Vocal Music by Dean Crocker
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- 3 Hansenlieder (1987)
- Solo voice and piano—English. 5½′
- Settings of three slightly surreal poems by David C. Hansen. Fairly easy.
- 3 Wisconsin Sonnets (2015)
- Mixed Chorus (SATB), a cappella 6½′
- Texts from Wisconsin Sonnets by Charles H. Winke (1917)
- As the Living Father Sent Me (1980)
- Mixed Chorus (SATB) and organ—English. 2¼′
- Communion meditation or anthem for church use. Fairly easy.
- At Midnight (2013)
- Voice and piano. 8½′
- Short settings of five poems by Sara Teasdale.
- Dichtung und Wahrheit (1970)
- Tenor voice and flute—German. 6¼′
- Setting of four short poems by Goethe. Difficult.
- from Hamlet (2005)
- Mixed chorus (SATB) with flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and piano—English. 4′
- Originally written in 1976; greatly revised in 2005 to provide an interesting counterpart to The Walrus and the Carpenter. Rhythmically challenging. Performable by a high school choir (if they are very, very good).
- Goodbye My Friend (1985)
- Solo voice (or unison chorus) and piano—English. 3¾′
- Christmas ballad, originally written for a musical for children.
- Hallelujah from Beethoven’s Christ on the Mount of Olives (1988)
- Orchestration for 10-piece ensemble [Fl, Cl, Ob, Bsn, Hn, Tpt, String quartet]. 6′
- Useful for festive church performances on a budget, this arrangement is to be used with the normal chorus editions: no choral scores are provided.
- Hallelujah from Handel’s Messiah (2006)
- Mixed choir (SSATTB) a cappella—English. 3½′
- The Hallelujah Chorus arranged for 6-part a cappella chorus (or sextet?). Inspired by an anonymous arrangement published in The Singing School Companion (1856).
- Harvest Home (1989)
- Men’s Chorus (TTBB) and strings—English. 2½′
- Based on Henry Purcell’s Your Hay It Is Mow’d, this piece is well suited for Thanksgiving or harvest-time. Very traditional, rousing male glee club number.
- I Believe In An America (2016)
- 3 equal voices (or choir), a cappella—English. 1′
- A short Round (or canon) based on one of Mitt Romney's more circuitous statements. (2012)
- Magnum nomen Domini (1978)
- 2-part mixed chorus and organ—Latin. 1½′
- Arrangement of a 14th century Christmas carol. Very easy.
- Poscimur (2009)
- Mixed chorus (SATB) with piano—Latin. 3½′
- Choral setting of Horace’s Ode I:32.
- Sonnet XII (1990)
- When I do count the clock that tells the time…
- Mixed Chorus (SATB) and piano—English. 3½′
- Piano vs. choir in tight harmony. Shakespeare. Difficult. What more could you ask for?
- Sonnet XCVII (1990)
- How like a winter hath my absense been…
- Mixed Chorus (SATB) a cappella—English. 1½
- Almost tonal chromaticism. Not easy, but far from impossible.
- Walrus and the Carpenter, The (2005)
- Mixed chorus (SATB) with woodwind quintet and piano—English. 9½′
- A jolly (yet dramatic!) setting of Lewis Carroll’s famous poem.
- Whispering Hope (2008)
- Solo voice (or unison chorus) with string quartet, oboe and piano—English. 3¼′
- A fresh look at the popular 1868 hit by Alice Hawthorne, who was actually a man named Septimus Winner.
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