SDG COMMISSIONS (alphabetically by composer)

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

Ayres, Paul (UK, b. 1970)

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...

Since it was the day of Preparation...

Metcalf, John (UK, b. 1946)

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

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

Rouse, Christopher (USA, b. 1949)

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

Schoenfield, Paul (USA, b. 1947)

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.


James MacMillan
Since it was the day of Preparation...

Bass-baritone soloist, SATB soli or small chorus and
quintet (clarinet, horn, harp, theorbo, cello)
DURATION: 80 minutes
TEXT: The Gospel of John, chapters 19, 20, 21
with Latin liturgical texts from Easter and Pentecost.
A contemporary chamber setting of the Resurrection narrative.

MacMillan was awarded the 2013 British Composer Award in choral music for this work.




 Peter Bannister

Peter Bannister
Spiritus divinae lucis gloriae

Double mixed chorus (SSSAATTBB), a cappella
DURATION: 15 minutes
TEXT: 7th century Bangor Antiphonary
Choral cycle in seven sections, with four chant-like fragments
and three more extended movements.


Gavin Bryars
Psalm 141

Mixed chorus (SATB), a cappella
DURATION: 7 minutes
TEXT: Psalm 141
Choral work with plaintively flowing chordal writing marked by subtle and harmonic sideslips. Psalms Project commission


Daniel Kellogg
From Everlasting to Everlasting

Mezzo-soprano soloist & orchestra
DURATION: 17 minutes
TEXT: Psalms 57, 29,130, 103
Psalm cycle with four prayers that encompass praise, sorrow,
anger, and regret.


Yehudi Wyner
The Lord is Close to the Heartbroken

Mixed chorus (SATB), harp & percussion
DURATION: 5 minutes
TEXT: extracts from Psalms 34, 68
Celebratory work that is both solemn and vivacious. Psalms Project commission