1980s - 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
1989
Ah! Sunflower
John Corbajian
SATB
Boosey & Hawkes

Manuscript
1988
Magnificat
Rene Clausen
SATB
Foster Music Co
MF 421
Yes
1987
The American Earth
Dede Duson
SATB
Neil A Kjos Music Co
ED 8670
Yes
1986
Pathways to the Cross
Robert H Young
SATB
Gentry Publications
JG2046
Yes
1985
Echoes, from the Three Songs of Nature
Lloyd Pfautsch
SATB
Lawson-Gould
52372
Yes
1985
Stars, from the Three Songs of Nature Lloyd Pfautsch SATB
Lawson-Gould 52374
Yes
1985
Winds, from the Three Songs of Nature Lloyd Pfautsch SATB
Lawson-Gould 52373
Yes
1984
A Red, Red Rose
Thomas Peterson - Student Composition Contest Winner
SATB
unpublished

No
1983
A Separate Song
Dede Duson
SATB
Neil A Kjos Music Co
ED.8619
Yes
1982
Children's Letters to God
C M Shearer
SATB
Southern Music Co
SC115
Yes
1981
(Commission Work Not Found)





1980
Lord, Make Me an Instrument of Thy Peace
John Rutter
TTBB
Hinshaw Music
HMC-449
Yes
1980
For the Beauty of the Earth
John Rutter
SATB
Hinshaw Music
HMC-469
Yes
1980
Open Thou Mine Eyes
John Rutter
SATB
Hinshaw Music
HMC-467
Yes


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