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.


Neal Harnly
The Lost Son

Children’s chorus & chamber orchestra
(string quartet, flute, oboe, French horn, percussion)
DURATION: 35 minutes
TEXT: New Testament parable of the Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11-32);
libretto by Alisa Bair
Six-movement work that combines modern yet traditional sound
with almost jazz-like rhythmic color.


Peter Bannister
Hermosura de Dios
("The Beauty of God")

Mezzo-soprano soloist, women's chorus (optional) & chamber orchestra
DURATION: 26 minutes
TEXT: poetry of Teresa of Avila; translations by the composer
Song cycle in five sections that reflects Teresa of Avila’s burning desire
for an encounter with God.


Daniel Kellogg
Preserve Me, O God

Mixed chorus (SATB), a cappella
DURATION: 6 minutes
TEXT: Psalm 16
Choral work with intimate harmonies expressing quiet prayer,
cries for mercy and bright hope. Psalms Project commission


Jacob Bancks
Mass for All Saints

Mixed chorus (SATB), soprano, mezzo-soprano, baritone soloists
& chamber orchestra
DURATION: 35 minutes
TEXT: from the Roman Missal
Six-movement mass inspired by religious art depicting images
of all the saints gathered in heaven.


Peter Bannister
Et Iterum venturus est
("And he shall come again")

Mixed chorus (SATB), soprano, bass soloists & orchestra
DURATION: 60 minutes
TEXT: verses from the Old and New Testaments
prophecying the birth and second coming of Christ
Oratorio in memory of Olivier Messiaen,
conceived as a work for the Advent season.