new works & voicings

SATB, SA, or TB Chorus & Piano  |   4.5'   |   Graphite  |  Text: Frederick Douglass

Half the World sets several paragraphs of Frederick Douglass’s impassioned 1888 speech on the right of women to vote. "When a great truth once gets abroad in the world,

no power on earth can imprison it, or prescribe its limits, or suppress it.

It is bound to go on till it becomes the thought of the world."

SSATTB Chorus  |   14'   |   Graphite  |  Text: Dale Trumbore

This piece celebrates the varied experiences we find in singing together: a sense of community, a respite from daily life, and transcendent beauty. All are linked together by a repeating refrain: “I could feel this comfort I hadn’t felt in a long time.”

SATB  or SSAA a cappella   |   5'   |  Graphite   |   Text: Amy Fleury

Amy Fleury's text for Spiritus Mundi is secular but still spiritual, reflecting gratitude for the fruits of the earth: "Do you recognize your own shy gestures / in the weft of the fields? Oh sisters and brothers, / let the gentle tether of our longing keep us here."

SATB or SSAA a cappella   |   4'   |   Mark Foster Series  |  Text: Laura Foley

Not just an exultation of happiness, Threads of Joy recognizes how we emerge from darkness and pain back into light. The music captures this duality

in ever-shifting prismatic harmonies.

SATB, SSAA or TTBB a cappella  |  4 min.  |  Graphite   |   Text: Dale Trumbore

"You see yourself reflected; you learn to love what you see."

This vibrant new piece is about those rare moments when a single experience reshapes you: you visit a place or meet a new person and learn something about yourself you'll carry with you for the rest of your life.