SDG COMMISSIONS (alphabetically by composer)

Arasimowicz, George (USA, b. 1954)
Window Rock - Peter's Dawn

Ayres, Paul (UK, b. 1970)
Brethren

Bancks, Jacob (USA, b. 1982)
Lumen de Lumine (“Light from Light”)
Mass for All Saints

Bannister, Peter (UK, b. 1966)
Et Iterum venturus est ("And he shall come again")
Hermosura de Dios (“The Beauty of God”)
Psalm 96 
Quatre Psaumes
Spiritus divinae lucis gloriae

Beaser, Robert (USA, b. 1954)
Song of the Ascents

Bond, Victoria (USA, b. 1945)
How Lovely Is Your Dwelling

Bryars, Gavin (UK, b. 1943)
Psalm 141

Cooper, William David (USA, b. 1986)
Psalm 148

Dubugnon, Richard (France, b. 1968)
Psalm 10

Ešenvalds, Ēriks (Latvia, b. 1977)
Psalm 67

Grigorjeva, Galina (Ukraine, b. 1962)
Bless the Lord, o my soul

Harnly, Neal (USA, b. 1960)
The Lost Son

Kellogg, Daniel (USA, b. 1976)
Children of God
The Fiery Furnace
From Everlasting to Everlasting
O Greening Branch 
Preserve Me, O God

Kernis, Aaron Jay (USA, b. 1960)
Glorious Majesty

Lee III, James (USA, b. 1975)
Psalm 111

MacMillan, James (Scotland, b. 1959)
Alpha and Omega
St. Luke Passion
Since it was the day of Preparation...
    WORLD PREMIERE

Since it was the day of Preparation...
   
U.S. PREMIERE

Metcalf, John (UK, b. 1946)
Laudate

Moravec, Paul (USA, b. 1957)
I Will Fear No Evil

Panufnik, Roxanna (UK, b.1968)
Love Endureth

Rouse, Christopher (USA, b. 1949)
Requiem - WORLD PREMIERE
Requiem - NEW YORK PREMIERE

Sandström, Sven-David (Sweden, b. 1942)
God Be Merciful

Schoenfield, Paul (USA, b. 1947)
D'vorah

Sharafyan, Vache (Armenia, b. 1966)
Have Mercy on Me, O God

Shohat, Gil (Israel, b. 1973)
Songs of Bathsheba

Thomas, Augusta Read (USA, b. 1964)
Daylight Divine

Wyner, Yehudi (USA, b. 1929)
The Lord is close to the heartbroken

Commissioned Works

SDG commissions to date are listed below in chronological order, starting with the most recent premieres. If you would like information on performing any of these works or obtaining a perusal score, please contact SDG.

 

Daniel Kellogg
The Fiery Furnace

Mixed chorus (SATB), tenor, bass soloists & orchestra
DURATION: 35 minutes
TEXT: story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego and the fiery furnace from the Old Testament book of Daniel.
Dramatic oratorio in seven movements, performed without break, that encompasses moments of tenderness, clashing dissonance and triumphant joy.

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Jacob Bancks
Lumen de Lumine
("Light from Light")

Piano & orchestra
DURATION: 20 minutes
Piano concerto in two movements inspired by the traditional Easter Vigil; written in memory of Olivier Messiaen.

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Paul Ayres
Brethren

Men’s voices (tenor, baritone, bass), organ & 3 cellos (or organ alone)
DURATION: 8.5 minutes
TEXT: Psalm 133 and “The Great Twin Brethren” poem by Katharine Lee Bates
Reflective choral work with contrasting interlude, written to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Wheaton College Men’s Glee Club.

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Christopher Rouse
Requiem

Mixed chorus (SATB), children’s chorus, baritone soloist & orchestra
DURATION: 90 minutes
TEXT: traditional Latin text of the Requiem interspersed with six poems that reflect the various ways in which death presents itself Requiem mass commissioned to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the birth of composer Hector Berlioz.

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Gil Shohat
Songs of Bathsheba

Mixed chorus (SATB), soprano soloist & orchestra
DURATION: 50 minutes
TEXT: story of King David and Bathsheba (II Samuel), poetry by Shin Shifra (translation by Shirley Kaufman) and Psalm 51
Oratorio based on the tragedy of King David and Bathsheba.

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