choral music

Entries link to recordings, ordering music, and points of interest.

Recordings can be more easily browsed on my Soundcloud account.

Mixed Voices

Bye Bye Blackbird

Duration approximately 4’00.

Published by Silent Dawn Publishing.

Text by Alison B. Murray

Fierce Green

Commissioned by The Vancouver Peace Choir in 2017

Duration approximately 5’00.

For SATB choir.

Text by Denise Cammiade

in paradisum

Duration approximately 6’00.

From what I can tell, I’ve definitely written a finite number of works and of those finite works this piece has some of my absolute most favorite musical moments of gnarly grinding chords giving way to sonic caramel.

Mother Goose’s Melody

Commissioned by the Vancouver Chamber Choir in 2013.

Duration approximately 6’00.

Mother Goose’s Melody is comprised of three short movements that are each a setting of a different nursery rhyme:

The Alphabet

Commissioned by the Laudate Singers in 2015.

Duration approximately 3’00.

This setting of the Alphabet is as much like the iconic children’s tune as a feather floating in the breeze is like a stack of cinderblocks falling through a skylight. Completely irreverent, whimsical, and funky beautiful.

The Everlasting Voices

Commissioned by The Laudate Singers in 2016.

Duration approximately 5’00.

For SATB choir.

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star

Commissioned by the Laudate Singers in 2015.
Duration approximately 4’30.

A credible source for the origins of the poem, “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” is a 19th century book by Jane and Ann Taylor called, “Songs For The Nursery”. The complete poem, at five stanzas, can be interpreted as an expression of thankfulness…

Where Everything Is Music

Duration approximately 6’30.

One of my first choral pieces was a setting of this gorgeous poem by Rumi. I love it to death. It has a very free harmonic language that, to this day, I look back on and become somewhat mystified at myself.

Where The Moon Goes

Commissioned by The Laudate Singers in 2016.

Duration approximately 5’00.

For SATB choir, cello, and harp.

Treble Voices

A Cruel Circumstance

Duration approximately 5’00.

Text by Alison Murray

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