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Choral

All works published by Scott Wheeler Music (ASCAP) unless otherwise specified.

The Angle of the Sun (text: Veni Creator Spiritus, Mark Van Doren and Paul Goodman) (1994)    30'
Cantata for mezzo soprano, baritone, chorus and orchestra of hn, tbn, pno, hp, perc (2 players), strings
Commissioned by the Boston Cecilia for the 25th Anniversary of its music director Donald Teeters, with funds from the National Endowment for the Arts. First performed by the Boston Cecilia 4/94.

A Babe is Born (1979)    3'
SATB. Text anonymous, Latin/English
Dedicated to the Emerson College Chorus and first performed by  them with the composer conducting. Subsequent performances Paul Madore Chorale, Wintersauce, numerous others.

Cantate, Laudate (1990)    6'
SATB (optional children's choir) + organ.  Text from Psalm 148 with Latin refrains.
Commissioned for the 100th anniversary of the choir of Christ's Church in Rye, New York, and first sung by them under organist-choirmaster Stephen Rapp.

Cathedral Psalm (1986)    3'
Text from Psalm 9.
Dedicated to  Margaret Wheeler-Frothingham.

The Construction of Boston (words by Kenneth Koch) (1988)    50'
(Published by Peer Music Classical)
Opera in 1 Act for soloists, chorus and chamber orchestra (16 players)
Commissioned by the John Oliver Chorale and first performed by them 1/89.  Written with the support of the Guggenheim Foundation. Dedicated to Virgil Thomson.
Recorded on Naxos American Classics.

Embraced by Velvet Night (2012)    4'
SATB and piano. Text by Shalin Liu.
Commissioned by the Summer Star Foundation. Premiered by Boston Cecilia, cond. Donald Teeters, 5/12.

Free Land (2016)    4'
SATB and piano. Text drawn from the speeches and writing of Anthony Burns, and from the Psalms.
Commissioned by Boston Children’s Chorus. Premiered by Boston Children’s Chorus, cond. Anthony Trecek-Keng, 1/17.

Jabberwocky (2013)    4'
SSA and two cellos. Text by Lewis Carroll.
Commissioned by Cantilena. Premiered by Cantilena, cond. Allegra Martin, 5/13.

New Love Song Waltzes (2012)    11'
SATB and piano duet. Texts by Shakespeare and Donne.
Dedicated to Donald Teeters. Premiered by Boston Cecilia, cond. Donald Teeters, 5/12.

Peace (1982)    3'
SATB and piano or organ. Text by Henry Vaughan.
Second Prize, choral, Composers Guild Competition, 1984

Peter Quince at the Clavier  (1976)    5'
SATB and piano or SSA and piano. Text by Wallace Stevens.
Commissioned by Singers Ltd., Darien, Conn.

Prayer of Mercy (2003)    4'
SATB plus Treble voices with organ. Text anonymous.
Commissioned by Anne Guenzel for the Choir and Schola of All Saints Parish.

Prayer of St. Teresa  (1996)    2'
Treble voices in unison with piano or organ. Text by St. Teresa of Avila.
Dedicated to Keith Glavash and the Schola of All Saints Parish.

Prospects (2007)    4'
SATB a capella. Text by Anthony Hecht.
Commissioned by Boston Secession, premiered by them under conductor Jane Ring Frank, April 2007.

Turning Back (2007)    15’
(Published by Peer Music Classical)
Four songs for mezzo-soprano, chorus and piano. Texts by H.D. (Hilda Doolittle).
Commissioned by Boston Cecilia for mezzo-soprano Krista River. Premiere by Krista River and Boston Cecilia, Boston, May 2008.

While You Here Do Snoring Lie  (1978)    2'
SATB. Text by Shakespeare.

Whiskers and Rhymes (1991)    15'
Five songs for treble chorus , piano duet, violin and percussion (words by Arnold Lobel and Jack  Prelutsky)
Commissioned by the Arts Council of North Reading, Mass. for the Treble Chorus of New England, Marie Stultz, director.
Winner of Grand Prize, Composers Guild Competition 1991.