Commissions & Premieres

Here is a selection of the the pieces that MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale) has commissioned (C) or premiered (P):

Mark Adamo, Cantate Domino: Etude on Psalm 97 (P)
Jacob Avshalamov, Tom O’Bedlam (P,C)
Ernst Bacon, Five Fables (P)
Samuel Barber, A Stopwatch and an Ordnance Map (P)
Edward Barnes, The Hiding Tree (P)
Luciano Berio, Puccini’s Turandot Act III completion (New York Premiere)
Leonard Bernstein, A White House Cantata (New York Premiere)
Marc Blitzstein, Symphony (The Airborne) (P)
William E. Bolcom, Dancers (P), Simple Stories (P,C)
Johannes Brahms, Johannes Messe (P)
Henry Brant, December (P,C), The Children’s Hour (P)
Benjamin Britten, A Boy Was Born (P)
Louis Calabro, Metaphors (P,C), Motet in 40 Parts (P)
Aaron Copland, The Lark (P),  In the Beginning (P)
Paul Creston, Three Chorales from Tagore (P)
Norman Dello Joio, Western Star (P), The Mystic Trumpeter (P,C)
Frederick Delius, Requiem (P)
David Diamond, A Secular Cantata (P,C)
Avner Dorman, Psalm 67 (New York Premiere)
Lukas Foss, The Prairie (P)
Gordon Getty, Annabel Lee (P)
Philip Glass/Robert Moran, The Juniper Tree (New York Premiere)
Ricky Ian Gordon, Suite from “Only Heaven” (P,C), Two-act concert version of The Grapes of Wrath (P), 27 , revised to include chorus (P,C)
George Frideric Handel, Jupiter in Argos (U.S. Premiere)
William Hawley, Te Deum (P,C)
Paul Hindemith, When the Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d (P,C)
Alan Hovhaness, Glory to God in the Highest (P,C)
Charles Ives, Sixty-Seventh Psalm (P), Three Harvest Home Chorales (P)
Leos Janácek, Festival Mass (P)
Ezra Laderman, Thrive Upon the Rock (P,C)
Michael John LaChiusa, The Daughters of Necessity: A Prologue (P,C)
David Lang, battle hymns (New York Premiere)
Marvin David Levy, For the Time Being (P)
Deborah Mason, A Strange Courage (P,C)
Paul McCartney/Carl Davis, Liverpool Oratorio (P)
Peter Menin, Symphony (The Cycle) (P,C)
Jan Meyerowitz, Music for Christmas (P)
Marisa Michelson/Royce Vavrek, Naamah’s Ark (P,C)
Darius Milhaud, The Two Cities (P)
Undine Smith Moore, Scenes from the Life of a Martyr (P)
Vincent Persichetti, Missa,  Stabat Mater (P,C)
Francis Poulenc, Four Christmas Motets (P)
Ottorino Respighi, La Fiamma (P)
George Rochberg, Symphony No. 3 (P)
Ned Rorem, Now, Voyager (P)
Roger Sessions, Montezuma (New York Premiere with the Juilliard American Opera Center)
William Schuman, Prelude for Voices (P)
Arnold Schoenberg, Friede auf Erden (P)
Robert Starer, On the Nature of Things (P)
Paul Suits, A Prodigal Voice (P,C)
Kurt Weill/Franz Werfel/Ed Harsh, The Road of Promise (New concert adaptation of The Eternal Road) (P)
Nancy Wertsch, ‘Tis Not Too Late (P,C)