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Advent (1997) 15

(for Advent)
Commissioned and Premiered (December 1997) by First Church in Cambridge, Congregational
Peter Sykes, Music Director
Text by Patricia Van Ness (English), trans. into Latin by Edward J. Vodoklys, S.J.

  1. Prelude: Inter decem milia dolorum et gaudiorum volventium MP3
  2. I. Statim vero
  3. II. Per arcum apertum illa frigida nocte MP3
  4. III. Nives tenues in nostris vultibus fulgent MP3

SSAATBB & String Orchestra

ScoreParts
Air for Flugelhorn and Organ (1998) 5.22 MP3

Commissioned and Premiered at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational by Robinson Pyle and Peter Sykes
For the installation of Rev. David Grishaw-Jones

Flugelhorn or Trumpet & Organ

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 Patricia Van Ness (English), trans. into Latin by Edward J. Vodoklys, S.J.

Doxology Cantata (2011) 14 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, Congregational

SSAATB, Strings, Trumpet, & Oboe

ScoreChorus
Erminia, The (1997) 15

Commissioned and Premiered by Ellen Hargis
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 and Harpsichord

Score
Evensong (1991) 36

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 Patricia Van Ness (English), trans. into Latin by Richard Schenk, O.P. and Marianne Schlosser

  1. I. Kyrios eleemon MP3
  2. II. Tu nos numquam reliquisti MP3
  3. III. Divisum cor meum quod multa turpia inhabitant MP3
  4. IV. Benedicas amicis nostris benevolentiam tuam relucentibus MP3
  5. V. In confinio maris (Instrumental) MP3
  6. V. (continued) In confinio maris (Vocal Chant) MP3
  7. VI. Elaboration on In confinio MP3
  8. VII. Conquiescamus post contentionem placato corde MP3
  9. VIII. Altissima MP3
  10. IX. Amen MP3

Solo Soprano, 4 Tenors, Baroque Oboe, Vielle, Baroque Violin, & 5 Violas da gamba Or Solo Soprano, 4 Tenors, Oboe, & Organ (Score

ScoreParts
Excerpts from an Untitled Work for Guitar and Orchestra (1987) 15

Premiered (1 June 1988) by Boston Ballet; Monica Levy, Choreographer
Spoleto Festival, Spoleto Festival Orchestra, Stanley Sussman, Conductor, Charleston, SC

Guitar, Oboe, Horns in F, & String Orchestra

Score
Four Violin Studies (2010) 7.5

Premiered (18 March 2016, Boston) by Robert Hunt Simonds
Movement 1 performed by Patricia Van Ness
Movements 2-4 performed by Robert Hunt Simonds

  1. Semplicimente MP3
  2. Scherzando MP3
  3. Cantabile MP3
  4. Vivace MP3

Solo Violin

Score
Four Violin Studies (Transcribed for Viola) (2010) 7.5

Premiered (18 March 2016, Boston) by Robert Hunt Simonds
Movement 1 performed by Patricia Van Ness (Violin version)
Movements 2-4 performed by Robert Hunt Simonds (Violin version)

 

  1. Semplicimente (violin version) MP3
  2. Scherzando (violin version) MP3
  3. Cantabile (violin version) MP3
  4. Vivace (violin version) MP3

Solo Viola

Score
Grace (1999) 5 MP3

Commissioned and Premiered (4 April 1999) by First Church in Cambridge, Congregational
Peter Sykes, Music Director
Text by Patricia Van Ness (English)

SSSATBB & Optional Organ, Trumpet or Cello

Score
In the Very Air I Breathe (Transcribed for String Quartet) (2007) 3

Transcribed for and premiered (April 2007, Boston Athenaeum) by the Riverview Chamber Players, Rebecca Strauss, Artistic Director
From Three Maine Hymns

String Quartet

ScoreParts
Lullaby (2006) 3

Commissioned by Anonymous
Premiered (11 November 2006) by Laurie Monahan, Kalamazoo, MI
Text by Patricia Van Ness (English)

Mezzo-Soprano/Alto & Cello or Harp

Score
Luminous Rescue (Reprise of Psalm 59) (2018)

Part of “Psalms of Luminous Rescue”
Commissioned by Elizabeth Bradley and Coro Allegro, David Hodgkins, Artistic Director
Premiered on 20 May 2018 by Coro Allegro, Sonja Dutoit Tengblad, soprano, Church of the Covenant, Boston
In Memory of Our Foremothers, Who Fought For Our Deliverance
Text by Patricia Van Ness
From Music for the Psalms

Solo Soprano, SSAATB, Oboe, Viola, & Violoncello

Score
Magnificat (1996) 6 MP3

Commissioned by 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) MP3

Commissioned by and Premiered (2003) by the Boston Landmarks Orchestra; Charles Ansbacher, Conductor

SSS, Flute, 2 Oboes, 2 Horns in F, Timpani, & String Orchestra

Score
Nocturnes (2000, 2008, 2016) 40

Commissioned and Premiered (20 November 2000) by the Newton Choral Society; David Carrier, Director
Text by Patricia Van Ness (English), trans. into Latin by Edward J. Vodoklys, S.J.

SSATB, 2 Horns in F, 2 Trumpets, Trombone & Tuba (Movements III and VI may be performed a cappella)

ScorePartsChorus
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

Score
O Red Sox Forever and Ever / O Rosae Soleae, semper ad aeternum 15

Edition 2, 2008:  Premiered (January 2008) by the Riverview Chamber Players, Rebecca Strauss, Artistic Director; and Susan Wilson, Narrator, at King’s Chapel, Boston, MA
Text by Patricia Van Ness

Edition 1, 2001:  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 and Annotations by Patricia Van Ness (English)

  1. Edition 2, 2008: Score and Text PDF
  2. I. O Red Sox forever and ever (music) MP3
  3. I. O Red Sox forever and ever (narration) MP3
  4. 2. Ah! An error! A slip in the great dance! (music) MP3
  5. 2. Ah! An error! A slip in the great dance! (narration) MP3
  6. 3. Exquisite crumbling ruin, Fenway Park (music) MP3
  7. 3. Exquisite crumbling ruin, Fenway Park (narration) MP3
  8. 4. And what of that huge player who willingly donned pinstripers? (music) MP3
  9. 4. And what of that huge player who willingly donned pinstripers? (narration) MP3
  10. 5. O Red Sox forever and ever, beyond players, beyond top brass (music) MP3
  11. 5. O Red Sox forever and ever, beyond players, beyond top brass (narration) MP3
  12. Edition 1, 2001: Score, Text, & Annotations PDF

Narrator, Violin 1, Violin 2, Viola, Violoncello

Pastoral Suite (Seven Prayers) (2006) 30

Premiered at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational
In honor of Peter Sykes’ 20th Anniversary as Music Director

  1. In your presence is fullness of joy
  2. You lead me beside the still waters
  3. From the farthest heavens
  4. Amen for III
  5. As the morning dawns
  6. Our life, our sweetness and our hope
  7. You have put into my heart a marvelous love
  1. In your presence is fullness of joy MP3
  2. You lead me beside the still waters MP3
  3. From the farthest heavens MP3
  4. Amen for III MP3
  5. As the morning dawns MP3
  6. Our life, our sweetness and our hope MP3
  7. You have put into my heart a marvelous love MP3

Solo Organ

Score
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 5, Hearken to My Child’s Cry (2018) 6

Part of “Children of the Borderlands”
Commissioned by and Premiered (20 October 2018) by Cappella Clausura, Amelia LeClair, Director
From Music for the Psalms

Solo Soprano & Violin 1, Violin 2, Viola, Violoncello

ScoreParts
Psalm 18, Waves of Death Washed Over My Child (2018)

Part of “Children of the Borderlands”
Commissioned by and Premiered (20 October 2018) by Cappella Clausura, Amelia LeClair, Director
From Music for the Psalms

Solo Soprano & Violin 1, Violin 2, Viola, Violincello

ScoreParts
Psalm 28, I Will Praise You (2018)

Part of “Psalms of Luminous Rescue”
Commissioned by Elizabeth Bradley and Coro Allegro, David Hodgkins, Artistic Director
and Premiered on 20 May 2018 by Coro Allegro, Sonja Dutoit Tengblad, soprano, Church of the Covenant, Boston
In Memory of Our Foremothers, Who Fought For Our Deliverance
Text adapted from The Psalter, The Book of Common Prayer
From Music for the Psalms

Solo Soprano, SSATB, Oboe, Viola, & Violoncello

Score
Psalm 29, Ascribe to God Glory (2013)

Text: Psalter, The Book of Common Prayer (English)
From Music for the Psalms

SSAATB & Organ

Psalm 30, I Will Exalt You (2018)

Part of “Psalms of Luminous Rescue”
Commissioned by Elizabeth Bradley and Coro Allegro, David Hodgkins, Artistic Director
and Premiered on 20 May 2018 by Coro Allegro, Sonja Dutoit Tengblad, soprano, Church of the Covenant, Boston
In Memory of Our Foremothers, Who Fought For Our Deliverance
Text adapted from The Psalter, The Book of Common Prayer
From Music for the Psalms

SSAT/B, Oboe, Viola, & Violoncello

Score
Psalm 46, Be Still (2018)

Part of “Psalms of Luminous Rescue”
Commissioned by Elizabeth Bradley and Coro Allegro, David Hodgkins, Artistic Director
and Premiered on 20 May 2018 by Coro Allegro, Sonja Dutoit Tengblad, soprano, Church of the Covenant, Boston
In Memory of Our Foremothers, Who Fought For Our Deliverance
Text adapted from The Psalter, The Book of Common Prayer
From Music for the Psalms

Solo Soprano, SSAATB, Oboe, Viola, & Violoncello

Score
Psalm 59, O, Rescue Me (2018)

Part of “Psalms of Luminous Rescue”
Commissioned by Elizabeth Bradley and Coro Allegro, David Hodgkins, Artistic Director
and Premiered on 20 May 2018 by Coro Allegro, Sonja Dutoit Tengblad, soprano, Church of the Covenant, Boston
In Memory of Our Foremothers, Who Fought For Our Deliverance
Text adapted from The Psalter, The Book of Common Prayer
From Music for the Psalms

Solo Soprano, SSAATB, Oboe, Viola, & Violoncello

Score
Psalm 67, God of Blessing, God of Joy (2013) MP3

Premiered (19 May 2013) by First Church in Cambridge, Congregational
Peter Sykes, Music Director
Text adapted by Kate Layzer from The Psalter, The Book of Common Prayer (English)
From Music for the Psalms

 

SSAATB & Organ

Score
Psalm 134, Behold Now, Bless God (2013)

Premiered (3 February 2013) at Night Song (Daryl Bichel, Artistic Director) by Canticum verspertinum
First Church in Cambridge, Congregational
Text: Psalter, The Book of Common Prayer (English)
From Music for the Psalms

SATB

Score
Psalm 143, O, Hear My Prayer (2018)

Part of “Psalms of Luminous Rescue”
Commissioned by Elizabeth Bradley and Coro Allegro, David Hodgkins, Artistic Director
and Premiered on 20 May 2018 by Coro Allegro, Sonja Dutoit Tengblad, soprano, Church of the Covenant, Boston
In Memory of Our Foremothers, Who Fought For Our Deliverance
Text adapted from The Psalter, The Book of Common Prayer
From Music for the Psalms

Solo Soprano, SSATB, Oboe, Viola, & Violoncello

Score
Psalm 145 (in four movements) (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)
From Music for the Psalms

  1. I will exalt you MP3
  2. You are gracious, full of compassion MP3
  3. You are faithful
  4. My mouth shall speak your praise MP3

Solo Soprano & Harpsichord/Piano

Score
Psalm 150, Alleluia (2017)

With thanks to the Special Projects Committee of the San Francisco Chapter, American Guild of Organists, who funded this music

SSAT/B & Organ

Score
Psalms of Luminous Rescue (2018) 35

Commissioned by Elizabeth Bradley and Coro Allegro, David Hodgkins, Artistic Director
and Premiered on 20 May 2018 by Coro Allegro, Sonja Dutoit Tengblad, soprano, Church of the Covenant, Boston
In Memory of Our Foremothers, Who Fought For Our Deliverance
Text adapted from The Psalter, The Book of Common Prayer
From Music for the Psalms

  1. Psalm 59, O Rescue Me
  2. Psalm 12, O Help, For There Are No Faithful Left
  3. Psalm 30, I will Exalt You
  4. Psalm 28, I Praise You
  5. Psalm 68, Let Us Be Glad
  6. Psalm 139, Where Can I Go From Your Spirit?
  7. Psalm 143, O, Hear My Prayer
  8. Psalm 188, The Evil Surround Me
  9. Psalm 48, Be Still
  10. Luminous Rescue
ScoreParts
Reaping (1987) 7

Premiered (Fall 1988) in the dance “Hands of Wind”; Monica Levy, Choreographer, Transition Dance Company of London

Solo Violin, 4 Mandolins & String Orchestra

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

ScorePartsChorus
Sea Shanty (2005) 3.5 MP3

Commissioned by Jimmy Bastille, wooden boatmaker, in exchange for fixing a door
Text by Patricia Van Ness (English)

Male and/or Female Voices & Fiddle (Female voices sing an octave higher than marked in score)

Score
Thanksgiving Music (1987) 6

Premiered (4 March 1994) in the dance “Zerkolo”; Beth Soll, Choreographer, Festival on the Volga, Russia

Solo Soprano, Mandolin, & String Orchestra

Three Ben Franklin Dances (2003) 9.5 MP3

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

  1. Allegro
  2. Adagio
  3. Presto

Full Orchestra

Score
Tu Risa / Your Laughter (Solo Alto & 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 Alto & Guitar/Harpsichord/Piano

Score
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 Soprano & 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 Soprano & 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
Wild Swans (The) (1991) 36

(Also known as “Still Falls the Rain”)
Commissioned by Boston Ballet for the ballet “The Wild Swans,” Jill E. Bahr, choreographer, Jonathan McPhee, conductor

Full Orchestra

Score

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