Beatitudes [SATB chorus, tenor and baritone solo, and organ, 1997] Extracted from the church parable The The Fourth Wise Man.
Christ is the King [SATB chorus, 1985] Commissioned by Pat Hart for St Mary's Epsicopal Church of St Paul, Minnesota. Text by G.K.A. Bell.
Christ Was Born on Christmas Day [SATB chorus and percussion (and/or organ), 1992] Commissioned through the American Composers Forum as part of its Church-Synagogue Residency for Plymouth Congregational Church. The melody and text are from Piae Cantiones (1582). Recorded by RCA with Plymouth Music Series of Minnesota Ensemble Singers. Published by Boosey & Hawkes.
Come Rejoicing [SATB chorus and percussion, 1992] Christmas processional carol commissioned by the Dale Warland Singers. Text by Jiri Tranowsky and traditional sources.
Gloria [SATB chorus and piano, 1992] Commissioned by the Yale University-Community Summer Chorus directed by Marian Dolan. Text by Mark Nowak adapted from a Concordance of the Bible.
Good Night... [SATB chorus and piano, 1990] Choral storybook (20 minutes) commissioned and premiered by the White Heron Chorale of Appleton, Wisconsin. Text by George Sand.
Jesus Lead the Way [baritone solo, SATB chorus and organ, 1994] Commissioned by Plymouth Congregational Church for Palm Sunday in memory of Marlene Baver. Text adapted from the original by N. von Zinzendorf.
Lord, Whose Love in Humble Service [SATB chorus and organ (or string trio), 1989] Based on the American traditional text and melody, commissioned by Peter Dahlen and Mary Carlson for their wedding ceremony at First Congregational Church, Minneapolis. Published by Boosey & Hawkes. Email for sales information
Love is a Thread [SATB chorus, drum and organ, 1992] Commissioned by the American Composers Forum Church-Synagogue Residency [for Mt. Zion Temple]. Text by Chaim Stern.
O Lux Trinitas [SATB solo quartet, SATB chorus and organ, 1989] Commissioned for the 1990 Superbowl Sunday services by Colonial Church of Edina, Minnesota. Available from Boosey & Hawkes. Text from a 15th-century carol. Email for sales information
Psalm 118:22-3 [SATB chorus and handbells, 1980] Commissioned and published in a compilation by the Twin Cities Chapter of the American Guild of Organists for the 1980 National Conference.
Pour Out the Spirit [SATB chorus and organ, 1993] Commissioned by the American Composers Forum Church-Synagogue Residency for Vinje Lutheran Church. Text adapted from the Lutheran Book of Worship.
These Children of Both God and Earth - Mamrelund [SATB chorus and organ, 1992] Hymn inspired by the Swedish Augustana Synod gospel song tradition and commissioned by Ruth Johnson in memory of her father. Text by Julie Stine Maroti.
We Three Kings [SATB chorus, three male soloists and organ (or orchestra of harp, psalter and strings), 1985] A musical setting of the traditional American Christmas carol commissioned by Plymouth Music Series of Minnesota. Published by Boosey & Hawkes. Text by J. H. Hopkins, Jr. Email for sales information
Lover's Lament[SATB chorus and guitar, 1991] Based on the American traditional folksong, this setting is dedicated to Gail Benson. Alternate versions are available for soprano and guitar or oboe and guitar.
Lord Thomas & Ellender [soprano, oboe, violin, viola and cello, 1983] Commissioned by oboist Merilee Klemp for 1,700 chocolate chip cookies. The work is a fantasy on the American traditional song describing a tragic love triangle set in the Reconstructionist South.
Part Song [tenor, baritone, bass and piano, 1991] Composed for Carolyn Brunelle's 50th Birthday, the text describes three perspectives on the same tableaux as seen by an old woman, her dog and the light through a tattered curtain. Text by Steve Perry.
Pete Seeger's Old Devil Time [solo mezzo and chamber ensemble, 1993] A setting of Pete Seeger's song; commissioned for the retirement of Justice Wahl from the Minnesota Supreme Court.
Simple Gifts [soprano, oboe, violin, viola and cello, 1982] A setting of the traditional Shaker melody and text. An alternate version for soprano and piano is available.
Three Songs on texts by Emily Dickinson [mezzo and viola, 1978]