Book I. Unaccompanied Chorus
1. Fire Chant: Commissioned by "Non-Verbal Sacred Chants." 1 minute, for three part chorus sung on vowels. for mixed chorus. Unperformed and withheld.
2. Blessings On Your Home: 2 and a half minutes minutes; Text by Drew Hubbard;
in 2010, won first place in the Boston Metro Opera International Composition Competition in the choral music category, and was premiered by BMO and
performed several more times by BMO. See "Ritual" VI;III;2.
3. A Cradle Song: 3 minutes & and 20 seconds; Poem by William Blake; written on 8/21/9.
4. Unison Mass: 4 movements; 5 minutes; with organ accompaniment by Dr. Sam Walter. Premiered at St. Anne's Pro-Cathedral of Brooklyn; also performed at The Church of The Resurrection and Cathedral of St. John The Divine all in NYC.
5. The Stag Ritual: 5.5 minutes; 4 movements; poem by Andrew Swan;
5a. The Stage Ritual: for baritone and bass voices. Unperformed.
5b. The Stage Ritual: for two bassoons. Unperformed.
6. Missa Brevis: 3 movements, 7 minutes: "Kyrie" "Sanctus/Benedictus" and "Agnus Die" "Gloria" was added latter for Edith Ho, Church of The Advent, Boston. Unperformed.
7. As Winter Comes: Halloween Cantata: A Ritual for Samhain; 7 movements in 8 minutes with text by Drew Hubbard.
8. Sic Transit gloria mundi: 3 part chorus; 10 minutes in English with some Latin; Emily Dickinson (uc). Used with permission. Unperformed.
9. Psalms of Peace: 5 movements in 12 and a half minutes. I. premiered at King's Chapel, Boston, MA under Daniel Pinkham; V. performed at Old South, Boston under Harry Huff, but it was premiered at The United Parishin Brookline, MA under Geza Klembala. You can hear the first performance to your right:
9a. There is a River: 6 minutes; uses Psalm texts. The middle three psalms. Unperformed.
10. The Silent Land!: To poems translated by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow; 5 movements in 18 minutes. Movement III: "Gd. Alone" won "The Director's Prize" of The Longfellow Chorus, premiered and recorded in Portland, ME, also performed in NJ. The rest unperformed.
See also listings below: "Psalm 23" from "Psalms of David" VI;III;1; and "Psalm 24" and "Dreams" from "Lavender Requiem" VI;III;2. Both of these are listed below, on this page.
II. Chorus with Keyboard:
1. 900 Miles: 2 minutes; traditional folk song; male chorus with a bass-baritone solo and piano; written for Flossie Dunne and the Apollo club of Boston. Unperformed.
2. Mass: SATB with organ; 4 movements in 5 minutes. SATB chorus. Performed at
The Church of The Resurrection under Dr. Sam Walter. 2 versions of "Agnus Dei."
3. Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis: SATB with organ; 9 minutes. Completed on 11/27/19. Based on an earlier withheld version of the same text performed at The Little Church, Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA. by Janet Wheeler, soprano and Earl Miller (?) organ. That version, written by the composer in his mid teens. Unperformed. Related (but not identical) to VI/III/2 below.
4. Passion according to St. Mark: 30 minutes: SATB chorus, 13 soloists, flute & organ; texts from The King James Bible; and "O Sacred Head, Now Wounded" by Paul Gerhart (trans. Robert Bridges) and the plain song chant: "Dies Irae." Music used in the video "Allegory." Written when I was 17, studying at The Juilliard Prep School with Robert Hoffsteader, and performed a year latter at The Church of The Resurrection, NYC:
The musicians were (partial list): Janet Wheeler; June LaBell, and Carrie Glover, sopranos; Virginia Harms, Emily Golden, altos; Jack Witcher (Judas), tenor; Robert Keuhn, baritone (Jesus); the composer, bass-baritone (Pilot); Dr. James Scott, Flute; Clair Van Audsdall, organ; and the choir of The Church of The Resurrectionn; all under Dr. Sam Walter. You can hear MOST of the piece by pushing either of the buttons to the right: