Sacred and Secular Compositions
by Donald Callen Freed
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Compositions Published or In Press
2009 "The Sacred Hoop," text by Black Elk, SAB unaccompanied, Yelton Rhodes YR1F14.
2008 "Change Alone Is Unchanging," text by Heraklietos of Ephesos, SATB unaccompanied, Yelton Rhodes YR1F13.
2008 "In the Lord You Are Light" (text from Ephesians 5), SAB accompanied, Moon of Hope Publishing BG.032.006.
2008 "In the Bleak Midwinter," original choral composition, SAB accompanied, Moon of Hope Publishing BC.032.007.
2004 "I'll Tell You How the Sun Rose," unaccompanied choral composition with text by Emily Dickinson, SATB, Yelton Rhodes Music (summer
2004 "Look on This Beautiful World," unaccompanied choral composition with text by William Cullen Bryant, SATB, Yelton Rhodes Music
2001 "Put on the Garments," accompanied SATB choral composition with sacred text, Moon of Hope Publishing (Galesburg, IL -- 1-800-769-7664;
2001 "The Snow Lay on the Ground," accompanied SATB choral composition with sacred text, Moon of Hope Publishing (2001).
1996 " A Place for You," choral composition for SATB and keyboard, Moon of Hope Publishing #BG.032.003.
1996 "Away in a Manger," choral arrangement for SSA and piano, Moon of Hope Publishing #BG.032.002.
1996 "What a Friend We Have in Jesus," unaccompanied choral arrangement using the Early American tunes Holy Manna and Converse,
SAB, Moon of Hope Publishing #BG.032.001.
1992 "O Jesus, Thou Art Standing," arrangement for SAB chorus, Coronet/Theodore Presser #392-41737.
1992 "Love Divine, All Loves Excelling," composition for SATB chorus and optional B-flat trumpet, Tetra/Continuo Music Group,
Unpublished Available from the Composer
2009 "Beauty," text from the Navajo, solo voice (high) and piano.
2009 "To Be or Not to Be," text anonymous, SAB unaccompanied.
2008 "I Sought the Wood," text from April Twilights by Willa Cather, SATB and piano.
2008 "Behold That Star!" SATB unaccompanied arrangement.
2008 "Music Is Made," text by the composer, two-part mixed, piano.
2008 "No Longer Forward nor Behind," text by Whittier, arrangement of "Kingsfold," SATB or two-part, piano.
2008 "'Twas in the Moon of Wintertime," SATB unaccompanied arrangement, optional percussion.
2007 "Not in Vain the Distance Beacons," SATB and piano, text by Tennyson.
2007 "The Railroad Corral" (traditional), SATB and piano arrangement.
2007 "I've Been Workin' on the Railroad," SATB unaccompanied arrangement.
2007 Desert Heat and Winter Snow, a set of nine songs for medium high voice and piano. Text by the composer.
- "Firm Foundations"
- "Geologic Timescape"
- "Will You Be Ready for the Snow?"
- "Sun Settings"
- "Double Rainbow"
2005 "All Glory, Laud and Honor," arrangement of Gloria, laus and honor (10th c.), SATB and keyboard.
2005 "Creator of the Stars of Night" (based on plainchant Conditor alme siderum), SATB (mostly 2-part) and keyboard (although designed
2004 "The Moon," SA or two-part mixed accompanied (Text by Robert Louis Stevenson, from A Child's Garden of Verses.
2004 "Give Thanks to God" (early American tune by Jacob French, text by Isaac Watts), SATB and keyboard.
2003 "Lord, Grant Us Eyes," unaccompanied SATB choral composition with text by Christina Rossetti, under the auspices of a Hastings
College and Lilly Foundation Grant for a choral music composition on the theme "Faith and Understanding," premiered as part of the
Artist-Lecture Series at Hastings College by the College Choir, September 23, 2003.
2003 "Serpents and Doves," SATB and piano (text from scripture).
2003 "In the Moment," set of eight solo songs for voice and piano, submitted to the NATS Art Song Composition Contest, 2004.
1996 "Speak, Music," TTBB and piano (text by A.C. Benson).
1994 "The Spirit of the Lord Is Upon Me," accompanied original choral composition, SATB.
2001 "The Lord Is Near," accompanied original choral composition, SATB.
2003 "Wise as Serpents, Harmless as Doves," accompanied original choral composition, SATB, submitted to Pilgrim Press.
2004 "Fair Iris I Love" (Mercury's Song to Phaedra), unaccompanied SATB choral composition with text by John Dryden.
2001 "Why Must All Flowers Fade and Die?" unaccompanied SSA or SATB choral composition with text by the composer.
2000 "Immortall Heat" (Text by George Herbert), SATB unaccompanied.
1999 "Sic enim Deus dilexit mundum," unaccompanied SSA choral composition with text in Latin (John 3:16).
1999 "Six Short Songs from the Southern Paiute," unaccompanied SATB choral composition with Native American text.
n.d. "See What Love," unaccompanied SATB choral composition with text from I John.
1999 "Musica Dei, donum optimi," unaccompanied SATB choral composition with sacred Latin text.
n.d. "The Sky Can Still Remember," accompanied SATB choral composition with sacred text by Bishop Phillips Brooks, submitted to Moon
of Hope Publishing.
2007 "Always My Friend," SATB and piano, submitted to Yelton Rhodes Music.
2000 "The World Is Too Much with Us," unaccompanied choral composition with text by William Wordsworth, SATB.
2000 "The Firmament of Time," unaccompanied choral composition with text by Percy Bysshe Shelley, SATB.
1998 "Courage," unaccompanied SATB choral composition with text by Amelia Earhart.
n.d. "Only a Word," unaccompanied SSA choral composition with text by Frances Ellen Watkins Harper.
1996 "Six Songs for Voice and Clarinet" (poems by Mark Strand).
1993 "The Spirit of the Lord," accompanied original choral composition, SATB.
1993 "The Good Shepherd," choral composition for SAB and keyboard.
1995 "See How Great a Flame Aspires," accompanied SAB choral arrangement.
1986 "Seven Millay Songs," Solo voice (high) and piano.