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Choral Pieces

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Alphabetical

Decimals refer to the folder in the manuscript archive

African Hymns, Four 80.06 (PDF downloadable file)

Settings of African folk melodies with texts written, adapted, translated by Howard S. Olson
Christ Has Arisen. Haya tune, SATB
Come, O God, Abide Among Us. Nyambo tune, unison, keyboard
Shout to the Lord with Joy. Gogo tune, unison, keyboard
We Are God's Stewards. Ndali tune, unison, keyboard
Lead Us, Lord, APH, 1977

Amid the World's Bleak Wilderness 79.07 (PDF downloadable file) (mp3 file)

Hymn anthem, setting of GRANTON
SATB and organ
APH, 1980

Angels We Have Heard on High 71.06 SSA (PDF downloadable file)

Angels We Have Heard on High 96.06 (mp3 file) (PDF downloadable file)

Children, SATB, brass quintet, organ

As Lately We Watched 64.03 (PDF downloadable) (mp3 file) (mp3 file)

Setting of SALISBURY STREET
SATB. CPH, 1964

As the Deer Longs for the Water-brooks 95.03 (PDF downloadable)

Verses from Ps. 42
Unison choir, oboe, harp, string quartet, keyboard; or Choir and keyboard
For Jonathan Richard Hillert II, 12 Mar. 1995

At the Gates of Heaven Above 98.07 (PDF downloadable file0

Setting of Romanian carol
SATB, flute, harp, violoncello

Awake, My Heart, with Gladness 90.01 (PDF downloadable)

TTBB and opt. trumpet
Setting of AUF, AUF, MEIN HERZ
For the Seminary Kantorei, Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, IN

Away in a Manger, Carol: 95.20 / 96.07 (PDF downloadable) (mp3 file)

Choir(s), harp, strings, keyboard ad lib.
St. 1: Kirkpatrick 2. Murray 3. Hillert MICHAEL'S SCHOLA

Blessed Be the God and Father 96.03 (PDF downloadable file)

Motet for Easter II
SATB, keyboard

Carol: Away in a Manger 95.20 / 96.07 (mp3 file)

Choir(s), harp, strings, keyboard ad lib.
St. 1: Kirkpatrick 2. Murray 3. Hillert MICHAEL'S SCHOLA

Choral Settings, Four 70.02 (PDF downloadable file)

A Lamb Goes Uncomplaining Forth. Treble, baritone, keyboard
Oh, Rejoice, Ye Christians, Loudly. SA, keyboard
Lord of All Nations, Grant Me Grace. High /low, keyboard
Henry Martin, Scottish American Sea Chanty. SAB, keyboard
Concordia Music Ed. Series, Praises Raising.
CPH, 1971

Choral Settings for Hymns in Worship Supplement 71.02

SATB
Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus. CPH 1971, in Sing Glorias!
From Shepherding of Stars. CPH 1971, in Sing Glorias! (PDF downloadable)
O Sons and Daughters of the King
O Thou Who Once in Galilee
O Kingly Love, That Faithfully (PDF downloadable) (mp3 file)
The Sending, Lord/O Fearful Place
O Lord of Love, Whose Truth

Choral Settings, Nine (1963-69) 63.04 (PDF downloadable file)

Christ, the Lord Is Risen.
SATB Introits and Graduals for Trinity 16,17,18.
Unison, organ
Praise the Lord of Heaven. SA
Jesus, Thy Church with Longing Eyes. SAB
While Shepherds Watched Their Flock. SA
Lo, How a Rose. SA
Two descants: I Know that My Redeemer Lives,
and Praise to the Lord, the Almighty
Hark, a Thrilling Voice. SA
Angels We Have Heard on High. SA

Choral Settings, Three 70.01 (PDF downloadable file)

We Praise, O Christ, Your Holy Name. SA, SAB
From Shepherding of Stars. Unison, keyboard (PDF downloadable)
Our Father, by Whose Name, RHOSYMEDRE.
Unison, keyboard
Concordia Music Ed. Series, Sing High-Sing Low
CPH, 1970

Choral Settings of Hymns, Twelve, No. 5 78.07 (PDF downloadable file)

Each hymn SATB a cappella, and SA with organ

    1. All Glory Be to God on High (ALLEIN GOTT IN DER HÖH )
    2. Awake, My Heart, with Gladness (AUF, AUF, MEIN HERZ) (PDF downloadable) (mp3 file)
    3. Oh, for a Thousand Tongues to Sing (AZMON)
    4. I Know of a Sleep in Jesus' Name (DEN SIGNEDE DAG)
    5. Father of Mercies, in Your Word (DETROIT)
    6. Lo, How a Rose Is Growing (ES 1ST EIN ROS)
    7. Good Christian Friends (GELOBT SEI GOTT)
    8. The Only Son from Heaven (HERR CHRIST, DER EINIG
    9. Alleluia Sing to Jesus (HYFRYDOL)
    10. Now All the Woods Are Sleeping (INNSBRUCK)
    11. In the Quiet Consecration (KINGDOM)
    12. Dearest Jesus, We Are Here (LIEBSTER JESU)

No. 5 in a series, APH, 1987

Choral Settings, Two 64.04 (PDF downloadable file)

SATB
Settings of In dulci jubilo and Macht hoch die Tür (Lemke)

Christmas Carols of Eastern Europe, Three 93.08 (PDF downloadable file)

O Rejoice, Virgin Mother. SATB, flute, harp, cello. CPH 1996 (PDF) (PDF)
Kirie Eleison. SATB, organ. CPH 1996
O Come Rejoicing. SATB. World Library 1998

Come to Me, All Who Labor 95.13 (PDF downloadable)

Anthem on Offertory for Pentecost 7
SATB, organ; or SATB, brass quintet, organ

Dost Thou in a Manger Lie 95.07 (PDF downloadable)

SATB, flute, cello

Five Ukrainian Carols 85.08 (PDF downloadable file)

Unison, keyboard
Versifications by Gracia Grindal
A New Joy Descending; Come, Tell the News; Who Can Tell This Wonder; Now We Are Here (Carol of the Bells, Mykolai Leontovych); In the Jordan River AF, 1986

From Heaven Above to Earth I Come 83.13

Congregation, brass ad lib., organ
Included as numbers VIII and XVII in Chorale Cantata, From Heaven Above, compiled and ed. by Paul Thomas
CPH 1983

Go into All the World  06.01 (mp3 file) (PDF downloadable file)

Mark 16:15-16
For the St. James Bach Cantata Vespers, Portland Oregon
Commissioned by Bob and Gerry Grover in celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary.

God of Majesty 81.06 (PDF downloadable file)

Prayer for Musicians and Artists from The Book of Common Prayer
For the Eastern New York Chapter. A. G. O.
SATB, organ

God of the Promise 90.04 (PDF)

SATB, keyboard
Hymn anthem, setting of "Christ Seminary"
AF, 1990

Gospel Motets, 15        62.02

CPH 1962-63-663.04
SATB (unless otherwise indicated)

    1. And You, O Bethlehem (Epiphany). SA, flute, organ
    2. At the End of Eight Days (Circumcision and Name of Jesus)
    3. Be Ye Merciful, Even as Your Father (Trinity) (PDF downloadable file)
    4. If Anyone Keeps My Word 0udica)
    5. If You Continue in My Word (Reformation) (PDF downloadable file)
    6. Jesus Heals the Official's Son (Trinity 21)
    7. Lord, I Am Not Worthy (Epiphany 3)
    8. Not Everyone Who Says to Me, 'Lord, Lord' (Trinity 8)
    9. Receive the Holy Spirit (Easter 1). Organ
    10. Rise, Take the Child and His Mother (Sun. 2 after Christmas) (mp3 file)
    11. Surely He Has Borne Our Griefs (Palm Sunday/Good Friday) (PDF downloadable file) (mp3 file)
    12. The Stilling of the Storm (Epiphany 4) (PDF downloadable file) (mp3 file)
    13. This Is He of Whom It Is Written(Advent 3) (mp3 file)
    14. You Shall Love the Lord Your God (Trinity 2)
    15. When the People Saw the Sign (Laetare)

Happy Are Those Who Delight 93.02 (PDF)

Verses from Ps. 1 (mp3 file)
Unison choir, flute, harp, strings, organ
For Robin Gloria Hillert, 31 Jan. 1993
GIA, 1995

Hark, the Glad Sound 53.03 / 94.13 (PDF)

Setting of CHESTERFIELD, SAB

He Shall Give His Angels Charge over You 91.09 (PDF)

Verses from Ps. 91 (mp3 file)
Choir, oboe, string quartet, keyboard (opt. versions: oboe, choir, keyboard; choir and keyboard)
For Tyler Lawrence Hillert, 20 Oct. 1991
GIA, 1993

Holy Ghost, with Light Divine 53.02

SATB, organ. CPH, 1962

Hosanna to the Son of David 81.02 (PDF downloadable file)

Sunday of the Passion: Procession with Palms.
Unison, organ/keyboard

Hymn Descants, Six 91.06

Look, O Look, the Sight Is Glorious. BRYN CALFARIA
Lord of All Nations. BEATUS VIR
Forgive Our Sins. DETROIT
At the Name of Jesus. KING'S WESTON
Now the Green Blade Rises. NOEL NOUVELET
From Heaven Above. VOM HIMMEL HOCH
GIA, 1994

Hymn Settings, Three 75.04 (PDF downloadable file)

SAB
Alleluia Hearts to Heaven and Voices Raise. HYFRYDOL
The Strife Is O'er, the Battle Done, ERSTANDEN IST
Praise the Lord of Heaven, LAUS TIBI CHRISTE

Hymn Settings, Three 91.04

Congregation, organ, various instruments
Come, Thou, Almighty King. ITALIAN HYMN SATB
brass quintet, timpani, organ
Let All Things Now Living. THE ASH GROVE
Brass quintet, timpani, organ
Now Thank We All Our God. NUN DANKET ALLE GOTT
Oboe and organ

Hymns of Martin Luther (The) 72.03 (PDF downloadable file)

Choir (unison and part-settings), keyboard, var. instruments
With Paul Bunjes, Carl Schalk.
Luther texts, tr. by F. Samuel Janzow.
Score, choral and instrumental parts, CPH 1978-82
     Settings by RH:
Vol. I: Advent-Christmas,1978
We Praise, O Christ, Your Holy Name (GELOBET SEIST DU)
Vol. II: Lent-Easter-Pentecost,1978
Our Lord Lay Bound in Narrow Room (CHRIST LAG)
Come, Holy Ghost, God Our Friend (KOMM, HEILIGER GEIST)
God Holy Ghost, Creator, Come (KOMM, GOTT SCHÖPFER)
Vol. Ill: Hymns for Liturgical Worship, 1979
To You We Pray, God the Holy Ghost (NUN BITTEN WIR)
Lord God, We Sing Your Praise (HERR GOTT, DICH LOBEN WIR)
Vol. IV: Post-Christmas, Epiphany,1979
If God Were Not beside Us Now (WÄR GOTT NICHT MIT UNS)
The Unwise Tongue of Man May Say (ES SPRICHT)
Vol. V: Teaching the Word, 1980
Here Is the Tenfold Pure Command (DIES SIND)
We All Believe in One True God (WIR GLAUBEN ALL)
Vol. VI: Sundays After Pentecost, 1982
O God of Heaven, Look Down, Behold (ACH GOTT VOM)
A Mighty Fortress Is Our God (EIN FESTE BURG)
God the Father, Be Our Shield (GOTT DER VATER WOHN' UNS)
Score, choral and instr. parts, CPH, 1978-82

If You Bring Your Gift to the Altar 00.04 (mp3 file)

SATB
Text: Matt. 5: 23-24
For dedication of altar at St. Mary of Perpetual Help, Chicago,
Cardinal Francis George, presiding; Schola Cantorum,
J. Michael Thompson, dir.

Image of the Unseen God 98.11 (mp3 file) (PDF downloadable file)

Hymn Anthem, setting of "Image", SATB and organ
AF, 2000

I Will Bless the Lord at All Times 02.12 (PDF downloadable file)

Verses from Ps. 34
Unison, English horn, pizzicato, organ
For Erika Renata Brewer, 3 Nov. 2002

I Will Exalt You, O God and King 95.06 (PDF)

Verses from Ps. 145
Unison, oboe, organ
For Sarah Gloria Brewer, 14 May 1995
GIA1995

I Will Give You as a Light 87.01 (PDF downloadable file)

Motet for SATB
Text: Isaiah 49: 6b

I Will Greatly Rejoice in the Lord 86.02 (PDF downloadable file)

A Wedding Canticle
Solo or unison, keyboard, opt. flute
GIA, 1987

Joy to the World 96.08 (mp3 file) (PDF downloadable file)

Children, SATB, brass quintet, harp, organ

Joyous Light of Glory (Phos Hilaron) 93.09 (PDF downloadable file)

TTBB
Greek Hymn, tr. by Roger Petrich
For the choirs of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis,
Henry V. Gerike, dir.

Lo, Now Ascends the Morning Sun 05.06 (PDF downloadable file)

Text: Asahi wa noborite (Japanese song)
SATB with strings
Written for the Oak Park Chorale, Paul Lindblad, director

Magnificat 03.19

Motet arr. from RH Evening Prayer, 1984.
TTBB, organ

Magnificat in the Eighth Tone 90.09 (PDF)

Cantor, SATB
For the Schola Cantorum of St. Peter's in the Loop,
J. Michael Thompson, dir.

Magnificat, The 69.01

SATB, CPH 1969

O Little Town of Bethlehem 96.10 (mp3 file)(PDF downloadable file)

Children, SATB, flute, oboe, harp, organ

Oh, Come, All Ye Faithful 96.09 (mp3 file) (PDF downloadable file)

Children, SATB, brass quintet, harp, organ

On the Mount of Olives 69.03

SSA, text from Luke 22:42

Prepare Us, Lord 85.03 (mp3 file)

SATB and keyboard
Hymn anthem, setting of FRARY
CPH, 1987

Prayers of Peace 02.03 (PDF downloadable file)

SATB, treble

  1. Psalm: Lord of Glory and Strength, paraphrase Ps. 29 (mp3 file)
  2. Hymn: O God of Love, Henry Williams Baker (mp3 file)
  3. Antiphon: Grant Peace, We Pray, in Mercy Lord, trad.
  4. Collect: Eternal God, in Whose Perfect Kingdom
  5. Poem: King of Glory, King of Peace, George Herbert (mp3 file)

Psalm Motets, Eight 83.02 (PDF downloadable file)

SATB
For 1982-1983 season of the Bach Cantata Series, Grace Lutheran Church, River Forest, IL

  1. Bless the Lord, O My Soul (from Psalm 103)
  2. So Teach Us to Number Our Days (from Psalm 90), CPH,1993 (mp3)
  3. Alleluia Praise God in His Holy Temple (Psalm 150), CPH, 1987 (mp3)
  4. Ascribe to the Lord the Glory (from Psalm 29), CPH, 1988
  5. Create in Me (from Psalm 31)
  6. Lift Up Your Head, O Gates (from Psalm 24)
  7. Alleluia This Is the Day (from Psalm 118), CPH, 1987
  8. God Has Gone Up with a Shout Alleluia (from Psalm 47)
    CPH, 1987

Shepherding Their Sheep 98.06 (mp3) (PDF downloadable file)

Setting of Moravian carol
SATB
Trinitas (Oregon Catholic Press) 1998
Sing Praises to God 96.05
Antiphon for Psalm 68
Children, SATB, organ (opt. solo trumpet and horn)
For the 100th anniversary of Grace School, River Forest, IL,
19 May 1996, John Folkening, dir.

Six Settings for Children's Choir, with Piano 68.02 (PDF downloadable file)

Listen When the Orchestra Plays; The Saints of God;
A Woodwind Duet; In His Temple Now Behold Him;
Lord Jesus Christ Be Present Now; Our Father Thou
in Heaven Above
Concordia Music Ed. Series, Music Makers (Book 5)
and Sing Harmony (Book 6)
CPH 1968

Spanish Christmas Carols, Feliz Navidad:, Five 88.04 (PDF downloadable file)

Unison, keyboard
Vamos, Pastores, Vamos ("Come, shepherds, come")
Ya Viene la Vieja ("Come, My dear old lady")
A Adorar al Nino ("Come to worship Jesus")
Cantemos con Alegria Porque Es Navidad ("Sing, Christians, with mirth and gladness")
En el Portal a Belen ("He is born within a stable")
AF, 1989

The First Noel 96.11 (mp3 file) (PDF downloadable file)

Children, SATB, brass quintet, harp, organ

The King of Love My Shepherd Is 02.04 (PDF downloadable file)

Hymn anthem, setting of DOERRER (1980)
SATB, treble

The Lord Bless You and Keep You 72.04 (PDF downloadable file)

Unison, solo wind, opt. guitar, pizzicato bass, keyboard

The Lord Is My Light and My Salvation 98.02 (PDF downloadable file)

Verses from Ps. 27
Unison choir, trumpet, organ
For Marissa Stephanie Brewer, 8 Mar. 1998
GIA, 2000

The Lord's My Shepherd 72.05 (mp3 file) (PDF file)

SATB, "Happy Souls," American hymn tune

Two Settings from Das Achtliederbuch 74.03

HILF GOTT, WIE 1ST DER MENSCHEN NOT. Unison, keyboard
ES SPRICHT DER UNWEISEN MUND WOHL. SA or TB, flute

Three Choral Settings 70.01 (PDF downloadable file)

We Praise, O Christ, Your Holy Name. SA, SAB
From Shepherding of Stars. Unison, keyboard (PDF)
Our Father, by Whose Name, RHOSYMEDRE.
Unison, keyboard
Concordia Music Ed. Series, Sing High—Sing Low
CPH, 1970

Three Fashions 61.04

SSA, piano

  1. Nothing to Wear
  2. The Open Road (PDF downloadable file)
  3. The Finest Scarf (PDF downloadable file)

Three Hymn Settings 75.04 (PDF downloadable file)

SAB
Alleluia Hearts to Heaven and Voices Raise. HYFRYDOL
The Strife Is O'er, the Battle Done, ERSTANDEN IST
Praise the Lord of Heaven, LAUS TIBI CHRISTE

To Jesus Who Is King 98.10 (PDF downloadable) (mp3 file)

Setting of "Tria Dona," (79.09) SATB

Two Chorale Settings 83.16

Octavo of settings included in Vol. 6 of The Hymns of Martin Luther

    1. God the Father, Be Our Shield

Unison voices with flute, guitar, and organ

    1. A Mighty Fortress Is Our God

Unison voices with brass [opt.] and organ
CPH, 1982

Two Settings from Das Achtliederbuch 74.03 (PDF downloadable file)

HILF GOTT, WIE IST DER MENSCHEN NOT
Unison, keyboard
ES SPRICHT DER UNWEISEN MUND WOHL
SA or TB, flute

Ukrainian Carols, Five 85.08

Unison, keyboard Versifications by Gracia Grindal
A New Joy Descending; Come, Tell the News; Who Can Tell This Wonder; Now We Are
Here (Carol of the Bells, Mykolai Leontovych); In the Jordan River
AF, 1986

Vegetables! Vegetables! 05.07 (PDF downloadable file)

Two-part voices and piano
Written for Paul Lindblad

We Plow the Fields and Scatter 93.04 (PDF)

Hymn anthem, setting of WISCONSIN
SATB, keyboard
CPH 1994

What Child Is This 96.12 (mp3 file) (PDF downloadable file)

Children, SATB, flute, oboe, harp, organ

What News This Bitter Night? 65.03 (PDF downloadable file)

Children, SATB, organ, CPH 1964

What News This Bitter Night? 93.12 (PDF)

Carol anthem, setting of BELLEFORTE
Solo or children, SATB, oboe, harp, strings
Text: Henry L. Lettermann (1962)

What News This Bitter Night? 97.14

Setting of BELLEFORTE (1962)
SATB, organ

What Sweeter Musick 56.04 / 92.04 (mp3 file) (PDF downloadable file)

Text: Robert Herrick. SATB

Where'er I Go, Whate'er My Task 65.01 (mp3 file) (PDF downloadable file)

SATB. CPH, 1966

Windows of Faith 02.02 (PDF downloadable file)

Six Gospel motets

SATB

    1. Baptism, from Luke 3: 21-22
    2. The Last Supper, from Psalm 116
    3. Resurrection, adapted from John 20 4.
    4. The Good Shepherd, from John 10
    5. Pentecost, from Acts 2:1-2
    6. Revelation, from Rev. 21:2-3
      For Faith Lutheran Church, Hartford, CO

Within the Vale of Eden 81.07 (PDF downloadable file)

SATB, Provencal carol text, English paraphrase

You Are the Light of the World 98.03 (PDF downloadable file)

In memory of Leslie Zeddies
Two-part, oboe, keyboard
MorningStar Music, 1999

You Have Shone Forth from a Virgin 97.11

Troparion after the Sixth Reading
Vesper-Liturgy of the Nativity of Christ
SATB