“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/Instrumentationsort descending Level
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. 

The Other Side of Sunday

Bb clarinet, vibraphone and 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

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

SA, piano

boundless joy
Otherworldly harmonies, spoken words and canonic floating melodies combine to create a breathless effect
Catherine Dalton

SATB choir and narrator

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

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

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

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

SATB choir, soprano soloist and piano

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Solo voice, piano 

A song of longing and spiritual “Oneness”
Catherine Dalton

Solo Voice

She Rises
A jubilant celebration of energy
Catherine Dalton

SSAA double choir, a cappella

TTBB double choir, a cappella

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
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
Available after Honor Choir Premiere, Feb 13, 2020
Catherine Dalton SSAA and piano Moderate
Although the Wind
Haunting setting of this inviting text by renowned poet, Izumi Shikibu
Izumi Shikibu, translated by Jane Hirshfield SSAA, a cappella Moderate


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