“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

Using a variety of Broadway musical styles, this upbeat piece questions societal boxes while dreaming a world in which we are all free to be who we're meant to be
Catherine Dalton SSAA and piano 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

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

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

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

Solo voice, piano 

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

SA, piano

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. 

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

Only Kindness
Beautiful, heartfelt setting of Nye's poem which nudges us to put ourselves in another's shoes
Naomi Shihab Nye Moderate
Out Beyond Ideas
A heartfelt call to listen more deeply
O'Shaughnessy/Rumi, translated by Coleman Barks SAB/SATB and piano moderate
Praise Gaia
A jubilant celebration of all life with exciting rhythms and grounding chants
Catherine Dalton SATB a cappella Moderate
She Rises
A jubilant celebration of energy
Catherine Dalton

SSAA double choir, a cappella

TTBB double choir, a cappella

She Stood for Freedom
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

A song of longing and spiritual “Oneness”
Catherine Dalton

Solo Voice

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

Solo Voice and piano

Silver Deity of Secret Night: A Love Song to the Moon
A soundscape of luscious harmonies, interwoven with spoken text, and filled with a sense of longing, trepidation, and anticipation.
Lady Mary Wortley Montagu/Dalton TTBB, tenor and baritone soloists Mod-Advanced
Street Dance
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

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

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

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



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