The authorship of the original text  of CHRISTI MUTTER (Stabat Mater) is still unresolved. But what is clear is the vividness, unmatched tenderness, and profound sadness of a mother watching her son die on a cross. The work features three “characters” in this epic and profoundly sad event. The first is the mother – “Christi […]

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Cloths of Heaven, The

SATB/piano (also available in TTBB/piano); text by William Butler Yeats; performed by the Santa Fe Desert Chorale, Turtle Creek Chorale, Bournemouth Male Choir, among many others, etc. Published: Colla Voce – 45-21062 (Mixed Version) Published: Colla Voce – 48-96760 (TTBB Chorus)

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Come Dwell in My Garden

SATB/piano (also written for a soprano/baritone duet and piano);  Randall wrote this work in Lithuania on a choir tour, upon the announcement that two of his choristers were getting married.  “Come dwell in my garden, let me hear your voice, let me touch your robe, come dwell in my garden – my song of songs.” Publisher: Colla […]

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Come Dwell in Solomon’s Walls

1) SATB/piano (50-7068) 2) SATB/orchestra (50-7068A) “Come dwell in Solomon’s walls, come dwell in the house of the Lord; where wisdom and righteous, justice and holiness, join at the feet of God.” “The piece is perfect to program when celebrating the life of the church and the power that prayer can have in the life […]

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Danse Macabre

SATB/piano (E-Music download on this website) French; very fast-paced, high energy work. “Tap, tap tap – Death rhythmically taps a tomb with his heel… white skeletons flit across the gloom, running and leaping beneath their huge shroud!” $65.00 (allows for purchaser to make as many copies as needed)

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Dies Irae (SATB)

SATB/piano (also available for SSA/pno and TBB/pno); apocalyptic and epic text; needs piano collaborator with strong skill ; dramatic opener or closer Publisher:  AMP 1090 (SATB)

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Dona Nobis Pacem

SATB/sop. solo/organ Large festival hymn with organ and tutta forza ending; performed on St. Olaf Christmas Special. Publisher: Mark Foster 2099

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Dona Nobis Pacem

SATB/organ (piano) On St. Olaf Choir Christmas Special, Pacific Lutheran University. Publisher: Mark Foster 2099

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SATB/Virtuoso Piano Collaborator (4 movements) Commissioned by the Music Teachers National Association (work that features the piano, “accompanied by choir”)  James Johnson, pianist Water lilies are not securely grounded. Rather, they are tossed by wind, pounded by rain, and their large, leathery floating leaves wither in dry seasons. Still, water lilies survive. They manage to return year after […]

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For Such a Time as This

SATB/piano (or with brass); text: Book of Ruth and Ecclesiastes (Free download music) I have always been taken by the tenacity and trust that RUTH exhibited.  Her dedication and commitment was unwavering and a model of trust in the providence of God.  She boldly stepped forward, regardless of potential severe consequences.  “For such a time […]

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