“Catherine's compositions are full of opportunities to teach the choir about the craft of a composer” 

~ Robert Pontious, former tenor, Dale Warland Singers and Director of Mahtomedi High School Choirs

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Title Poet/Lyricist Voicing/Instrumentation Level
Although the Wind
Haunting setting of this inviting text by renowned poet, Izumi Shikibu
Izumi Shikibu, translated by Jane Hirshfield SSAA, a cappella Moderate
Bluets Maggie Nelson SSAA, guitar, bass and percussion Mod-Advanced
boundless joy
Otherworldly harmonies, spoken words and canonic floating melodies combine to create a breathless effect
Catherine Dalton

SATB choir and narrator

Moderate
Come from Far, Come from Near
Retelling the birth and life of Jesus through the eyes of those he touched
Catherine Dalton

SATB choir, a cappella

Moderate
Fly with Me
Floating melodies highlight lyrics from the point of view of spirit, asking us to join in the dance
Catherine Dalton

Solo voice and piano
SSA, piano

Moderate
From the State of Emptiness
A chant of mindfulness. Appropriate for an anthem or centering ritual. Incorporates harmonic overtone singing.
Catherine Dalton

SATB, suspended cymbal and frame drum
SSAA, suspended cymbal, frame drum, and cello

Moderate
I Know A Woman
A call to action with a shout out to civil right activist, Rosa Parks, and suffragist, Alice Paul
Catherine Dalton

SATB choir and soprano soloist, unaccompanied

Moderate
Magnolia Trees
Seth's tranquil scene is highlighted by a floating tenor voice and text painting by the piano
Vikram Seth

Solo voice, piano 

Mod-Advanced
My Box
A “Dr. Seuss- style” setting of a whimsical poem about all the things an empty box could hold.
Lauren Dalton

SA, piano

Easy
O My Friends, What Can You Tell Me of Love
Mira's poetry flows through this part dance, part chant
Mirabai, translated by Jane Hirshfield

SATB opt. hand drum, finger cymbals/wind chimes, tamb. 

Moderate
One Mind, One Heart
A timeless Hmong parable which speaks to the importance of working together. Can be acted out!
Lee Her and Kristin Maier

SATB, claves, small gong and hand drum

Moderate
Out Beyond Ideas
A heartfelt call to listen more deeply
O'Shaughnessy/Rumi, translated by Coleman Barks SAB/SATB and piano moderate
She Rises
A jubilant celebration of energy
Catherine Dalton

SSAA double choir, a cappella

Mod-Advanced
Siana
A song of longing and spiritual “Oneness”
Catherine Dalton

Solo Voice

Moderate
Silent Tears
A haunting, dramatic song that tells of a mother compelled to abandon her infant daughter
Catherine Dalton

Solo Voice and piano

Mod-Advanced
Street Dance (formerly Dancing in the Street)
An upbeat, close harmony piece with prominent solos for soprano and tenor.
Catherine Dalton

SATB, mezzo-soprano and tenor soloists, unaccompanied

TTBB, Tenor and Bass soloists, unaccompanied

Moderate
Sweet Radiant Mystery
A beautiful melody serves as the basis of this meditative chant which evolves into an ethereal canon
Catherine Dalton

Four part chant for equal voices or mixed choir and piano or handbells

Easy
The Blue Coat
from Bluets
Nelson/Stein/Goethe SSAA, guitar, bass and percussion Available Summer 2017
The Flute of the Infinite
Playful rhythms and melodies interweave with unique harmonies in this exciting piece
Kabir, translated by Rabindranath Tagore

SATB, optional flute and hand drum

Moderate
The Other Side of Sunday

Bb clarinet, vibraphone and piano

The Path You Walk Upon
A Celtic-style blessing which uses nature as a guide, combining timeless harmonies and melodies
Catherine Dalton

SATB choir, piano and violin

SSA, piano, violin

SA, piano

Moderate
This Morning's Paper (formerly Everything Is As It Should Be)
A journey of the soul
Catherine Dalton

SATB choir, soprano soloist and piano

Moderate
Today will be warm: A Story Cloth in Sound
A dramatic choral piece depicting an attack on a Hmong family in Northern Laos
Kao Kalia Yang

SATB choir, Tibetan hand chimes, djembe and handchimes

Turning into April
A lively, fresh setting of a walk though town at the beginning of spring.
Ann Bushnell

Solo voice and piano

Mod-Advanced
Walking Together
Music weaves through texts about migration, immigration and ethnicity read by community readers
Various Violin, cello, percussion and community readers Available May 2017

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