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Alpha and Omega

Alpha and Omega (2015) 00:05:30
double SATB choir

Commissioned by the Saint Louis Chamber Chorus. An awe-filled celebration of hope for a rejuvenated city, with text from "The Pilgrim's Progress" and the Book of Revelation. Commissioned by Saint Louis Chamber Chorus.


Amendment: Pledging Allegiance

Amendment: Pledging Allegiance (2020) 00:03:00
SATB choir, cello

Commissioned by a consortium of choirs, founding commission by Chorosynthesis Singers, Santa Monica College, & Connecticut College. Excerpted from the multimovement work Amendment, this song sets text from three historical women in a message of hope for future equality.


Amendment: Righting Our Wrongs

Amendment: Righting Our Wrongs (2020) 00:19:00
SATB choir, cello

Commissioned by a consortium of choirs, founding commission by Chorosynthesis Singers, Santa Monica College, & Connecticut College. A multimovement exploration of America's unfinished journey toward universal suffrage, inspired by the anniversary of the 19th Amendment.


American DREAMers

American DREAMers (2018) 00:25:00
SATB choir

Commissioned by PhilHarmonia (Mitos Andaya Hart, director). A varied multi-movement work setting the words of immigrants from diverse backgrounds who were brought to America as children.


American DREAMers: #UnitedWeDream

American DREAMers: #UnitedWeDream (2022) 00:03:00
SAB choir

Commissioned by PhilHarmonia. The final movement of American DREAMers, this uplifting chorale is suitable for a wide range of choirs and occasions.


American DREAMers: #UnitedWeDream

American DREAMers: #UnitedWeDream (2018) 00:03:00
SATB choir

Commissioned by PhilHarmonia. The final movement of American DREAMers, this uplifting chorale is suitable for a wide range of choirs and occasions.


The Apotheosis of Apollo

The Apotheosis of Apollo (2019) 00:05:30
SATB choir

Commissioned by The Thirteen with the support of Clinton Kelly. A song for advanced chamber choir celebrating the unifying impact of the 1969 Apollo 11 moon landing.


At Water's Edge

At Water's Edge (2021) 00:04:30
SATB choir

Commissioned by Westminster Kantorei, this setting of Psalm 137 serves as an expression of longing for home in a time of displacement and uncertainty.


The Canticle of Hannah

The Canticle of Hannah (2022) 00:09:30
SATB choir, piano

Commissioned by Singing City Philadelphia. Two songs about one of America's unsung female leaders: Hannah Callowhill Penn, the second wife of William Penn, who ran the colony of Pennsylvania as Acting Proprietor from 1712-1726. Texts taken from her letters, and Proverbs 31.


The Cat and the Moon

The Cat and the Moon (2022) 00:04:00
SATB choir

Commissioned by the Washington & Lee University Singers. A setting of Yeats' mysterious and magic-filled poem about Maud Gonne's cat, Minnaloushe, and his relationship to the moon.


Change

Change (2023) 00:04:00
SSAB children's chorus, piano

Commissioned by the Lake Superior Youth Chorus. The children in the choir were asked to give their thoughts on the topic of "changing the world," which were then woven into the text of this inspiring work for young singers. Published by Galaxy.


The Closer Madrigal

The Closer Madrigal (2000) 4:00
SATB choir

The Nine Inch Nails song reimagined as a Renaissance madrigal for the 2000 University of New South Wales Med Revue, complete with "fa la la"s and "hey nonny non"s.


The Day of Resurrection

The Day of Resurrection (2016) 00:03:00
double SATB choir

Commissioned for the Saint Louis Chamber Chorus. A dynamic and triumphal setting of excerpts from the Paschal Canon by John of Damascus with lively and driving rhythms.


Eight of Swords

Eight of Swords (2019) 00:05:00
SATB choir

Commissioned by National Concerts, SJSU Choraliers, and Kirby Chamber Singers. An empowering song inspired by the tarot card illustration by Pamela Coleman Smith, with text by Charles Anthony Silvestri.


The Elements of the Sun Broke into Song

The Elements of the Sun Broke into Song (2016) 00:03:30
ATTBB choir

Commissioned by Opus Anglicanum. A contemporary madrigal for advanced chamber singers, filled with text painting, heralding the sun as it gives light to the world.


The Gonzales Cantata

The Gonzales Cantata (2020) 00:40:00
SSAT choir, soloists, organ

A cantata based on the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings of former Attorney-General Alberto Gonzales. Called "the coolest thing you will ever see on this show" by MSNBC's Rachel Maddow. More information at the Gonzales Cantata website.


The Gonzales Cantata

The Gonzales Cantata (2010) 40:00
SSAT choir, soloists, piano

A cantata based on the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings of former Attorney-General Alberto Gonzales. Called "the coolest thing you will ever see on this show" by MSNBC's Rachel Maddow. More information at the Gonzales Cantata website.


The Gonzales Cantata

The Gonzales Cantata (2009) 40:00
SSAT choir, soloists, strings, harpsichord

A cantata based on the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings of former Attorney-General Alberto Gonzales. Called "the coolest thing you will ever see on this show" by MSNBC's Rachel Maddow. More information at the Gonzales Cantata website.


A Gritty Resolution

A Gritty Resolution (2024) 00:05:00
SATB choir

Commissioned by Philharmonia.


Grown Wild

Grown Wild (2021) 00:05:00
SSA choir, violin, piano

Commissioned by Concord Women's Chorus. A warm song for treble choir that explores our relationship to our childhood self and celebrates growth.


Halcyon Days

Halcyon Days (2022) 3:30
TTBB choir

Commissioned by Voces8. Arrangement commissioned by Chor Leoni. This work, suitable for any winter concert, creates a period of calm during winter storms where we reflect on what we have lost but rise up to face the new year with joy and grace.


Halcyon Days

Halcyon Days (2020) 00:03:30
SATB choir

Commissioned by Voces8. This work, suitable for any winter concert, creates a period of calm during winter storms where we reflect on what we have lost but rise up to face the new year with joy and grace.


I Am the World

I Am the World (2022) 00:07:00
SATB choir

Commissioned by the BBC Singers. Propelled forward by repeated motives on the text I Shall Arise, this exciting concert work sets a poem from Dora Sigerson Shorter. Affirming and brimming with confidence, it builds to a thrilling ending.


If Thou Wilt Be Perfect

If Thou Wilt Be Perfect (2018) 00:04:30
SATB choir

Commissioned by St. Peter’s Choir, St. Louis, Missouri. An anthem that uses as its central text one of the Gospel’s best-known, yet least commonly sung, verses: “It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of heaven.”


Jack and the Beanstalk

Jack and the Beanstalk (2021) 20:00
SSA children's choir, baritone, orchestra, narrator

Commissioned by the Immaculata Symphony Orchestra and the Kennett Symphony Children's Chorus. A dramatic, fun retelling of the fairy tale for youth chorus, with guest baritone(s) in the role of the giant.


Jack and the Beanstalk

Jack and the Beanstalk (2012) 20:00
SSA children's choir, baritone, chamber orchestra, narrator

Commissioned by the Immaculata Symphony Orchestra and the Kennett Symphony Children's Chorus. A dramatic, fun retelling of the fairy tale for youth chorus, with guest baritone(s) in the role of the giant.


Jack and the Beanstalk

Jack and the Beanstalk (2011) 20:00
SSA children's choir, baritone, string quartet, keyboard, small percussion, narrator

Commissioned by the Immaculata Symphony Orchestra and the Kennett Symphony Children's Chorus. A dramatic, fun retelling of the fairy tale for youth chorus, with guest baritone(s) in the role of the giant. A compact arrangement for smaller instrumental forces than the original full orchestral version.


Lamb of God

Lamb of God (2020) 00:01:00
SATB choir, cantor

Commissioned by the Association of Anglican Musicians. A fraction anthem suitable for congregational singing with a solo cantor.


LISTEN

LISTEN (2019) 10:00:00
SSAA choir

Commissioned by Resonance Ensemble. Two movements set testimony by Anita Hill and Christine Blasey Ford, confronting singers and listeners with their challenging, powerful, and heartbreaking words.


Lola Ridge Songs

Lola Ridge Songs (2018) 00:15:00
SSAA choir

Commissioned by Acalanes High School, Piedmont East Bay Children’s Choir, and Cornell University Chorus. A collection of four songs for intermediate treble choir, setting poetry by Lola Ridge which recognizes our relationship to darkness and light in memory and dreams.


Lola Ridge Songs: Different kinds of shadows

Lola Ridge Songs: Different kinds of shadows (2015) 00:04:30
SSAA choir

Commissioned by Acalanes High School and the Piedmont East Bay Children’s Choir. A setting for intermediate treble choir of poetry by Lola Ridge which explores our relationship to shadows, both comforting and frightening.


Lola Ridge Songs: It isn't a dream...

Lola Ridge Songs: It isn't a dream... (2018) 00:04:00
SSAA choir

Commissioned by the Cornell University Chorus. Part of a collection of Lola Ridge settings, this powerful song for advanced treble chorus delves into the buried trauma in a nightmare.


Lola Ridge Songs: It's strange about stars...

Lola Ridge Songs: It's strange about stars... (2020) 00:03:00
TTBB choir

A short setting of poetry by Lola Ridge, arranged in this version for Cantus, this song is not only about stars, but the hope and healing they represent.


Lola Ridge Songs: It's strange about stars...

Lola Ridge Songs: It's strange about stars... (2014) 00:03:00
SSAA choir

A short setting of poetry by Lola Ridge for intermediate treble choir, this song is not only about stars, but the hope and healing they represent.


Lola Ridge Songs: Shadows over a cradle...

Lola Ridge Songs: Shadows over a cradle... (2022) 00:02:30
TTBB choir

Commissioned by the Piedmont East Bay Children's Choir. A rhythmic setting of Lola Ridge poetry that taps into primal memories of infancy, with fragmented impressions of fire and flickering shadows. Originally for treble chorus, this version is arranged for men's voices.


Lola Ridge Songs: Shadows over a cradle...

Lola Ridge Songs: Shadows over a cradle... (2015) 00:02:30
SSAA choir

Commissioned by the Piedmont East Bay Children's Choir. A rhythmic setting of Lola Ridge poetry that taps into primal memories of infancy, with fragmented impressions of fire and flickering shadows.


Mabel Lee, 1912

Mabel Lee, 1912 (2020) 00:03:15
SATB choir

Commissioned by Classical Movements. Composed in honor of Mabel Ping-Hua Lee (1896-1966), an activist known for mobilizing support for women's suffrage among New York's Chinese immigrant community, this song sets poignant and uplifting poetry by Esther Lin.


Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis for St. Paul's Burlingame

Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis for St. Paul's Burlingame (2021) 00:07:30
SATB choir

Commissioned by the Choir of St. Paul's, Burlingame. A heartfelt setting of the traditional text from the 1662 Book of Common Prayer.


Mel et Lac

Mel et Lac (2022) 00:04:30
SSA choir, SSA soloists

Commissioned by University of Cincinnati and Highlands High School. Hildegard of Bingen's luscious words are woven into a duet between a treble choir and a trio of advanced soloists.


N-400 Erasure Songs

N-400 Erasure Songs (2023) 00:13:00
SATB choir

Commissioned by Cantus; SATB arrangement commissioned by the South Bend Chamber Singers. The texts for these songs were taken from the U.S. application for naturalization, as modified into erasure poetry by three immigrants, and span the range of emotions felt when moving to this country.


N-400 Erasure Songs

N-400 Erasure Songs (2021) 00:13:00
TTBB choir

Commissioned by Cantus. The texts for these songs were taken from the U.S. application for naturalization, as modified into erasure poetry by three immigrants, and span the range of emotions felt when moving to this country.


New Dreams

New Dreams (2021) 00:05:00
SSA choir

Commissioned by La Caccina. Questions inspired by the work of activist Grace Lee Boggs are presented in this work for intermediate to advanced treble chorus.


A New Heart

A New Heart (2017) 00:03:00
SAB choir, piano

Commissioned by Third Baptist Church, St. Louis. A versatile anthem which sets a verse from Ezekiel, suitable for a wide variety of choirs.


Four Poems of Nikita Gill: Me Too

Four Poems of Nikita Gill: Me Too (2018) 00:02:00
SSA choir

Commissioned by McNeese State University. Originally a trio for three solo treble voices, this canon-based short feminist work can also be performed by SSA choir.


Nothing Gold Can Stay

Nothing Gold Can Stay (2023) 00:02:00
SAB choir

Commissioned by Singing City Choir of Philadelphia for the Singing City Songbook. A short work suitable for community chorus, setting poetry by Robert Frost.


O Oriens

O Oriens (2015) 00:04:00
SATB choir

Commissioned by the Choral Arts Society of Philadelphia. Although the O Antiphons text was originally intended for Advent, this work is relevant to secular performance on the theme of calling for light in a time of darkness, and is one of Dunphy's most performed works.


The Oath of Allegiance

The Oath of Allegiance (2014) 00:08:30
SATB choir

Commissioned by Volti. A setting of the United States Oath of Allegiance taken by all immigrants on becoming citizens, for advanced chorus.


Our Home, Our City

Our Home, Our City (2024) 00:09:30
SATB choir

A set of two contrasting songs inspired by the student-led protest movement against gentrification in West Philadelphia, commissioned by the Drexel University Chorus Commissioned by Commissioned by the Drexel University Singers.


Pipe Down

Pipe Down (2023) 00:03:30
SATB choir, piano

Commissioned by ACDA Eastern. An empowering song with text by Caitlin Vincent that encourages young people to reject being silenced and raise their voices together.


The Price of Ambition

The Price of Ambition (2024) 00:04:00
SSAA choir, piano

Commissioned by the Body Image Consortium for See Change Treble Choir. A meditation for intermediate treble chorus on the conflict between mind and body, setting poetry by Shelley Zhang.


Remember the Ladies

Remember the Ladies (2021) 00:03:30
SATB choir

Commissioned by the Museum of the American Revolution for their 2020-2021 special exhibition When Women Lost the Vote: A Revolutionary Story, 1776-1807.


Sailing Away

Sailing Away (2021) 00:04:30
SATB choir

Commissioned by the University of Missouri University Singers. A rollicking shanty-like song about love and loss for intermediate mixed chorus, with lyrics from largely forgotten late-19th-century Missourian poet Isabel Grimes Richey.


SATOR

SATOR (2022) 00:03:30
SATB choir

Commissioned by Skylark Vocal Ensemble. A setting of the Latin words in the "Sator" cryptogram for intermediate to advanced chorus, with hidden meanings woven into the music.


Set Myself Free

Set Myself Free (2020) 00:04:00
SSAA choir

Commissioned by Amuse Singers. A new text by Jacqueline Goldfinger commemorates the passage of the 19th Amendment in this confidant feminist song for intermediate treble chorus.


A Slice of Pie

A Slice of Pie (2023) 00:04:00
SATB choir, piano, drumset

Commissioned by the Mendelssohn Club Chorus of Philadelphia. A new jazz standard for choir, composed during the COVID-19 pandemic, about the bitter-sweetness of love and pie. Poetry by West Philadelphia activist Feminista Jones.


A Slice of Pie

A Slice of Pie (2020) 00:04:00
SATB choir, trumpet, bass, drumset

Commissioned by the Mendelssohn Club Chorus of Philadelphia. A new jazz standard for choir, composed during the COVID-19 pandemic, about the bitter-sweetness of love and pie. Poetry by West Philadelphia activist Feminista Jones.


Songs for the People

Songs for the People (2022) 5:00
SATB choir

Commissioned by Seattle Pro Musica. A hymn to the power of music to energize, heal, and bring communities together, setting words by Francis Ellen Watkins Harper.


Suite Remembrance

Suite Remembrance (2018) 00:08:30
SATB choir

Commissioned by the Saint Louis Chamber Chorus. A set of four contrasting “memorial dances” for unaccompanied mixed chorus, with movements ranging from energetic to lyrical and moving.


Suite Remembrance: All Flesh Is Grass

Suite Remembrance: All Flesh Is Grass (2018) 00:01:30
SATB choir

Commissioned by the Saint Louis Chamber Chorus. The second song in a set of four contrasting “memorial dances” for unaccompanied mixed chorus, featuring text from Isaiah 40 and a modal gavotte melody.


Suite Remembrance: If I Can Stop One Heart from Breaking

Suite Remembrance: If I Can Stop One Heart from Breaking (2018) 00:04:00
SATB choir

Commissioned by the Saint Louis Chamber Chorus. The third song in a set of four contrasting “memorial dances” for unaccompanied mixed chorus is an expressive sarabande setting of a touching text by Emily Dickinson.


Suite Remembrance: Mourning into Dancing

Suite Remembrance: Mourning into Dancing (2018) 00:01:30
double SATB choir

Commissioned by the Saint Louis Chamber Chorus. The final song in a set of four contrasting “memorial dances” for unaccompanied mixed chorus is a joyful gigue celebrating the end of mourning, with a text adapted from Psalm 30.


Suite Remembrance: Todtentanz

Suite Remembrance: Todtentanz (2018) 00:01:30
SATB choir

Commissioned by the Saint Louis Chamber Chorus. The first songs in a set of four contrasting “memorial dances” for unaccompanied mixed chorus, with a 1701 text about the equalizing nature of death set as a jaunty minor saltarello.


a survival plan of sorts

a survival plan of sorts (2019) 00:03:30
SSAA choir

Commissioned by the Susquehanna University Chamber Singers. A setting of poetry by Amanda Lovelace, with a message of resilience and triumph for those who love libraries.


a survival plan of sorts

a survival plan of sorts (2019) 00:03:30
SATB choir

Commissioned by the Susquehanna University Chamber Singers. A setting of poetry by Amanda Lovelace, with a message of resilience and triumph for those who love libraries.


The Things We Leave Behind

The Things We Leave Behind (2024) 00:25:00
TTBB choir, alto saxophone, harp

Commissioned by Chor Leoni. A multimovement work about the continuing process of archaeology, contrasting old and new artifacts and the stories they tell.


Thus Spake the Mother

Thus Spake the Mother (2024) 00:03:30
SSA choir

An inspiring work setting a little-known text by Indian poet and philosopher Sri Ananda, commissioned by the William & Mary Barksdale Treble Chorus.


Together

Together (2012) 6:00
SATB choir

Commissioned by the Whitman College Chamber Singers. A setting of Acts 2:44-46 for a cappella choir, with a surprising collectivist message.


Waves of Gallipoli

Waves of Gallipoli (2021) 00:05:00
TTBB choir

Commissioned by the Saint Louis Chamber Chorus. TTBB arrangement commissioned by Chor Leoni. Through texts from the epitaphs on gravestones in a cemetery at the WWI battle site and poetry by Leon Gellert, a Gallipoli veteran, this song evokes the lapping waves of the Aegean and the devastation of war.


Waves of Gallipoli

Waves of Gallipoli (2019) 00:05:00
SATB choir

Commissioned by the Saint Louis Chamber Chorus. TTBB arrangement commissioned by Chor Leoni. Through texts from the epitaphs on gravestones in a cemetery at the WWI battle site and poetry by Leon Gellert, a Gallipoli veteran, this song evokes the lapping waves of the Aegean and the devastation of war.


We Are the Music Makers

We Are the Music Makers (2021) 00:05:00
SATB choir, piano

Commissioned by the Saint Louis Chamber Chorus. A thoughtful and expressive setting of the well-known Arthur O'Shaughnessy text.


What do you think I fought for at Omaha Beach?

What do you think I fought for at Omaha Beach? (2012) 07:00
TTBB choir

Arranged for Chanticleer. A moving choral setting for advanced TTBB chorus of public testimony given before the Maine Senate by WWII veteran Phillip Spooner in a 2009 hearing to discuss the Marriage Equality Bill.


What do you think I fought for at Omaha Beach?

What do you think I fought for at Omaha Beach? (2010) 07:00
SATB choir

A moving choral setting for advanced mixed chorus of public testimony given before the Maine Senate by WWII veteran Phillip Spooner in a 2009 hearing to discuss the Marriage Equality Bill.


When the Time Comes

When the Time Comes (2021) 00:04:00
TTBB choir, solo soprano

Commissioned by Central Bucks High School West Men's Choir. The lyrics for this moving song were taken from an interview with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, in which she discusses her legacy and dedication to public service. Featuring a solo soprano voice.


Wild Embers

Wild Embers (2017) 00:03:30
SSAA choir

Commissioned by Acalanes Bella Voce. With folk harmonies reminiscent of the American West and driving body percussion, this setting of a powerful feminist text by poet Nikita Gill has become a favorite of treble choirs.


Witch-Wife

Witch-Wife (2020) 00:03:00
SSAA choir

Commissioned by Choir Matrix Women's Ensemble. Edna St. Vincent Millay's 1917 love poem sounds surprisingly contemporary in this wistful folk-like setting for intermediate treble chorus.


Work

Work (2023) 00:03:45
TTBB choir

Commissioned by the Bradley Hills Presbyterian Chancel Choir. TTBB arrangement commissioned by Cantus. The text, adapted from The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran, addresses a path out of despair and meaninglessness through working with love.


Work

Work (2019) 00:03:45
SATB choir

Commissioned by the Bradley Hills Presbyterian Chancel Choir. The text, adapted from The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran, addresses a path out of despair and meaninglessness through working with love; a message that has as much relevance to today's world as that of a century ago.


You Birth the Seeds

You Birth the Seeds (2023) 00:05:00
SATB choir, piano

Commissioned by the Alexandria Choral Society. Zeina Azzam's evocative poetry offers strength and wisdom to the next generation in this inspiring song for mixed community chorus and piano.