Unpublished Works

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ACCOMPANIED
(by organ, unless indicated otherwise)

Unison voices/solo

  • Little Elegy (brief, quick setting of Elinor Wylie poem, for solo voice and piano) 2002
  • O You Whom I Often and Silently Come (lyrical setting of Walt Whitman poem, for solo voice and piano) 2002
  • Te Deum (English Language Liturgical Consultation text in well-supported setting intended for congregational singing; accompaniment suitable for piano or organ) 2001
  • Four Canticles (Magnificat, A Song of Wisdom, A Song of Jerusalem Our Mother, A Song of Judith; accessible settings written for congregational or small-choir use, vocal line supported in accompaniment; note that “A Song of Judith” is published in Enriching Our Music I, Church Publishing) 2000
  • I Love in Singing (challenging setting for solo voice and piano of George Eliot poem) 2000
  • Five Poems of Rupert Brooke: Song, August, The Path of Dreams, The Wayfarers, My Song (challenging settings for voice and piano) 1999 (except My Song, 2000)
  • Benedictus es, Domine (canticle in English setting, BCP 1979 text; tuneful, with a few rhythmic and range challenges) 1996
  • Anima Christi (English setting, John Henry Newman translation of 14th c. Latin text (“Soul of Christ, be my sanctification…”); lyrical, quiet and short setting, very accessible; usable as unison choral piece or solo) 1994
  • The Lord’s Prayer (simple lyrical setting of contemporary text from BCP 1979; usable as unison choral piece or solo) 1994
  • Jesus Walked this Lonesome Valley (baritone solo arrangement of traditional tune and text with sustained and rather open organ accompaniment) 1994
  • Blessed Be the Hour (Eric Milner-White text; short, lyrical, straightforward setting well supported in accompaniment; usable as unison choral piece or solo) 1994
  • This Sanctuary of My Soul (C.H. Sorley text in short lyrical setting with accompanimental support throughout; usable as unison choral piece or solo) 1993
  • I Saw a Stranger Today (Traditional text in lyrical, flowing setting; usable as unison choral piece or solo) 1992
  • Venite (Psalm 95, in English, BCP 1979 text; rather easy, quick and sturdy well-supported setting) 1989

Trebles

  • Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child (setting for two equal voices of traditional text and tune in very contemplative, slow-moving style) 2012
  • Pax Vobiscum (SSAA setting uses only the words of the title, along with a wordless soprano vocalise; outer parts employ the main ensemble in a passacaglia-like pattern, with the vocalise varying above; moderately difficult) 2004
  • Cantate Domino (fairly challenging SSA setting in English for trebles, text from Psalm 96 in New Zealand Prayer Book translation, with Latin refrain; fast, bright, big ending) 2002
  • Missa Brevis (challenging SSA Latin Mass setting for treble chorus with organ accompaniment) 1999
  • Who Can Paint That Lovely City? (SSA English setting of 11th c. text, Ad perennis vitae fontem; suitable for memorials, funerals, All Saints; tuneful, quiet, with moderate climax before soft ending) 1997
  • The House of Heaven (Relatively brief and straightforward SSA setting of John Donne text) 1993
  • How Lovely Is Your Dwelling Place (Lyrical SSA setting of Psalm 84, internal climaxes, quiet ending; substantial organ part) 1992

TTBB

  • Into Paradise May the Angels Lead Thee (chant-like opening, slow crescendo to major climax, quiet ending; somewhat challenging) 1994

SATB (+)

  • Psalm 146: Praise the Lord, O My Soul (setting of complete Psalm text from 1662 BCP; organ part fairly prominent, varied; big ending) 2013
  • Be Gracious to Us, O God (Psalm 67) (lyrical, accessible setting with internal climax, quiet ending; text from Psalter of A New Zealand Prayer Book) 2012
  • Love Is Our Lord’s Meaning (text from Julian of Norwich’s Revelations of Divine Love; moderate difficulty) 2011
  • The Risk of Birth (large, ca. 20 minute work in eight movements, with a variety of texts related to the Nativity; SATB choir, with mvt. 6 substantially an alto solo and some soli parts elsewhere in the work, accompanied by organ and wind quintet; texts from Auden, Madeline L’Engle, Katherine Lee Bates, Kevin Nichols, and traditional sources.  Movements: Invocation; The Risk of Birth; In This Time; Chorus of Angels; Incarnate One Continue; At the Manger Mary Sings; Christmas After War; Finale) 2007
  • A Song of Creation  (extended setting for SATB choir, two-part treble choir, keyboard (piano), violin, horn, and cello; combines Psalm 104 with traditional Tewa Pueblo text; considerable divisi in the SATB parts, trebles primarily in unison; big ending) 2005
  • This is My Beloved Son (moderately difficult Transfiguration anthem with quiet opening/closing, internal climactic passages involving considerable divisi writing; two short baritone or bass solos) 2005
  • The Feet of Judas (extended and fairly challenging setting of remarkable poem by African-American poet George Marion McClellan) 2004
  • Nunc dimittis: God’s Promise Is Fulfilled (Jim Cotter contemporary version of canticle text, with Latin antiphon at beginning and end (Lumen ad Revelationem…); quiet chordal opening/closing, recitative-like short tenor solo; main body of the piece lyrical, flowing, supported by organ, moderately difficult) 2004
  • Psalm 120: Levavi Oculos (Latin setting of the Psalm in a lyrical setting; quiet open and close) 2003
  • Te Deum: We Praise You, O God (vigorous and festive setting of the English Te Deum text from Enriching Our Worship) 2003
  • The Fountain of the Holy Spirit (anthem for the Baptism of our Lord; text from Mark and The Gospel of the Hebrews; medium difficulty, with brief chanted passage for solo or solo group,  flowing accompaniment through most of piece, quiet close) 2001
  • Two Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins: Thee, God, I Come From; God’s Grandeur (large, fairly difficult settings with substantial accompaniment) 2000
  • Grand is the Seen (secular Walt Whitman text, piano accompaniment; challenging but accessible for amateur/school choirs; big ending) 1998
  • When in our Music God is Glorified (F. Pratt Green text (Hymnal 1982, No. 420); substantial setting, opening and closing with expansive tune) 1997
  • Te Deum (English setting of BCP 1979 text (“You Are God…”); substantial setting with forceful opening and close, important organ part)  1996
  • O God the Holy Ghost Who Art Light (Christina Rossetti text, suitable for Pentecost; substantial setting with important organ part; quiet close) 1995
  • Psalm 67 (festive Psalm setting, unison refrain with descant at final iteration; SATB verses in the style of Anglican chant) 1995
  • Jubilate (fairly demanding setting, in English, of Psalm 100 in BCP 1979 Rite II text; important organ accompaniment) 1994
  • With Music Strong I Come (Walt Whitman text; substantial setting with important piano accompaniment) 1994
  • O Thou Who Coverest the High Places (Orthodox text; quiet opening and closing with internal climax; fairly brief, medium difficulty) 1994
  • The Sun of Righteousness Will Rise (Setting of Malachi 4:1-2, RSV; atmospheric opening in organ followed by tenor solo to high A; choir then builds to climax, quiet ending) 1993
  • God Is Our Refuge (complete setting of Psalm 46, KJV, with organ and brass quintet accompaniment; fairly challenging, some divisi writing.  Quiet ending after large climax) 1993
  • O salutaris hostia (through-composed, fairly substantial Latin setting with important organ part) 1992
  • O sacrum convivium (fairly substantial Latin setting with important organ accompaniment, some divisi; medium difficulty) 1992
  • O Magnum Mysterium (Latin setting of Nativity responsory; atmospheric, mostly quiet) 1992
  • When All Things Were in Quiet Silence (Christmas I Benededictus antiphon, in English; quiet opening with atmospheric organ part, building to big ending in quick tempo; somewhat challenging) 1992
  • Psalm 91 (SATB plus separate unison part, can be sung antiphonally; moderate difficulty, quiet ending) 1992
  • The Voice of the Rain (substantial, moderately difficult setting of Walt Whitman text, with piano accompaniment) 1992
  • O Holy Spirit, By Whose Breath (Veni Creator paraphrase by John Webster Grant (Hymnal 1982, Nos. 501, 502) in a substantial setting, with descant at last verse using Latin “Veni Creator” text; second verse unaccompanied) 1992
  • Behold the Savior of Mankind (Samuel Wesley Passion text in a substantial setting with divisi in most parts) 1991
  • The Royal Feast (18th c. Anne Steele text, suitable for general use; moderate difficulty with central climax, quiet ending) 1990
  • O Jerusalem (Psalm 122 text in substantial setting, moderate difficulty) 1990
  • Thy Name, O Christ, as Incense (short Christina Rossetti text in brief setting, medium difficulty) 1989
  • And So We Come (William Bright Communion text, v. 4 of No. 337 Hymnal 1982; short, quiet, voices supported by accompaniment) 1988
  • An Endless Alleluia (text Hymnal 1982, No. 619; substantial, somewhat challenging setting for both choir and organ) 1988
  • Peace (text by Henry Vaughan, “My soul, there is a country…”; medium difficulty)1988
  • A Prayer of St. Francis (“Lord, make us instruments of your peace” text; medium difficulty, with fair amount of unison writing.) 1987

Other

  • Christ our Passover (fraction anthem intended for liturgical use; unison chant and “Alleluia” refrain, with descant for final Alleluias) 1991
  • Jesus, Lamb of God (accessible SAB setting of BCP 1970 fraction anthem text) 1990

UNACCOMPANIED

Trebles

  • Benediction (prayer of Jan Fuller Carruthers; brief SSA setting usable as a benediction or choral response; some divisi writing, with final chords in 7 parts) 2001
  • Angelus ad Virginem (somewhat challenging SSA Latin setting of 14th century tune, each verse using different choral treatment; last verse climactic, big ending) 1994
  • The Soul’s Superior Instants (fairly challenging SSA setting of Emily Dickinson poem) 1991

TTBB

  • Three Memorial Psalms, II: Psalm 27, to the memory of Matthew Shepard (BCP 1979 Psalter text; fairly challenging and substantial setting) 1999

SATB (+)

  • For Peace (text from A New Zealand Prayer Book; accessible setting with some prominence given to alto part) 2013
  • Grant Blissful Rest (setting of English text in Thomas J. Samuelian translation of prayer by Armenian St. Gregor Narekatsi; fairly demanding; considerable divisi writing) 2013
  • Asperges me, Domine (Latin setting from Psalm 51:7, Antiphon for the beginning of Mass, including optional doxology; moderate difficulty) 2009
  • Last Words of St. David (short accessible setting suitable for use as introit) 2003
  • I Would Be True (setting of 1906 Howard Walter hymn text; sustained parts and short phrases in main chorus while solo line, singable as treble solo or solo group, carries text) 2000
  • Christ Church Evening Service (English settings of BCP 1979 Rite II Phos hilaron, Magnificat, and Nunc dimittis; vocally accessible but somewhat challenging settings, with solo lines often cast in relief; Phos and Nunc slow and sustained; Mag gently flowing) 1999
  • Three Memorial Psalms, I: Psalm 23, to the memory of Nathaniel Patch (BCP 1979 Psalter text; divided SATB+SATB choir throughout; builds to large climax, subsides to quiet ending) 1998
  • Three Memorial Psalms, III Psalm 139, to the memory of Robert Simpson (BCP 1979 text; moderate challenges but accessible) 1999
  • Two Baudelaire Settings: Hymne, Le Chat  (substantial and fairly challenging settings; “Hymne” generally quiet and gentle, “Le Chat” quick, light, humorous) 1998
  • Tristis est anima mea (sustained and quiet Latin setting of Responsory for Maundy Thursday Matins; fairly challenging, with brief divisi in most parts) 1994
  • Peace (substantial and fairly challenging setting of secular WWII poem by Margery Smith) 1994
  • Be Thou Then My Atmosphere (Gerard Manley Hopkins text, Marian theme; lyrical, mostly quiet setting with small internal climaxes; medium difficulty) 1994
  • Adam Lay Y-Bounden  (SATB+SATB divided setting of familiar 15th c. text; fairly demanding, rhythmic, energetic, big ending) 1993
  • O Thou Who Hast Prepared (brief syllabic setting of text by Bishop Hall of Norwich, moderately demanding; quiet ending) 1993
  • Wherefore, O Father (strophic setting of hymn anthem for communion (Hymnal 1982, no. 338); may be sung SATB unaccompanied, accompanied in unison, or SATB with parts doubled on organ) 1993
  • To Thee, O Jesu (short setting of moderate difficulty, text attr. to Sir Walter Raleigh) 1993
  • To Us This Night Is Born a Child (Martin Luther Christmas text; two verses in modified strophic setting, medium difficulty) 1992
  • Rise, Heart, thy Lord Is Risen (George Herbert text in modified strophic setting; moderate difficulty) 1992
  • In This Time (16th c. anonymous Christmas text; slow, sustained, not too difficult, some divisi) 1988

INSTRUMENTAL

Organ

  • Fantasy on Pange lingua (fairly virtuosic, free variations on the chant; big opening and close with a quiet central variation) 2001
  • Prelude on an Appalachian Melody (short, quiet organ solo based on an Appalachian tune, “Where will I shelter my sheep tonight?”) 1990

Trumpet and Organ

  • Two Pieces for Trumpet and Organ:  Hymn; Scherzo and Trio (challenging; Hymn sustained and lyrical; Scherzo quick, light, somewhat angular, irregular meters, with longer, more sustained trumpet lines against organ ostinati in trio) Hymn, 2009; Scherzo and Trio, 2001

Trumpet, Trombone, Piano

  • Essay for Trumpet, Trombone and Piano (lyrical; contrasting middle section, quiet ending)

Two pianos, eight hands

  • Pavane (quiet piece perhaps reminiscent of Fauré and Ravel Pavanes; accessible for student performers) 1997

Cello and Organ

  • Chorale Partita on Erhalt uns, Herr, bei deinem Wort (five variations on the chorale, ranging from slow and expressive to quick and angular; fairly challenging) 1988