Choral Music

A Simple Love (Ivan Fuller text) for SATB choir (2017)

Simplicity, beauty, and tenderness, as the title would suggest. Commission and premiere by Beau Chant, Faribault, MN, Dione Belling, director, by Shirley Sampson in memory of her husband Dr. Robert N. Sampson, 2017

 

At the Edge of the Pond (Ivan Fuller text) for SSA choir and piano (2015)

Beautiful imagery of the joy of growing up and appreciating home and heritage. Commission and premiere by the North Central American Choral Directors Association Elementary Honor Choir, at their divisional conference, Lynnel Jenkins, director, accompanied by the composer, Sioux Falls, SD 2016

 

Blurred Clarity (Ivan Fuller text) for SSA choir and piano (2013)

Thoughtful reflections of time and life. Vocal/piano version on Vocal Music page

 

Branded (Ivan Fuller text) for SSAA choir and piano (2010)

Memory, fantasy, and future tied up in a song. Vocal/piano version on Vocal Music page

 

Gloria in Excelsis Deo for SAB choir, piano, flute, and finger cymbals (2014)

Joyful, rhythmic setting appropriate for Christmas or general use. Commission and premiere by Singing Boys of Sioux Falls, Sioux Falls, SD, Del Hubers, director, in honor of Jacob Hubers, 2014

God's Marvel (Ivan Fuller text) for SATB choir, piano, and violin (2016)

"Who am I? Why am I?": questions we all ask ourselves, in this piece especially appropriate for graduation. Commission and premiere by the Alumni Choir of the University of Sioux Falls, SD, David DeHoogh-Kliewer, director, 2016

 

Hear Me, Lord, in My Distress (adapted from Psalm 6 and Romans 8:28) for SSATBB choir

and organ (2016)

Appropriate for Lent, with music of despair but ultimate hope: "We know that in everything God works for good." Premiere by Our Savior's Lutheran Senior Choir, Sioux Falls, SD, Gene LeVasseur, director; Marilyn Schempp, organist, 2016

A Simple Love - Beau Chant
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At the Edge of the Pond - NC-ACDA Elementary Honor Choir
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Gloria in Excelsis Deo - Singing Boys of Sioux Falls
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God's Marvel - University of Sioux Falls Alumni Choir
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Hear Me, Lord, in my Distress - Our Savior's Lutheran Senior Choir
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Holding us Closely (Ivan Fuller text) for SSAA choir and piano (2013)

A pleading text ("Don't leave me...") with hope from Matthew 28:20 ("I am with you always.") A different setting and title for this text for SATB and violin is below

Hope Is the Thing with Feathers (Emily Dickinson text) for 2 part choir and piano (2016) Hope in all its beautiful, unknown possibilities. Published 2017 by Choristers Guild.  Listen and available here.

 

I Am With You Always (Ivan Fuller text) for SATB choir and violin (2011)

A pleading text ("We hold on to hope... Don't leave me...") with hope from Matthew 28:20. A different setting and title for this text for SSAA and piano is above

If You Continue in My Word (John 8:31-32 and Martin Luther/Catherine Winkworth text)

for SATB choir, organ, and brass quartet (2017) A stately new tune for Reformation, with ERHALT UNS, HERR and other Luther chorales interwoven throughout, evoking past, present, and future. Commission and premiere by Our Savior's Lutheran Choir, Sioux Falls, SD, Gene LeVasseur, director, 2017

 

In the Beginning Was the Word (adapted from John 1) for SSA choir and string quartet

(2011)  Haunting melody invoking Genesis as well as John, with fragments of DIVINUM MYSTERIUM in the strings. Commission and premiere by Angelus, Augustana College, Sioux Falls, SD, Lisa Grevlos, director, 2011. Video performance with liturgical dancers here.

 

It Was Always You (Catherine Wehrspann text) for SATB choir and piano (2011)

Intriguing, outside-the box poetry of relationship. Premiere by Lincoln High School Concert Choir, Sioux Falls, SD, Linda Conrad, director, 2011; finalist/winner in Morningside Composition Contest for high school choral music, Sioux City, IA, 2013

 

Life Has Loveliness to Sell (Sara Teasdale text) for SSAA choir (2013)

Reflection on all the beauty life has to offer. Written in memory of Kimberly Voigt Brenden

If You Continue in My Word - Our Savior's Lutheran Choir
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In the Beginning Was the Word - Angelus & Augustana String Quartet
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It Was Always You - Lincoln HS Concert Choir
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Love Came Down at Christmas (Christina Rossetti text) for SATB choir (1977)

The beauty of God's miracle. My first choral piece, winner of an Augustana College composition competition, premiere by the Augustana Choir, Sioux Falls, SD, Olaf Malmin, director, 1977

 

May Your Voice Be at Peace (Ivan Fuller/Deanna Wehrspann/adapted Ecclesiastes 3 text) 

for SATB choir (2010)  Appropriate for All Saints or a memorial service, the remembered person and God remain with us.  Commission and premiere by Washington High School Reunion Choir, in memory of Jonathan May, Sioux Falls, SD, Dione Peterson, director, 2010

Published 2013 by Augsburg Fortress. Listen and available here.

 

Moonless Darkness Stands Between (Gerard Manley Hopkins text) for TTBB choir and

piano (2011) A simple melody with thoughtful Christmas poetry. Premiere by Minnehaha Mandskor, Sioux Falls, SD, Terry Walter, director, 2011

 

Now Thank We All Our God (Martin Rinkhart text, Catherine Winkworth translation) for

SATB choir (2010) A new musical setting of this foundational hymn, written in honor of my parents. Premiere by the Our Savior's Lutheran Senior Choir, Sioux Falls, SD, Jeanne Carter, director, 2010

O God, You Have Called Your Servants (Morning & Evening Prayer text) for SATB choir

(2017) Benediction-like prayer to end a worship service, sung a cappella. Premiere by the University of Sioux Falls (SD) Concert Chorale, David DeHoogh-Kliewer, director, 2017

The Red Bird of Winter (Ivan Fuller text) for SATB choir and piano (2015)

A contemplative, moving piece filled with waiting and hope. Commission and premiere by the Roosevelt High School Concert Choir, Robyn Starks Holcomb, director; Aaron Knodle, accompanist, at the North Central American Choral Directors Association conference, Sioux Falls, SD, 2016

Stå opp, Guds menighet (Wallin/Landstad/Wehrspann text) for TTBB choir (2015)

A hymn-like setting of praise, in Norwegian and English. Premiere by the Norwegian Singers Association of America at their bi-annual Sangerfest, Terry Walter, director, Sioux Falls, SD, 2016

 

Waiting For Your Rain (Ivan Fuller text, adapted from Psalm 104:13-15) for SATB choir

(2014) Poetry and music of longing for God's grace. Commission and premiere by Our Savior's Lutheran Senior Choir, Sioux Falls, SD, in honor of the music ministry of Jeanne Carter, director, 2014
 

Moonless Darkness Stands Between - Minnehaha Mandskor
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O God, You Have Called Your Servants - University of Sioux Falls Concert Chorale
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The Red Bird of Winter - Roosevelt High School Concert Choir
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Waiting For Your Rain - Our Savior's Lutheran Senior Choir
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