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.

 

Christopher Rouse

Christopher Rouse
Requiem - NEW YORK PREMIERE

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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James MacMillan
St. Luke Passion

SATB chorus, children's choir, organ and chamber orchestra
DURATION: 75 minutes
TEXT: The Gospel of Luke, chapters 22 and 23
A reframing of the traditional Passion setting, with the narrative sung by the chorus and the words of Christ by a children’s choir.

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Aaron Jay Kernis

Aaron Jay Kernis
Glorious Majesty
Double mixed chorus (SSAATTBB), a cappella
DURATION: 9 minutes
TEXT: Psalm 104
A densely harmonic piece balancing sudden shifts with returns to calmer harmonies rooted in early church music.

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James Lee, III

James Lee, III
Psalm 111

Mixed chorus (SATB) and chamber orchestra  
(Alternate version for SATB and piano available)
DURATION: 10 minutes
TEXT: Psalm 111
An exuberant choral admiration of the works of creation, incorporating the Hebrew phrase Halelu Ya (“Praise Yahweh”).

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William David Cooper

William David Cooper
Psalm 148
Mixed chorus (SATB) and piano
DURATION: 11 minutes
TEXT: Psalm 148
A litany of praise in quasi sonata form, moving from jubilation to tranquility to triumph. Written for high-school age choirs.

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