Catalogue

Original Choral Works:

  • I Heard a Bird Sing, SATB a cappella. Text by Oliver Herford. (2014) Premiered May 12, 2013.
  • Give Thanks to the Lord, SATB a cappella. Text from Psalm 118. (2013) Premiered April 7, 2013.
  • Philosophy of Truth, SATB with world drum ensemble. Anonymous text. (2010) Premiered December 8, 2010.
  • Build New Bridges, SATB a cappella. Text by Rainer Maria Rilke. (2010) Performed January, 2014.
  • Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep, SATB a cappella. Text attributed to Mary Frye. (PD) (2011) Premiered April 28, 2012.
  • O My Luve’s Like a Red, Red Rose, TTBB a cappella. Text by Robert Burns. (2008) 
    Premiered November 14, 2009.
  • The Shadows of the Evening Hours, SATB hymn setting. Text by Adelaide Procter. (2007)
    Premiered June 6, 2007.
  • A Sun-Day Hymn, SATB hymn setting. Text by Oliver Wendell Holmes. (2007) Unperformed.
  • Peace Comes From Understanding, SATB with strings. Original text. (2007) Premiered May 7, 2007.
  • Come Dream With Me, Children’s choir, SATB choir and piano. Text by Todd-Michael St. Pierre, from the poem “My Dream.” (2006)  Premiered March 27, 2007.
  • Noel, SATB and acoustic guitar. New carol with original words and music, written in collaboration with my brother, Brian Burrill. (2006)  Premiered December 17, 2007. 
  • Remember, SSAA and piano. Text by Christina Rossetti. (2005)  Premiered March 14, 2006.
  • My Soul Is Awakened, SATB a cappella. Text by Anne Brontë, from the poem “Lines Composed in a Wood on a Windy Day.” (2005) Premiered November 10, 2005.  Published by Santa Barbara Music Publishing (SBMP 711).
  • Loss and Gain, SATB a cappella. Text by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. (2005)  Premiered April 27, 2005.
  • This Enders Nyght, SATB carol with orchestra bells & suspended cymbal.  Text from 15th  & 16th century English manuscripts.  (2002)  Premiered December 9, 2002.
  • Full Fathom Five, SATB a cappella.  Text from Shakespeare’s The Tempest.  (2001)
    Premiered October 30, 2002.
  • Memoriam, SATB a cappella, with divisi.  Based on text from Book of Common Prayer, commemorating 9/11/01.  (2001) Premiered October 27, 2002.
  • This Is The Day, SATB with brass quartet & organ.  Text based on Psalm 118.  (2000)
    Premiered October 28, 2001.
  • Four Lenten Motets.  Settings of sacred Latin texts.
    1. Timor Et Tremor, SATBB a cappella, soprano & alto solos.  (1997)  Premiered April, 1999.
    2. Vinea Mea Electa, SSATB a cappella, tenor solo.  (1998)  Unperformed.
    3. Tenebrae Factae Sunt, SATB a cappella.  (1991)  Premiered April, 1993.
    4. Tristis Est Anima Mea, SSATB a cappella.  (1998)  Unperformed.
  • The Lord’s Prayer, SATB and piano.  (1999)  Premiered May, 2000.
  • Look To This Day, SATB a cappella.  Hindu Sanskrit poem.  (1996)  Premiered October, 1999.
  • This Perfect Christmas Day, SSATB a cappella vocal jazz ensemble, soprano & tenor solos. Original words.  (1996)  Premiered December, 1998. (Revised - SATB, 2005)

Choral Arrangements:

  • God Bless America, SSATB a cappella. (2003)  Premiered May, 2004.
  • O Come All Ye Faithful, SSATBB a cappella.  (1999)  Premiered, December, 1999. (Revised, 2006. Unperformed.)
  • Ding Dong Merrily On High, SATB a cappella.  (1998)  Premiered, December, 1999.
  • I Wonder As I Wander, SSATB a cappella.  (1995)  Premiered, December, 1995.
  • O Tannenbaum, SSATB a cappella.  (1995)  Premiered, December, 1995.
  • God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, SSATB a cappella.  (1992)  Premiered, December, 1992. 

Original Vocal Solos

  • Song for an Angelbaritone solo with piano. Original text. (2010) Premiered June 13, 2010.
  • Mother, I Cannot Mind My Wheel, soprano solo with piano. Text by Walter Savage Landor. (2005) Unperformed.
  • The Lord’s Prayer, baritone solo with piano.  (1995) Premiered July, 1995.

Original Children’s Musicals

All scripts and scores were collaborations with Fred A. Washa (1920 - 2005)

  • The Story Teller.  (1996)  Performed May, 1996.
  • Ho! Westward, Ho!  (1995)  Performed May, 1995.
  • Young Robin Hood.  (1994)  Performed May, 1994.

NOTE: Each show was approximately 90 minutes in length, utilized a cast of 50-70 (made up of students from grades 3-5, school staff, parents and community members), and had piano, keyboard, guitar and percussion accompaniment.


Other Works In Progress

  • O Captain! My Captain!, TTBB a cappella.  Text by Walt Whitman.
  • Life Is Fine, SATB and piano.  Text by Langston Hughes.
  • Moonlight, SATB and strings.  Text by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
  • Blunt Force Choir, SATB and piano. Original text.
  • Be Not Afraid, SATB and piano. Text from Luke 2: 8-14.