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MESA SONGS - poetry by Betty Andrews

SAATTBB a cappella with Indian flute, rain stick & Indian drum (Third place winner of the Sorel Medallion for choral composition, 2008)

  1. High Mesa Land
  2. There is a Color in Nature
  3. Power

FEET OF JESUS - poetry by Langston Hughes

SAATTBB with soprano saxophone, soprano soloist, baritone soloist and organ (18')

  1. Feet o' Jesus - Soprano saxophone, soprano solo, chorus, organ
  2. Prayer - SATB, a cappella
  3. Shout - SATB, a cappella
  4. Litany/Sinner - Soprano solo, baritone solo, soprano sax, SATB and organ
  5. Fire - Baritone solo, SATB, a cappella
  6. Angels Wings - Soprano solo, baritone solo, SATB, a cappella
  7. Spirituals - Soprano solo, baritone solo, soprano sax, SATB and organ

PHILOSOPHIA PERENNIS - texts compiled from Aldous Huxley's The Perennial Philosopher

TTBB with mezzo- soprano soloist, flugelhorn and piano (12')

  1. What is Man? - Mezzo-soprano, TTBB, a cappella
  2. Good and Evil - Mezzo-soprano, TTBB, a cappella
  3. The Buddha’s Fire Sermon - Mezzo soprano, TTBB, a cappella
  4. The Fallen Spirit - Mezzo soprano, TTBB, flugelhorn and piano
  5. Fire - Baritone solo, SATB, a cappella
  6. Evolution - Mezzo soprano, TTBB, flugelhorn and piano

 

WORDS FROM AN ARTIST'S PALETTE - artist's quotations

TTBB a cappella

  1. Ad caelum scalas anima non invenit mea nisi per terrae pulchritudinem. (Michelangelo)
  2. La funzione dei moscoli è di tirare non di spingere, eccetto nel caso dei genitali e della lingua. (Leonardo da Vinci)
  3. Dejad que mis enemigos se devoren entre ellos. (Salvador Dali)
  4. Bénis sont-ils qui voient de belles choses dans les endroits humbles où d'autres ne voient rien.  (Camille Pissarro)
  5. I hate flowers - I paint them because they're cheaper than models and they don't move. (Georgia O'Keefe)

Commissioned by the Santa Fe Desert Chorale, Linda Mack, director


THREE SPELLS - poetry by Kathleen Raine

SSAA a cappella

  1. Spell Against Sorrow
  2. Love Spell
  3. Spell of Creation (with flute obbligato)

 

ANACREONTICS or "Love, Heaven and Wine" - poetry by Kathleen Raine

SATB & guitar

  1. Love (Abraham Cowley)
  2. The Honey of Heaven (Wallace Stevens)
  3. Wine (Homer)

 Commissioned by Cantori; Robert Cowles, director, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, New York & First place winner of the Sorel Medallion, 2009


A CHRISTMAS FOLKSONG - poetry by Lizette Woodworth Reese

SATB & piano (4'00")

 
A CHRISTMAS PRAYER - poetry by Lizette Woodworth Reese

SSAATTBB a cappella and narrator (3'30")


A WALK ALONE - poetry by Carl Tomlinson

SATB & piano (4'00")


GOODNIGHT, GOD - poetry by Carl Tomlinson

Children's Chorus & piano (3'00")


DULCIS JESU MEMORIA - Latin

SSAATTBB a cappella (3'00")


 LONG, LONG AGO - traditional Christmas text (Winds Through the Olive Trees)

SAATTBB a cappella (4'00")


THE MOUNTAIN THAT IS MINE - poetry by Charly Moody

Children's Chorus & piano (3'00")


ARIZONA, THE GRAND CANYON STATE - text by Judith Cloud

SATB and organ (6'10")


Commissioned by the Flagstaff Master Chorale, Edith Copley, director