Unpublished Compositions

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ORGAN

Variations on “A mighty fortress is our God” (2012) Listen

Commissioned by Augustana Lutheran Church of Hyde Park, Chicago, for the dedication of their new Wahl pipe organ on April 20, 2012. The recording is of me performing at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine in New York City, a much larger instrument than the organ at Augustana Lutheran Church of Hyde Park.

HYMN ARRANGEMENTS

Alleluia, alleluia, hearts and voices (2015) View Sample PDF

Hymn no. 190 (tune: Lux Eoi) from the Episcopal Hymnal 1982 arranged for congregation, choir, organ, brass quartet, and timpani.

Splendor and Honor (2019) 

Unison and organ, brief intro/intonation and each stanza a different harmonization (1-high voices, 2-low voices, 3-all), composed for the 2019 Association of Lutheran Church Musicians biennial assembly in Portland, Oregon. Text and tune from Lutheran Service Book, hymn 910. Tune: Shades Mountain, K. Lee Scott; text: Carl P. Daw, Jr.

CHORAL

Behold, a virgin shall conceive (1998) Listen

SATB unaccompanied choir; commissioned by The Schola Cantorum of St. Peter the Apostle (J. Michael Thompson, director); Matthew 1:23 (NRSV alt.)

Comfort, comfort now my people (2015) View Sample PDF

Introit for SATB unaccompanied choir. Composed for the December 6, 2015 Advent Festival of Lessons and Carols at the Church of the Epiphany in Manhattan. The chromatic harmony will challenge your choir!

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Christ, whose glory fills the skies (2020) Listen

SATB choir and organ. Commissioned by Gib Dunham in honor of his wife Katherine Dunham's birthday, in support of the Church of the Epiphany’s Wednesday Homeless Dinner Program. The text is based on Charles Wesley's hymn. Premiered August 16, 2020 at the Church of the Epiphany in NYC.

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Christus factus est (2021)

SATB choir and organ. Text in Latin from Philippians 2.

Feed your children, God most holy Listen

or alt. text Speis uns, o Gott, deiner Kinder (2014)

Soprano solo (opt.), SATB, organ. Commissioned by Walter and Christina Borst in honor of their children Kevin and Jamie, in support of the Church of the Epiphany’s Wednesday Homeless Dinner Program. English translation by my paternal grandfather, the Rev. Harry P. Long (1876-1946). May be sung in English or German (or both). Premiered May 18, 2014.

Fling wide the door (2013) Listen

Introit for SATB unaccompanied choir.

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Four Latin Motets (2021)

Gaudete in Domino semper - Advent

SATB unaccompanied choir with some SB divisi at final cadence. Text is Philippians 4:4-5 (RCL Advent-3 C).

O magnum mysterium - Christmas  Listen

SATB unaccompanied choir with some SB divisi. Traditional text with some alterations.

Sicut Moses exaltavit serpentem - Lent

SATB unaccompanied choir with some SB divisi. Text is John 3:14-16 (RCL Lent 2-A, Lent 4-B, Trinity B).

Haec est dies Easter

SATB unaccompanied choir with some STB divisi. Text is the Gradual and Alleluia from Mass of Easter Sunday from Liber Usualis, Psalm 118(117):24,1 and 1 Corinthians 1:7.

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Gaudete in Domino semper - Advent (2021)

See Four Latin Motets

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Haec est dies - Easter (2021)

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In deepest night (1997, rev. 2009)

Hymn-anthem setting of my hymntune Southwest; text by Susan Palo Cherwien; commissioned by William and Nancy Raabe.

Lord, you have searched me out (2013) Listen

SATB unaccompanied choir, based on Psalm 139. Premiered October 13, 2013. Commissioned by Paul and Stacey Gutman in honor of their daughter Olivia in support of the Church of the Epiphany’s Wednesday Homeless Dinner Program.

Magnificat (1999) Listen

Alternating traditional plainsong chant with SATB verses, including the Gloria Patri (which is not on the recording). Commissioned by The Schola Cantorum of St. Peter the Apostle (J. Michael Thompson, director).

May the angels lead you into paradise (2011) View Sample PDF

UNISON (cantor or choir), assembly, and organ

My steadfast, sure love (2016) View Sample PDF

SATB unaccompanied choir. Text from Isaiah 55:1-3. Commissioned by Stephanie Titus Schley in memory of her brother Jimmy Titus in support of the Wednesday Homeless Dinner Program at the Church of the Epiphany in New York City. Premiered March 19, 2017.

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O magnum mysterium - Christmas (2021) Listen

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Peace in Heaven (2011) View Sample PDF

Introit for SATB unaccompanied choir, composed for the tenth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the United States.

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Psalm 150: Praise God in the holy temple (2020) Listen

SATB choir with organ. Commissioned by Paul and Stacey Gutman in honor of their son Samuel in support of the Church of the Epiphany’s Wednesday Homeless Dinner Program. Premiered virtually on January 24, 2021 at the Church of the Epiphany in NYC.

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Saint Matthew Passion (2021)

Saint Mark Passion (2021)

Saint Luke Passion (2021)

For three chanting soloists (Evangelist, Jesus, Cantor), SATB choir, and organ (manual only, no pedal, similar to a Baroque continuo part). A setting of the Palm Sunday Passions from the gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke (NRSV) with modern harmonies.

Set me as a seal (1985)

SATB unaccompanied. For Charles Jordan and Maryann Koehler on the occasion of their marriage November 16, 1985.

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Sicut Moses exaltavit serpentem - Lent (2021)

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The great forerunner of the morn (2009)

SATB unaccompanied • based on the chant hymn Ut queant laxis

Then I looked (2002; rev. 2007) Listen

SATB and organ; Revelation 5:11-12 (NRSV).

This is the day (2007, rev. 2015) • Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 View Sample PDF

SATB, organ, and two trumpets. Psalm for Easter Day, using the Evangelical Lutheran Worship translation.

Today the Cross is exalted (1995) View Sample PDF

SATB choir unaccompanied; commissioned by The Schola Cantorum of St. Peter the Apostle (J. Michael Thompson, director)

We praise you, O God • Te Deum Laudamus (1998) Listen

UNISON choir, organ, opt. assembly; text English Language Liturgical Consultation.

We praise you, O God • Te Deum Laudamus (1995) View Sample PDF

Alternating verses between unison assembly and SATB choir, with organ; premiered at the 1995 ALCM Biennial Assembly, Denver, Colorado; text English Language Liturgical Consultation.

When Jesus was baptized by John (2013) Listen

Introit for SATB unaccompanied choir.

MASS SETTINGS

 

Holy Feast (2006)  View Sample PDF

Litany Kyrie, Nine-fold Kyrie, Simple Kyrie, Penitential Rite, Glory to God (opt. refrain), Gospel Acclamation, Holy, Memorial Acclamation, Amen, Lamb of God, for assembly, organ, opt. Cantor or SATB Choir, opt. brass quartet. Text is Evangelical Lutheran Worship/Episcopal (Rite 2).

 

Mass of the Redeemed (2010)

Cantor, assembly, and organ. Optional SATB choir. A setting of the 2011 Roman Catholic revision of the mass.

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St. Ambrose Mass (2021)

Composed for use in Advent or Lent (no Gloria), for congregation, SATB choir and organ. Includes Nine-fold Kyrie, Sanctus, Christ our Passover, and Agnus Dei. Texts from the Book of Common Prayer (1979) Rite 2.

HYMN TUNES

 

Before the ending of the day (2020)

Unison congregation and organ, includes optional 4-part choral second stanza and third stanza descant. Text: Te lucis ante terminum, Latin, translation by J. M. Neale (1818-1866).

 

Bread of Life from Heaven (2001)

Unison or four-part congregational refrain and choir verses, organ, opt. C instrument. Text: Marty Haugen (Refrain), Susan Briehl (Verses).

In deepest night (1997)

Unison congregation and organ, opt. oboe, opt. SATB choir stanza two.

Tune: Southwest. Text: Susan Palo Cherwein.

Out of silence music rises (2019)

Unison congregation and organ. Text: Carl P. Daw, Jr.

Riding on the night horizon (2005)

Congregation and organ, opt. four-part harmony and descant. Tune: Mullins, text: John Snodgrass.

Sing of God made manifest (2012)

Congregation and organ, opt. descant. Tune: Reddall, text: Carl P. Daw, Jr.