Choral

I Know the Plans I Have for You  (2019)

SSAATTBB and piano 4-hands

Dedicated to Lynette Chambers, Lauren and Mark Puckett, and Clell Wright

Text Jeremiah 29:11-4, adapted by Bernie Scherr

Psalm 148  (2016)  3:15

for SATB chorus and organ

To My Dear and Loving Husband  (2014)

for SATB chorus and piano

Commissioned by the Abilene Chamber Singers.

By Night When Others Soundly Slept  (2014)

for SATB chorus and piano

Commissioned by the Abilene Chamber Singers.

Daybreak  (2013)

for SATB chorus, brass quintet, and organ

Commissioned by the Abilene Classical Chorus.

There Came A Wind  (2012)

for SATB chorus, brass quintet, and organ

Commissioned by the Abilene Classical Chorus.

Cancioneiro Minhoto  (2011)

SATB choir, guitar and double bass in five movements

I. Ana Mariana

II. Conde Albano

III. Berde Gaio

IV. Rosa, a pastorinha

V. Ciranda

These Portuguese folksong settings were commissioned and performed by Dr. Clell Wright, Director of Choral Activities at Hardin-Simmons University.

Show Recordings

The Lord is My Shepherd  (2010)

SATB and organ, Psalm 23

This piece was commissioned by the Episcopal Church of the Heavenly Rest in Abilene, Texas, in honor of the retirement of Conrad Bratton, their long-time music director.

Today A Savior Has Been Born  (2003)

SATB, Luke 2:11-14

Arranged for orchestra and chorus as “The Gloria” as part of “Scenes from the Nativity.” This piece was commissioned by Dr. Loyd Hawthorne, former conductor of the Hardin-Simmons University Concert Choir.

Agnus Dei  (2001)

for SATB chorus, English horn, and cello

This piece was recognized in the Waging Peace through Singing Project in Oregon.

The Spirit of Our God Rests in Christ Jesus  (1999)

SATB, assembly, text based on Isaiah 61

This piece was commissioned by St. Thomas More Newman Center in Eugene, Oregon.

Six Songs on Rose Texts  (1995-98)

for SATB choir

I. Roses (1995), SATB, text by Louise Chandler Moulton

II. Nobody Knows This Little Rose (1995), SATB, text by Emily Dickinson

III. A White Rose (1998), SATB, text by John Boyle O’Reilly

IV. Fifty‑fourth Sonnet (1998), SATB, text by William Shakespeare

V. The Last Rose of Summer (1998), SATB, text by Thomas Moore

VI. A Single Rose (1998), SATB, text by Rainer Maria Rilke

Several of these pieces were premiered by the University of Oregon Chamber Choir. Several others will see their premiere this spring by the Hardin-Simmons University Concert Choir.

 

 

Sweetest of Sweets  (1996)

SATB, text by George Herbert

This piece was commissioned by Dennis Davenport, former director of the Adult Choir, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Eugene, Oregon.

God, Father  (1993‑94)

SATB, text by Bernard Scherr

This piece was premiered by the University of Oregon Chamber Choir under the direction of Kathryn Olson.

Psalm 22  (1991)

SATB and organ, text adapted by Bernard Scherr