ
Program Notes
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          O Sacrum Convivium [O Sacred Banquet] (Text: Traditional Latin) (1999) 2’30″
(Contains an English singing text)

Motet for SATB, a cappella
Program Notes
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          O Sing to the Lord a New Song (Psalm 96) (2003) 5’00″

Anthem for SATB chorus and piano
Program Notes
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» O Vos Omnes (1998) 4’30″

Motet for TTBB, a cappella
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» On Cats (1978) 10’00″

SATB and piano
I. The Lion (Vachel Lindsay)
II. Cat (J.R.R. Tolkien) (S/B soli)
III.The Mysterious Cat (Vachel Lindsay)
IV. December Cats (Mark Van Doren) (a cappella)
          V. How to Tell a Tiger (John Ciardi)
♦RHL
Program Notes
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- appears on the CD – Holy Canticles, Sacred and Secular Choral Music

 

          Pater Noster [Our Father] (Text: Traditional Latin) (2000) 3’00″
(Contains an English singing text)

 

New! » The Playful Rainbow (Text: based on poetry by Fred Chappell) (2013) 11’00″

A Choral Cycle of Four Pieces for SATB Youth Chorus & Piano [with optional flute and Tom-toms]
Available from Subito as a complete cycle (ca. 11′ duration) or as individual movements.

          1. Diversity (for SATB chorus & piano) [ca. 2']
          2. Duty (for SATB chorus & piano, with optional flute) [ca. 3' 15"]
          3. Evensong (for SA and unison chorus & piano) [ca. 2' 30"]
          4. Knock Knock (for SATB chorus & piano, with optional flute and Tom-toms) [ca. 2' 30"]

Program Notes
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» Poems ‘N Pairs (1994)

A Set of Two Choral Cycles for Children’s Voices and Piano based on children’s poetry from around the world
Cycle I 6’00″
1A. Awaken
1B. (Untitled)
2A. An Enchanted Garden
          2B. DancingCycle II 6’15″
1A. Breeze
1B. Witches
          2A. Slave of the Moon
2B. Sleep and Dreams
♦BH
Program Notes
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» Prayer of Supplication and Thanksgiving (Text: A Short Book of Common Prayer) (1972) 5’00″

SATB and organ
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          Proclaim the Lord (Text: Bible) (1985) 3’00″

 

          Remembrance (Text: Matthew 5: 3-12), 2006 5′ 00″

A choral piece for SATB chorus, organ and optional trumpet
Program Notes
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» Shepherds Rejoice (Text: The Sacred Harp [1860]) (1999) 5’00″

Two Christmas Anthems based on texts and tunes from The Sacred Harp (1860)
SATB, a cappella
          1. Shepherds, Rejoice!
          2. Christ was Born in Bethlehem
Program Notes
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To order Christ was Born in Bethlehem…

 

New » Spirit of Mercy, Truth, and Love (Text: Anonymous Latin; English translation from Psalms, Hymns and Anthems, 1774) (2011) 3’30″

An Anthem for Pentecost for SATB Chorus (divisi), a cappella
Program Notes
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          St. Peter’s Rock (1999) 7’00″

Anthem for SATB and organ
Program Notes
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          Stirring the Silence (Text: Fred Chappell) (2006) 7’00″

Divided SATB Chorus, Children’s Voices (opt.) and String Orchestra
Program Notes
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          Tapestries (Text: Rabinranath Tagore) (1982) 4’00″

SATB, 4 handbells and piano
Program Notes
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- appears on the CD – Dan Locklair: Choral Music

 

          Te Deum Laudamus: You are God (1997) 7’30″

Anthem for SATB choir, soloists (SATB) and organ
Program Notes
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» Thanksgiving (Text: Psalm 65 vs. 6-13) (2008) 4’00″

Anthem for SATB Chorus & Organ
Program Notes
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          The Texture of Creation (Text: Martha W. Lentz) (1983) 5’00″

SATB, brass quintet, organ and percussion
Program Notes
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» Three Christmas Motets (Text: Liber usualis) (1993) 6’15″

SATB (divisi), a cappella
Program Notes
          I. Quem Vidistis Pastores Dicite
          II. O Magnum Mysterium
          III. Hodie Christus Natus Est
♦RHL
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- appears on the CD – Holy Canticles, Sacred and Secular Choral Music
- appears on the CD – Chantez Noel, Atlanta Singers

 

» Three Short Anthems (1972/80) 6’00″

SATB, a cappella
I. Introitus (Bible); II. God be in My Head (Sarum Primen, 1558); III. At the Name of Jesus (Caroline Noel)

 

» Treble Woes (Text: Edmond Kapp) (1978) 1’15″

Unison and piano
Program Notes
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» (the trees) (Text: A.R. Ammons) (1992) 6’30″

Four-movement (a cappella) cycle from Windswept (the trees)
          II. Recovery
          IV. Still Frame
          VI. Wiring
          VIII. Shading Flight In
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          Ubi Caritas [Where Affection and Love Abide] (Text: Traditional Latin) (2003) 4’00″
(Contains an English singing text)

A Motet for Unison Voices & Organ
Program Notes
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          Venite (O Come, Let Us Sing) (Text: The Book of Common Prayer)
(1997) 5’30″

SSA, piano, bells (ad lib.)
Program Notes
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» Verses of Peace (Text: Traditional Latin verses) (2002)

A Motet for SATB Chorus and Keyboard Accompaniment
Program Notes
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          Welcome, Happy Morning! (Text: Venantius Fortunatus; English translation by John Ellerton) (2011) 4’30″

An Easter Anthem for SATB Chorus & Brass Quartet
Program Notes
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» Windswept (the trees) (Text: A.R. Ammons) (1992) 25’00″

A Choral Cycle in Nine Movements for SATB, Woodwind Quintet and Piano
          I. Windy Morning with a Little Sleet
          II. Recovery
          III. March Song
          IV. Still Frame
          V. Interference
          VI. Wiring
          VII. Bay Bank
          VIII. Shading Flight In
          IX. In the Wind My Rescue Is
1.1.1.1/1.0.0.0/pno
Program Notes
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- appears on the CD – Dan Locklair: Choral Music

 

New » WINTER (from the forgottens) (Text: Clinton Scollard, Arlo Bates, Mary Mapes Dodge, John Shaw) (2011) 15’00″

A Four-movement Choral Cycle for SATB, SSAA, TTBB Choruses and Piano
1.
          A Bell (SATB)
2.
          A Winter Twilight (SSAA)
3.
          The Stars (TTBB)
4.
          Sleighing Song (SATB)
(N.B. Movements may also be purchased separately.)
Program Notes
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