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Mixed Choral Works - Large Scale

The Acts of the Apostles (Op. 838) (2009) (45 min)
for Edward Elwyn Jones and the Harvard University Choir
Oratorio for Baritone, SATB Chorus, Congregation/Audience, and Chamber Orchestra (pno.org/strings)
  I. Prologue
  II. Pentecost
  III. Prayer for Boldness
  IV. Stephen
  V. Philip and the Ethiopian Eunuch
  VI. Conversion of Saul
  VII. Epilogue
Texts adapted from the Bible by Matthew F. Burt
Commissioned by The Memorial Church, Harvard University
Published by Musik Fabrik
Full score and vocal score for sale; orchestral materials for rental

Ascensions (Op. 803) (2009) (15 min)
Commissioned by the Cornell University Chamber Singers, Holland J. Jancaitis, conductor
SATB Chorus, Traverso (Baroque Flute), Baroque Violin, Viola da Gamba, and Organ
  I. Sinfonia
  II. To Mary on the vigil of her Assumption
  III. A Votive Song
  IV. The Heliotropethe mind of man turned to God
Texts by Jakob Balde (in Latin)
Commissioned by the Cornell University Chamber Singers
Published by Musik Fabrik
Recording of the world premiere performance available for online listening at InstantEncore.

The Revelations of Divine Love (Metaphors from Sea and Sky) (Op. 800) (2009) (65 min)
for Rupert Gough and the Choir of Royal Holloway, University of London
Oratorio for Soprano and Baritone Soloists, SATB Chorus, and Chamber Orchestra (0.0.0.0/1.1.0.0/1perc/strings)
  I. Sinfonia I (Brant Point)
  II. Prologue (Harbor Mouth)
  III. Invocation: Three Petitions
  IV. To Ever-loving God
  V. The Blood from the Garland (Coatue)
  VI. Prayer
  VII. God in All Things (Polpis)
  VIII. The Fiend (Surfside)
  IX. The Middle of the Heart (Madaket)
  X. Three Heavens (Wauwinet)
  XI. All Shall Be Well
  XII. Secrets (Altar Rock)
  XIII. The Path to Grace (Sankaty Head)
  XIV. Eternitie
  XV. Endless Love (Hummock Pond)
  XVI. It Is I (Miacomet)
  XVII. Sinfonia II (Coskata)
  XVIII. In the Wake of Making (Great Point)
Texts adapted from the writings of Julian of Norwich, Margery Kempe (translated by Christopher M. Brunelle), Robert Herrick, and Elizabeth Kirschner
Commissioned by the Choir of Royal Holloway, University of London
Published by Musik Fabrik
Full score and vocal score for sale; orchestral materials for rental
Recorded on The Revelations of Divine Love (Metaphors from Sea and Sky) (CD Recording; Albany Records; Catalogue #TROY1143)

Spectrum (Op. 550) (2003-04) (17 min)
Concerto-Cantata for Oboe, Chorus, and Chamber Orchestra
see listing in Orchestral Works with Soloists