Kirke Mechem
Composer


mixed chorus, secular
extended works
(cycles, suites, cantatas)
without orchestra


AMERICAN MADRIGALS

Madrigal Cycle on American Folks Songs

Piano, chamber ensemble, or a cappella
Carl Fischer. Stanford University Chamber Singers. 15 min.


1 Kind Miss
2 He’s Gone Away

3 Kansas Boys

4 Adam’s Bride (A Marriage Lesson)
5 New York Girls



AMERICAN TRIO

a cappella
G. Schirmer. San Francisco Choral Artists. 7 min.


1 Fire and Ice
2 Richard Cory 
3 Sweet Spring Is Your



BIRTHDAYS: ROUND NUMBERS
Piano. Canons, Catches and Rounds
G.Schirmer. Bowdoin Chamber Choir. 10 min.


1 Bridget at Ten  2 Turning Twenty  3 Is Thirty Young?
4 Forty Notes for Forty Years  5 Fiftieth Birthday Card
6 Advice on Turning Sixty  7 Is Seventy Old?



THE CHILDREN OF DAVID
Five Modern Psalms
In the spirit of the pre-Christian psalmists, but non-liturgical.
Organ. Poems by 19th & 20th century authors.
Mezzo solo in Nos. 2 and 4. Boosey & Hawkes. 26 min.

1 Psalm
2 Joy
3 The Song of David
4 Man of My Own People
5 Pied Beauty



CHORAL VARIATIONS ON AMERICAN FOLK SONGS
Piano
G.Schirmer. De Kalb Choral Guild. 14 min.


1 Skip to My Lou
2 Let Us Break Bread Together

3 Love and Pizen


EARTH MY SONG
Piano; poems by K. F. Mechem
G.Schirmer. Schola Cantorum, Palo Alto. 18 min.


1 I Could Hear The Least Bird Sing  2 Isle of The Dead  3 Rebirth


FIVE CENTURIES OF SPRING
a cappella madrigal cycle
Presser. University of Southern California Chamber Singers. 12 min.


1 Spring (Nash)
2 From You Have I Been Absent
3 Laughing Song
4 Loveliest of Trees
5 Spring (Millay)


IN THE LAND OF MORGENSTERN
Im Lande des Morgensterns
Piano. Humorous settings in English and German
of nonsense poems by Christian Morgenstern.
G. Schirmer. Whittier College Choir. 10 min.


1 The Questionnaire
2 The Odor Organ
3 The Lattice Fence


SUITE FOR CHORUS

a cappella
G. Schirmer. Colorado State University Chamber Chorale. 15 min.


1 Kum Ba Ya, Spiritual
2 Too Young to Marry, Folk-song Madrigal
3 They That Mourn, Requiem
4 Papageno and The Prince, Fairy Tale


THREE MADRIGALS

a cappella; poems by K. F. Mechem
G. Schirmer. Volti, San Francisco. 9 min.


1 Impromptu
2 Deny It As She Will
3 Moral Precept


TOURIST TIME
Five Satirical Choruses
piano
ECS. Whittier College Choir. 9 min.


1 Tourist Time
2 Boston
3 Cologne
4 Texas
5 Rome


THE WINDS OF MAY
a cappella; poems by Sara Teasdale
G. Schirmer. Choral Project, San Jose. 8 min.


1 The Tune
2 Let It Be Forgotten
3 Over The Roofs
4 I Shall Not Care (SSAA)
5 Love Me With Your Whole Heart (Song)


WINGING WILDLY
a cappella settings of poems about birds and freedom
G. Schirmer. Volti, San Francisco. 17 min.


1 Birds at Dusk (Teasdale)
2 The Caged Bird (Dunbar)
3 Everyone Sang (Sassoon)