Kirke Mechem
Composer


mixed chorus, shorter works
(Many shorter pieces are to be found as parts of “extended works”)

sacred and christmas, a cappella

BY THE RIVERS OF BABYLON. 5’. G. Schirmer. SF Choral Artists
“Super Flumina Babylonis,” written during the Iraq invasion.

CHRISTMAS THE MORN. 4’. G. Schirmer. Stanford Chamber Chorale
Eleanor Farjeon’s delightful “Now Every Child”; also available for SSAA.



FORSAKE ME NOT, O LORD. 8’. ECS. San Franciso Chamber Singers
Memorial motet, November 22, 1963.

GIVE THANKS UNTO THE LORD. 4’. C. F. Peters. SF Lyric Chorus
Winner of the the SAI Inter-American Vocal Music Award, 1959.

LAUDATE. 5’. G. Schirmer. St. Olaf Choir
Ps. 47 (English) with interpolation of the Latin “Laudate Dominum.”

LET ALL MORTAL FLESH KEEP SILENCE. 5’. ECS. Stanford Cham. Chorale
Variations on an ancient French melody.

MAKE A JOYFUL NOISE UNTO THE LORD. 3’. ECS. Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Selected to represent USA in 20th anniversary of the United Nations.

PRAISE HIM, SUN AND MOON. 4’. Fred Bock Music. Harvard Chapel Choir
SSATBB. Winner of the Harvard Boott Prize under original title, “O Oriens.”


sacred and christmas, accompanied

BLESSED ARE THEY (The Beatitudes). 6’. G. Schirmer. SF Lyric Chorus
SATB, organ or piano.

CHRISTMAS PAST & CHRISTMAS PRESENT
SATB. Piano. G. Schirmer. 7'
Also available for SA chorus
Christmas Past. Melodious Accord
Christmas Present. Stanford Chamber Chorale

THREE SHORT ANTHEMS. G. Schirmer, includes the following:

I WILL SING ALLELUIA. 2+’. San Jose St. Univ. Choraliers
Piano or organ, flute, optional triangle and temple blocks.

IT IS GOOD TO GIVE THANKS. 3’. San Jose St. Univ. Choraliers
Unison voices, piano or organ.

PSALM 23 (THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD) 3+’. No recording available.
Passacaglia with cello or other bass instrument.