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“True North” - The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

“True North” - The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

Helios (2019) - SATB div. a cappella

Duration - 65’
Premiered by The Singers–Minnesota Choral Artists, and was supported by Karen Koentopf, Tom Arneson, Washington Community High School, American Choral Directors Association of Minnesota (ACDA-MN) and the Minnesota Music Educators Association (MMEA), Minnesota Valley Men’s Chorale, Red Shift, and The Singers–Minnesota Choral Artists.


The Longest Nights (2015) - SATB and piano or string quartet

Duration - 22’
Commissioned in 2015 by a consortium of 42 choirs from across the United States.


This is How You Love (2017) - SATB div. a cappella

Co-written with Jocelyn Hagen

Duration - 35’
Commissioned and composed for The Esoterics and Eric Banks, Founding Director,for the first program of The Esoterics’ 25th concert season, DĒLECTŌ,with partial support from a grant by the National Endowment for the Arts.


True North (2017) - chamber orchestra, SATB chorus

Duration - 16’
Commissioned by The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra


We, the Unknown
(2018) - chamber orchestra, TTBB chorus, STTBB soli

Duration - 45’
Commissioned by Heartland Men’s Chorus, Kansas City, Missouri, to commemorate the World War I Centennial and all who have served causes greater than themselves. Dustin S. Cates, Artistic Director.


Where Beauty Comes From (2010) - SATB cycle - 16’

Paper Cranes (2010) - TBB, piano
  
Twenty Questions (2010) - 2-part treble voices, piano
  
Before We Get Dusty (2010) - SSA, piano
  
Where Beauty Comes From (2010) - SATB, piano

Commissioned for Healing and Hope Through Song, a program of the American Composers Forum, with partial funding provided by Saint Paul Cultural STAR. Premiered by the Minnesota Boychoir, Mark Johnson, Artistic Director.


Compositions for Mixed Voices

“Everything is Made of Light” - Roomful of Teeth

“Everything is Made of Light” - Roomful of Teeth

A Depth We Cannot Sound (2011) - SATB, vibraphone, marimba, large tom

Commissioned by The Boston Choral Ensemble, Boston, Massachusetts, Miguel Felipe, Artistic Director – William Cutter, Conductor
Winner of the 4th Annual Commission Competition


A Mural of Change (2018) - SATB, piano (MOMENTS IN FILM)

Funding made possible through Consortio.io


Afka Hooyo (Mother Tongue) (2017) - SATB and piano

Commissioned by Great River Chorale, St. Cloud, MN.


All Sisters and Brothers (2012) - SATB, organ, 2 trumpets (opt.)

Commissioned by First Lutheran Church of Columbia Heights, Minnesota, celebrating 100 years of music and ministry.


All the Beautiful Names (2014) - SATB a cappella 

Commissioned by the Downtown Minneapolis Churches for their Choral Festival, 15 Feburary, 2015


And I Saw (2014) - SATB a cappella

Commissioned for the Vassar College Choral Ensembles and premiered at the NY ACDA Regional Conference, November 1, 2014, Vassar College


Annabel (2017) - SATB a cappella

Commissioned by the Ithaca College School of Music for the Ithaca College Choir, Janet Galván, conductor


As the Sunflower Turns on Her God (2007) - SSAATTBB a cappella Sop. solo, SSATB soli


A Worshipper and a Man (2010) - SSATBB a cappella choir

Commissioned by Choral Arts Ensemble of Rochester, MN, Michael Culloton, Artistic Director


Bless the Saints Who Sing (2015) - SATB, piano, flute, Bb clarinet, opt. congregation

Commissioned by Peace Lutheran Church, Bloomington, Minnesota, in honor of Jon and Anita Young and their years of service and musical ministry.


Crossroads (2018) - SATB, piano

Commissioned by Big Lake Schools, Big Lake, MN, in 2017, to celebrate the 100th graduating class.


The Darkling Thrush (2003) - SATB, SAT soli, a cappella

Commissioned by Dr. Anton Armstrong for the St. Olaf Choir


Elastic Heart, arr. (2015) - SATB a cappella, cajon

Written by Sia Kate Furler / Thomas Wesley Pentz / Andrew Fitzgerald Swanson / Abel Tesfay

Epitaph (2012) - SATB, viola 

Commissioned by the Flower Mound High School Jaguar Chorale Mark Rohwer, conductor

Everything is Made of Light (2017) - SSAATBBB a cappella

Written for and premiered by Roomful of Teeth


Everything Sings (2015) - SATB and piano or string quartet

Commissioned by the Angelica Cantanti Youth Choirs


Flying Solo (2018) - SATB, piano (MOMENTS IN FILM)

Funding made possible through Consortio.io


Fragile (2015) - SATB and hand drum

Commissioned by the Bexley High School Vocal Ensemble, Amy Blosser, conductor


From Dust You Have Come (2018) - SATB a cappella


From the Regions of Air (2010) - SATB a cappella

Commissioned for the Robbinsdale Armstrong High School Concert Choir, Stephanie Trump, director


Goodbye, Then (2014) - SATB and SAB, clarinet in Bb, piano 

Commissioned by the Flower Mound High School Jaguar Chorale, Mark Rohwer, conductor


Gravedigger, arr. (2015) - SATB a cappella, soli

Written by David J. Matthews


Havaa’s Lullaby (2017) 2 part a cappella

As performed by Nation


Hungry (from This is How You Love) (2018) - SATB div. a cappella

Commissioned and composed for The Esoterics and Eric Banks, Founding Director,for the first program of The Esoterics’ 25th concert season, DĒLECTŌ,with partial support from a grant by the National Endowment for the Arts.


I Leave, She Stays (2011) - SATB acappella 

Commissioned by the 2011-2012 Hopkins High School Concert Choir, Mr. Philip Brown, conductor


Il Presepju tal-Milied (The Christmas Cradle) (2014) - SATB div. acappella 

Commissioned by the 2011-2012 Hopkins High School Concert Choir, Mr. Philip Brown, conductor


Insidious (2018) - SATB, piano (MOMENTS IN FILM)

Funding made possible through Consortio.io


I Thread the Stars (2013) - SATB, piano 4 hands 

Commissioned by the Foundation for Eden Prairie Schools for the Eden Prairie School District Secondary Choirs.


In Flanders Fields (SATB) (2018) SATB, piano, opt. trumpet and horn

Commissioned by Liberty Memorial Central Middle School’s “Excalibur” choir, in Lawrence, KS, under the direction of Christopher Kurt


Joseph (2016) - SATB a cappella

Commissioned by Una Vocis Choral Ensemble, Mason City, Iowa


Keep Watch, Dear Lord (2018) - SATB a cappella 

Commissioned by Dan and Jana Montgomery for the Des Moines Vocal Arts Ensemble and its conductor and artistic director, Dr. Timothy A. McMillin.


Keep Your Lamps (2012) - Spiritual, SATB a cappella choir, percussion

Commissioned by Crowder College and Neosho and Joplin High Schools for the Crowder Fall Choral Festival, 2012


Listen to the Apples (2013) - SATB div. a cappella 

Commissioned by VocalEssence in honor of their 45th anniversary season


The Longest Nights (2015) - SATB and piano or string quartet


Love/Light (from This is How You Love) (2018) - SATB double choir a cappella

Co-written with Jocelyn Hagen

Commissioned and composed for The Esoterics and Eric Banks, Founding Director,for the first program of The Esoterics’ 25th concert season, DĒLECTŌ, with partial support from a grant by the National Endowment for the Arts.


Mantra (2018) - SATB, piano

Commissioned by VocalPoint (Jennifer Anderson, Founding Artistic Director) in support of Walk-In Counseling Center’s 50th year of holding space for others.


Neither Angels, Nor Demons, Nor Powers (2008) - SSATBB a cappella

Commissioned for the Washburn Rural High School Choir, Adam White, director
Published by Graphite Publishing


Nubes Oriebatur: the eruption of Vesuvius (2009) - SATB a cappella

Commissioned for the 09-10 Cherry Creek High School Meistersingers (CO), Sarah Harrison, director


O Holy Child of Bethlehem (2015) - SATB a cappella


One Boy Told Me (2011) - SATB, piano 

Commissioned by the Youth Chorale of Central Minnesota, Garrett Lathe, founding director.


Ragnarök (2017) - SATB div. a cappella

Commissioned by the Green Box Arts Festival for the Colorado Vocal Arts Ensemble and the residents of Green Mountain Falls.


Recognition (2014) - SATB, organ, (opt. brass ensemble and timpani)

Commissioned by First Congregational United Church of Christ, Eau Claire, Wisconsin.


A Sign of Day to Come (2003) - SATB a cappella

Published by Graphite Publishing


She Moved Through the Fair (2002) - Irish Ballad, SATB a cappella

Commissioned by Dr. Joe Miller for the Western Michigan University Choir
Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Co.


Something There is Immortal (2008) - SSATBB a cappella choir

Commissioned for the Lawrence Free State High School Chamber Choir, Hilary Morton, director


Su Rahva Koda (The House of Your Kindred) (2013) - SSAATTBB a cappella

Commissioned by the Rhodes Singers of Rhodes College Dr. William Skoog, Director.


This Alien Landscape (2013) - SATB, percussion

Composed for the Eastview High School Concert Choir for their performance at the NC-ACDA Conference, March 20, 2014, Gregory Douma, director


This Amazing Life (2015) - SA(T)B and piano

Commissioned for the 2015 Wayzata Select Choir Festival, supported by a grant from the Wayzata Public Schools Education Foundation.


This is How You Love (multi-movement) (2018) - SATB a cappella

Co-written with Jocelyn Hagen

Commissioned and composed for The Esoterics and Eric Banks, Founding Director,for the first program of The Esoterics’ 25th concert season, DĒLECTŌ,
with partial support from a grant by the National Endowment for the Arts.


This World, Made Anew (2014) - SATB a cappella

Commissioned in 2014 with tremendous joy from a grateful congregation, celebrating over 45 years of worship leadership at Colonial Church, given in service to God by Charles Forsberg.


Titania's Lullaby (2006) - SATB a cappella

Commissioned as one of the three finalists in the 2006 Young New Yorker's Chorus Competition for Young Composers.


To Live Forever (2008) - SSATB a cappella

Commissioned for the Heartland Voices in honor of their ninth season (2007-08) from Stephen Hommowun and John G. Slawson 


True North (2017) - chamber orchestra, SATB chorus

Duration - 16’
Commissioned by The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra


'Twas in the Moon of Wintertime (2005) - Huron carol, SATB a cappella

Commissioned by The Singers: Minnesota Choral Artists, Matt Culloton, Director
Published by Graphite Publishing


We Are Lost, We Are Lucky (2014) - SATB, piano

 Commissioned by the 2013-2014 Horace Greeley High School Chorus, Maureen Callan, Director


We Sing of Home (Finlandia) (2014) - SATB a cappella 

Commissioned by the 2014-2015 Hopkins High School Concert Choir Philip Brown, conductor


What I Have Done (2011) - Amazing Grace/House of the Rising Sun,T. Solo, SATB a cappella

Commissioned by the New Richmond High School Kammerchor


When You Are Old (2017) - SA(T)B a cappella 

Commissioned by the choirs of Lyons Township High School, LaGrange, IL


Where Beauty Comes From (SATB cycle)

Paper Cranes (2010) - TBB, piano
  
Twenty Questions (2010) - 2-part treble voices, piano
  
Before We Get Dusty (2010) - SSA, piano
  
Where Beauty Comes From (2010) - SATB, piano

Commissioned for Healing and Hope Through Song, a program of the American Composers Forum, with partial funding provided by Saint Paul Cultural STAR. Premiered by the Minnesota Boychoir, Mark Johnson, Artistic Director.


The Wings of Our Children (2016) - SATB div. a cappella 

Commissioned by Cor Cantiamo, Eric A. Johnson, Founding Artistic Director with generous support from the DeKalb County Community Foundation and Cy Miller Foundation.


Winter Walk (2015) - SATB a cappella from The Longest Nights


Composition for Treble Voices

“There is No Rose” - Lorelei Ensemble

“There is No Rose” - Lorelei Ensemble

After Harvest (2015) - SA, piano

from The Longest Nights


And I Saw (SSAA) (2012) - SSAA divisi a cappella

Commissioned in 2012-13 by a consortium of advanced women's choirs


Bahihii Waaliidkay Dhaqay (2016) - 2 part treble, piano

Commissioned by Minneapolis Public Schools in honor of Dr. Bernadeia Johnson and her service to our students.


Before We Get Dusty (2010) - SSA, piano

Commissioned for Healing and Hope Through Song, a program of the American Composers Forum, with partial funding provided by Saint Paul Cultural STAR. Premiered by the Minnesota Boychoir, Mark Johnson, Artistic Director.


Born Into a Fairy Tale (2018) - SSAA a cappella

Commissioned by Akademiska Damkören Lyran, Jutta Seppinen, conductor


Cassiopeia (2013) - SSA a cappella

Commissioned by a consortium of women's choirs led by Julie Skadsem and Christine Howlett


Duende (2016) - SSAA, floor toms

Commissioned in 2016 by the young women of Girls’ 21, Cherry Creek High School, Greenwood Village, CO.


Goodbye, Then (2014) - SSA, clarinet in Bb, piano

This work was commissioned by the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Women's Concert Chorale, Frank Watkins, conductor


Gravedigger, arr. (2016) - SSAA a cappella, soli

Written by David J. Matthews


Home on the Range (2006) - American Folk Song, 2 part treble, piano

To Jayne Windnagel and the Children’s Choir of the Church of St. Michael’s
Published by Graphite Publishing


How to Triumph Like a Girl (2018) - SSA, piano


Infervesco (2003) - SSAA a cappella

Commissioned by Aliqua


Queen of the Range (2006) - SA, piano

To Jayne Windnagel and the Children's Choir of the Church of St. Michael's, Stillwater, MN
Published by Graphite Publishing


She Tore a Map (2015) - SA, piano

Commissioned by Graphite Publishing for the 2015-16 Women’s Choir Commissioning Consortium


Serenade (2002) - SSAA a cappella

Commissioned by Aliqua
Published by Graphite Publishing


Twenty Questions (2010) - 2-part treble voices, piano

Commissioned for Healing and Hope Through Song, a program of the American Composers Forum, with partial funding provided by Saint Paul Cultural STAR. Premiered by the Minnesota Boychoir, Mark Johnson, Artistic Director.


Composition for Mens Voices

“Salve Regina” - Notre Dame Men’s Glee Club and Cantus

“Salve Regina” - Notre Dame Men’s Glee Club and Cantus

All Natures, Even Mine (2008) - TTTBB a cappella

Commissioned by Matthew Moore and the New Mexico Gay Men’s Chorus for GALA 2008


A Red, Red (Noun) (2016) - TB, piano

Commissioned in 2016 by the North Central Division of ACDA Commissioning Consortium for Young Men.


Ambletown (2013) - Traditional, TTBB a cappella

Commissioned by the University of Notre Dame’s DeBartolo Performing Arts Center


And Her Smoke Rose Up Forever (2007) - TTTBB a capppella

Commissioned by the Bowling Green State University Men's Chorus, Dr. Willam Skoog, Director


Auld Lang Syne (2007) - Scottish Folk Song, TTTBB a cappella

Commissioned by Cantus for "All is Calm: the Christmas Truce of 1914"


The Dawn Brings Dew and Fire (2011) - TBB a cappella

For the Flower Mound High School Men’s Chamber Choir, Dr. Mark Rohwer, Director, and Adela Martinez, Assisstant Director


Empty (2012) - TB, piano and optional djembe

Written for 2012-2013 Young Men's Commissioning Consortium


Go (2012) - TB, hand drum, woodblock or clapping

Written for 2012-2013 Young Men's Commissioning Consortium


Goodbye, Then (2012) - TBB, clarinet in Bb, piano

This work was co-commissioned in the year 2012-13 by the American Choral Directors Association of Minnesota and the Minnesota Music Educators Association.


Gravedigger, arr. (2010) - TTBB a cappella, soli

Written by David J. Matthews


Grazin' in the Grass, arr. (2002) - Hugh Masekala, Baritone solo, TTTTBBB a cappella

Written for Cantus


Haragei (2016) - TB a cappella

Co-composed with Paul John Rudoi


The Highwayman (2004) - TTBB a cappella

Commissioned by and written for the Bowling Green University Men's Chorus, Dr. William Skoog, Director


How Can I Be Sure, arr. (2004) - Cavaliere /Brigati Jr., Ten solo, TTBB a cappella

Commissioned by Cantus


I Better Go Now, arr. (2003) - Howlin’ Wolf, TTBB a cappella

Written for Cantus


I Can Transform (2006) - TTTTTBBB, tenor solo, 8 percussionists

Commissioned by Cantus for their 2006-2007 touring season.


I Will Howl (2007) - TBB, cello or piano

Commissioned by the Prior Lake-Savage Education Foundation for the PLHS Varsity Men's Choir, Thomas Wm. Hassig, director


Johnny Come Down to Hilo, arr. (2013) - Traditional, TTBB a cappella

Commissioned by the University of Notre Dame’s DeBartolo Performing Arts Center


Keep Your Lamps, arr. (2009) - Spiritual

TB a cappella choir, TB soli, percussion

Written for Cantus' 2009-2010 Elemental tour


Kin (2015) - TB, piano

Commissioned by The Apollo Club for the Apollo Male Chorus, Dr. Sean Vogt, conductor


Little Blades of Grass (2013) - TTBB a cappella

Commissioned by the Lipscomb University Men's Choral Festival, Dr. Gary P. Wilson, conductor


Luceat Eis (2010) - TTTBBB a cappella choir

Commissioned by Gregory and Maura Harris, in memory of Mary Yolanda Dowling, whose beautiful voice was silenced on September 11th, 2001, and those who perished with her. Premiered by Cantus in 2011.


Mad (2014) - TB, piano

Commissioned by the American Choral Directors Association of Minnesota (ACDA-MN) for the 2014 State 7-8 Boys’ Honor Choir, Andrew Last, guest conductor


Many-Splendored Thing (2015) - TB, piano

from The Longest Nights


No One Will Love As I Did (2012) - TB, piano

Written for 2012-2013 Young Men's Commissioning Consortium


O Captain! My Captain! (2006) - TTTBB a cappella

Commissioned by the Bowling Green State University Men's Chorus, Dr. Willam Skoog, Director


O Tannenbaum (2007) - German Christmas Carol, TBB a cappella

Commissioned by Cantus for "All is Calm: the Christmas Truce of 1914"


Original Harmony (2014) - TTBB a cappella

Commissioned by the Singing Statesmen at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Gary Schwartzhoff, conductor.
Published by Colla Voce


Paper Cranes (2010) - TBB, piano

Commissioned for Healing and Hope Through Song, a program of the American Composers Forum, with partial funding provided by Saint Paul Cultural STAR. Premiered by the Minnesota Boychoir, Mark Johnson, Artistic Director.


Paul Bunyan (2003) - TTBB a cappella

Written for Cantus


Rough Beast
 (2013) - TTBB, opt. percussion (bongos, 3 concert toms, concert bass drum)

Commissioned by the Miami University Men's Glee Club, Jeremy D. Jones, conductor


Salvation is Created, arr. (2006) - Pavel Chesnokov, TTBB, TTBB soli, a cappella

Written for Cantus


Salve Regina (2013) - TTBB double choir a cappella

Commissioned by the Univ. of Notre Dame's DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Published by Graphite Publishing


She Moved Through the Fair, arr. (1998) - Irish Ballad, TBB a cappella

Written for Cantus

Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Co.


A Sign of Day To Come (2012) - TTBB a cappella

Written for Diane Loomer and Chor Leoni Men’s Choir, December 2012


Straight to My Heart, arr. (2000) - Sting, TTT soli, TTBB, percussion

Written for Cantus


The Streets of Laredo, arr. (2007) - American Folk Song, soprano, TTB, and piano

To Jayne Windnagel and the Children's Choir of the Church of St. Michael's

Published by Graphite Publishing


Susani, arr. (2007) - German Christmas Carol, TBB a cappella

Commissioned by Cantus for "All is Calm: the Christmas Truce of 1914"


Things I Didn't Know I Loved (2001, 2006) - TTBB a cappella

Published by Graphite Publishing


Tinuviel (2001) - TTBB a cappella

Written for Cantus


'Twas in the Moon of Wintertime, arr. (2006) - Huron carol, TTBB a cappella

Written for Cantus

Published by Graphite Publishing


Valparaiso, arr. (2004) - Sting, TTBB a cappella

Written for Cantus


Veni Creator Spiritus (1998) - TTBB a cappella

Written for Cantus

Published by Graphite Publishing


We Made a Grave For Him (2013) - TTBB a cappella

Commissioned for BealeCanto of Rhodes College, Dr. William Skoog, artistic director


We Three Kings, arr. (2002) - John H. Hopkins, TTBB a cappella

Commissioned by Jim Heiks for the Appleton North High School Varsity Men's Chorus


We Wish You a Merry Christmas, arr. (2008) - Traditional carol,

TBB choir, djembe, bongos, triangle

Commissioned by Matthew Moore and the New Mexico Gay Men’s Chorus


What Child is This, arr. (2000) - Traditional, TTBB a cappella

Written for Cantus

Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Co.


What I Have Done (2003) - Amazing Grace/House of the Rising Sun, Bar. Solo, TTTBBB a cappella

Written for Cantus


Who's Lovin' You, arr. (2001) - Smokey Robinson, Tenor solo, TTBB a cappella

Written for Cantus


The World Before Me 
(2006) - TTBB, TT soli, a cappella

Commissioned by the Kent State University Mens' Chorus, Ben Ayling, Director.


Composition for Solo Voice

“Where Beauty Comes From” - Courtney Huffman, Soprano

“Where Beauty Comes From” - Courtney Huffman, Soprano

Departure (2004) - song cycle for high voice and piano

Commissioned by The Linden Duo

Published by Graphite Publishing


Havaa’s Lullaby (2017) 2 part a cappella

As performed by Nation


How to Triumph Like a Girl (2018) low voice, piano

Published by Graphite Publishing


Where Beauty Comes From (2012) - song cycle for high voice, piano 

Written for and premiered by Courtney Huffamn, soprano.

Published by Graphite Publishing


Sweet and Low
 (2005) - lullaby for medium voice, a cappella

Written for Elia Anna Bartlett


Instrumental Compositions

“Marchy McMarchface” - Lex-Ham Community Band

“Marchy McMarchface” - Lex-Ham Community Band

Earth Moves (2000) - guitar, cello quartet


Flight (2003) - Boomwhackers, optional SSAA, TTBB, or SATB choir

Commissioned by Cantus


Frost Giant (2014) - wind ensemble

Written for Dr. Timothy Mahr and the St. Olaf Band with support from a 2014 Artist Initiative Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board


The Ground Blurs (2012) - solo cello

Written for Kisten Whitson with funding from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council


Kinetic (2011) - woodwind quintet

Commissioned by the Bartlett family for Pavia Winds


Marchy McMarchface (2017) - concert band

Commissioned by the Lex-Ham Community Band


Our Beautiful Velocity (2010) - horn in F, violin, piano

Commissioned by the Bartlett family for Melange a Trois


Susani
 (2011) - German Christmas Carol, 3-part horn choir

For the 2011 Colonial Chamber Series Holiday Horns Concert & dedicated to the members of the Twin Cities Horn Sound


Thirty-Eight Tears (2012) - solo cello

Written for Kisten Whitson with funding from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council


Twas in the Moon of Wintertime
 (2011) - Huron Carol, 6-part horn choir

For the 2011 Colonial Chamber Series Holiday Horns Concert & dedicated to the members of the Twin Cities Horn Sound


We Three Kings
 (2011) - John H. Hopkins, 6-part horn choir

For the 2011 Colonial Chamber Series Holiday Horns Concert & dedicated to the members of the Twin Cities Horn Sound


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Written by Peter Rothstein, vocal arrangements by Erick Lichte and Timothy C. Takach