TCDA Commissioned Choral Works

In 1977 TCDA commissioned its first choral work There and Back Again by Alice Parker. Since that year TCDA has commissioned at least one new choral work each year.

In 2005, TCDA's 50th Anniversary Year, four works were commissioned, one for each TCDA Division. Newly commissioned works are premiered at the TCDA Convention each year. Some are by Elementary or Middle School/Junior High School Honor Choirs, others by Directors Choruses or invited choirs.

Whether TCDA commissioned a work in 1981 is unknown. If anyone knows this missing bit of TCDA history, it would be greatly appreciated if he or she would contact the TCDA office with that information.


Year Title Composer Voicing Publisher Publisher Order No. Copy on File
2013 Vespertilians Jocelyn Hagen SATB Jocelynhagen.com JH - C024 Yes
2012
Wink to the Little Baby
Mary Goetze
SSA
Boosey & Hawkes
979-0-051-48143-9
Yes
2011 Show Down Dan Davidson N/A Walton/Hal Leonard 08501790 N/A
2011 We Are Craig H. Johnson N/A G Shirmer 50490589 N/A
2010
Born in a Symphony
Judith Herrington
SSAA
Pavane Publishing
P1393
Yes
2010
With heart and hands
John Rutter
SATB
Hinshaw Music
HMC2270
Yes
2009
In Time of Silver Rain
Rene' Clausen
SSA
Roger Dean Publishing
15/2704r
Yes
2009
The Elm Tree
Earlene Rentz
SSA
Carl Fischer

Yes
2008
Morning Has Broken
Bob Chilcott
SATB
Oxford University Press

Yes
2008
Little David, Play on Your Harp
Rollo Dilworth
2-part
Hal Leonard Corp
08749820
Yes
2007
I Will Arise and Make Music
Laura Farnell
SATB
Alliance Music Publications
AMP0697
Manuscript
2007
For the Sake of the Children
Jeffery Ames
SATB
Walton
HL08501652
Yes
2006
Wind
Mary Lynn Lightfoot
SA
Heritage/Lorenz
15/2209H
Yes
2005
Neverending Song of Praise
Cindy Berry
SATB
Shawnee Press
A7952
Yes
2005
The Rose and the Gardner
Eleanor Daley
SSA
Alliance Music Publishers
AMP0600
Yes
2005
Herding Songs
Lori-Anne Dolloff
SSA


Manuscript
2005
Courage Lives
Mark Patterson
TTB
Lorenz
15/2089H

2004
Sweet Day
Robert H Young
SATB
Genty
JG2336
Yes
2003
Two Choral Sketches 1. Beauty is in the Garden of Love  2. Oliver Cromwell
David Ashley White
SATB
Alliance Music
AMP0510
No
2002
An American Anthem
Allan E Naplan
SAB
Boosey & Hawkes
M-051-47082
Yes
2001
Sing Jubilate Deo!
Sheri Riley
SATB
Southern Music Co
SC633
Yes
2000
We are the Dreamers
Joan C Varner
SA
Alliance Music Publishers
AMP 0382
Yes

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1990's
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