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CHORAL MUSIC: women's voices
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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 (SS) MP3
  4. Nives tenues in nostris vultibus fulgent MP3
SSAATBB & String Orchestra
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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
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Awakening (2013) 2 min Commissioned by Cristi Catt in memory of her grandmothers, Emily Faye Catt and Ethelyn Jean Falwell. SSAA Score
Come, Emmanuel (2005) 3.25 min (for Christmas/Advent)
Commissioned and Premiered (12 December 2004) by First Church in Cambridge, Congregational
Peter Sykes, Music Director
Text by the composer (English)
SSA
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
Ego sum Custos Angela (1995) 3 min Commissioned and Premiered (21 October 1995) by Laurie Monahan, St. Martins Episcopal, Providence, RI
Text by the composer, trans. Edward J. Vodoklys, S.J. (Latin)
Solo Soprano

Epiphany (1996) 3 min MP3 (for Epiphany)
Commissioned and Premiered (6 January 1997) by First Church in Cambridge, Congregational
Peter Sykes, Music Director
Text by the composer (English)
SSAA
Score
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

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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
  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 (Solo Soprano) MP3
  8. Altissima MP3
  9. Amen MP3
Solo Soprano, 4 Tenors, Baroque Oboe, Vielle, Baroque Violin, & 5 Violas da gamba (Tenor parts may be sung by women at pitch or one octave higher)

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In principio / In the Beginning (2002) 6 min MP3 Commissioned and Premiered (30 March 2003) by Youth pro Musica, St. Cecilia's Church, Boston, MA
Hazel Somerville, Director
Text: Genesis 1, Psalm 148 and Psalm 91, Biblia Sacra Vulgata translation (Latin)
SSA

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
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May We Live in Peace (2003) Commissioned by the American Composers Forum Boston and The Boston Landmarks Orchestra in Collaboration with The City of Boston Parks and recreation ParkARTS Program in the Emerald Necklace Commissioning Project, to honor Franklin Park
Premiered (16 August 2003) by The Boston Landmarks Orchestra; Charles Ansbacher, Conductor
SSS, Flute, 2 Oboes, 2 Horns in F, Timpani, & String Orchestra
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Nada te turbe (2006) 7 min Commisioned by Tapestry (Laurie Monahan, Cristi Catt, Daniela Tosic)
Text: Prayer Book of St. Teresa of Avila (Spanish)
SSSA
Score
The Nine Orders of the Angels (1996) 44 min Commissioned and Premiered (22 March 1996) by Tapestry, Cambridge, MA; Laurie Monahan, Director
Text by the composer, trans. Edward J. Vodoklys, S.J. (Latin)
  1. Custodes Angeli MP3
  2. Gabriel MP3 PDF of neumes
  3. Anael MP3 PDF of neumes
  4. Angeli Potestatis MP3 PDF of neumes
  5. Raphael MP3
  6. Dominationes MP3
  7. Thronorum MP3 PDF of neumes
  8. Cherubim MP3 PDF of neumes
  9. Seraphim MP3
SSAA
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 (SSA)
  4. Moonfish
  5. Mooncalf's Ditty
  6. Somnabulator
  7. In laude noctis
SSATB, 2 Horns in F, 2 Trumpets, Trombone & Tuba
(Movements III and VI may be performed a cappella)
O infans lucis (1998) 5 min Commissioned and Premiered (2 May 1998) by the Fort Wayne Children's Choir; Ty Magsig, Director
Text by the composer, trans. Edward J. Vodoklys, S.J. (Latin)
SSAA

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
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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
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
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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

Prayer for Peace (2005) 4 min Commissioned and Premiered (25 May 2005) by Tapestry (Cristi Catt, Laurie Monahan, Daniela Tosic), First Church in Cambridge
As supplemental music for new staging of Hildegard von Bingen's Ordo
Text: Psalm 148
SSAA

Psalm 22, Mary's Lament (2014) MP3 Dedicated to Tapestry
Text: Psalter, The Book of Common Prayer (English), St. Benedict: Vigils
SSMzA
Score
Psalm 27, You Are My Light and My Salvation (2013) MP3 Premiered (21 April 2013) at Night Song (Daryl Bichel, Artistic Director)
First Church in Cambridge, Congregational
Text: Psalter, The Book of Common Prayer (English)
3 Solo Soprano & SSSA or Two Choirs (SSA & SSSA)
Score
Psalm 40 and Rumi (2016) MP3 Text: Rumi
Psalter, The Book of Common Prayer (English)
SSSA
Score
Psalm 55, Wings Like a Dove (2016) Part of Birds of the Psalms
Text: Psalter, The Book of Common Prayer (English)
SSSA / SSAA
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Psalm 61, I Will Dwell in Your House Forever (2016) Part of Birds of the Psalms
Text: Psalter, The Book of Common Prayer (English)
SSA
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Psalm 107, We Give Thanks to You (2013) MP3 Premiered (24 November 2013) 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)
SSSA with Optional Soloists
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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
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Psalm 147, You lift up Jerusalem (2014) Dedicated to Angelus, Dana Taylor, Director
Text: From the Hebrew, Transliteration by Alan J . Green
SSAA
Score
Red Sox Forever and Ever, O see above under O Red Sox Forever and Ever
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
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
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