Choral Music


We Make Music

We Make Music was commissioned by the Marin School of the Arts under the direction of Stevie Greenwell for their award-winning treble choir. The piece features aleatoric sections that reflect the “scatted shards of scattered stars” of Drew Dellinger’s poem.


Of All of Them: the first, the last

“This piece can be best described as “warm minimalism”: lush, expressive textures luxuriate from repeated, short, melodic phrases, sounding not unlike a choir put through a delay pedal. These textures support two soloists who sing of the ecstasy and melancholy of first love. This piece can serve as an introduction to aleatoric notation and more experimental vocal practices, and is accessible to choirs from the high school level onwards.”
– See-a-Dot Music Publishing Inc.

The score for this piece can be purchased at seeadot.com


We Begin Again

We Begin Again features Drew’s signature blend of choir and extended piano technique. Premiered by the CalArts Contemporary Vocal Ensemble and featuring Drew on piano.


Esse Domi

Esse Domi was commissioned by the Marin School of the Arts for their 10 year anniversary. Performed at the Marin School of the Arts Showcase by their Concert Choir, directed by Stevie Greenwell.


Media Vita in Morte Sumus

Media Vita in Morte Sumus is an award-wining piece for SSA choir featuring a lilting, dark, almost ominous tone. The title translates to “In the midst of life, we are in death.” Media Vita in Morte Sumus received a special award in the 2018 International composer’s competition Opus Ignotum.


 

Choral Repertoire

SATB

Echo (2019) – 13:15 (SSATB with Alto Solo)
Fall of the House of Usher: Scene 2 (2018)
a. Roderick and Madeline – 2:00 (SAT with Tenor Solo)
b. Entering the House – 2:37 (SATB with Alto Solo)
Of All of Them: the first, the last (2016) – 9:00 (with alto, baritone and cello solo)
Spot in the Shade (2014) – a round for any voices
We Begin Again (2014) – 5:29 (with extended technique piano)
Esse Domi (2013) – 3:56
Sunsets and Pinwheels (2011) – 2:42
Ambrosia (2010) – 2:10
Reverie in the Clouds (2010) – 3:27 (with piano accompaniment)

SSA

We Make Music (2018) – 3:15
Media Vita in Morte Sumus (2016) – 2:25
Of All of Them: the first, the last (2014) – 7:32 (for women’s quartet, alto and tenor soloists, cello, and electronics)
A Girl and A Boy (2011) – 3:34