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Choral Compositions

A Lamb Goes Uncomplaining Forth

          SAB setting of stanzas 2 and 3 with organ.

                Lutheran Service Book, #438

                Part of the Acclamation series (CPH)

A Mighty Fortress Is Our God

                Written for a mass adult choir at a Lutheran Hour Rally in Cleveland, Ohio in 1956.  Stanzas 2 and 3.

A Mighty Fortress Is Our God

                Written for youth choir, adult choir, trumpet and organ at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Delmar, NY.  No date.

(Mozart) Alleluia

                SAB with piano.

                Adapted from Mozart’s “Exultate, Jubilate” for middle school choir at Niskayuna School District, NY, at the request of director Ruth Rice.

Alleluia, Alleluia! Hearts to Heaven

                SATB choir with handbells and piano. Text by Christopher Wordsworth. Original tune. Written for Easter 2011.

                Unpublished.

Alleluia, Give Thanks to the Risen Lord

                Unison choir with descant and piano. Original text and tune by Donald Fishel. Written in 2010 for Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Delmar, NY.  Unpublished.

Alleluia, Jesus Is Risen

                SATB choir with handbells.

                Herb Brokering text copyright ©1965 Augsburg Fortress.

                Lutheran Service Book, #474

                Written for the Bethlehem Lutheran Church (Delmar, NY) choir in 2011. Unpublished.

 

America, the Beautiful

                SATB (some divisi)

                Written for the Chamber Singers at the State University of New York in 2002 while Dr. Schultz was directing the choral activities at SUNY for Dr. David Janower who was on sabbatical.

As the Father Loves Me, So Have I Loved You

                SATB and organ

Original text by Dorothy Schultz. Written in 1984 for the wedding of son Timothy and Deanne Packard.  Copyright © 1988. CPH.

At the Word of Your Hands I Sing for You

                SATB

                Psalm 92:1-5

                Written for the Concordia Choir in the “Sing for Joy” collection around 1999.

Built on the Rock the Church Doth Stand

                SSA unaccompanied

                Written for a mass children’s choir at a Lutheran Hour Rally in Cleveland OH in 1957.

                The Lutheran Hymnal, #467, stanzas 1, 3, 7

Chorale Mass

                [See “Lutheran Chorale Mass” below]

Christ Jesus Lay in Death’s Strong Bands

                Equal voices, optional trumpet, piano or organ

                The Lutheran Hymnal, #195

                Written for SATB choir at Concordia, Bronxville around 1973. Published by CPH in 1976. Revised in 2004 to include brass choir as requested by Dr. Paul Weber at Lenoir Rhyne College.

Christmas Mosaic

                (See listing under “Instrumental Music”)

                At the suggestion of Paul Bouman, the composer adapted the chamber orchestra work for choir and piano.

                CPH published it in 2010. 98-4047

Come Rejoicing

                SATB choir unaccompanied.

                Slovak carol.

                Composed at the request of Victor Hildner in 1954 for the Concordia Choir at Concordia Teachers College, River Forest, Ill.  It was included on a Christmas program the choir did that year for NBC. CPH published it in 1957 along with “To Thee My Heart I Offer.” [See listing below]

Come, Thou Almighty King

                SATB choir, unison children’s choir, brass.

                Written for mass adult and children’s choirs at a Lutheran Hour Rally in Cleveland OH in 1958.

Create in Me

                SATB and organ

                Psalm 51:11-13 (10-12)

                Written for the Teachers of the East Coast Lutheran Educators’ Conference.

                Published by MorningStar in 1997.  MSM-50-3034.

 

Crown Him with Many Crowns

                SATB and organ.

                DIADEMATA

                Published by MorningStar Music in 1989.  MSM-50-4005

                The composer has also orchestrated it for use by the Concordia New York Alumni Choir and the Jubilate Singers in Albany NY.

Easter Gloria

                SATB choir and organ.

                Transcription of Vivaldi’s “Gloria”. Unpublished.

Every Child Is a Precious Gift

                SAB choir, oboe, keyboard

                Text by Dorothy Schultz for the baptisms of grandchildren Benjamin and Jacob Schultz. 

                Published by CPH in 2003.  98-3737

Feed My Lambs, Feed My Sheep

                SATB choir, flute, keyboard

                Text by Dorothy Schultz.

                Dedicated to the Rev. Warren Winterhoff in gratitude for his 25 years of ministry to God’s lambs and sheep at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Delmar, NY.

                Published by CPH in 2004.  98-3756

From Heaven Above to Earth I Come

                Settings of all fifteen stanzas of the Luther Christmas hymn.

                Unison choir, SATB, SSATBB, soloist, congregation, flute, trumpet, organ.

                Optional sermon outline.

                Unpublished.

God Is So Good

                Unison choir, organ.

                Text: Dorothy Schultz

                Written for the wedding of son Steven and Laurie McGinnis in 1984. (Steven was fighting Hodgkin’s Lymphoma at the time and died sixteen months later.)

                Unpublished.

God of the Prophets, Bless the Prophets’ Sons

                SATB, organ, optional congregation.

                The Lutheran Hymnal, #483

                Intended for installation or ordination of a new pastor.

                Later versions included brass choir.

                Written ca. 1972. Unpublished.

God’s Promise Is Forever Sure

                SATB choir and keyboard.

                Text by Dorothy Schultz.

                Dedicated to the Bethlehem Lutheran Church (Delmar, NY) choir.

                Published in 2011 by NPH.

Good Christian Friends, Rejoice and Sing

                SATB choir, organ, optional handbells (3-octaves)             Easter hymn by Cyril A. Alington.

                GELOBT SEI GOTT

                Published by MorningStar in 2005.  MSM-50-4047

Good Shepherd, You Have Been Our Faithful Guide

                SAB choir, congregation, organ

                Text by Dorothy Schultz

                Commissioned for the fiftieth anniversary of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Loudonville, NY.

Gracious Father, Come and Hear Us Pray

                Solo or unison choir, oboe, piano, opt. congregation

                Text by Dorothy Schultz

                Written for the baptisms of grandchildren Steven, Caitlin and Emma Schultz.

                Published by CPH in 1997/98-3334

Hallelujah, Jesus Lives

                SATB choir, treble voices, organ, optional handbells (4 octaves)

                Text by Dorothy Schultz

                Written for Ruth Rice and the Creator’s Crusaders

                Published by CPH/98-3880

How Great Thou Art

                SATB choir, treble solo, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn in F, timpani, harp, strings.

                Written for the Jubilate Singers in 2012.

                Unpublished.

I Know that My Redeemer Liveth

                Transcription of the aria from Handel’s Messiah for SATB choir, organ, piano, orchestra.

                Written for the funeral of Gretchen Willi.

                Published by CPH in 2011.

If Any Man Speak

                SATB acapella

                Written in 1953 for the Baccalaureate Service at Concordia Teachers College, River Forest, IL at the request of Victor Hildner.

Arranged for TTBB choir in 1958 at the request of Herbert Neuchterlein for the Ft. Wayne Senior College choir.

                Unpublished.

In Bethlehem

                SATB, piano.

                Text: Kristine Kuhn

                Published by CPH in 2012.

It Came upon the Midnight Clear

                SATB and orchestra or piano

                Original tune.

                Published by CPH in 1996.

Jesus Christ, Our Blessed Savior

                SATB, organ

                Setting of the John Huss hymn

                JESUS CHRISTUS UNSER HEILAND

                Originally part of a cantata written by Schultz when he was a student at Concordia Teachers College, River Forest, IL for a music history class taught by Carl Halter.

Joy

                SATB, small group, organ

                Text: Dorothy Schultz

                Part of the Sing for Joy series from CPH.

                ca 1975

Let Us All with Gladsome Voice

                SATB, soprano and bass solos, strings.

                Cantata written for the choir at Trinity Lutheran Church, Cleveland OH. ca 1957

                Based on the Christmas hymn from The Lutheran Hymnal, #97

                LASST UNS ALLE

                Unpublished

Light of Love

                SATB, piano or handbell accompaniment (5-octave)

                Text and music by Ralph C. Schultz

Dedicated to the choirs at Village Lutheran Church, Bronxville NY.

                Written in 1988.

                Published by CPH in 1991/ 98-2950

Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming

                SATB, strings or organ

                Setting of the familiar Christmas carol

                ES IST EIN ROS

                Dedicated to the composer’s violinist father—

Clarence E. Schultz

First published for strings alone by CPH in 1958.

This version with choir was published by CPH in 1962.

Lo, Judah’s Lion Wins the Strife

                SATB, harp or keyboard

                Text: 17th century Bohemian Easter hymn

                Tune: BRONXVILLE (composed by Schultz)

                Setting of the hymn as found in Lutheran Worship, #146

                Dedicated to a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Delmar, NY who plays the harp.

Lo, Judah’s Lion Wins the Strife

                SATB, soprano saxophone, piano.

Jazz-like version written for David Richardson, a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Delmar, NY and a graduate of the Eastman School of Music.

Ca. 2007

                Unpublished.

Lord, Bless the Manger-Child

                SATB, keyboard, optional instruments

                Text: Henry Lettermann

                Written when Schultz and Lettermann were roommates at Concordia Teachers College, River Forest, IL ca. 1952.

                Published first as a part of a unison carol collection with the same name by CPH in 1976.

                This setting was written in 1995 with full orchestration.

                Published by CPH in 1996/98-3283

In Professor Lettermann’s final days, when he was unresponsive, Schultz recorded the piece and sent it to Lettermann’s wife, Betty. She played it for him and he opened his eyes and maintained a conversation with her.

Lord God, We Praise and Thank You for Your Love

                Two-part mixed voices, keyboard

                Text: Dorothy Schultz

                Written for the baptisms of grandchildren Stephanie, Laura, and Karin Schultz.

                Published by CPH in 1990/98-2938

Lord, Keep Us Steadfast in Thy Word

                Two SAB choirs, unaccompanied

                Written for a Lutheran Hour Rally in Cleveland OH in 1959.

                Setting of the Martin Luther hymn, The Lutheran Hymnal, #261

                ERHALT UNS, HERR

Lord, Keep Us Strong within Your Word

                Unison youth choir, SATB, keyboard

                Text: Dorothy Schultz

                Combination of EBENEZER and OLD HUNDREDTH

                Unpublished

Lord of the Universe

                SATB, descant, congregation, organ

                Text: Dorothy Schultz

                Hymn written for the celebration service when Rev. Dr. David Benke was returned to his position as president of the Atlantic District, LCMS after his sabbatical following his participation in the 9/11 prayer service at Yankee Stadium.

ca. 2003

                Unpublished

Lord, You I Love with All My Heart

                SAB choir, unaccompanied

                Text: Martin Schalling; translation by Henry L. Lettermann, copyright © 1982 CPH

Lutheran Worship, #413, stanzas one and two

                HERZLICH LIEB

This closing chorale from J. S. Bach’s Passion According to St. John was a favorite of Edward Klammer, longtime music editor at Concordia Publishing House. This was written to commemorate his retirement.

                Unpublished

Love in Christ

                SATB, C instrument, organ or strings

                Text: Dorothy Schultz  Copyright © 1980 CPH

                Tune: DOROTHY Copyright © 1980 CPH.

                Written for the wedding of daughter Deborah in 1978.

                Subsequently revised and included as a hymn in Lutheran Worship, Christian Worship, and Lutheran Service Book.

                Published as a choral octavo in 1979 by CPH. 98-2440

In 1980 CPH also released vocal solo versions for low and high voice. 97-5587

Love Was Born in Bethlehem

                SATB and piano or orchestra

                Text: Dorothy Schultz

                Dedicated to the faculty, staff, and students of Concordia College, Bronxville NY.

                Written as a final Christmas card for the Concordia community and performed there as part of the last Christmas concert the composer conducted there before retirement.

                Published by MorningStar Music in 1999. MSM-50-1076

Loving Father, Bless This Little Child

                SATB or unison choir, optional C instrument and organ.

                Text: Dorothy Schultz

                Written for the baptisms of grandchildren Matthew, Amy, and Jennifer Cook. Published in 1992 by CPH. 98-3017

Lullaby

                SATB choir, unaccompanied

                Text: Henry L. Lettermann

                Written when the composer and author were roommates at Concordia Teachers College, River Forest IL in 1953. Published in the Lutheran Education Association journal of the university.

Lutheran Chorale Mass

                SATB, orchestra

                Based on five early Lutheran chorales—

                                “Kyrie, Gott Vater in Ewigkeit”

                                “Allein Gott in der Höh”

                                “Wir glauben all’ an einen Gott”

                                “Jesaia, dem Propheten”

                                “Christe, du Lamm Gottes”

Finished in 1967 as part of requirements for SMD at Union Theological Seminary. Composition professor was Seth Bingham. Premiered at Avery Fischer Hall, Lincoln Center at the 1967 Convention of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.

                Revised in 2005 for the Jubilate Singers in Albany NY when the name was changed to “Chorale Mass.”

A recording from a 2005 performance by the Concordia Festival Choir is provided.

                Unpublished.

Mary Had a Baby

                SATB, soloist, *Bb instrument or violin, piano or orchestra

                Text and tune: African American spiritual

                (*Clarinet or soprano saxophone preferred)

                Written for the Concordia Choir Christmas concert in 1968.

                Revised and published by CPH in 2005/98-3810

May the Word of Christ Dwell in You Richly

                SATB, organ

                Text: Dorothy Schultz

                Written for the wedding of children Juliana and Jonathan Schultz.

                Published by CPH in 1992/98-3001

Also published for high and low solo voice.

(Mozart) Alleluia

                SAB with piano.

                Adapted from Mozart’s “Exultate, Jubilate” for middle school choir at Niskayuna School District, NY, at the request of director Ruth Rice.  [See “Alleluia” above]

 

O Christ, Who Art the Light and Day

                TTBB, viola

                Commissioned by Rev. Henry Gerike for the Concordia Seminary Choir.

                Published by CPH in 2010/98-4025

O Lord, We Praise Thee

                Setting of stanza 2 for SATB choir.

                Lutheran Service Book, #617

                Part of the Acclamation series (CPH)

Oak of Righteousness

                SATB, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn in F, two trumpets, trombone, strings.

                Written and dedicated to the memory of son Steven who died of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 1985 at the age of 27.  Steven had gone to Virginia Commonwealth University on scholarships for trumpet and baseball.

                The title (from Isaiah 61:3) was the sermon title at his funeral making reference to the future that never happened for him as a member of the Toronto Blue Jays.

                Incorporates the hymn, “Lift High the Cross”, which was sung at the funeral.

                The syncopated rhythms in the instrumental introduction are a homage to Steven’s love of jazz. A trumpet solo is also used as a tribute to Steven many talents.

                Also arranged for wind symphony.

                A CD with a performance by the Jubilate Singers is also included.

                Unpublished.

October Hymn

                ATTB, unaccompanied

                Text: Henry L. Lettermann, written when both he and Schultz were in high school. (Late 1940s)

                Unpublished.

Oh, Sing unto the Lord a New Song

                SSAATTBB

                Psalm 98

                Written around 1963

                Unpublished

On Jordan’s Bank the Baptist’s Cry

                Setting of stanza three for SATB choir and obbligato instrument.

                Interlude and setting of stanza five for SATB choir and obbligato instrument.

                Part of the Acclamation series (CPH).

                Lutheran Service Book, #344

                PUER NOBIS NASCITUR

 

 

 

Our Blessed Savior Seven Times Spoke

                SATB/TTBB, unaccompanied

                Setting of the German chorale “Da Jesus an des Kreuzes Stamm”

                English translation by Frances E. Cox.

                DA JESUS AN DES KREUZES

                The Lutheran Hymnal, #177

                Written for the Concordia Choir in 1963; revised for the Bethlehem Lutheran Choir, Delmar NY circa 2005

Rejoice in the Lord

                SAB, piano

                Philippians 4:4, 6

                Written for a conducting seminar at Carthage College, circa 2008.

                Unpublished

Savior of the Nations, Come

                Setting of stanzas 3, 5, 8 for SATB choir and obbligato instrument. Part of the Acclamation series (CPH)

                Lutheran Service Book, #332

                NUN KOMM, DER HEIDEN HEILAND

Serve the Lord with Gladness

                SSATB, string bass

                Text: From Psalm 100 and Matthew 25:34-36

                Written for the Concorda Choir to support a student initiative to raise funds for inner-city children in Brooklyn, NY. Includes a quotation of “I Am Jesus’ Little Lamb”.

Performed at Carnegie Hall.

                Unpublished.

Sing a Song of Celebration

                SATB, SSA, unison choirs, piano, brass quartet

                Text: Dorothy Schultz

                Written for the 50th anniversary of the Niskayuna NY Central School District. Commissioned to accommodate elementary, middle school, and high school choirs.

Sing Allelu

                SATB, organ

                Text: Kris Kuhn

                Dedicated to the memory of Bob Hennig, professor at Concordia University, Bronxville NY and Concordia University Nebraska (Seward), who died during a planning meeting for the LCMS National Youth Gathering of 2004

                Published by CPH in 2005/98-3830

 

 

 

Sing and Rejoice

                SATB, organ or piano

                Text: Dorothy Schultz

                Written for the Lutheran Schools Association conference in 1997.

                Unpublished.

Sing for Joy [I]

                SSAATTBB, flute, string bass

                Text: Dorothy Schultz

                Circa 1971

                A later version does not include the repeat.

Sing for Joy [II]

                SATB, piano

                Psalm 92:1; 100:1-2

                Unpublished

                Circa 1993

Sing for Joy [III]

                SATB

                Psalm 117

                Written in 2000

                Unpublished

Sing for Joy [IV]

                SATB (some divisi)

                Psalm 66:1-2 (KJV)

                Circa 1997

                Published by CPH in 2000/98-3597

Sing for Joy [V]

                SATB, piano

                Psalm 95:1-2, 6-7

                Written for Jason Thoms and the Concordia Choir 2010.

                Unpublished

Sing Love, Sing Joy, for Christ Is King

                SATB, flutes, trumpets, trombone, strings

                Source of text unknown

                Written for the Concordia Choir circa 1974

                Revised in 2006 for the Jubilate Singers. New orchestration includes flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn in F, trumpet, strings.

                Unpublished

Sing, My Tongue, the Glorious Battle

                SAB setting of stanza 3. Descant for stanza 5.

                Part of the Acclamation series (CPH)

                Lutheran Service Book, #454

                FORTUNATUS NEW

Sing to the Lord with Thanksgiving

                SATB, piano

                Colossians 3:15

                Written for the retirement of Rev. William Meyer from Garden City, Long Island NY.

Teach a Child, Shape a World

                SAB, piano

                Text: Dorothy Schultz

                Written for the Teachers of the East Coast Lutheran Educators’ Conference.

                Published by Northwestern Publishing House circa 1999 as a downloadable anthem.

Tell Everyone What He Has Done

                SATB

                Text: Dorothy Schultz

                Commissioned by the LCMS Texas District Convention in 1991.

                Unpublished

The Star Proclaims the King Is Here

                SATB, organ

                Epiphany carol found in The Lutheran Hymnal, #131

                WO GOTT ZUM HAUS

                Published by CPH in 1969/98-1959

The World in Sin

                SAB, piano

                Text: Henry Lettermann

                Written when author and composer were roommates at Concordia Teachers College, River Forest IL 1951

                Unpublished

Three Christmas Carols for SAB

                SAB

                “From Heaven Above to Earth I Come” [Luther Christmas hymn]

                “Away in a Manger” [American carol]

                “Softly, Sleep, Jesus”  [Henry Lettermann text]

                Published by CPH in 1961/98-1563

To Thee My Heart I Offer/Come Rejoicing

                SATB

                Written in 1955 as part of the composition exchange program organized by Carl Schalk.

                Texts —

                “To Thee My Heart”: Unknown, The Lutheran Hymnal, #89

                “Come, Rejoicing”: Juraj Tranovsky, The Lutheran Hymnal, #82  

                Published by CPH in 1957/98-1395

[The composer’s first published work]

 

What Is This Bread

                SATB, piano

                Text: Fred Baue

                Tune: PREPARATION, Jean Baue

                Lutheran Service Book, #629

                Unpublished.