Large Choral Works and Masses

Two Invocations: Kyrie and Agnus Dei for SATB and keyboard or chamber orchestra.  
The Youtube video of the performance of Two Invocations is from Lviv, Ukraine and I now dedicate it to the people of Ukraine who are suffering so much. 
In 2017 I was fortunate to have my Two Invocations for choir and orchestra accepted for the Sacrarium workshop in Lviv, Ukraine with culminating performances by the Lemburg Chamber Orchestra and the Lviv Chamber Choir, professional organizations that gave stellar performances of my two sacred works in the historic Jesuit Church.  It was thrilling to be in Lviv (motto: Live it up in Lviv) then, especially as the first flush of independence was still inspiring and exciting the people of Ukraine. So now, like most of the world, I am appalled by the invasion by Putin and his armies.  I dedicate the video to the people of Ukraine.  May this wonderful country and its beautiful and talented musicians continue as independent and free.  
View SATB and keyboard score.  View orchestra score. 
Listen and watch the live performance in Lviv

Fra Giovanni (c.1433-1515)

Take Joy SATB or TTBB chorus and keyboard or chamber orchestra.  Text by Fra Giovanni (c.1433-1515).  A Letter to the Most Illustrious the Contessina Allagia degli Aldobrandeschi, Written Christmas Eve Anno Domini 1513.
Commission and Premiere: Federal City Performing Arts Chorus  1987. 
Revised version: Penn State Glee Club and Women's Chorus, December 6, 1992.
View SATB score. Listen to midi.

I salute you! There is nothing I can give you which you have not; 
but there is much that, while I cannot give, you can take.

No heaven can come to us unless our hearts find rest in it today. 
Take Heaven.

No peace lies in the future which is not hidden in the present moment. 
Take Peace.

The gloom of the world is but a shadow; behind it, yet within our reach is joy. 
Take Joy!

And so, at this Christmas time, I greet you, with the prayer that for you, 
now and forever, the day breaks and the shadows flee away.

These Things Shall Be SATB or TTBB chorus , solo voice and keyboard or optional brass quintet and organ. Text by John Addington Symonds (1840-1893). 
Commission and Premiere: Federal City Performing Arts Chorus  1986.
View score.  Listen to midi.

These things shall be: a loftier race
Than e’er the world hath known shall rise
With flame of freedom in their souls,
And light of knowledge in their eyes.

They shall be gentle, brave, and strong,
To spill no drop of blood, but dare
All that may plant man’s lordship firm
On earth, and fire, and sea, and air.

Nation with nation, land with land,
Inarmed shall live as comrades free;
In every heart and brain shall throb
The pulse of one fraternity.

New arts shall bloom of loftier mould,
And mightier music thrill the skies,
And every life shall be a song,
When all the earth is paradise.

Mass of Pentecost  for choir, congregation, soloists, organ or piano and optional dancers.
Text assembled by Robert Long. The mass may be performed as part of the liturgy on Pentecost Sunday or as a concert piece.  The processions may include dancers. Mass of Pentecost is dedicated with gratitude and admiration to Patricia Heigel–Tanner.
Commission and Premiere: Methodist Church, Altoona, PA.

1. Introductory Rites  View. Listen.
2. Gloria   View. Listen.
3. Collect   View. Listen.
4. Acts of the Apostles II   View. Listen.
5. Responsorial Psalm   View. Listen.  
6. I Corinthians   View. Listen.
7. Gospel Acclamation and 8.Gospel   View. Listen.  
9. Renewal of Baptismal Promises   View. Listen.
10. General Intercessions  View. Listen.
11. Offertory Processional  View. Listen.
12. Eucharistic Prayer II   View. Listen.
13. Holy, Holy, Holy View. Listen.
14. Eucharistic Prayer  View. Listen.
15. Memorial Acclamation   View. Listen.
16. The Lord’s Prayer   View. Listen.
17. Lamb of God   View. Listen.
18. Communion Song   View. Listen.
19. Communion Prayer   View. Listen.
20. Closing Rites   View. Listen.
21. Closing Song of Praise   View. Listen.
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Missa Santa Rosalia  for SATB chorus and organ or piano.  Based on themes from the cantata: Santa Rosalia: Cantata for Four Solo Voices, Woodwind Quintet and Harpsichord, based on the painting of Santa Rosalia in the  Palmer Museum painting by Fernando Botero.
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1. Kyrie  View score.  Listen to midi.
2. Gloria  View score.  Listen to midi.
3. Credo  View score.  Listen to midi.
4. Sanctus  View score.  Listen to midi.
5. Agnus Dei  View score.  Listen to midi.