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CHORAL MUSIC: accompanied
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Advent (1997) 15 min (for Advent)
Commissioned and Premiered (December 1997) by First Church in Cambridge, Congregational
Peter Sykes, Music Director
Text by the composer, trans. Edward J. Vodoklys, S.J. (Latin)
  1. Prelude: Inter decem milia dolorum et gaudiorum volventium MP3
  2. Statim vero
  3. Per arcum apertum illa frigida nocte MP3
  4. Nives tenues in nostris vultibus fulgent MP3
SSAATBB & String Orchestra
Score
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Amissus / The Lost One (1999) 5 min (for general use)
Commissioned and Premiered (16 May 1999) by Trinity Episcopal Choir, Fort Wayne, Indiana
Wayne Petersen, Director
Text by the composer, trans. Edward J. Vodoklys, S.J. (Latin)
SSATB
Score
Amor meus tibi ex sepulcro vacuo effundit / My Love Flows from the Tomb, Like Song (2001) (For Easter)
Commissioned and Premiered by First Church in Cambridge, Congregational
Peter Sykes, Music Director
Text by the composer, trans. Edward J. Vodoklys, S.J. (Latin)
SA, Oboe or Trumpet, & organ
Score
Cor mei cordis / Heart of my Heart (1994) 15 min MP3 Premiered (5 October 1996) by Schola Cantorum of Boston; Fred Jodry, Director
Text by the composer, trans. Edward J. Vodoklys, S.J. (Latin)
  1. Fleo
  2. Tu es mea infans
  3. Cor mei cordis
  4. Una nos ambulabimus in silva
  5. Tu es mea infans
  6. Amen (from Five Meditations, 1993)
SSATBB (Bass part may be doubled or played alone by Organ or Strings)
Score
Doxology Cantata (2011) 14 min MP3 Commissioned and Premiered by First Church in Cambridge, Congregational
Peter Sykes, Music Director
In honor of the 375th Anniversary of First Church in Cambridge
SSAATB, Strings, Trumpet, & Oboe
Score
Chorus
The Erminia (1997) 15 min (for general use, memorial services)
Commissioned and Premiered (4 April 1999) by First Church in Cambridge, Congregational
Peter Sykes, Music Director
Text from Jerusalem Delivered by Torquato Tasso (Italian), trans. Ralph Nash (English)
  1. e in lui verso de'inessicabil vena MP3
  2. "Misera!" MP3
  3. "Ma che?" MP3
  4. "Raccogli tu l'amina mia segauce" MP3
  5. Sente la donna il cavalier che geme MP3
Solo Soprano & Harpsichord

Score

Evensong (1991) 36 min Premiered (7 March 1992) at Lindsay Chapel, Emmanuel Church, Boston
Scott Metcalfe, Director and Baroque violin; Heather Knutson, soprano; Rob Dobson, Richard Duguay, Daniel McCabe and Art Rawding, Tenors; Owen Watkins, Baroque oboe; Shira Kammen, violle, and Janet Haas, Carol Lewis, Lynn Tetenbaum and Emily Walhout, violas da gamba
Text by the composer, trans. Richard Schenk, O.P. and Marianne Schlosser (Latin)
  1. Kyrios eleemon
  2. tu nos numquam reliquisti
  3. Divisum cor meum quod multa turpia inhabitant
  4. Benedicas amicis nostris benevolentiam tuam relucentibus
  5. In confinio maris clamavi ad te
  6. Elaboration on In confinio MP3
  7. Conquiescamus post contentionem placato corde MP3
  8. Altissima MP3
  9. Amen MP3
Solo Soprano, 4 Tenors, Baroque Oboe, Vielle, Baroque Violin, & 5 Violas da gamba
Or Solo Soprano, 4 Tenors, Oboe, & Organ (Score)

Score

Five Meditations (1993) 28 min Text by the composer, trans. Edward J. Vodoklys, S.J. (Latin)
  1. Atque cum in frigas apothecas introimus
  2. Quando ad primam lucen oculos nostros aperiamus
  3. Tu per foras me magnas perducis
  4. Cor meum est templum sacrum (from 1993)
  5. Cum securus in silentio sum
  6. Amen
SSAATTBB, Baroque or Modern Oboe, Violas da gamba, & Symphonia or Organ

Grace (1999) 5 min MP3 (for general use, memorial services)
Commissioned and Premiered (4 April 1999) by First Church in Cambridge, Congregational
Peter Sykes, Music Director
Text by the composer (English)
SSSATBB & Optional Organ, Trumpet or Cello

Score

Lullaby (2006) 3 min Commissioned by Anonymous
Premiered (11 November 2006) by Laurie Monahan, Kalamazoo, MI
Text by the composer (English)
Mezzo-Soprano & Cello or Harp

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Magnificat (1996) 6 min MP3 (for Advent and Christmas)
Commissioned and Premiered (22 December 1996) by First Church in Cambridge, Congregational
Peter Sykes, Music Director
Text: Luke 1:45-55, Biblia Sacra Vulgata translation (Latin)
SSA & Organ
Score
May We Live in Peace (2003) Commissioned by the Boston Landmarks Orchestra; Charles Ansbacher, Conductor SSS, Flute, 2 Oboes, 2 Horns in F, Timpani, & String Orchestra Score
Nocturnes (2000) Commissioned and Premiered (20 November 2000) by the Newton Choral Society; David Carrier, Director
Text by the composer, trans. Edward J. Vodoklys, S.J. (Latin)
  1. Invocation
  2. Nycetereutes
  3. Defensae silvae
  4. Moonfish
  5. Mooncalf's Ditty
  6. Somnabulator
  7. In laude noctis
SSATB, 2 Horns in F, 2 Trumpets, Trombone & Tuba
O magna res / O Greatness (1998) Commissioned and Premiered (18 April 1998) by the Heidelberg New Music Festival
Text by Hildegard von Bingen (Latin)
Solo Tenor or Soprano, Flute, Clarinet, Guitar, & Viola
Score
O Red Sox Forever and Ever / O Rosae Soleae, semper ad aeternum (2002) 15 min Commissioned and Premiered (8 September 2001) by Susan Sheriff Neubauer, soprano, Benjamin Neubauer, viola, and Perry King Neubauer, cello and recorder, private residence, Cambridge, MA
Text by the composer (English)
  1. O Red Sox forever and ever
  2. Ah! An error! A slip in the great dance!
  3. Exquisite crumbling ruin, Fenway Park
  4. And what of that huge player who willingly donned pinstripers?
  5. O Red Sox forever and ever, beyond players, beyond top brass
Solo Soprano, Viola, Cello, & Recorder
Score
O Red Sox Forever and Ever / O Rosae Soleae, semper ad aeternum (2008 Edition) (2008) 15 min Premiered (January 2008) by the Riverview Chamber Players, Rebecca Strauss, Artistic Director; and Susan Wilson, Narrator, at King’s Chapel, Boston, MA
Text by the composer (English)
  1. O Red Sox forever and ever MP3
  2. Ah! An error! A slip in the great dance! MP3
  3. Exquisite crumbling ruin, Fenway Park MP3
  4. And what of that huge player who willingly donned pinstripers? MP3
  5. O Red Sox forever and ever, beyond players, beyond top brass MP3
Strings & Narrator
Score
Pentecost (1996) 5 min (for Pentecost)
Commissioned and Premiered (26 May 1996) by First Church in Cambridge, Congregational
Peter Sykes, Music Director
Text by the composer, trans. Edward J. Vodoklys, S.J. (Latin)
SATB & Optional Organ
Score
The Phoenix / De ave phoenice (2002) 42 min Commissioned by the Boston Athenaeum
To commemorate their reopening after renovations
Premiered (27 November 2002) by Ellen Hargis, soprano; Sanford Sylvan, baritone; Peter Sykes, harpsichord, Julianne Verret, oboe/English horn, Jane Harrison, oboe/English horn; Anne Black, violin/viola, and Emily Walhout, cello
Text by Carmen Lactantius (Latin), trans. Sister Mary Francis McDonald, O.P. (English)
  1. The grove of the sun MP3
  2. The fountain and the bird MP3
  3. Cello Solo MP3
  4. Indescribable notes by day and night MP3
  5. The flight to this world where death holds sway MP3
  6. Building the sepulchre and the death of the phoenix MP3
  7. Rebirth MP3
  8. Instrumental MP3
  9. She sips the ambrosial dew and hastens to the city of the sun MP3
  10. Egypt marvels MP3
  11. She returns to her proper habitat MP3
  12. O bird of happy lot and purpose MP3
Solo Soprano, Solo Baritone, Harpsichord, 2 Oboes, Enbglish Horn, Violin, Viola, & Cello
Score
Parts
Place of Ambush (1987) 45 min Commissioned for choreographer Beth Soll's 10th Anniversary Concert
Premiered April 1987, Chicago, New York City, and Boston, MA
Solo Soprano & String Orchestra

Psalm 67, God of Blessing (2013) Premiered (19 May 2013) by First Church in Cambridge, Congregational
Peter Sykes, Music Director
Text: Psalter, The Book of Common Prayer (English)
SSAATB & Organ
Score
Psalm 108, Wake Up, My Spirit (2013) Premiered (21 May 2013) by First Church in Cambridge, Congregational
Peter Sykes, Music Director
Text: Psalter, The Book of Common Prayer (English)
Descant, SAT & Organ
Score
Psalm 145 (2013) Premiered (6 January 2014) at Night Song (Daryl Bichel, Artistic Director) by Viriditas (Cristi Catt, Director)
First Church in Cambridge, Congregational
Text: Psalter, The Book of Common Prayer (English)
  1. I will exalt you PDF MP3
  2. You are gracious, full of compassion PDF MP3
  3. You are faithful PDF
  4. My mouth shall speak your praise PDF MP3
Solo Soprano with Harpsichord, Piano, or Plucked Instrument
Score
Red Sox Forever and Ever, O see above under O Red Sox Forever and Ever
Requiem (2004) 36 min Commissioned and Premiered (31 October 2004) by Coro Allegro; David Hodgkins, Director, Sanford Sylvan, baritone, Church of the Covenant, Boston
In memory of Julie Ince Thompson
Text: The Mass (Latin), one additional text by the composer (English)
  1. Introit MP3 Parts
  2. Kyrie MP3 Parts
  3. Domine MP3 Parts
  4. Sanctus and Hosanna MP3 Parts
  5. Pie Jesu and Agnus Dei MP3 Parts
  6. Lux aeterna MP3 Parts
  7. Libera me/The Comforter MP3 Parts
  8. In Paradisum MP3 Parts
Solo Baritone, SSAATTBB, Solo Oboe, & String Orchestra
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Chorus
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Requies aeterna donata est / Eternal Rest is Granted (1996) 4.5 min (for All Saints Day, memorial services)
Commissioned and Premiered (24 November 1996) by First Church in Cambridge, Congregational
Peter Sykes, Music Director
Text by the composer, trans. Edward J. Vodoklys, S.J. (Latin)
SATB
Score
Sea Shanty (2005) 3.5 min Commissioned by Jimmy Bastille, wooden boatmaker, in exchange for fixing a door
"I'm a dirty old man on the sparkling blue sea, and over the prow of my dory I pee"
Text by the composer (English)
Voices and Fiddle (Violin)

Spiritus laetitiae (2000) 9 min (for Pentecost)
Commissioned and Premiered (Easter 2000) by First Church in Cambridge, Congregational
Peter Sykes, Music Director
Text by the composer, trans. David Petrain (Latin)
  1. Spiritus laetitiae
  2. Consolator, commiserator
  3. Spiritus summi amoris
SATB, Oboe, Trumpet in C, 2 Violins, Viola, Cello, and Bass

Thanksgiving Music (1987) 6 min Premiered (4 March 1994) in the dance "Zerkolo"; Beth Soll, Choreographer, Festival on the Volga, Russia Solo Soprano, Mandolin, & String Orchestra
Tu Risa / Your Laughter (1996) 12 min Premiered (12 October 1999) by Ellen Hargis, soprano, and Peter Sykes, harpsichord, Kings Chapel, Boston
Text by Pablo Neruda (Spanish)
  1. Quitame el pan
  2. Mi lucha es dura y vuelvo
  3. Amor mio
  4. Junto al mar en otone
  5. Riete de la noche
Solo Voice & Harpsichord or Piano
Soprano
Alto
Tenor
Bass
You Hear My Cry / Domine exaudis orationem meam (2003) 5 min
Solo Soprano, SSAATBB & Optional Organ
Score

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