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Abun D’bash’maiyo

for SATB divisi Chorus acappella

Since the dawn of the first century, the text from the gospel of Matthew 6:9-13, known as the Lord’s Prayer, has inspired many musicians across the globe from Palestrina to Schubert to Duruflé and countless...

$1.95 Dur. approx. 5'20"

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Shout For Joy

for SATB choir and piano

“Shout For Joy” was composed for the undergraduate commencement exercises of Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota in May, 2003, and is dedicated to the graduating class of that year.  The text, from Psalm 33, is...

$1.95 Dur. 2' 55"

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Come, My Way, My Truth, My Life

for mixed choir and organ

A fresh setting of George Herbert’s well-known poem, using a variety of techniques including canon and mirror inversion as well as an a cappella section. Moderate difficulty.

$1.95$35.00 Dur. 5' 00"

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Christmas Candles

for SATB Choir (with optional children's part)

This light-hearted holiday song was commissioned by a local community chorus, one of whose members wrote the words. I was asked to include a part for children’s choir, and I understand everyone enjoyed taking part....

$2.50 Dur. 4' 50" approx.

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Invitation to a Voyage

SSATBB Choir a cappella

This setting of Charles Baudelaire’s iconic poem captures the “luxury” and “voluptuousness” of Edna St. Vincent Millay’s radiant translation. The six-part texture allows for thick, evocative chords in Dole’s jazz-influenced harmonic world. Slowly evolving chord...

$4.95 Dur. approx. 7'

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O Magnum Mysterium

for a cappella SATB choir

Using jazz-influenced harmonies Dole seeks to capture the mystery implied in the text. Adding the text Noe, and omitting the concluding O beata Virgo verse, the piece builds to a peppier Noel! section before returning...

$1.95 Dur. approx. 3'15"

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Majestic Ride — a Choral Sequence for Holy Week

for Mixed Choir (SATB) and Organ

Majestic Ride is a choral sequence for the beginning of Holy Week. It consists of three new hymn settings, linked by optional   solo/choral passages and narration drawn from the Bible, centred mainly on the...

$12.95$50.00 Dur. 12' 30" approx.

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Ducks in the Garden

for mixed chorus a cappella

Ducks in the Garden is a short a cappella piece based on a very silly poem by Will T. Laughlin. It was premiered in June, 2012 by the San Francisco Choral Artists, Magen Solomon, Artistic...

$35.00 Dur. Approx. 2'

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Dispietata Pietate

for SATB choir and violin

Tre Madrigali Amorosi are settings of poems by Torquato Tasso (1544-1595), a favorite poet of Italian madrigal composers of the sixteenth century.  The set was written for the Saint Mary’s University Chamber Singers, who premiered...

Dur. 3' 05"

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Come Unto me

for Soprano solo & SSAATTBB chorus, a cappella

Come Unto Me, for SSAATTBB and Soprano solo, was written for famed soprano of choral, oratorio, and opera repertoire, Jessica Beebe. The solo tessitura is quite high and should be sung with minimal vibrato. While...

$2.99 Dur. 5'12"

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Nocte fletuum angelis

SATB choir a cappella

“Nocte fletuum angelis” is a choral setting of a brief poem written on the evening of December 14, 2012, as the terrible dimensions of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut became...

$1.95 Dur. 4' 50"

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Benediction

SATB Chorus

BENEDICTION was written in February-March of 2013 for my friend Keith Haan upon his retirement as Director of Choral Activities St. Ambrose University. The “threefold blessing” seemed perfect for the occasion as we gathered to...

$1.95$45.00 Dur. 4'20"

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Ave Maria

for SATB chorus a cappella

Sanford Dole’s Ave Maria is a harmonized setting of the Gregorian chant antiphon. The soprano part is a metrical version of the Gregorian chant melody. The other parts create a harmonic world that is uniquely Dole’s;...

$1.50 Dur. 1'40"

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The Sleepy Shepherd Boy

for children's choir and piano or orchestra

Written for the CBSO Children’s Chorus, and first performed by them in Symphony Hall, Birmingham, with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, this light-hearted piece describes a day-dreaming shepherd boy, who suddenly finds himself drawn...

$5.95$45.00 Dur. 4" 35"

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O Sacrum Convivium

SATB Choir

A lovely setting of the well-known communion prayer by Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274), this version has the choir sing both the original Latin and later in English translation. This anthem is indicative of my compositional style,...

$1.95$35.00 Dur. 2'20"

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To Christ, the Prince of Peace

for mixed choir and organ

A setting of Edward Caswall’s translation of the Latin office hymn Summi parentis filio, suitable for the feasts of the Sacred Heart and Christ the King, as well as general use.

$1.95$35.00 Dur. 3' 35"

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Dance Steps

for a cappella SATB choir w/ divisi

This delightful piece sets a whimsical poem by the American poet, Susan Kinsolving, about steps taken internationally to make the world a better place. Sanford Dole’s Dance Steps has artistic merit…no one can doubt the...

$6.95 Dur. 5'45"

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May the Lord Bless You and Keep You

A Cappella Choral

Short choral blessing (text from the Old Testament) written as part of 2001-2003 Composer Residency at San Francisco’s National Shrine of Saint Francis of Assisi. Premiered by resident ensemble, Schola Cantorum SF

$1.95 Dur. 2' 15"

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Christ Is Risen

for mixed voices, unaccompanied

A short, rhythmically intense piece for Easter setting forth St. Paul’s words from the Epistle to the Romans (6:8-11). 2-part harmony, with octave doubling in the final alleluias, gives simplicity and clarity that further enhances...

$1.50$30.00 Dur. 2' 10"

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Snowflakes

SATB chorus a cappella

“Snowflakes” is a short, peaceful, wintry song for a cappella SATB chorus, with lyrics by Linda A. Copp. The piece was commissioned by Cantabile Chamber Chorale, directed by Rebecca Scott, for performance in their 2003-04...

$1.95 Dur. approx. 2'45"

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Cycle of Friends

for soprano solo, chorus and chamber orchestra

Completed and premiered in 1996, Cycle of Friends is  a lush, emotional journey through five texts taken from such diverse sources as Tang Dynasty poetry of China, Sappho and Emily Dickinson, each dealing in its own way...

$30.00$100.00 Dur. 25'

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Odi et Amo

for SATB a cappella

Odi et Amo, or Carmen 85, is one of the most celebrated elegiac couplets composed by Gaius Valerius Catullus (84-54 B.C.E.). His muse in this poem is understood to be Lesbia, the name believed to...

$1.50 Dur. approx. 1'30"

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Blessed Are All Those Who Fear the Lord

for mixed choir and organ

A setting of Psalm 127/8 originally written in memory of one who fitted the description. Suitable for general use, a memorial service, or any occasion with an emphasis on family.

$1.95$35.00 Dur. 4' 16"

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Ardi o Gela

for SATB choir and violin

Tre Madrigali Amorosi are settings of poems by Torquato Tasso (1544-1595), a favorite poet of Italian madrigal composers of the sixteenth century.  The set was written for the Saint Mary’s University Chamber Singers, who premiered...

Dur. 3' 20"

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Are Friends Delight or Pain

for double SATB chorus (SATB + SATB)

This a cappella setting of Emily Dickinson’s poem is an excerpt from Michael Kaulkin’s larger work Cycle of Friends for soprano solo, chorus and chamber orchestra. It is for mixed chorus divided into two ideally...

$2.50 Dur. 1' 45"

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Bright was the Star

Mixed choir (SATB) and piano/organ

This simple Christmas setting resulted from an international collaboration between Brian Holmes of California and Gordon Thornett from the UK. Brian’s poem has been set for mixed voices (SATB) and piano (or organ). The piece...

$2.25 Dur. 4' approx.

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Little lamb, who made thee?

for SATB choir

This is a simple a cappella setting of William Blake’s poem, ‘Little Lamb, who made thee?’ The two verses are set for SATB, with an optional soprano solo at the beginning. It was written for...

$1.45 Dur. 1' 35"

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