|catalog of original works
Ye Men of Vision (1971, rev. 1983) Mz solo, SATB, Brass Quintet, Organ. Text by Carl Oxholm, III.
My Mistress' Eyes (1971) SATB a cappella. Text by William Shakespeare.
Cloud (1972) SATB a cappella. Text by Rainer Maria Rilke (unknown English translation).
Preludium (1972) Percussion quartet.
The Loved One Ever Near (1972) Soprano solo and piano. Text by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (unknown English translation).
Departmental (1973, rev. 1984; 2nd revision 1994) S solo, SATB, piano 1 X 4. Text by Robert Frost.
May the Words (1973) SATB a cappella.
Psalm 100 (1974) SB soli, SATB, Brass Ensemble, Organ (withdrawn)
Communion Service in C (Rite II) (1974) Unison, organ (withdrawn; elements incorporated into later works)
Kyrie; Gloria; Sanctus; Agnus Dei; Doxology; Acclamation; The Lord's Prayer
Penitence and Jubilation (cantata) (1974) S solo, SATB, Brass Ensemble, 2 Pianos, Tympani, Percussion (4). Text from Psalms 51 and 47. (withdrawn; elements incorporated into later works)
lovemoods (choral suite) (1974) SATB a cappella. Texts by Kathy Spiewak. (withdrawn)
invitation; tell me; gone (SSAA); request
The Cloths of Heaven (1974) TB soli, SATB, flute. Text by William Butler Yeats.
A Mystical Song (1975) B solo, SATB, organ. Text: (hymn) Sing, my soul, His wondrous love.
Blue Hills (1975) SATB div., piano. Text by Charles Goodrich Whiting.
Psalm 23 (1975) SMzTB soli, SATB, organ (alternate soli MzTTB). Text: Psalm 23 entire in English.
Hinei ma tov #1 (1975) SATBB a cappella. Text: Psalm 133:1.
Rondo Scherzando (1975) Cello and piano. (Incorporated as Movement #3 of Sonata, 1977)
Sonnet XX: Now Stands Our Love (1976) Soprano, flute, string quartet. Text by James Agee.
Second Prize Winner, 1976 Stowe Institute Chamber Music Competition.
(Transcribed for soprano, flute and piano, 1984. Slightly revised for soprano, flute, and string orchestra, 1989.)
Etz Chayim/Hashivenu (1976) SATBB a cappella or with organ. Hebrew text from Torah service conclusion.
Five Choral Miniatures from The Well-Tempered Larynx (1976) SATB a cappella.
He Who Knows Aught of Art (anonymous); He Who Hath Glory Lost (James Joyce); Epithalamium #5 (James Agee); Across the Fields (Hermann Hesse); The First Dandelion (Walt Whitman).
Four Solemn Fanfares (1976) Brass Ensemble (0-3-2-1), tympani.
Missa Brevis (1976) T solo, SA, organ. Text in Latin.
Kyrie; Gloria; Sanctus; Agnus Dei
Soundpieces and Songpieces (1976) Voices (with instruments in #'s 4 and 6). day/minute/second: 1; meltings I; meltings II; syllabs; three chants for gregory; pentacanonato
Pastorale: The Aesthetic Flame (1976) Harp solo.
Anglican Mass on Gregorian Themes (Rite I) (1976) SATB, organ.
Kyrie; Sanctus; Agnus Dei; Gloria
The Flower of Mending (1977, rev. 1978) S solo, SSAA a cappella. Text by Vachel Lindsay.
Baptism Chorale (1977) SATB a cappella. Text: Matthew 28:18-20.
The Fire and the Mountains (Ha-esh v'heharim) (cantata) (1977) SMzTBarB soli, Children (SSAA), SATB, Large Orchestra. Hebrew libretto by Israel Eliraz.
Hodie Christus Natus Est (1977; rev. 1996) Unison treble chorus, SATB, brass quartet (or piano or organ), double bass, drums ad lib.
Ricercar on the 13th Tone (1977) Brass sextet. Transcribed for brass quintet (1997).
Three Shofar Blessings (1977) SAATB, Organ. Texts from the Reform liturgy for Rosh Hashanah (Union Prayer Book).
Sonnet: Credo (1977, rev. 1989) Baritone or Bass solo, english horn, string orchestra. Text by Edward Arlington Robinson.
Chorale Prelude: Felice Dies Natum (after J. S. Bach) (1977) SATB, continuo.
Sonata (1977) Cello and piano.
Crossing the Bar (1978) SATB, organ. Text by Alfred Lord Tennyson.
Glory to God (1978) SAB, Brass Quintet, Percussion (2). Text, Luke 2:13-15.
Revised 1999 for SATB, same instrumentation.
Tuba Mirum/Shofar Shel Yeshua (Sinfonia Sacra) (1979) Brass quartet and organ.
Honorable Mention, 1979 McCollum Competition/Musical Fund Society of Philadelphia.
Treasures (1979) SATB, Piano, String Bass, Percussion (1). Text: Matthew 6:19-21.
Symphony: Hyperspace/The Unknown Region (after Walt Whitman) (1979-80) String Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Chamber Orchestra and Organ.
BOUNTY 188.8.131.52 (1981-82) Hymn-anthem for SATB, congregation, organ; hymn for unison voices, organ. Text: Now Join We to Praise the Creator by Fred Kaan.
Ubi Caritas (1981, rev. 1983) Canon 4-in-1 for any combination of voices.
Behold My Servant (1981) SATB, congregation, organ (optional brass and percussion ensemble).Text from Ecclesiasticus and Isaiah; incorporating Lasst Uns Erfreuen. Transcribed for TTBB, 1982.
the greedy the people (1981) Soprano, Woodwind Quartet (1-1-1-1) or piano. Text by e. e. cummings.
Images of Christmas (1981) Children (SA), SATB, Keyboard. Text by Irene Jennings.
Winter Images/Winter Memories (2011) Orchestral version of Images of Christmas; transcription & arrangement for Community College of Philadelphia E-card 2011.
A Shakespearian Fancy (1982) SSATTBarB soli, SATB, Chamber Orchestra. Texts from A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare.
Hinei ma tov #2 (1982; rev. 2005; 2nd rev. 2007) SATB a cappella. Text: Psalm 133.1 (in Hebrew).
We are God's People (1982) SATB, organ. Adapted from Psalm 100 (1974).
Psalm 100: Hariu L'Adonai (1982) TTBB soli, TTBB, organ.
First Prize Winner, 1983 Phi Mu Alpha National Composer's Competition/James Madison University. Adapted from Psalm 100 (1974). Text: Psalm 100 entire in Hebrew.
Invocations (Song Cycle) (1983) Soprano and piano. Texts by Edgar Allen Poe.
Silence; To _____; Hymn; An Enigma; To F_____s O_____d; Israfel
Blessed Is the Nation (1983) SATB, Organ. Text: Psalm 33:12, 22.
Behold My Servant (1983) 2-Part Equal or Mixed Choir, Organ. Text: Isaiah 42:1, 10.
Hosanna to the Son of David (1984) SATB a cappella. Text: Luke 20:38.
In the Beginning Was the Word (1984) SATB, Organ. Text: John 1:1, 4.
Missa Brevis #2 "For Troubled Times" (1984) TB soli, TTBB, Organ. Versions in English and Latin. Kyrie; Gloria; Sanctus; Agnus Dei; Kyrie alt.; Agnus Dei alt. (alternate movements transcribed from Missa Brevis ).
Gridlock (1984) 8 Mallet Instruments (or four Mallet Instruments and two Pianos [four players, one hand each]), Tubular Chimes, Electronic Organ (sketches only).
The Spirit and the Bride (1984) SATB a cappella or with Organ. Text: Revelation 22:10.
Memoir of a Populous City (1985) MzBar soli, SATB, Chamber Orchestra (1-0-1-1 0-0-0-0, pno, str). Texts by Walt Whitman and others.
Commissioned by the Pro Arte Chorale of the Main Line, Marjorie Stancke, director.
Welcome to the Feast (1985) SATB/descant, keyboard, opt. congregation. Text by Stephen D. Jones.
The Living Stone (1986) Hymn for Unison/Descant, keyboard, optional bass and drums. Text by Stephen D. Jones.
We Would Be True (1986) Hymn for unison voices, keyboard. Text by Stephen D. Jones.
Alternate texts: God Is a Fire; Christ is the Bond; both by Stephen D. Jones.
Litany of Celebration (1986) SB soli, SATB, organ. Text by Aiden Clark.
EAST FALLS 184.108.40.206.D (1986-87) Hymn for unison voices, keyboard; Hymn-Anthem for SATB, congregation, organ. Text: Have Thine Own Way, Lord by Adelaide A. Pollard; adapted by Stephen D. Jones.
VIA LUCIS 10.10.11.10 (1987) Hymn for unison voices, keyboard; Hymn-Anthem for SATB, flute, organ. Text: A Journey of Faith by Stephen D. Jones.
COLUMNA S.M. (1987) Hymn for unison voices, keyboard. Text: Have Faith in God, My Heart by Byron Rees; alt. Stephen D. Jones.
Song of Exile (1988) Mz solo, SATB a cappella. Incorporating Motherless Child (traditional spiritual). Texts from Isaiah, Psalm 122.
I Know My Own (1988) Hymn for unison voices with guitar or keyboard. Text by Stephen D. Jones.
URBS AETERNA 220.127.116.11 + refrain 10.10.10.10. (1988) Hymn for unison voices, keyboard. Text: Jerusalem, the Promise by Stephen D. Jones.
De Profundis (1988) Baritone solo, piano. Text from Psalms 70, 51 and 131.
EMET S.M. (1988) Unison/SATB/keyboard/congregation.
Antiphon for the Holy Spirit (1989) SATB div. a cappella. Text by Hildegard of Bingen.
God's Design in Human Spaces (1989) Hymn for unison voices, keyboard. Text by Stephen D. Jones.
Psalm of Covenance (1989) Cantor, congregation, keyboard. Various Scriptural texts.
Bring Many Names (1990) Hymn for unison voices, keyboard; Hymn-Anthem (1996) for SATB, opt. Jr. Choir, Organ. Text by Brian Wren.
CARITAS 18.104.22.168. (1990) Hymn-Anthem for SATB, keyboard. Text: Love Makes a Bridge by Brian Wren.
Version for SATB/congregation/keyboard (2000) for publication in Worldwide Worship (Templeton Foundation Press), 2000.
TRANSIT 22.214.171.124.D (1990) Hymn-Anthem for SATB, keyboard. Text: Lord, When You Came to Jordan by Brian Wren.
SHUHAN 126.96.36.199. with refrain 188.8.131.52.8 (1990). Hymn for Unison/Descant, keyboard. Text: At the Table of the World by Brian Wren. Commissioned by the American Baptist National Seminarians' Conference, Green Lake, WI, October 1990.
To Orpheus (1990; completed 1997) Cantata for T solo, TTBB chorus, Brass Ensemble (2-3-3-1), Harp, Percussion (2). Texts from Sonnets to Orpheus by Rainer Maria Rilke (in German).
Who Helps You Sing Your Heart-Song? (1990) Ballad-Anthem for Advent. SATB, string quartet or organ; harp or piano. Text by Stephen D. Jones.
A Woman in the Crowd (1991) SATB a cappella. Text by Brian Wren.
Is This a Day of New Beginnings? (Hymn-Anthem on COVENANT NEW 184.108.40.206) (1992) SATB, cong., organ. Text by Brian Wren.
MANNA NEW 220.127.116.11. with refrain 18.104.22.168 (1992) Hymn for unison voices, keyboard. Text: Seven is Sufficient by Fred Kaan (1968).
They Saw You...They Did Not See (Hymn-Anthem on HIDDEN LIGHT 10.10.10.10.10) (1992) SATB, organ. Text by Anders Frostenson, trans. Fred Kaan.
It's Jesus We Want (Hymn-Anthem after URBS AETERNA) (1992) SATB, organ. Text by Anders Frostenson, trans. Fred Kaan.
The Rape of the Land (1992) SATB, organ. Text by Fred Kaan. Based on Nun Komm der Heiden Heiland
God of Partnership and Love (Hymn-Anthem) (1993) SATB, cong., organ.
Hymn version (1993) Unis., organ. Text by Stephen D. Jones and R.R.
Hymn to Earth (1993; rev. 1994) SATB div., flute (or oboe), clarinet, harp (or piano), string quartet, quintet, or orchestra (or organ). Text by Jim Miller.
Break Not the Circle (Hymn-Anthem on NEWBRIDGE 10.11.10.11) (1994) SATB, organ. Text by Fred Kaan.
INNER STRENGTH 10.5.5.11 (1995) Hymn for unison voices, keyboard. Text Come, Dare to Be All That You Are in Christ by Fred Kaan. Hymn-Anthem version (1995) SATB, cong., organ.
Sinfonian Motto (Fanfare) (1995) TTBB a cappella. Text: Motto of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America.
What Child is This?
Version I (1995): SATB + SATB (solo quartet or semi-chorus) unaccompanied. Text by William Chatterton Dix.
Version II (1999) SSATTBB, audience/congregation unaccompanied
Grand Prize Winner (1 of 2) in "Welcome Christmas" competition jointly sponsored by Plymouth Music Series/VocalEssence (Minneapolis) and American Composers' Forum
Version III (2000) S(S)AT(B)B, opt. kbd., opt. audience/congregation; orchestrated 2003
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Of All the Spirit's Gifts to Me (1996) SATB div., S solo unaccompanied. Text by Fred Pratt Green.
Meditation for Lent (1996; slightly rev. 2001) SATB div., clarinet (or cello or viola), organ. Text by Beatrice Howlett.
Hilariter (1996) SATB div., Brass sextet (0-3-2-1 [opt.]), opt. Timpani, Organ. Text: Kirchengesaeng, Koln; 1623; tr. RAMR. Transcribed for Brass quartet, SATB div., opt. timpani, organ (2002)
The Ten Words (1996) 2-pt mixed voices, organ, optional congregation. Text by Fred Kaan.
At Parting (1996) TTBB a cappella. Text by Frederic Peterson.
Idyll (1997) TTBB a cappella. Text by Omar Khayyam; trans. Edward Fitzgerald.
Centennial Fanfare (1997) Brass ensemble (2-3-3-Euph.-1), percussion (3).
Based on 7 Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia fraternity songs
Pilgrimage (1997) SATB a cappella or accompanied. Text by Brian Wren.
The Wall Is Down (Hymn-Anthem on Berlin New 22.214.171.124) (1997) SATB, organ, opt. congregation. Text by Fred Kaan.
Procession for Palm Sunday (1997) Jr. Choir, SATB, keyboard, opt. percussion. Text by Fred Kaan.
var-dev-at-ons (1997) SATB a cappella or with instruments. Text: Opening the Cage: 14 Variations on 14 Words of John Cage by Edwin Morgan
Of Arts and Elements (1998) SATB div., 3 trpts., perc. (2+ players), pno., str. Libretto by Charles W. Crawford
Commissioned by Radnor Township Educational Foundation for Francine Christy and the Meistersingers of Radnor High School for the dedication of their new Auditorium/Performing Arts Complex June 3, 1999.
Gloria Dei! (1999) SA(T)B, organ. Texts by Gene Sweeney
Song of Praise; Song of the Word; Song of Offering; Song of Communion
Commissioned by Gloria Dei/Old Swedeâs Episcopal Church, Philadelphia PA, for the church's 300th Anniversary celebration May 21, 2000.
The Remnant Remaining (The Holy Seed) (1999) SATB div., keyboard.
Text by Esta Cassway, after Isaiah 6: 9-13
Revised as Mvt. IV of Hear, O Heavens (2002)
NOCTURNE 10.6.10.6 (2000) SATB/congregation/organ. Text Hymn to the Night by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. For publication in Worldwide Worship (Templeton Foundation Press), 2000
O God We Dare Not Ask (2000) (Hymn-Anthem on UNIFICATION 10.10.10.10) SATB, keyboard, opt. congregation. Text by Fred Kaan
CLEARWAY 126.96.36.199.D. (2000) SATB/congregation/organ. Text: Your Hand, O God, Has Guided by Edward Plumptre.
Prayer for the Earth (2000) SATB, wind ensemble (orig. scoring: 2 fl, 2 cl, 2 alto sax, hp or kbd., vc), speakers, congregation. Text: Chinook Blessing Litany.
Commissioned by the Ecology Mission Group of Central Baptist Church, Wayne, PA
Gradual: LOCUS ISTE (2000) Unis/2-pt, brass quartet, organ. Text from Book of Common Prayer.
HASTING 188.8.131.52. + Refrain 184.108.40.206 (2000) Hymn or Canon 4 in 1; opt. keyboard/congregation.
FOCUS 220.127.116.11.D (2000/01) Unison/SATB/keyboard/congregation.
TRINITY NEW 18.104.22.168.D (2000/01) Unison/congregation, keyboard. Anthem version: Lord God, Thy Sea is Mighty SATB, org (2005)
LEONI HADASH 22.214.171.124.D (2000/01) Unison/congregation, keyboard.
Ave Verum (2000/01) Unison/congregation, keyboard. Text by Beverly Easterling.
And God's Name Shall Be One (2001) SATB (mostly 2-pt mixed), kbd, bass, drum kit. Text from Union Prayer Book, alt.
Orchestration (2003) for 1-1-1-1, 0-0-0-0, kbd, bass, drum kit, str. (playable 1 on a part)
Hinei ma tov #3 (2001) Double canon 4-in-1 + 6-in-1. Text: Psalm 133:1
BEATITUDE Irr. (2001) Unison/congregation, keyboard.
BANQUET CELESTE 126.96.36.199. (2001) Unison/SATB/keyboard/congregation.
ALLERSEELEN 188.8.131.52.6.6. (2001) Unison/SATB/keyboard/congregation.
We Stand Within the Circle (2001) Hymn or Canon 4-in-1, opt acc. Text by Beverly Easterling.
SOPHIA IGNIS 184.108.40.206.5. (2001) Unison/SATB/keyboard/congregation.
PANIS VITAE 220.127.116.11. (2001) Unison/congregation, keyboard.
AQUAVITA C.M. (2001) Unison/SATB/keyboard/congregation.
HOLY WEEK 18.104.22.168. (2001) Unison/congregation, keyboard.
ORDINATION 22.214.171.124.8.7. (2001) Unison/congregation, keyboard.
LIBERTAD 126.96.36.199.8.7. (2001) Unison/SATB/keyboard/congregation.
ALABASTER 8.8.7.D. (2001) Unison/SATB/keyboard/congregation. Text by Susan Palo Cherwien.
Anthem versions: (2001):
SATB, 2 flutes (or violins), keyboard, cello/bass
SSAA, 2 flutes (or violins), keyboard, cello/bass.
EMETH HADASH 188.8.131.52.D. (2001) Unison/SATB/keyboard/congregation.
Most Glorious Lord of Lyfe! (2001) SATB div., brass sextet, organ. Text by Edmund Spenser.
The Fallen Woman (2001) Unison/congregation, keyboard. Text by Esta Cassway, after Kassia (8th C.; in translation by CCW Sparks).
Psalm 51 (2001-02) SATB div., 11 solo strings (3-3-2-2-1) or string orchestra. Text: Psalm 51 (entire); 14:7; 38:39-40 (in Hebrew)
Commissioned by Choir Cantinovum, Jyvaskyla Polytechnik Institut, Jyvaskyla, Finland (Rita Varonen, conductor)
Finalist work: 2012 American Prize for Choral Composition
Hear, O Heavens (2002) Oratorio for Baritone & Soprano soli, SATB div., piano, organ, double bass & percussion (1 player). Text by Esta Cassway, after selected passages from the Book of Isaiah.
Commissioned by Congregation Adath Jeshurun, Elkins Park, PA, in honor of the 35th Anniversary of the Adath Jeshurun Choral Society
In Honorem St. Birgitta (2002) SATB div., a cappella. Text: Anonymous Latin hymn.
Rosa Rorans (ST. BIRGITTA 8.8.7.D) (2002) SATB, organ. Text: Anonymous Latin hymn, 1391.
O God, Where Shall I Find You? (2002) Introit for SATB div., a cappella. Text by Judah Halevi, trans. Charles Davidson.
Magnificat (2002) Canon 4 in 1 for equal or mixed voices. Text: Luke 1:46.
Psalm 145 (2002) SATB div., Oboe (or Cl. or Vln. or Trpt.), Organ. Text: Psalms 145:1, 9, 13-18, 20; 115:18; Translated by Max D. Klein.
Lady Music Speaks (2003) Unis./Descant (equal or mixed voices), piano. Text: Frau Musica by Martin Luther; trans. Carl Schalk; alt. RAMR
O Sacrum Convivium (2003) SA, organ. Text from the Liber Usualis (Feast of Corpus Christi).
In My Father's House (Sacred Symphony) (2003) Treble, SB soli, SATB, flute, clarinet, violin, cello, keyboard, congregation. Libretto by Esta Cassway after Luke 2:40-52 and Mishnah Shabbat 6:4a-e. Hymn text by Rev. Louis F. Benson. Incorporates Kingsfold 184.108.40.206.D and variants
CHRISTUS VINCIT NEW Irr. (2004) Unison/congregation, keyboard. Hymn-Fantasia (2004) for SATB, congregation, brass quintet, organ. Text: Because You Live, O Christ by Shirley Erena Murray.
Of Nature and Humility (2004; rev. 2006; 2nd rev. 2011) S. solo, SATB + SATB, a cappella. Text: Psalm 131 entire (Hebrew and English); Nature (Henry David Thoreau).
Finalist work: 2012 American Prize for Choral Composition
Psalm 131 (2004; rev. 2006) S or T solo, SATB div a cappella. Text: Psalm 131 entire (Hebrew and English)
Nature (2004; rev. 2006; 2nd rev. 2011) S or T solo, SATB div. Text by Henry David Thoreau.
Alleluia Verses for Weddings (2005) Cantor, congregation, keyboard. Based on Gregorian melody Ubi caritas.
Responsorial Psalm for Weddings (from Psalm 33) (2005) Cantor, congregation, keyboard.
Birthday Canon for Kirke Mechem (2005) Canon 4-in-1.
L'chu N'ran'nah (S'lichot/Yom Kippur) (2005) Cantor (T or S), SATB, opt. keyboard.
Rev. for Baritone cantor 2006
(2010 Concert Selection by Shalshelet Foundation)
Resurrexit Sicut Dixit (2007) Brass quartet, timpani, organ.
Commissioned by St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Philadelphia (Old City)
Mass in Honor of St. Peter's (2007-2010) SATB, cantor, congregation, organ; opt. brass quartet & timpani
Commissioned by St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Philadelphia (Old City)
Memorial Acclamation I
Memorial Acclamation II
Memorial Acclamation III
Memorial Acclamation IV
Memorial Acclamation V
Fraction Anthem I
Fraction Anthem II
Doxology (Blessed are You)
Double Psalm Chant
Oxford Preces/Oxford Responses (2009) Cantor, SATB div; opt org
Psalm 133 (after Hinei ma tov #2 1982; rev. 2005; completed 2010) SATB div, T or S solo, a cappella. Text: Psalm 133 entire (in Hebrew)
The Third Song of Isaiah (Surge, Illuminare) (2010) SATB, congregation, organ
The Gift (2010) Orchestra
Commissioned by Community College of PhiladelphiaChannel 53 for annual scholarship campaign webmercial
Psalm 118 (for Weddings) (2010) Cantor, congregation, keyboard (English text).
Psalm 29 (2011) Cantor, TTBB (mostly unison) a cappella. Text: Psalm 29 entire (in Hebrew) (Work-in-progress)
Yih'yu l'ratzon/Oseh shalom (2011) TTBB a cappella (Hebrew text)
Ana Adonai (Rosh Hashanah) (2011) Cantor (Bar.), SATB, organ (Hebrew Text--Paraphrase of Achot K'tanah by Abraham Hazan Gerondi--by? compiled by? Rabbi Max. D. Klein?)
New Prince, New Pomp (2011) TTBB, English Horn. Text by Robert Southwell