COMPOSITIONS

CHORAL MUSIC

FEATURED PIECE:
Vita Aeterna (“Eternal Life”, 2020)
Seven–movement cantata for SATB divisi choir, soprano and tenor soloists, and hybrid orchestra; combining Latin and English texts and premiered during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mary (2002)
SATB choir, flute, oboe, cello and piano (text by Mary Sitomer)

Monadnock (2013)
SATB choir, tenor and baritone soloists, and chamber orchestra (text by Edna Dean Proctor); commissioned by the Monadnock Chorus, Peterborough, NH

O Flowing Light (2020)
SATB choir, soprano soloist and piano (text based on excerpts from Flowing Light of the Divinity by Mechtihild of Magdeburg, adapted by Mary Sitomer and Peter Vantine)

Psalm 1 (2003)
SATB choir and piano; recorded on the album I Want to Know You More (Middleton Congregational Church, CD out of print)


Psalm 4: Answer Me (2006)
SATB choir, handbells and piano


Psalm 23: The Lord is My Shepherd (1989)
SATB choir and piano

Psalm 27: Wait for the Lord (2002)
SATB choir and piano

The Tiny Light (2014)
SATB choir and piano (text by Mary Sitomer)

Vita Aeterna (2020)
Seven–movement cantata for SATB divisi choir, soprano and tenor soloists, and hybrid orchestra


When in Our Music God is Glorified (2010)
SATB choir and piano (text by Fred Pratt Green)

Solo Vocal Music

FEATURED PIECE:
My Jesus, I Love Thee (1997)
A melodic re-working of the classic hymn, written for soprano voice, oboe, and piano (text by William R. Featherstone); recorded by vocalist Julie-Ann Aguhob with Jim Sharrock on oboe.

Ave Maria (1993)
Soprano duet and string trio or piano

Breathe on Me, Breath of God (2005)
Soprano voice, cello, and piano (text by Edwin Hatch)


Eulogy (1991)
Tenor voice and piano

Little Lamb (1992)
Soprano voice and piano (text by William Blake, from “Songs of Innocence”); recorded on the album Simple Song


My Jesus, I Love Thee (1997)
Soprano voice, opt. oboe, and piano (text by William R. Featherstone); recorded on the album Simple Song


My Resting Place (1990)
Contralto voice, flute, and piano

Psalm 3 (2004)
Soprano voice and piano; recorded on the album Simple Song


The Swallow (1992)
Soprano voice and piano (text by Ogden Nash, from “Innocent Verses”); recorded on the album Simple Song

Instrumental Music

FEATURED PIECE:
Camille (2001)
Orchestral score for the 1921 silent film, premiered on Turner Classic Movies; awarded the Grand Prize for the 2001 Young Film Composers Competition.

Beyond the Clouds (2021)
Synthesizer and hybrid orchestral instrumental; recorded for Salvation’s Well


Camille (2001)
Orchestral score for 1921 silent film premiered on Turner Classic Movies; Grand Prize award for the 2001 Young Film Composers Competition


Celestial Zenith (2018)
Synthesizer and hybrid orchestral instrumental; recorded for Salvation’s Well


Creata (2003)
Cello and piano

Dance of the Heart (2007)
Latin/Pop instrumental; recorded on the album Ready to Lose


Doors of Daring (2021)
Synthesizer and hybrid orchestral instrumental; recorded for Salvation’s Well


Earthsong (2020)
Synthesizer and hybrid orchestral instrumental; recorded for Salvation’s Well


Homecoming (2000)
Oboe, cello, and piano; recorded on the album Glimpses of the Spirit


Innocent Verses (1992)
Four–movement suite for cello and piano (based on poems of Ogden Nash)

Jovian Skies (2021)
Piano, synthesizer and hybrid orchestral instrumental; recorded for Salvation’s Well


Living Water (2013)
Recorded on the album Prayerful Improvisations


Nocturne (2000)
Flute or violin and piano; recorded on the album Glimpses of the Spirit


Over All the Earth (2020)
Synthesizer and hybrid orchestral instrumental; recorded for Salvation’s Well


Out of Darkness (2019)
Synthesizer and hybrid orchestral instrumental; recorded for Salvation’s Well


Salem Wax Museum (1991)
Orchestral score for multimedia museum exhibit in Salem, MA

Salvation’s Well (2019)
Synthesizer and hybrid orchestral instrumental; recorded for Salvation’s Well


Solitude (2015)
Recorded on the album Prayerful Improvisations 2


Spirit of Aurora (2020)
Synthesizer and hybrid orchestral instrumental; recorded for Salvation’s Well


The Distance Beyond (2000)
Recorded on the album Glimpses of the Spirit


The Radiance (2018)
Flute, piano and hybrid orchestra; recorded on the album Prayerful Improvisations: Worship


Thoughtful Plains (2007)
Piano and orchestral soundtrack; single release


Vibraphonix; renamed Spacetime (2020)
Techno instrumental; recorded for Salvation’s Well


Voyage to Saturn (2015)
Synthesizer and hybrid orchestral instrumental; recorded for Salvation’s Well

Songs

FEATURED PIECE:
Tender Flame, Be Here (2000)
Contemporary Christian song (words by Mary Sitomer); recorded on the album Onward (out of print) with Alice Fraleigh on vocals and Jake Armerding on fiddle.

Everywhere (2006)
Adult Contemporary; recorded on the album Ready to Lose


Forever (2008)
Hard Rock

Give Me a Reason (2007)
Pop/Rock (co-written with Alice Fraleigh)

God Forgive Me (2007)
Country/Pop (co-written with Alice Fraleigh); recorded on the album Ready to Lose


Hear His Word (2001)
Contemporary Christian (words by Mary Sitomer); recorded on the album Onward

Home of the Brave (2005)
Country/Pop (co-written with Alice Fraleigh); recorded on the album Ready to Lose


How Love Goes (2007)
Pop/Punk (co-written with Alice Fraleigh)

Jesus, You Are There (2006)
Contemporary Christian/Worship (words by Mary Sitomer); recorded on the album I Want to Know You More (CD out of print)

Let the River Flow (2003)
Adult Contemporary (co-written with Alice Fraleigh); recorded on the album Out There

Letting Go (2006)
Adult Contemporary (co-written with Alice Fraleigh); recorded on the album Ready to Lose


Life (2003)
Adult Contemporary (co-written with Stephen Morin and Alice Fraleigh); recorded on the album Out There

Long Road Home (2007)
Country-Pop

Midnight Clear (2001)
Contemporary Christian; recorded on the album Midnight Clear: A Christmas Celebration


My Defense (2006)
Pop/CCM (co-written with Alice Fraleigh); recorded on the album Ready to Lose


Nothing but Everything (2003)
Adult Contemporary; recorded on the album Out There

Out There (2003)
Adult Contemporary (co-written with Gail Dorey and Alice Fraleigh); recorded on the album Out There

Secrets (1991)
Blues Rock (co-written with Laurie Vantine); recorded for the short film Stanley and Norman (Brad Jacques, director)

Stand With Me (2008)
Adult Contemporary (co-written with Alice Fraleigh)

Tender Flame, Be Here (2000)
Contemporary Christian (words by Mary Sitomer); recorded on the album Onward


Thankful (2003)
Adult Contemporary; recorded on the album Out There

We Will Surrender (1998)
Contemporary Christian; recorded on the album The Fourth Day

You Are Holy / Onward (2000)
Contemporary Christian; recorded on the album Onward

You’re Not Here (2007)
Jazz Ballad; recorded on the album Ready to Lose

PIANO MUSIC

FEATURED PIECE:
By Waters Calm (2020)
Recorded on the album Notes of Comfort: Calm and featured as part of the “I Get It” mindfulness experience on the National Museum of Mental Health Project’s social media channels.

A New Day (2019)
Recorded on the album Notes of Comfort: Hope


A Quiet Moment (2020)
Recorded on the album Notes of Comfort: Calm


Amid the Eternal Silences (2020)
Recorded on the album Notes of Comfort: Calm


Arise (2013)
Recorded on the album Prayerful Improvisations


As High as the Heavens (2018)
Recorded on the album Prayerful Improvisations: Worship


As I Have Loved You (2016)
Recorded on the album Prayerful Improvisations: Christmas


Awaken the Dawn (2015)
Recorded on the album Prayerful Improvisations 2


Borage: The Mourner (2017)
Recorded on the album Flowers


Bougainvillea: The Poet (2017)
Recorded on the album Flowers


Breathe (2020)
Recorded on the album Notes of Comfort: Calm


By Waters Calm (2020)
Recorded on the album Notes of Comfort: Calm


Calm (2020)
Recorded on the album Notes of Comfort: Calm


Cherry: The Lover (2017)
Recorded on the album Flowers


Come to the Waters (2018)
Recorded on the album Prayerful Improvisations: Worship


Come Unto Me (2021)
Recorded on the album Notes of Comfort: Love


Finding Courage (2019)
Recorded on the album Notes of Comfort: Hope


Fix Your Eyes on Jesus (2021)
Recorded on the album Notes of Comfort: Love


Forever Faithful (2013)
Recorded on the album Prayerful Improvisations


Fountain of Life (2015)
Recorded on the album Prayerful Improvisations 2


Gentle Snow (2016)
Recorded on the album Prayerful Improvisations: Christmas


Gentle Spirit (2020)
Recorded on the album Notes of Comfort: Calm


Gethsemane (2015)
Recorded on the album Prayerful Improvisations 2


Homeward (2015)
Recorded on the album Prayerful Improvisations 2


Hope Assured (2019)
Recorded on the album Notes of Comfort: Hope


Hope Rising (2019)
Recorded on the album Notes of Comfort: Hope


In the Stillness (2020)
Recorded on the album Notes of Comfort: Calm


In Your Arms (2020)
Recorded on the album Notes of Comfort: Calm


Living Hope (2013)
Recorded on the album Prayerful Improvisations


Love’s Embrace (2013)
Recorded on the album Prayerful Improvisations


Love is Patient (2021)
Recorded on the album Notes of Comfort: Love


Mercy Morning (2013)
Recorded on the album Prayerful Improvisations


Mizpah (2013)
Recorded on the album Prayerful Improvisations


More Than a Baby (2016)
Recorded on the album Prayerful Improvisations: Christmas


My Heart’s Delight (2019)
Recorded on the album Notes of Comfort: Hope


Nothing is Impossible (2016)
Recorded on the album Prayerful Improvisations: Christmas


Onward (2000)
Recorded on the album Onward


Peace Be Still (2020)
Recorded on the album Notes of Comfort: Calm


Peace Within (2013)
Recorded on the album Prayerful Improvisations


Peaceful Dreams (2020)
Recorded on the album Notes of Comfort: Calm


Pear: The Mother (2017)
Recorded on the album Flowers


Pineapple Weed: The Student (2017)
Recorded on the album Flowers


Pomegranate: The Woman (2017)
Recorded on the album Flowers


Portrait (2015)
Recorded on the album Peaceful Classics


Prayer (2000)
Recorded on the album Glimpses of the Spirit


Prayer for a New Year (2021)
Recorded on the album Notes of Comfort: Love


Quiet Your Heart (2020)
Recorded on the album Notes of Comfort: Calm


Remember Me (2013)
Recorded on the album Prayerful Improvisations


Reminiscence (2019)
Recorded on the album Notes of Comfort: Hope


Rest for Your Soul (2020)
Recorded on the album Notes of Comfort: Calm


Sanctus (2018)
Recorded on the album Prayerful Improvisations: Worship


Shine Like Stars (2015)
Recorded on the album Prayerful Improvisations 2


Spirit Suite (2000)
1. Love
2. Joy
3. Peace
4. Patience
5. Kindness
6. Goodness
7. Faithfulness
8. Gentleness
9. Temperance
Recorded on the album Glimpses of the Spirit

Strength Within (2013)
Recorded on the album Prayerful Improvisations


Sunflower: The Man (2017)
Recorded on the album Flowers


Take Heart (2019)
Recorded on the album Notes of Comfort: Hope


Tender Moments (2021)
Recorded on the album Notes of Comfort: Love


Thank You (2015)
Recorded on the album Prayerful Improvisations 2


The Blessed Hope (2019)
Recorded on the album Notes of Comfort: Hope


The Fourth Day (1998)
Recorded on the album The Fourth Day


The Fullness of Love (2019)
Recorded on the album Notes of Comfort: Hope


The Light of All (2016)
Recorded on the album Prayerful Improvisations: Christmas


The Path (2018)
Recorded on the album Prayerful Improvisations: Worship


The Waiting (2016)
Recorded on the album Prayerful Improvisations: Christmas


To Be Loved (2021)
Recorded on the album Notes of Comfort: Love


Touch-Me-Not Balsam: The Innocent (2017)
Recorded on the album Flowers


Tranquility (2020)
Recorded on the album Notes of Comfort: Calm


Trusting in Hope (2019)
Recorded on the album Notes of Comfort: Hope


Unfailing Love (2021)
Recorded on the album Notes of Comfort: Love


Valley of Devotion (2021)
Recorded on the album Notes of Comfort: Love


Waiting in Hope (2015)
Recorded on the album Prayerful Improvisations 2


Walking in the Light (2015)
Recorded on the album Prayerful Improvisations 2


What a Blessing Was the Stillness (2021)
Recorded on the album Notes of Comfort: Love


White Yarrow: The Hero (2017)
Recorded on the album Flowers


Whiter Than Snow (2013)
Recorded on the album Prayerful Improvisations


Willowherb: The Healer (2017)
Recorded on the album Flowers


Written on Our Hearts (2018)
Recorded on the album Prayerful Improvisations: Worship


You Are Loved (2021)
Recorded on the album Notes of Comfort: Love


Your Dwelling Place (2018)
Recorded on the album Prayerful Improvisations: Worship

ARRANGEMENTS

FEATURED PIECE:
Sweet Hour of Prayer (2013)
Improvisation for solo piano; recorded on the album Prayerful Improvisations with nearly 3 million plays on Pandora Radio.

10,000 Reasons (2018)
Improvisation for solo piano; recorded on the album Prayerful Improvisations: Worship


All Creatures (2015)
Improvisation for solo piano; recorded on the album Prayerful Improvisations 2


America the Beautiful (2005)
Orchestral arrangement


Angels from the Realms of Glory (2003)
Soprano voice, tenor voice and orchestra; recorded on the album Midnight Clear: A Christmas Celebration


Angels We Have Heard (2016)
Improvisation for solo piano; recorded on the album Prayerful Improvisations: Christmas


As With Gladness Kings of Old (1997)
Tenor voice and orchestra; recorded on the album The Story of Christmas (out of print)

At the Cross (2018)
Improvisation for solo piano; recorded on the album Prayerful Improvisations: Worship


Be Still, My Soul (2015)
Improvisation for solo piano; recorded on the album Prayerful Improvisations 2


Belong to You (2018)
Improvisation for solo piano; recorded on the album Prayerful Improvisations: Worship


Blessed Assurance (2019)
Improvisation for solo piano; recorded on the album Notes of Comfort: Hope


Broken Vessels (2018)
Improvisation for solo piano; recorded on the album Prayerful Improvisations: Worship


Chinatown Montage (1990)
Chamber ensemble and rhythm section (based on original music by Jerry Goldsmith), performed for the composer at the 1990 Berklee College of Music Commencements Concert.

Come Thou Fount (2013)
Improvisation for solo piano; recorded on the album Prayerful Improvisations


Every Time I Feel the Spirit (1997)
SATB choir and soloists, a cappella

Fairest Lord Jesus (2013)
Improvisation for solo piano; recorded on Prayerful Improvisations


Give Me Jesus (2021)
Improvisation for solo piano; recorded on the album Notes of Comfort: Love


God Stands By Me (1998)
Men’s choir, organ and orchestra (words and music by Mary Sitomer); recorded on the album The Fourth Day (out of print)

Good Christian Friends, Rejoice (2002)
Orchestra and rhythm section; recorded on Midnight Clear: A Christmas Celebration


Hark! the Herald Angels Sing (1997)
SATB choir and orchestra; recorded on the album The Story of Christmas (out of print)

Have Thine Own Way (2013)
Improvisation for solo piano; recorded on the album Prayerful Improvisations


Heavenly Father (2015)
Improvisation for solo piano; recorded on the album Prayerful Improvisations 2


Holly and the Ivy (2016)
Improvisation for solo piano; recorded on the album Prayerful Improvisations: Christmas


How Deep the Father’s Love for Us (2018)
Improvisation for solo piano; recorded on the album Prayerful Improvisations: Worship


How Great is Our God (2018)
Improvisation for solo piano; recorded on the album Prayerful Improvisations: Worship


How Great Thou Art (2019)
Improvisation for solo piano; recorded on the album Notes of Comfort: Hope


I Love to Tell the Story (2021)
Improvisation for solo piano; recorded on the album Notes of Comfort: Love


In Christ Alone (2018)
Improvisation for solo piano; recorded on the album Prayerful Improvisations: Worship


In the Bleak Midwinter (2016)
Improvisation for solo piano; recorded on Prayerful Improvisations: Christmas


In the Garden (2015)
Improvisation for solo piano; recorded on Prayerful Improvisations 2


Jesus, Lover of My Soul (2021)
Improvisation for solo piano; recorded on the album Notes of Comfort: Love


Joy to the World (2002)
Orchestra; recorded on The Story of Christmas (out of print) and Midnight Clear: A Christmas Celebration


Joyful, Joyful (2015)
Improvisation for solo piano; recorded on the album Prayerful Improvisations 2


Let Us Adore Him (2016
Improvisation for solo piano; recorded on Prayerful Improvisations: Christmas


Listen (1998)
Tenor voice, flute, oboe, cello and piano (text and music by Diane Andrew); recorded on the album The Fourth Day (out of print)

Lo, How a Rose (2002)
Solo violin and orchestra; recorded on The Story of Christmas (out of print) and Midnight Clear: A Christmas Celebration


Lo, How a Rose (2016)
Improvisation for solo piano; recorded on Prayerful Improvisations: Christmas


Love One Another (1998)
Soprano voice and orchestra (words and music by Don Wilkins); recorded on the album The Fourth Day (out of print)

My Father’s World (2019)
Improvisation for solo piano; recorded on the album Notes of Comfort: Hope


My Jesus, I Love Thee (2019)
Improvisation for solo piano; recorded on the album Notes of Comfort: Hope


My Shepherd (2015)
Improvisation for solo piano; recorded on Prayerful Improvisations 2


O Come, All Ye Faithful (2002)
Alto voice and rhythm section; recorded on the album Midnight Clear: A Christmas Celebration


O Come, All Ye Faithful (1997)
Tenor voice, violin and piano; recorded on the album The Story of Christmas (out of print)

O Come, Emmanuel (2002)
Recorded on the album Midnight Clear: A Christmas Celebration


O Come, O Come, Emmanuel (2016)
Clarinet or flute, piano and hybrid orchestra; recorded on the album Prayerful Improvisations: Christmas


O Holy Night (2016)
Improvisation for solo piano; recorded on the album Prayerful Improvisations: Christmas


O the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus (1998)
Tenor voice and orchestra; recorded on the album The Fourth Day (out of print)

Of the Father’s Love Begotten (1991)
SATB choir and organ

Of the Father’s Love Begotten (2016)
Improvisation for solo piano; recorded on the album Prayerful Improvisations: Christmas


Postcard Romance (2006)
SATB choir and orchestra, premiered by the Reading Symphony Orchestra and Chorus

Reckless Love (2018)
Improvisation for solo piano; recorded on the album Prayerful Improvisations: Worship


Silent Night (1997)
Soprano voice and orchestra; recorded on the album The Story of Christmas (out of print)

Softly and Tenderly (2020)
Improvisation for solo piano; recorded on the album Notes of Comfort: Calm


Spirit of the Living God (1998)
TTBB choir and piano (text and melody by Daniel Iverson; co–arranged with Eric Lindahl); recorded on the album The Fourth Day (out of print)

Sweet Hour of Prayer (2013)
Improvisation for solo piano; recorded on the album Prayerful Improvisations


There is a Balm (2013)
Improvisation for solo piano; recorded on the album Prayerful Improvisations


Tis So Sweet (2000)
Soprano and tenor voice, piano and small chamber ensemble (text by Louisa Stead, music by William Kirkpatrick, co–arranged with Eric Lindahl); recorded on the album Onward (out of print)

Were You There? (2012)
SATB choir, handbells and piano

What a Friend (2013)
Improvisation for solo piano; recorded on the album Prayerful Improvisations


What Child is This? (2002)
Solo piano; recorded on the album Midnight Clear: A Christmas Celebration


What Wondrous Love is This (2021)
Improvisation for solo piano; recorded on the album Notes of Comfort: Love


Why Hast Thou Forsaken Me? (1989)
SAB choir and piano

Winter Bells / Carol of the Bells (2016)
Improvisation for solo piano; recorded on the album Prayerful Improvisations: Christmas

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Vita Aeterna

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