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SATB and Organ - Canadian or American

I am looking for a work of 2-5 minutes in length by a Canadian or American composer.  SATB (or SSAATTBB) and organ.  This can be advanced repertoire for the singers and organist. It needs to be sacred but will be performed in a concert (not liturgical use). 
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on December 19, 2013 1:58pm
Best wishes,
Frank La Rocca
on December 20, 2013 7:26am
I have a Magnificat setting for SATB div. and organ as well as a setting of Psalm 145 for SATB div., ob, cl, or trpt., and organ that may be of interest. Please contact me privately for score samplers, MIDI snapshots, and recordings.
Hope this helps,
Robert A.M. Ross
robertamross(a) <Robert Ross 11>
on December 20, 2013 7:36am
Hello, Lars,
If you want an exciting piece with fun metric challenges for the choir and a showoff organ part, please navigate to my website at and go to Works/Choral to see and hear "Praise The Lord", my Psalm 150 setting. SATB (divisi).
I publish in inexpensive .pdf and offer educational discount.
Please let me know if the piece is of interest. davshalomov(a)
David Avshalomov
Santa Monica, CA
ACDA Silver Platter award for Choral Music 2012
American Prize Citation 2012, Orchestral Music
on December 21, 2013 5:08am
Check out my settings of PSALM 67 and BEHOLD, GOD IS MY SALVATION (words from Isaiah) on 
Both works are published by ECS Publishing. Thanks for watching/listening! 
Stanley M. Hoffman, Ph.D.
on December 21, 2013 7:32am
Good Day,
I would like to recommend a (Canadian) work from Psalms and Canticles of Prayer, Praise and Peace commissioned by The St. Joseph Community Chorus in St. Joseph, Missouri, for the Region VI Convention of the American Guild of Organists. There are several ‘movements’, all of which I wrote to be performed as independent works as well as part of the larger suite, The particular piece I refer to is the final, Benedicite (Let the Whole Creation Bless the Lord, 5:02) which is SSAATB, with occasional T & B divisi at points of cadence. It is scored for organ and optional instruments, although the presence of timpani and piano is encouraged! There are four other movements requiring organ only (the occasional added instrument is optional). Psalm 57 (Have Mercy on Me, O God) (5:53) Magnificat (for Women’s or Children’s voices) (5:51), Nunc Dimittis (A Psalm of Peace) (4:03) and Psalm 23 (Holy One You are My Shepherd)(4:37). All may be heard at
Pleased to send along sample PDF scores.
Donald Patriquin
on December 21, 2013 8:23am
Lars -- May I suggest "This Is The Day," my setting from Psalm 118 for SATB & organ?  Perusal score and details on this info page at my website.  It's about 3 minutes.  I have several other pieces for choir with significant organ parts, but they are mostly liturgical or longer (e.g. 7'30" English Te Deum).  All the best,
Christopher J. Hoh
on December 23, 2013 1:24pm
So much music to choose from, but I would start with some of the following composers because their organ writing is more idiomatic:
Leo Sowerby:
- Now there Lightens
- I was glad
Richard Dirkson:
- Chanticleer
Normal Dello Joio:
- I Dreamed of an Invincible City
- Prayers of Cardinal Newman
Dan Locklair:
- Magnificat from the Montreal Service
- O God of Earth and Alter
- Create in me a Clean Heart
Also Look at Peter Hallock, Richard Proulx, and Healy Willan.
on December 24, 2013 3:37am
I would also like to recommend works by Healey Willan.
on December 24, 2013 4:31am
Here is a perusal score of The Water Of Life.
About five minutes long, accessible, yet challenging both for choir and organist, it has had numerous successful performances.
Christopher Marshall
on January 16, 2014 11:52am
If you are still looking, I'd like to submit my setting of Christina Rossetti's spring poem Easter Carol.   Duration c. 3:00.   Perusal score.  Recording by the choir of First Congregational Church, Columbus, dir. Tim Smith.
Best wishes
Sheena Phillips
on January 17, 2014 10:31am
Hi Lars,
I would highly recommend looking at several works for mixed choir and organ by the renowned Canadian composer, Eleanor Daley.
Jenny Crober,
VOCA Chorus of Toronto
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