“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 Levelsort descending
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

The Other Side of Sunday

Bb clarinet, vibraphone and piano

You Who Are Also There
Rich harmonies and a feeling of infinity highlight the text of influential mystic, Hadewijch II
Hadewijch II, translated by Jane Hirshfield SATB with divisi, sop and tenor soloists, a cappella Advanced
The Blue Coat
from Bluets
Nelson/Stein/Goethe SSAA, guitar, bass and percussion Available Summer 2017
My Box
A “Dr. Seuss- style” setting of a whimsical poem about all the things an empty box could hold.
Lauren Dalton

SA, piano

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

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

Solo voice, piano 

She Rises
A jubilant celebration of energy
Catherine Dalton

SSAA double choir, a cappella

TTBB double choir, a cappella

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

Solo Voice and piano

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

Solo voice and piano

We Don't Get To Choose (What Or Whom We Love)
A love song to the color blue
Maggie Nelson SSAA, a cappella Mod-Advanced
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

Only Kindness
Beautiful, heartfelt setting of Nye's poem which nudges us to put ourselves in another's shoes
Naomi Shihab Nye 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

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

This Morning's Paper
A journey of the soul
Catherine Dalton

SATB choir, soprano soloist and 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

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

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

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

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

A song of longing and spiritual “Oneness”
Catherine Dalton

Solo Voice

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



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