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Secular Choral Works

Aequam memento rebus (Op. 1062) (2014) (1.5 min)
for Ray Perez on the occasion of his retirement, June 2014
2-part Canon
Text by Horace [in Latin]

The Choir Invisible (Op. 1042) (2013) (4 min)
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
SATB Choir and Piano
Text by George Eliot
Commissioned by Albany Pro Musica

A Difficult Miracle (Op. 861) (2010) (14 min)
for Anne Watson Born and the Sanctuary Choir of the First Unitarian Society in Newton, Massachusetts
SATB Chorus, Soprano and Baritone Soloists, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, and Piano
  I. The Solitary Twilight
  II. The Way
  III. Four-fold Radiance
  IV. Mountain Moonlight
  V. At Last
Texts by Elizabeth Kirschner
Commissioned by the First Unitarian Society in Newton, Massachusetts
Published by Musik Fabrik

Downpour (Op. 614) (2005) (4 min)
for Roger Wilhelm and Madrigalia
SATB Chorus and String Quartet
Text by Kathleen Wakefield
Commissioned by Madrigalia
Published by Musik Fabrik

Eros (Op. 788) (2008) (2.5 min)
for Anne Watson Born and the First Unitarian Society in Newton, Massachusetts on its 160th anniversary
SATB Chorus and Piano
Text by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Commissioned for the First Unitarian Society in Newton, Massachusetts

Exaltation (Op. 931) (2011) (3.5 min)
for Jennifer Lester and the Seraphim Singers on their 15th anniversary
SATB Choir Unaccompanied
Text by Franz Werfel, trans. Edith Abercrombie Snow
Commissioned by the Seraphim Singers
View a video of a performance of this work.

The Flute of the Infinite (Op. 929) (2011) (4 min)
for Anne Watson Born and the Sanctuary Choir of the First Unitarian Society in Newton, Massachusetts
SATB Chorus, Flute, and Harmonium (or Keyboard)
Text by Kabir, trans. Rabindranath Tagore
Commissioned by the First Unitarian Society in Newton, Massachusetts

For the Graduation (Op. 917) (2011) (2.5 min)
for the commencement exercises of Harvard University
SATB Choir Unaccompanied
Text by Robert Creeley
Commissioned by Harvard University

Hope (Op. 886) (2010) (2 min)
for the Rev. Erin Splaine on her installation as minister of the First Unitarian Society in Newton, Massachusetts, November 21, 2010
SATB Choir Unaccompanied
Text by Emily Dickinson
Commissioned by the First Unitarian Society in Newton, Massachusetts

Hope and Love (Op. 881) (2010) (3 min)
for Andrew Clark
SATB Choir Unaccompanied
Text by Jane Hirshfield
Published by Santa Barbara Music Publishing, Inc. (Catalogue #SBMP 1141)

In the Midst of Wild Being (Op. 745) (2007) (10 min)
Commissioned by the King's Chapel Concert Series, Heinrich Christensen, director, and Choral Arts New England in memory of Daniel Pinkham (1923-2006)
SATB Chorus, Horn, and Harp
  I. The Garden
  II. The Sea
  III. The Forest
Texts by Elizabeth Kirschner
Commissioned by King's Chapel and Choral Arts New England
Published by Musik Fabrik

Just Now (Op. 662) (2006) (4.5 min)
Commissioned in honor of the 25th anniversary of Albany Pro Musica, David Griggs-Janower, Founding Director and Conductor
SATB Chorus and Orchestra (2.2.2.2/2.2.2.0/1perc.timp/strings)
Text by Elizabeth Kirschner
Commissioned by Albany Pro Musica in celebration of its 25th anniversary
Published by Musik Fabrik
Study score for sale; orchestral materials for rental; piano reduction for sale

Mornings (Op. 1061) (2014) (2 min)
for Henry Louis de La Grange on the occasion of his 90th birthday
SATB Chorus Unaccompanied
Text by Henry David Thoreau
Commissioned by Paul-André Bempéchat

Three Love Canons
  1. Leap into Love (Op. 941) (2011) (1.5 min)
      for George Llewelyn Forsythe-Jones on his birthday, November 30, 2011
      3-part Canon
      Text by Mechthild of Magdeburg
      Commissioned by The Memorial Church, Harvard University
  2. From Your Heart (Op. 1012) (2013) (1.5 min)
      for Barbara Harlow
      4-part Canon
      Anonymous text
  3. One Word (Op. 1008) (2013) (1.5 min)
      for Julia and Richard, on the occasion of their wedding, June 15, 2013
      3-part Canon
      Text by Sophocles
Published by Santa Barbara Music Publishing, Inc. (Catalogue #SBMP 1166)

Set Me As a Seal (Op. 817) (2009) (3 min)
SATB Choir Unaccompanied
see listing in Sacred Choral Works

There Will Be Stars (Op. 939) (2011) (9.5 min)
Commissioned by Lexington High School, Jason Iannuzzi, Director of Choruses
SATB Chorus, Percussion Quartet, Piano
  I. Journey Song
  II. There Will Be Stars
  III. The Falling Star
  III. To Arcturus Returning
Texts by Sara Teasdale
Commissioned by Lexington High School

Welcome Wind (Op. 609) (2005) (2.5 min)
for Jason Iannuzzi and the Winchester Thurston Upper School Chorus
SAB Chorus and Piano
Text by Virginia Hamilton Adair
Commissioned by the Carnegie Mellon Community Outreach Program