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men's voices

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CHORAL MUSIC: men's voices
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Caritas (2005) 6.5 min MP3 Commissioned and Premiered (30 September 2006) by Mannerquartett Schnittpunktvokal (Austria)
Festival Niedersachsische Musiktage, Hannover, Germany
Text: I Corinthians 13 Biblia Sacra Vulgata translation (Latin)
CtTTB
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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 (Movement III TBB only)
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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 (TB)
  2. tu nos numquam reliquisti (TB)
  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

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Jesus, Redeemer of the World (2014, rev. 2015) 7 min MP3 Commissioned and Premiered (2 May 2014) by First Church in Cambridge, Congregational
Chant by Daryl Bichel, Artistic Director, Night Song
Polyphony by Patricia Van Ness
SATB
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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)
TTB (sing octave lower than written) & Organ
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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
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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 Voice (change key as needed), Viola, Cello, & Recorder
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O Red Sox Forever and Ever / O Rosae Soleae, semper ad aeternum (2008) 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 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
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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
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Psalm 57, In te confidit anima mea / I Have Taken Refuge in You (2016) Part of Birds of the Psalms
Text: The Biblia Sacra Vulgata
TBB
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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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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
Tenor
Bass
The Voice of the Tenth Muse (1998) 39 min Commissioned and Premiered (15 November 1998), by Coro Allegro
David Hodgkins, Director, soprano Ruth Cunningham
Text by Sappho (Old Greek and English)
  1. So I pray (Greek)
  2. Come to me from Krete (Greek)
  3. I urge you (Greek)
  4. Now she stands among Lydian women (English)
  5. To me it seems that man has the fortune of the gods (Greek)
  6. Some say an army of horsemen (English)
  7. On the throne of many hues, Immortal Aphrodite (English)
  8. So I pray (Reprise) (Greek)
  9. Many crowns of violets, roses and crocuses (Greek)
Solo Soprano & SSAATTBB (Movement III TBB only)
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