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Alphabetical Index of Works


All My Heart This Night Rejoices (2015)
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SSATB a/c
Text: Paul Gerhardt [Christmas]
Difficulty rating: 1+
Duration: 3’00”
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Winner of the 2nd Annual New England Carol Contest

Alleluia (2003, rev. 2014)
SATB
TTBB
SATB, SSAA, TTBB a/c w/optional organ
Text: Alleluia
Difficulty rating: 2+
Duration: 3’30”
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Finalist in the Shoreline Community Chorale’s (Madison, CT) 2010 Choral
Composition Competition

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Ask Me No More (2010)
TTBB a/c
Also available: TTB/Cello
Text: Thomas Carew
Difficulty rating: 3
Duration: 3’15”
TTBB a/c view pdf score view composer notes $1.50 ea
TTB/cello view pdf score view composer notes $1.50 ea


Azrael
(2010)
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Mezzo-soprano and piano
Text: Sylvia Townsend Warner
Duration: 4’30”
Commissioned by Jay Barksdale to honor the Sylvia Townsend Warner Society
on the occasion of its 10th anniversary
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The Holy Spirit and the Eggplant (Introit for Pentecost) (2007)
SATB chorus, speaking chorus, and piano
Texts: David Craig, Acts 2, 2-4
Difficulty rating: 2+
Duration: 3’30”
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Bow Down Your Ear, O Lord (2015)
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SATB a/c          
Text: Psalm 86 (NKJV), Vv. 1-5
Duration: 4’00”
For the Duke Vespers Ensemble, Music Director Brian Schmidt
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Bronx Express (2005)

Go to the Americans
Stewed Prunes
Musical           
Book by Osip Dymov, Nahma Sandrow, trans.
Duration: 80’00”
Performances: New York International Fringe Festival, NYC, 8/12-8/24/05


Christmas Cantata (2002)
SATB a/c in 3 movements
Texts: Richard Wilbur, William Shakespeare, Latin antiphon
Difficulty rating: 3+
Duration: 11’00”
Commissioned by The Greenwich Village Singers
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Come, Holy Spirit, Heavenly Dove (2005)
SATB a/c
Text: Isaac Watts [Pentecost]
Difficulty rating: 3
Duration: 2’15”
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Crimes of the Heart (2000)           
Incidental music
Performances: Gemini Ensemble,NYC, 4/26-5/12/00


Even in Darkness (2009)
SAB w/ piano
Text: Wendell Berry
Duration: 3’45”
Commissioned by the Packer Collegiate Institute Concert Chorus
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Evening Song (2007)
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SATB w/ piano
Text: Sidney Lanier
Difficulty rating: 2+
Duration: 3’00”
Finalist in the Shoreline Community Chorale’s (Madison, CT) 2010 Choral
Composition Competition

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Eyes of Glass (1997)

Music-theatre work
Book and lyrics by Matthew Smith
Duration: 70’00


Fall into Winter (2005)
SATB w/ orchestra
Text: Sheila Dunlop
Difficulty rating: 2+
Duration: 7’00”
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Fantasy on Medieval Carols (2005)
excerpt
SATB chorus, children’s chorus w/ piano
Texts: (Lat.) Procedenti Puero; Angelus ad Virginem; Personent Hodie; Ecce Quod Natura; Chester Nuns’ Song; Orientis Partibus; Puer Nobis Nascitur
Difficulty rating: 3+
Duration: 15’30”
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Fish (2007)
Movement 2: Starfish
SSAA w/ saxophone (alto, baritone); cycle in 5 movements
Texts: Psalm 104, Eric Ormsby, Howard Nemerov, composer, Rupert Brooke
Difficulty rating 4+
Duration: 21’00”
Commissioned by the New York Treble Singers
Movements 3 & 4 are being revised, please contact Jonathan David for more information
on the set. Movement 2, Star-Fish, is available separately

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Flocks Feed By Darkness (2009)   
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SATB w/piano
Text: Thomas Merton [Christmas]
Difficulty rating: 2+
Duration: 4’00”
Commissioned by Glass Menagerie
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Frog Went a-Courtin’ [arr.] (2006)

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2-part treble chorus w/ piano
Text: Traditional
Difficulty rating: 2+
Duration: 4’00’
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Gitchee Gumee (2013)
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Song Cycle in 3 Movements
Baritone and piano
Text: Daniel Neer
Duration: ca. 18’00”
Recording by Daniel Neer, baritone, and Mila Henry, piano
Commissioned by Daniel Neer

Honorable Mention, 2014 National Association of Teachers of Singing Art Song Composition Award
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Hana/Blossom (2007)
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SATBB
Text: (Jap./Eng.) Issa
Duration: 3’45”
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The Holy Spirit and the Eggplant (Introit for Pentecost) (2007)

SATB chorus, speaking chorus, and piano
Texts: David Craig, Acts 2, 2-4
Difficulty rating: 2+
Duration: 3’30”
view pdf score view composer notes $1.50 ea

Hopkins Songs (2001/2004/2009)
Mvmt II: Spring and Fall
Mvmt III: The Windhover
Mvmt IV: Binsey Poplars
Song cycle in 5 movements
Soprano w/ piano
Texts: Gerard Manley Hopkins
Duration: 16’00”
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How Sweet I Roamed (2004)
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SATB a/c
Text: William Blake
Difficulty rating: 3
Duration: 2’45”
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If Music Be the Food of Love (2015)
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Solo SSA Trio and SATB a/c
Text: William Shakespeare
Duration: 6:45
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Commissioned by Richard and Lynn Edmonds for Concentus Carolina

Islands of Light
Home
The Train (exc.)
Ideal
Could They Be More in Love? (exc.)
Musical
Book and lyrics by Heather Hill

The Kallyope Yell (2008)
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SSAATTBB, reciter, and percussion (2 players)
Text: Nicholas Vachel Lindsay
Difficulty rating: 5
Duration: 8'30"

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The Kraken (2008)
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SSSSSSAAAAAATTBB
Text: Alfred Tennyson
Difficulty rating: 4
Duration: 5’00”
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Little Drops of Water (2012)
Unison trebles, glockenspiel and piano
Text: Julia Fletcher Abigail Carney
Difficulty Rating: 1
Duration: 3’30”
Commissioned by the Marble Collegiate Church Cherub Choir
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Love (Though I Speak...) (2004)
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SATB w/ organ
Text: 1 Corinthians 13
Difficulty rating: 2+
Duration: 5’00”
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Mirabile Mysterium (2007)
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SATB w/ divisi
Text: (Lat.) Sophronius of Jerusalem
Difficulty rating: 3+
Duration: 4’00”
Commissioned by The Greenwich Village Singers
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view composer notes $1.75 ea


No La Debemos Dormir (2006)
TBB w/ harp
Text (Span.): Fray Antonio Montesinos [Christmas]
Difficutly rating: 3+
Duration: 3’30”
Commissioned by The Greenwich Village Singers

This work is being revised, please contact Jonathan David for more information.

Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal (2004)
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SSAATTBB a/c
Text: Alfred Tennyson
Difficulty rating: 4
Duration: 5’00”
published by Oxford University Press
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To purchase please contact Oxford University Press
at music.permissions.uk@oup.com




The Persistence of Song (2006)

Mvmt III: The Persistence of Song
Mvmt IV: Tribute to the Young Man Without His Umbrella
Mvmt V: Evening
Song cycle in 5 movements
Baritone w/ violin and piano
Texts: Muriel Rukeyser, Thomas Merton, Howard Moss, Bonnie Phelps
Duration: 21’30”
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Sederunt: A Perotin Caprice (2015)
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Solo SSAA quartet and 8-part mixed chorus
Duration: ca. 10'00”
For the DePauw Chamber Singers, Music Director Kristina Boerger
view pdf score $3.00

A Shepherd’s Nativity (Sweet Light) (2011)
TTBB w/ Eng. Horn
Text: Richard Crashaw
Difficulty Rating: 3
Duration: 3’15”
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Shiloh (2003)

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SATB a/c (also SSA w/ piano)
Text: Herman Melville
Difficulty rating: 3+
Duration: 3’30” to 4’00”
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Choose Voicing

Slow Learning (2009)
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SATB a/c
Text: Scott Cairns
Difficulty rating: 4
Duration: 5’00”
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Song of the Nuns of Chester [arr.] (2006)
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SSA w/ piano
Text: 13th or 14th c. English carol
Difficulty rating: 2
Duration: 2’30”
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Stabat Mater (2012)
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SSATBB a/c
Text: Stabat Mater
Difficulty Rating: 3
Duration: 11-12’
Commissioned by the Carroll University Concert Choir
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Star-Fish (2007)

(from Fish)
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SSAA w/ alto saxophone
Text: Eric Ormsby
Difficulty rating 4
Duration: 4’00”
Commissioned by the New York Treble Singers
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Te Lucis Ante Terminum (2014)
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Tenor Solo SATB a/c (divisi)
Text: (Lat.): anon.
Duration: 4’00”
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Commissioned by the Duke Vespers Ensemble
Performed by C4, The Choral/Composer/Conductor Collective
Conducted by Perry Townsend, tenor soloist Colin Britt

Tears, Apples and Stones (Könnyek, Almák és Kövek)
Vocalise for Somorja

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SSA, chorus or solo trio
Difficulty rating: 4
Duration: 6’-7’
Commissioned by Zsuzsanna Ardó for the eponymous installation for the At Home Gallery/Synagogue Šamorín, Slovakia
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Titania's Garage Sale (2009)
Solo C/T (or mezzo), SSAATTBB a/c
Text: Mary Alexandra Agner
Difficulty rating: 4+
Duration: 6’30”
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Tu Pauperum Refugium (2006)
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SSAATTBB
Text: (Lat.) anon.
Difficulty rating: 4
Duration: 7’00”
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Two Kingsongs (2013)
For baritone and piano
Texts: Sylvia Townsend Warner, Percy Bysshe Shelley
Duration: 7’45”
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Commissioned by the Cheah-Chan Duo

Vidi Aquam (2004)
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SATBB a/c
Text: Latin antiphon
Difficulty rating: 4
Duration: 4’30”
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We Give Praise (Thanks-Giving Theme) (2006)
SATB (or unison) chorus w/organ
Text: Jonathan David
Difficulty rating: 1+
Duration: 3’00”
Commissioned by the Thanks-Giving Foundation

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view composer notes $1.25 ea

Wild Wind (1999)
Music-theatre work
Book and lyrics by Matthew Smith
Duration: 85’00”
Performances: New York International Fringe Festival, NYC, 8/18-8/29/99


Winter Birds (2007-2009)
Song cycle in 6 movements
Counter-tenor (or mezzo-soprano), clarinet, viola and 2 cellos
Texts: David Brendan Hopes

This work will be available for purchase following its premiere.
Please contact Jonathan David for more information.
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