Sacred Works              

Mixed Chorus Treble Chorus Male Chorus Children's Chorus

difficulty rating 1= easier, 5= more difficult)


SACRED MIXED CHORUS

    SATB, organ or piano, soprano solo
    Sacred text in English
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 2
   
Curtis (a division of Kjos) catalog #C9308
           

 
    SATB a cappella
    Spiritual, Traditional Christmas text in English
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 3
    Roger Dean catalog # 15/2309R
 
    SATB /piano  - in three connected movements
    Sacred text in English
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 3

Behold, I Tell You a Mystery

    SATB a cappella
    Sacred text in English
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 2+
    Oxford Univ Press catalog # 0-19-386866-0

The Bethlehem Star
(extended work)
-- Commissioned by the South Bend Chamber Singers --
    SATB div. a cappella
    Sacred texts in English by Gerard Manley Hopkins & Latin chant excerpts
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 4
    Available directly
 
    SATB a cappella
    African-American Spiritual in English
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 3
    Kjos catalog #9079
    SATB a cappella
    Traditional sacred text in English
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 3
    Santa Barbara Music Pub catalog #SBMP 812

 
    SABar/piano
    Traditional American folk song in English
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 2.5
    Colla Voce cat. # 36-20401
    SATB a cappella (also SSA/harp or piano)
    Christmas text in Spanish by Lope de Vega
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 3
    Available directly
     Click to listen to recording on Audio Page

Christmas Bells
    SATB/Brass (2 trpts, 2 horns, 2 t-bones,
      bass trombone, tuba)/Bell Choir/Tymp/Percussion

    Text in English by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 3+
    Duration 5:00
   
Contact Paul Carey for availability
     Click to listen to recording on Audio Page
 
    SATB/piano or harp
    also available SATB/brass quintet (2 trpt, 2 t-bone, tuba)
    Traditional French carol in English
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 2
   
Roger Dean Publishing catalog #15/2705

Drop Thy Still Dews of Quietness

    SATB/piano/flute
    Sacred text in English by John Greenleaf Whittier
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 2
   
Kjos catalog #9048
    SATB/piano
    Secular or Sacred Text in English by Stephen Crane
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 3
    Available directly
     Click to listen to recording on Audio Page

 
    SATB a cappella with divisi
    Sacred/Secular text in English by Rabindranath Tagore
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 3.5
    Available directly

Fishing in the Keep of Silence
   
SATB divisi/a cappella
    also available in TTBB divisi /a cappella
    Secular/Sacred  text in English by Linda Gregg
    
Difficulty rating (1-5): 3

    Duration 5:00

    Available directly

For the Beauty of the Earth

    SATB/piano
    Sacred text in English
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 3
    Available directly
    SATB/piano/shaker percussion
    Traditional text in English
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 3
    Santa Barbara
catalog # SBMP657
 
    SATB a cappella
    Sacred text in English
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 3
    Available directly

God is My Salvation

    Double SATB choir with two trumpets
    Sacred text in English
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 3+
    Available directly
 
    SATB a cappella
    African American Spiritual text in English
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 3
   
Oxford Univ Press catalog # 0-19-386947-0
 
    SATB a cappella
    Christmas text in English by Frances Chesterton
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 4
    Available directly
     Click to listen to recording on Audio Page
 
    SATB/piano
    Traditional French Carol
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 3
    Duration 4:20
    Roger Dean catalog #10/3684R
    Traditional Christmas text in French
    SATB a cappella
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 3
    Oxford Univ Press catalog # 0-19-386830-X
     Click to listen to recording on Audio Page

 
    SATB/piano
    Sacred text in English by Saint Augustine
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 3
    Available directly
 
    SATBB a cappella
    Christmas text in English translation by Pleeschev
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 2
    available directly

The Light of Evening  (extended work)
         I. Blazhen Muzh (Blessed is the Man)
         II. Svete Tihiy (O Gladsome Light)
         III. Bogoroditse Devo (Rejoice, O Virgin)
    Double SATB Chorus a cappella
    Sacred traditional texts from the Eastern Orthodox
      All-Night Vigil in Church Slavonic
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 5
    Available directly
 
    SATB/piano (also arranged for SSAA/piano)
    Anonymous sacred text (of Celtic origin) in English
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 2
   
Oxford Univ Press SATB catalog #0-19-386735-4
   
Oxford Univ Press SSAA catalog #0-19-386734-6

 
Missa Brevis Incheon
-- Commissioned by the Incheon City Chorale --
    SATB a capella with divisi
    Sacred text in Latin (Mass Ordinary)
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 4-5

Morning Person
    SATB / piano, 4 hands
    Spiritual or secular text in English
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 4
    Roger Dean Publishing Company # 15/2599R

 

    SATB a cappella (ask about the SSAA/piano version)
    Text in English by Natalie Goldberg
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 3
   
Walton catalog # WJMS1088
     Click to listen to recording on Audio Page

The Mystery

    SATB/piano
    Sacred text in English by Ralph Hodgson
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 2
    Available directly

The Nativity of Our Lord (extended work)
    SATB a cappella; 6 movements
    Sacred texts in Latin
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 3
    Available directly

A New Commandment
    SATB / organ or piano / soprano solo
    Sacred text in English
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 2.5
    Duration 3:25
    Curtis (a division of Kjos)#C9308
     Click to listen to recording on Audio Page
 
    SATB div. a cappella
    Sacred texts in English by Emma Lazarus
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 3
    Available directly
    (with interpolation of Thomas Tallis’ earlier setting)
    SATB/organ 
    Sacred text in Latin and English
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 2
    Available directly
     Click to listen to recording on Audio Page
 
    SATB (with divisi)/piano
    African-American Spiritual text in English
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 3
    Colla Voce cat. #36-20154
     Click to listen to recording on Audio Page
    SATB/solo trumpet/organ
    Sacred text in English
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 3
    Available directly
    SATB a cappella
    Sacred Medieval French text in English translation
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 2
    Available directly
    SATB a cappella
    Christmas song in English from the Knoxville Harmony Book.
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 2
   
Oxford Univ Press catalog # 0-19-385956-4
 
    SABar/solo clarinet/piano (also orchestrated version available)
    (also available SA/solo clarinet/piano)
    Hanukkah text in English by Sherri Lasko
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 2
    Duration 3:45
   
Santa Barbara catalog # SMBP 788 (SA version)
    Santa Barbara catalog # SMBP 791 (SABar version)
     Click to listen to recording on Audio Page

When Jesus Wept
    SATB double choir with divisi / a cappella
    (Based on the William Billings' tune)
    Sacred text in English
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 4
    Duration 6:00
    Available directly

Winter's Night Carol
-- Commissioned by the Nebraska Choral Art Society --
   
 SATB/SA children's choir (or use SA subgroup of main choir)/brass quintet
    Sacred texts in English by Thomas Merton
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 2.5
    Available directly

 


Mixed Chorus Male Chorus Children's Chorus

SACRED TREBLE CHORUS
 

    SA/piano
    Traditional sacred text in English
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 3
    Duration 4:45
    Roger Dean Publishing Company cat#
15/2593R 
    SA/harp or piano
    Sacred text in English by William Blake
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 2
    Oxford Univ Press catalog #0-19-386829-6
     Click to listen to recording on Audio Page

Absolon, fili mi
    Josquin desPrez/arr. Paul Carey
    SSAA a cappella
    Sacred text in Latin
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 3
    Available directly

 
(mvmt IV of “The Nativity of Our Lord” )
    SA/piano (also available for SATB a cappella)
    Traditional Christmas text in Latin
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 3
    Available directly
    W.A. Mozart/arr. Paul Carey
    SSAA/strings/organ
    Sacred text in Latin
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 2
    Available directly
 
    SSA/harp or piano (also SATB a cappella)
    Christmas text in Spanish by Lope de Vega
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 3
    Available directly
    SSA/harp or piano
    Christmas folk text in Catalan
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 3
    Walton catalog #HL08501583
     Click to listen to recording on Audio Page
    Arranged for SSA/piano
    Nifty orchestration for rent (quite affordable) from Oxford through CF Peters
    Traditional text in English
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 3
   
Oxford Univ Press catalog #0-19-386690-0
     Click to listen to recording on Audio Page
 
In the Bleak Midwinter/Footprints in the Snow
Gustav
Holst/Claude Debussy/arr. Paul Carey
    SSAA /sop soloist/piano
    Text in English
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 3
    Available directly
     Click to listen to recording on Audio Page
    SA/piano
    Traditional Christmas text in English
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 2
    Roger Dean catalog # 15/2168R

May I Be Happy
-- commissioned by the International Christian School, Hong Kong --
    SA/piano
    Traditional Buddhist texts in English
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 2
    Duration 3:30
    Available directly

A Million Miracles  

    SSAA/piano (also arranged for SATB/piano)
    Anonymous sacred text (of Celtic origin) in English
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 2
   
Oxford Univ Press SATB catalog #0-19-386735-4
    Oxford Univ Press SSAA catalog #0-19-386734-6
     Click to listen to recording on Audio Page
 
    SSAA/piano (also SATB a cappella)
    Text in English
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 3
   
Walton catalog # WJMS1088 (SATB version)
     Click to listen to recording on Audio Page
 
    SA/piano
    Traditional Spiritual text in English
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 2
    Duration 3:20
    Roger Dean Publishing catalog #15/2840R

O Nata Lux de Lumine
Thomas Tallis/arr. Paul Carey
    SSSAA a cappella (also SATB/organ)
    Sacred text in Latin
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 2
    Available directly
       I. The New Ezekial
       II. The New Colossus
    SSSAAA a cappella
    Sacred and secular texts in English by Emma Lazarus
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 4
    Available directly
 
by Daniel E. Gawthrop/arr. Paul Carey
    SSAA a cappella arrangement of
    Gawthrop’s original SATB piece
    Text in English by Jane Griner
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 3
   
Dunstan House catalog # DH 0319
 
    SSA/organ
    Sacred text in English
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 2
    Available directly
 
    SA/solo clarinet/piano
    (also available SABar/solo clarinet/piano)
    Hanukkah text in English by Sherri Lasko
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 2
    Duration 3:45
   
Santa Barbara catalog # SMBP 788 (SA version)
    Santa Barbara catalog # SMBP 791 (SABar version)
     Click to listen to recording on Audio Page
    SSAA a cappella
    Traditional text in English
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 3
    Available directly
 
    SA/handbells/triangle/piano
    Sacred text in English by St. Teresa de Avila
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 2
    Available directly

SACRED MALE CHORUS
 

    TTBB (some divisi) a cappella
    African-American Spiritual text in English
    Difficulty level (1-5): 3
    Available directly

Fishing in the Keep of Silence
   
SATB divisi/a cappella
    also available in TTBB divisi /a cappella
    Secular/Sacred  text in English by Linda Gregg
    
Difficulty rating (1-5): 3

    Duration 5:00

    Available directly

Walk, Mary, Down de Lane
    TTBB (some divisi) a cappella
    African-American Spiritual text in English
    Difficulty level (1-5): 3
    Available directly
    TTBB (some divisi) a cappella
    African-American Spiritual text in English
    Difficulty level (1-5): 3
    Available directly

SACRED CHILDREN'S CHORUS

    SA/harp or piano
    Sacred text in English by William Blake
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 2
   
Oxford Univ Press catalog # 0-19-386829-6
     Click to listen to recording on Audio Page

Angelus ad Pastores
(mvmt IV of “The Nativity of Our Lord” )
    SA/piano (also available for SATB a cappella)
    Traditional Christmas text in Latin
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 3
    Available directly

 
    SSA/harp or piano
    Christmas folk text in Catalan
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 3
    Walton Music catalog #HL08501583
     Click to listen to recording on Audio Page
 
    Arranged for SSA/piano
    Nifty orchestration for rent (quite affordable) from Oxford through CF Peters
    Traditional text in English
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 3
   
Oxford Univ Press catalog #0-19-386690-0
     Click to listen to recording on Audio Page

 
    SA/piano
    Traditional Christmas text in English
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 2
    Roger Dean catalog # 15/2168R

May I Be Happy
-- commissioned by the International Christian School, Hong Kong --
    SA/piano
    Traditional Buddhist texts in English
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 2
    Duration 3:30
    Available directly

    SA/piano
    Traditional Spiritual text in English
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 2
    Duration 3:20
    Roger Dean Publishing catalog #15/2840R
    SA/solo clarinet/piano
    (also available SABar/solo clarinet/piano)
    Hanukkah text in English by Sherri Lasko
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 2
    Duration 3:45
   
Santa Barbara catalog # SMBP 788 (SA version)
    Santa Barbara catalog # SMBP 791 (SABar version)

Winter's Night Carol
-- Commissioned by the Nebraska Choral Art Society --
   
 SATB/SA children's choir (or use SA subgroup of main choir)/brass quintet
    Sacred texts in English by Thomas Merton
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 2.5
    Available directly

 
    SA/handbells/triangle/piano
    Sacred text in English by St. Teresa de Avila
    Difficulty rating (1-5): 2
    Available directly

 

  

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  Mixed Chorus
  Treble Chorus
  Children's Chorus
  Male Chorus

  Instrumental   
  Solo Voice

  Sacred
  Secular
  Winter Holidays

  Commisioned Works

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