Kirke Mechem
Composer


mixed chorus, sacred and christmas
extended works
(cycles, suites, cantatas)
without orchestra


MISSA BREVIS “TRINITY”
a cappella
G. Schirmer. New Amsterdam Singers. 9 min.


1 Kyrie/Sanctus
2 Hosanna/Benedictus
3 Agnus Dei

 

SEVEN JOYS OF CHRISTMAS
Suite for soprano and chorus with solo harp or keyboard.

ECS. Albany Pro Musica. 14 min.


“Christmas music from England, France, Germany, Japan and Spain.
The harp proved to be a wonderful accompaniment, making a whole
array of impressive effects — a thrilling performance . . . The finale
was a quodlibet of familiar Christmas tunes, all piled fantastically on
top of one another in a wonderfully witty shout of joy."

1. This is the truth
2. Din don, merrily on high
3. Joseph Dearest
4. Patapan
5. New Year’s Song
6. Fum fum fum
7. God bless the master (quodlibet)

 



SONGS OF WISDOM
Cantata. Five motets from The Old Testament,
each preceded by a plainsong solo

a cappella, SATB soli
G. Schirmer. Schola Cantorum, Palo Alto. 33 min.


1 Bass introduction
2 The Song of Moses
3 Alto introduction
4 A Love Song
5 Tenor introduction
6 The Protest of Job
7 Soprano introduction
8 A Song of Comfort
9 Bass conclusion
10 Finale: A Song of Praise



THREE MOTETS
a cappella
G. Schirmer. Pacific Lutheran Choir. 14 min.


1 Gloria
2 Alleluia, Amen
3 Cantate Domino



TWO CHRISTMAS BALLADS
also available for SSAA
piano or amplified guitar
G. Schirmer. Stanford Chamber Chorale. 9 min.


1 Christmas Carol (Teasdale)
2 The Ballad of Befana (McGinley)