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MCC New Music Project

What We Offer

New Works for Children’s Voices is the MCC commissioning project. Composers who have written for the MCC include David Brunner, Kevin Wayne Bumpers, René Clausen, Oscar Escalada, Sydney Guillaume, Stephen Hatfield, Robert Heath, Derrick James, Lee Kesselman, Greg Knauf, Edwin McLean, Francisco Nuñez, Nick Page, Gregg Smith, David Walker and the award-winning composer Eric Whitacre. Boosey & Hawkes, Shawnee Press and Walton Music have all published works commissioned by the MCC through this project.

David L. Brunner

Everything Is Music (2013)
3-pt. treble voices with chamber orchestra
Text of Rabindranath Tagore and Mevlana Jelaluddin Rumi
Boosey & Hawkes, Inc. – M051482641 (HL.48023332)

Sir Brother Sun (2006)
3-pt. treble voices with chamber orchestra
Text of Saint Francis of Assisi
Boosey & Hawkes, Inc. – M051477944 (HL.48019446)

Psalm 150 (2001)
2-pt. treble voices with piano
Text by John Davies (1569-1626)
Boosey & Hawkes, Inc. – M051473403 (HL.48005017)

Yo le canto todo el dia (1995)
2-pt. treble voices with piano
Text by Jackeline Rago
Boosey & Hawkes, Inc. – M051469321 (HL.48004679)

Kevin Wayne Bumpers

Make A Joyful Noise (1999)
3-pt. treble with piano – Manuscript

Yezualingingah – arr. (1999)
3-pt. treble voices a cappella
Traditional Christian Song of Zaire (Lingalah dialect) – Manuscript

René Clausen

The Sun Has Climbed the Hill (2000)
3-pt. treble voices with piano
Text by D.H. Lawrence
Mark Foster Music Company – MF0975 (HL.35022163)

Goodnight God (2000)
3-pt. treble voices with piano
Text by Danu Baxter
Mark Foster Music Company – MF0934 (HL.35008369)

Morning Has Broken (2000)
3-pt. treble voices with piano
Text by Eleanor Farjeon
Mark Foster Music Company – MF0935 (HL.35014462)

Oscar Escalada

Variations on Pala Pala (2011)
Traditional Argentine Melody
For Children’s Choir & Percussion – Manuscript

Guachi Torito (Little Orphan Calf) (2006)
from a traditional Spanish/Argentinean carol’s melody
SSA with piano and percussion
Neil A. Kjos Music Company – 6338

Sydney Guillaume

Akeem (The Birth of a Child) (2013)
Text by Gabriel T. Guillaume
SSA with piano or Chamber Orchestra – Manuscript

Plakatap (2011)
Text by Gabriel T. Guillaume
SSA with optional Bongo – Self-Published – http://sydneyguillaumemusic.com

Peyi Mwen (2010)
Text by Gabriel T. Guillaume
2-pt. treble with piano & flute – Self-Published – http://sydneyguillaumemusic.com

Koudjay (2008)
Text by Gabriel T. Guillaume
3-pt. treble a cappella
Walton Music Corporation – HL08501734

Lakay (2008)
Text by Gabriel T. Guillaume
3-pt. treble with orchestra – Self-Published – http://sydneyguillaumemusic.com

Men Nou (Here We Are) (2006)
Text by Gabriel T. Guillaume
3-pt. treble with piano – Self-Published – http://sydneyguillaumemusic.com

Robert Heath

Jabberwocky (2005)
3-pt. treble voices with piano
Text by Lewis Carroll – Manuscript

Adonai, Adoneynu (Psalm 8) (2002)
3-pt. treble voices with piano
Psalm 8: 2-7, 10 – Manuscript

Lee R. Kesselman

Hwayana yaMwari (Shona Agnus Dei) (1997)
3-pt. treble voices with percussion
Boosey & Hawkes, Inc. – M051470778 (HL.48004777)

Akakomborerwa (Shona Benedictus) (1995)
4-pt. chorus with percussion
Text from the Shona Mass
Boosey & Hawkes, Inc. – M051469352 (HL.48004682)

Edwin McLean

El Arroyo Que Murmura – Jorge Anckermann/arr. (1995)
2-pt. treble voices with piano – Manuscript

Son de la Loma – Miguel Matamoros/arr. (1995)
2-pt. treble voices with piano – Manuscript

El Manisero – Moises Simons/arr. (1992)
2-pt. treble voices with piano & percussion – Manuscript

En el tronco de un arbol – Eusebio Delfin/arr. (1992)
2-pt. treble voices with piano – Manuscript

I Dream A World (1992)
3-pt. treble voices with piano & percussion
Poem by Langston Hughes – Manuscript

Stephen Hatfield

Camino, Caminante – Words & Music (1997)
2-pt. treble voices with piano & percussion
Text Inspiration from Antonio Machado (1875-1939)
Boosey & Hawkes, Inc. – M051470716 (HL.48004771)

Greg Knauf

Praise the Lord (Psalm 148) – (1999)
SSA with piano Psalm 148: 1-13
Walton Music Company – WJMS1044 (HL.8501492)

Francisco Nunez

Guayacanal – Luis Kalaff & Bienvenido Brens/arr. (1997)
4-pt. treble voices, tamborra & guira
Boosey & Hawkes, Inc. – M051472932 (HL.48004971)

Donald Oglesby

I Wonder as I Wander – (1992)
2-pt. treble voices with piano & flute – Manuscript

Derrick James

You’re Worthy –  (1993)
3-pt. treble voices with piano – Manuscript

Jim Papoulis

The Sounds of A New Generation – (2015)
3-pt. treble voices with Chamber Orchestra – Manuscript

A Voice With A Future – (2013)
3-pt. treble voices with Chamber Orchestra – Manuscript

Gregg Smith

The Story-Teller – (1993)
Commissioned with the Cumber Children’s Chorus and the St. Louis Children’s Choir
A Children’s Opera based on a short story by Saki (H.H. Munro)
Soprano, Baritone & Multiple Children Soloist with Children’s Chorus & Wind Ensemble
Libretto by Kim Rich – Manuscript

Nestor Torres

Successors (2013)
3-pt. treble voices with Flute and Chamber Orchestra – Manuscript
Vocals arranged by Beatriz Malnic / Strings arranged by Jorge L. Sosa

David Le’Ron Walker

Wings of the Morning – (1993)
3-pt. treble voices with piano – Manuscript

Eric Whitacre

The Boy Who Laughed At Santa Claus –  (1997)
SATB and Children’s Chorus with Wind Ensemble – Manuscript (Extended Work)

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