Original Compositions



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SATB with piano accompaniment

Be Thou My Vision (Irish Hymn) A 6657, Harold Flammer Music

Come away, sweet love, A 1944, Shawnee Press, Inc.

Fantasia on a Ukrainian Carol, 15/1086, Roger Dean Publishing

(piano four hands – optional orchestra)

The Gift (O come, little children) 18301, Alfred Publishing Company

*with optional children’s chorus (string orchestra and harp orchestration available)

If ye love me, 7662, Alfred Publishing Company

Laudamus Te, D 0429, Shawnee Press, Inc. (with optional flute)

Make a joyful noise, 1.3143, ECS Publishing

Ol’ Dan Tucker, HL08501558, Walton Music

The Prince of Peace, A6727, Harold Flammer

Risen Today, 7918, Alfred Publishing

  1. Were you there? (African American spiritual)
  2. Hyfrydol (Welsh hymn)
  3. Easter Hymn (Jesus Christ is risen today)

From a Shaker Hymnal, 10/3681R, Roger Dean Publishing

  1. Let Zion move
  2. I will go on my way

The Sweet Name of Jesus, 10/1466R, Roger Dean Publishing

(with soprano solo)


SATB a cappella

Emeralds (Folk songs of the Irish) 15/1206R, Roger Dean Publishing

  1. The Curragh of Kildare
  2. The Parting Glass

I will go up, 1.3142, Galaxy Music Corporation

Three Herrick Songs, 15/1082, Roger Dean Publishing

(Winner of the GALA choruses composition competition, 1985)

  1. Upon Time
  2. A ternary of littles
  3. The white island

Little Lamb (William Blake), 1.3144, Galaxy Music Corporation


SATB with instrumental accompaniment

Fanfare for Christmas (based on In Dulci Jubilo) 10/1295R, Roger Dean Publishing – SATB chorus with 4 trumpets

Fantasia on a Ukrainian Carol (Carol of the bells), 15/1086, Roger Dean Publishing (2 2 2 2 – 2 2 2 1 – strings, harp, piano, timp., bells)

How sweet the sound (A Christmas Celebration) 65/1866R, Roger Dean

(flute, oboe, bassoon, organ, 3-4 octave handbells)

  1. Let all mortal flesh keep silence
  2. Personent Hodie
  3. Sweet was the song the virgin sang
  4. We three kings

Joy! A carol cantata for Christmas, 7822, Alfred Archive Edition

(piano or organ with optional flute and trumpet)

  1. Joy to the world
  2. Once in royal David’s city
  3. Angels we have heard on high
  4. God rest you merry gentlemen
  5. O come, all ye faithful


SAB with piano accompaniment

Laudamus Te, D 0429, Shawnee Press, Inc. (with optional flute)

The Gift (O come, little children) 18301, Alfred Publishing

(string orchestra and harp orchestration available)



The Mystic Trumpeter, 15/1663R, Roger Dean Publishing

(with piano and two C trumpets)

The Gift (O come, little children) 18302, Alfred Publishing


TTB with piano accompaniment

Haul away, Joe! (Sea Chanty) HMC2203, Hinshaw Music, Inc.

The Rainbow, 15/1210R, Roger Dean Publishing


Two-part (any combination) with piano and optional flute

Out of the stars, EA0169, Shawnee Press, Inc.


Unison with piano or organ accompaniment

One fine hour, VA-1003, Gordon V. Thompson Music

(Winner of the Amadeus Choir Christmas Carol Competition in 1990,

Toronto, Ontario)




SATB a cappella

Carols for Christmas

Blessed be that maid Marie

Corde natus ex parentis (Of the Father’s heart begotten)

This endris night

For unto us a Child is born

In Bethlehem

O little one sweet

O my dear heart

See amid the Winter’s Snow

Sweet was the song

While shepherds watched their flocks

Charm me asleep (Herrick)

Divine Mother (Dylan Newcomb)

I hear America singing

  1. My Country, tis of Thee
  2. Yankee Doodle
  3. O Beautiful for Spacious Skies
  4. When Johnny Comes Marching Home / Battle Hymn of the Republic

Lincolnshire folksongs

  1. The brisk young sailor
  2. Lisbon (TTBB)

Missa Brevis (with SATB soloists)

Kyrie, Gloria, Sanctus, Agnus Dei

My beloved Jesus (Martin Luther, “Ach mein herzliches Jesulein”)

Parasceve Motets

  1. Tristis est anima mea (My soul is sorrowful)
  2. Vere languores nostros (Truly, he alone has borne our infirmities)
  3. Christus factus est (Christ was made obedient to us)

Poem (Samuel Beckett)

She moved through the fair (Irish folk song)

The Star Spangled Banner

To see a world (Blake)


SATB with piano accompaniment (* arrangements)

A Christmas Carol

*America the beautiful (Gospel style) tenor soloist

An Acrostic Psalm (Mary Sidney Herbert)

*How can I keep from singing (optional SATB solos)

O little one sweet (carol)

*I saw three ships (17th century England)

What sweeter music can we bring (Herrick)

Stone Quotes (Lucy Stone)


We have every reason to rejoice

Oberlin Charter

Star-Spangled Banner pdf

Tantum Ergo

*Ten minutes ago (from Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella”)

Times of the Halcyon (Harry Kemp)

Epilogue for an evening of opera (optional orchestral accomp.)


SATB with instrumental accompaniment

Comfort and joy (cl, bn, hn, tpt, harp, strings)

Von Himmel hoch, da komm’ ich her (Martin Luther)

Quelle est cette odeur agreable? (trad. French)

Once in Royal David’s City

Coventry Carol (English)

God rest you merry gentlemen

Epilogue for an evening of opera (2 2 2 2 – 2 0 0 0 – strings, piano)

Journey of the Magi (T.S. Eliot) Woodwind octet, TTB solos – manuscript

Lauda Sion (2 ob., eng. hn., 2 bn., 2 tpt., 3 tbn., pno.)

*composed as a companion piece to Stravinsky’s “Mass”

1. Lauda Sion

2. Die Enim (men’s chorus)

3. Quod in Coena (soprano and bass duet)

4. Sumit Unus (double chorus)

5. Ecce Panis (soprano and tenor duet)

6. Bone Pastor (women’s chorus)

7. O Sacrum Convivium

The Linden Tree Carol (string orchestra)

North Beach Journal (strings, piano, soprano solo)

  1. Monomoy Island
  2. Rowing
  3. North Beach Journal
  4. Simple Wonder

One hundredth thirty fifth Psalm (organ, brass quintet, timp.)

Saint Anne Variations (2 2 2 0 – 1 2 1 1, timp., kbd.)

Spring Rituals (fl, ob, hn, bn, piano, harp, percussion – ATB solos)

  1. Omne vivum ex ovo (Old Latin proverb)
  2. Lo, the earth awakes again (anon.)
  3. Song of the Sea Priestess (Dion Fortune)
  4. Omne vivum ex ovo II
  5. A little madness in the Spring (Emily Dickinson)
  6. Love poem for Ostara (Dianne Sylvan)
  7. Lo, the earth awakes again (anon.)

Then movement comes in sound (with solo flute)

  1. Then movement comes in sound (Hildegard Jone)
  2. Cantata (H. Jone)
  3. Litanei (Stefan Georg)

Tribute to Leonard Bernstein, chorus with SATB soloists and orchestra

(2 2 2 2 – 2 0 0 0, piano, strings)

Tonight (West Side Story)

New York, New York (On the town)

It must be so (Candide)

I’m a little bit in love (Wonderful town)

Best of all possible worlds (Candide)

Wrong note rag (Wonderful town)

My house (Peter Pan)

Make our garden grow (Candide)


SSA with piano accompaniment

There’s a light (Shaker melody) optional string accompaniment

The Echoing Green (Blake) with piano and bells


SA with piano accompaniment

Stories and poems (Calef Brown)

  1. The Appleton Twins
  2. Sleeping fruit
  3. A Camping Tale



Dancing everywhere (Michael Rumaker)

Strings, brass, percussion and piano

Memory unsettled (Thom Gunn) TB with piano accomp.

Sea Chanties (with piano or orchestral accompaniment)

A rovin’

Blow the man down

Blow the wind westerly

Star-Spangled Banner pdf preview



All you with all me (Gertrude Stein) soprano or tenor with piano accomp.

All God’s Creatures (Ogden Nash) baritone and piano accomp.

The Grasshoppers

The Elephants

The Hippopotamus

A Snake

The Best – mezzo soprano or baritione with piano accomp.

Clearances (Seamus Heany) mezzo soprano or baritone with piano accomp.

I am His and He is mine (adapted from hymn tune by J. Parry) tenor or soprano with piano accomp.

I see his blood upon the rose (Joseph Plunkett) soprano with piano accomp.

It came upon a midnight clear (traditional) mezzo and baritone duet with piano

The practice of observation – mezzo soprano or baritone with piano accomp.

The pride of Kildare (Irish folksong) mezzo soprano or baritione with piano accomp.

Sea Chanties – baritone and orchestra

  1. A rovin’
  2. Blow the man down
  3. Blow the wind westerly

Spirituals (soprano with orchestra) Premiered by the Boston Pops

O what a beautiful city

Give me Jesus

So I walk today – tenor or soprano with piano accomp.


Organizing Time – Understanding Rhythm: A method for classroom and individual use; Roger Dean Publishing Co. 30/1373R