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

To see Commissioned Works in the
1990's
1980's