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CHORAL MUSIC: men's voices
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Birds of the Psalms (2016) (2016) 30

Commissioned by and Premiered (May 2016) by Cappella Clausura, Amelia LeClair, Director
Commercial release 2017 by Cappella Clausura, Amelia LeClair, Direcor, and online July 2018 by PARMA
Text: Psalter, The Book of Common Prayer (English) and Patricia Van Ness (Movement X)
From Music for the Psalms

  1. Psalm 91, You are My Refuge and My Stronghold PDF
  2. Psalm 55, Wings Like a Dove PDF
  3. Psalm 17, Keep Me As the Apple of Your Eye PDF
  4. Psalm 104, Birds of the Air PDF
  5. Psalm 57 In te confidit anima mea / I Have Taken Refuge in You PDF
  6. Psalm 63, I Seek You PDF
  7. Psalm 148, Creeping Things and Winged Birds PDF
  8. Psalm 61, I Will Dwell in Your House Forever PDF
  9. Psalm 36, How Priceless is Your Love PDF
  10. Beauty Flew to Me (Reprise of Psalm 91) PDF

Full Chorus except II. SSAA; V. TTABB; VIII. SSAA

Score
Birds of the Psalms (2016) (Full Score) (2016) 30

Commissioned by and Premiered (May 2016) by Cappella Clausura, Amelia LeClair, Director
Commercial release 2017 by Cappella Clausura, Amelia LeClair, Direcor, and online July 2018 by PARMA
Text: Psalter, The Book of Common Prayer (English) and Patricia Van Ness (Movement X)
From Music for the Psalms

Full Chorus except II. SSAA; V. TTABB; VIII. SSAA

Score
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 MP3

Premiered (5 October 1996) by Schola Cantorum of Boston; Fred Jodry, Director
Text by Patricia Van Ness (English), trans. into Latin by Edward J. Vodoklys, S.J.

  1. I. Fleo
  2. II. Tu es mea infans
  3. III. Cor mei cordis
  4. IV. Una nos ambulabimus in silva
  5. V. Tu es mea infans
  6. Amen (from Five Meditations, 1993)

SSATBB (Movement III TBB only)

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Jesus, Redeemer of the World (2014-5) 7 MP3

Commissioned and Premiered by Beneficia lucis, James Busby, Director
Night Song, Daryl Bichel, Artistic Director
Premiered at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational (US) on 2 May 2014
Chant by Daryl Bichel, Artistic Director, Night Song
Polyphony by Patricia Van Ness

SATB or TTBB

Score
My Heart is a Holy Place (2001) 5

New arrangement of Cor meum est templum sacrum
Commissioned by The King’s Singers
Score available from Hal Leonard

AATTBB

O magna res / O Greatness (1998) 15

Commissioned and Premiered (18 April 1998) by the Heidelberg New Music Festival Ensemble
Text by Hildegard von Bingen (Latin)

Solo Tenor or Soprano, Flute, Clarinet, Guitar, & Viola

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Phoenix / De ave phoenice (The) (2002) 42

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 PDF MP3
  2. The Fountain and the Bird PDF MP3
  3. Instrumental (Violoncello Solo) PDF MP3
  4. The Indescribable Notes by Day and Night PDF MP3
  5. The Flight to this World Where Death Holds Sway PDF MP3
  6. and the Death of the Phoenix PDF MP3
  7. Rebirth PDF MP3
  8. Instrumental (Dance of Celebration) PDF MP3
  9. She Sips the Ambrosial Dew and Hastens to the City of the Sun PDF MP3
  10. Egypt Marvels PDF MP3
  11. She Returns to Her Proper Habitat PDF MP3
  12. Bird of Happy Lot and Purpose PDF MP3

Solo Soprano, Solo Baritone, Harpsichord, Oboe 1&2, Viola/Violin, Violoncello

ScoreParts
Psalm 3, O quid multiplicate sunt qui tribulant me/ O why are they multiplied that afflict me? (2015)

Commissioned and Premiered by Renaissance Men
Text in Latin from the Vulgata

Score
Psalm 57, In te confidit anima mea / I Have Taken Refuge in You (2016)

Part of “Birds of the Psalms”
Commissioned by and Premiered (October 2016) by Cappella Clausura, Amelia LeClair, Director
Commercial Release Fall 2017 by Cappella Clausura, Amelia LeClair, Director, and online July 2018 by PARMA
Text: The Biblia Sacra Vulgata
From Music for the Psalms

TBB

Score
Psalm 121, I Lift My Eyes to the Hills (2014)

Commissioned and  Premiered  by Renaissance Men

TTBB

Score
Requiem (2004) 37

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 Patricia Van Ness (English)

  1. Introit MP3
  2. Kyrie MP3
  3. Domine MP3
  4. Sanctus and Hosanna MP3
  5. Pie Jesu and Agnus Dei MP3
  6. Lux aeterna MP3
  7. Libera me/The Comforter MP3
  8. In Paradisum MP3

Solo Baritone, SSAATTBB, Solo Oboe & String Orchestra

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Tu Risa / Your Laughter (Solo Baritone & Guitar/Harpsichord/Piano) (1996) 12

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 Baritone & Guitar/Harpsichord/Piano

Score
Tu Risa / Your Laughter (Solo Tenor & Guitar/Harpsichord/Piano) (1996) 12

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 Tenor & Guitar/Harpsichord/Piano

Score

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