1970s - 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
1979
Away, Delights
Emma Lou Diemer
TTBB
ABI/Alexander Broude Inc
AB 860
Yes
1979
Tell Me, Dearest, What Is Love?
Emma Lou Diemer
SATB
ABI/Alexander Broude Inc
AB 862
Yes
1979
Weep No More
Emma Lou Diemer
SSA
ABI/Alexander Broude Inc AB 861
Yes
1978
A Comical Song (No. 2 from A Cycle of Rhymes)
Heinz Werner Zimmerman
4-part Treble or Male
Carl Fischer
CM8070
Yes
1978
Hickory, Dickory, Dock (No. 3 from A Cycle of Rhymes)
Heinz Werner Zimmerman SATB
Carl Fischer
CM8071
Yes
1978
Old King Cole (No. 1 from A Cycle of Rhymes)
Heinz Werner Zimmerman SATB
Carl Fischer
CM8069
Yes
1978
Tweedledum & Tweedledee (No. 4 from A Cycle of Rhymes)
Heinz Werner Zimmerman SATB
Carl Fischer
CM8072
Yes
1977
There and Back Again
Alice Parker
SATB
Hinshaw Music
HMC279
No


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