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Since 1964 the Cantata Singers have studied and performed a wide variety of music. This list comprises much of that repertoire and is sorted by composer. Let us know if you have favorites in this list you'd love to hear again and if you have favorites not on this list you think we should tackle!

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Dadme albricias, hijos d’Eva • E la don don, Verges Maria • Magnificat anima mea • Riu, Riu, chiu

Dominick Argento

Gloria

Ronald Arnatt 

Festival Psalm

Carl Phillip Emmanuel Bach 

Magnificat

Johann Christian Bach

Magnificat

Johann Christoph Bach

Der Gerechte • Der mensch, vom Veibe geboren• Ich lasse dich nicht; 

Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach

Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme • I: Wachet auf • II: Zion hart die Wachter singen • III: Glorie sei dir gesungen • IV: Chorale: Gloria sei dir gesungen • V: Des sind wir froh, ewig in jubilo

Johann Michael Bach

Das Blut Jesu Christi • Herr, wenn ich nur dich have

Johann Sebastian Bach

Ascension Oratorio • Cantata 4 • Cantata 8 • Cantata 21 • Cantata 29 • Cantata 30 • Cantata 31 • Cantata 50 • Cantata 68 • Cantata 78 • Cantata 79 • Cantata 80 • Cantata 82 • Cantata 102 • Cantata 106 • Cantata 118 • Cantata 131 “Aus der Tiefe rufe ich, Herr, zu dir” • Cantata 137 • Cantata 140 • Cantata 150 • Cantata 160 • Cantata 161 • Cantata 180 • Cantata 182 • Cantata 192 • Cantata 196 • Chorale: Vater unser im Himmelreich • Christmas Oratorio (complete) • Easter Oratorio • Gaudete, omnes populi • Himmelskonig, sei Willkommen • Ich lasse dich nicht • Kyrie (From Mass in G minor – BWV 235) • Magnificat in D Major • Mass 2 in A Major • Mass 4 G Major • Mass in B-minor • Mass in F Major • Mass in G Major • Missa Brevis No. 4 G-minor • Motet 1: Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied • Motet 2: Der Geist hilft unsrer Schwachheit, auf •  Motet 3: Jesu, meine Freude • Motet 4: Fuerchte dich nicht • Motet 5: Komm, Jesu, komm • Motet 6: Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden • O Jesu Christ meins Lebens Licht • Passion of St. Matthew • St. John Passion • Wir haben einen Gott •  Trio Sonata 1 in E-flat • Quodlibet • Concerto in A Major • Jesu, der du meine Seele (BWV 78, #2) • Erforsche mich, Gott, und erfahre mein Herz (BWV 136, #5) • Es ist das Heil uns kommen her (BWV 9, #5) • Alles mit Gott und nichts ohn' ihn (BWV 1127) • ich lasse dich nicht, du segnenst mich denn! (BWV 157, #1) • Erfreut euch, ihr Herzen (BWV 66,  #5) • Wachet auf ruft uns die Stimme (BWV 140, #6) 

Edward Bairstow

Let all Mortal Flesh Keep Silence

William Ballet

Lute-Book Lullaby

Carol Barnett

 The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass

Mrs. H. H. A. Beach

Festival Jubilate • Credo from Mass in E flat • Peace on Earth (A Christmas Anthem)

Warren Benson

 A Score of Praises (commissioned for 20th anniversary) • The Singers

A. Benham Sr.

Hark! Hark! Glad Tidings Charm Our Ears

Jean Berger

A Rose Touched by the Sun’s Warm Rays • Create in Me a Clean Heart • Songs of Worship

Hector Berlioz

Thou Must Leave Thy Lowly Dwelling

Leonard Bernstein

Chichester Psalms

William Billings

A Virgin Unspotted • David’s Lamentation • Rutland • As Shepherds in Darkness

Nancy Bloomer Deussen

Flowers by the Sea • Et in terra pax

Johannes Brahms

How Lovely is Thy Dwelling Place • Es is das Heil un kommen her • Marienlieder • O Heiland reiss die Himmel auf •  Schaffe in mir, Gott ein rein Herz • Troste mich wiedrer mit deiner Hilfe • Unsere Vater • Verwirf mich nich von deinem Angesicht • Warum is das Licht, gegeben dem Juehseligen • Wenn ein starker Gewappneter • Wo ist ein so Herrlich Volk • Liebeslieder Waltzes • O Savior Rend the Heav'ns on High

Gena Branscombe

I Bring You Heartsease • God of the Nations

Benjamin Britten

A Hymn to the Virgin • Ceremony of Carols • Festival Te Deum • Hymn to St. Cecelia • Jubilate Deo • Rejoice in the Lamb • A Boy was Born

Anton Bruckner

Ave Maria • Christus factus est pro nobis obediens • Ecce sacerdos • Locus iste a Deo factus est • Mass in E minor • Offertorium • Os Justi meditabitur • Three Graduals • Tota Pulchra Est

D. Buxtehude

In dulci Jubilo

W. Byrd

Ave Verum Corpus • Lord in Thy Rage • Magnificat • Nunc Dimittis • Save me O God (Psalm 54) • The Passion of St. John • O lux beata Trinitas • Gaude Maria • O magnum mysterium (motet)

S. Calvisius

Freut Euch Un Jubiert

Elliot Carter

Magnificat

Pablo Casals

O Vos Omnes

Rene Clausen

Set me as a Seal

Clement

Adoramus Te

Comes

Magnificat for two Choirs

Aaron Copland

In the Beginning • Gift to be Simple • Simple Gifts

Henry Cowell

Supplication 

Michael Cox

O Holy Child • Today in Bethlehem Hear I

Harold Darke

In The Bleak Mid-Winter

Ivor Davies

Prayers from the Ark (Poetry of Carmen Bernos de Gazstold) 1) Noah's Prayer 2) The Prayer of the Little Bird 3) The Prayer of the Cat 4) The Prayer of the Mouse 5) The Prayer of the Raven 6) The Prayer of the Dove       

William Dawson

Every Time I Feel the Spirit

Cristobal De Morales

Pastores Dicite • Quidnam Vidistis

Tomas Luis de Victoria

Ave maria • Four Motets • In venisti enim gratiam • O Magnum Mysterium (Mass) •  O Magnum Mysterium (motet) • Two Motets

Claude Debussy

O Praise Ye The Lord

Norman Dello Joio

Psalm of David

Josquin des Prez

Le Roi David

Orlando di Lasso

Jubilate Deo, omnis terra

Hugo Distler

The Christmas Story • Sing to the Lord a New Song • Totentanz (Dance of Death)

William Doane

To God Be The Glory

Guillaume Dufay

Magnificat (8th Mode)

Maurice Durufle

Four Motets 1) Ubi caritas 2) Tota pulcra es 3) Tu es Petrus 4) Tantum Ergo; Requiem

G. Dyson

Hail Universal Lord

Gabrielle Faure

Requiem • Cantique de Jean Racine

Gerald Finzi

Magnificat

Dan Forrest

Hosanna • Arise, Shine • Carol of Joy • Never a Brighter Star • Requiem for the Living

Lucas Foss

Behold! I Build An House

Cesar Franck

Psalm 150

Melchior Franck

Du bist aller Dinge schön

Andrea Gabrieli

Angelus ad pastores

Henry Balfour Gardiner

Te Lucis Ante Terminum

Orlando Gibbons

Josanna to the Son of David • O Lord, Increase My Faith

Christoph Gluck

De Profundis

Jose Gomez

Christmas Jubilation 

Carl Heinrich Graun

Der Todd Jesu

Vinicius Grefiens

Three Christmas Carols 1. Riitiiciam printr-o griidinii 2. I-an iesiti voi mari boieri 3. Ia sculati voi, boieri mari!

A. Gretchaninof

Nunc Dimitis • Holy Radiant Light

Franz Gruber

Stille nacht

G. F. Handel

Dettingen Te Deum • Messiah (complete)

Jacob Handl

O Admirabile Commercium • Omnes de saba venient

Hans Leo Hassler

Angelus ad postores ait • Dixit Maria • Verbum caro factum est • Cantate Domino

Franz Joseph Haydn

Ave Maria • The Creation • Lord Nelson Mass - Mass in D minor • Saint Cecilia Mass • The Last Seven Words of Christ

Bernhard Heiden

Divine Poems of John Donne

Robert Herrema

Laudate Pueri Dominum

Jennifer Higdon

Fiddlin'

Lara Hoggard

Personent Hodie

Oliver Holden

Coronation

Gustav Holst

Christmas Day • Nunc Dimittis • Psalm 149 • Psalm 86 • Four Old English Carols 1) A Babe is Born 2) Now Let us Sing3) Jesu, the Virgin Born 4) The Saviour of the World is Born 

Arthur Honegger

King David • Une Cantate De Noel

Alan Hovhaness

Unto Thee, O God

Herbert Howells

Magnificat • Requiem • Take Him Earth For Cherishing • Te Deum and Jubilate

Charles Ives

God be Merciful unto Us (Ps 67) • Psalm 100 • Turn Ye Turn Ye • A Christmas Carol

William Ives

Shout the Glad Tidings

Karl Jenkins

Adieumus • The Armed Man: a Mass for Peace

Ulysses Kay

Choral Tryptich

Zoltan Kodaly

Missa Brevis • A Christmas Carol

Jean Langlais

Suite Medievil

Libby Larsen

Missa Gaia: Mass for the Earth

Morten Lauridsen

O Magnum Mysterium

Isabella Leonarda

Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Henry Ley

Come thou Long Expected Jesus

Patrick Liebergen

A Festive Alleluia

Franz Lizst

Via Cruces • Missa Choralis • Christe, du Lamm Gottes • Nunc dimities • Mein Herz erhebet Gott, den Herrn

Faye Lopez

There is a River

Stephen Main

The Darkest Midnight in December

Marianna Martines

u vittime non vuoi • Deh dammi un altro cuore  

Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel

Hiob • Two Gartenlieder (Opus 3) • Schone Fremde (No. 2) • Abendilch schon rauscht der Wald (No. 5) 

Felix Mendelssohn

There Shall a Star from Jacob • Sing to the Lord

W. A. Mozart

Adoramus Te • Ave Verum Corpus • Missa Brevis in C major • Missa Brevis in d minor • Regina Coeli • Requiem • Vesperae Solennes de Confessore • Mozart's Fa-la-la (arr. P. Kern)

Herbert Murrill

Magnificat (My Soul doth Magnify the Lord)

Johannes Ockeghem

Missa Mi Mi

George Oldroyd

Song of the Passion

Johann Pachelbel

Christ lag in Todesbanden

Alice Parker

Psalms for Barbara

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

Adoramus te Christe • Alma Redemptoris Mater • Canite Tuba • Missa Aeterna Christi Munera • Et in Terra Pax (Beata Virgine) • Hodie Christus natus est • Kyrie (Beata Virgine) • Missa De Beate Virgine • Missa Tu es Petrus • Missa Brevis • Missa Papae Marcelli • O Bone Jesu • Sicut cervus • Stabat Mater

G. B. Pergolesi

Magnificat

Flor Peters

Entrata Festiva

Daniel Pinkham

Canticle of Praise • Christmas Cantata Sinfonia Sacra • Festival Magnificat • Jubilate Deo • Nativity Madrigals

Elizabeth Poston

Jesus Christ the Apple Tree

Allen Pote

A Jubilant Song

Francis Poulenc

Gloria • Hodie Christus Natus est • Motets for the season of Christmas • Motets for the season of Lent • Quem vidistis Pastores • Timor et tremor • Vinea mea et electa

Michael Praetorius

Es ist ein Ros entsprungen • Geborn ist Gottes Soehnelein • Psallite • In dulci jubilo

Henry Purcell

Funeral Music of Queen Mary • Let My Prayer Come Up • Magnificat

R. Purvis

What Strangers are These

Sergei Rachmaninov

All Night Vigil (3 selections) • Ave Maria • Blessed is He • Bogoroditse Devo • Cherubic Hymn• Come Let us Worship • Praise The Lord from the Heavens

Maurice Ravel

Ondine from gaspar de Ia nuit

John Redford

Rejoice in the Lord

Max Reger

Five Pieces • Virgins Slumber Song

John Rutter

Requiem • Creations Alleluia • Musica Dei Donum • Shepherd’s Pipe Carol • There is a Flower • Wildwood Carol • Gaelic Blessing • For the Beauty of the Earth • The Lord Bless You and Keep You • I Wish You Christmas

Rebecca Sacks

Arirang

Camille Saint-Saens

Ave Verum

G. B. Sammartini

Magnificat

Scarlatti

Exultate Deo • O Magnum Mysterium • Te Deum Laudimus

Samuel Scheidt

Magnificat Quinti Toni

Peter Schickle/PDQ Bach 

Four Curmudgeonly Canons Throw the Yule Log On, Uncle John • Good King Kong Looked Out,

A. Schoenberg

Friede auf Erden

Franz Schubert

Mass in G • Miriam’s song of Triumph • Omnipotence

Heinrich Schutz

A sower in His Field His seed was Sowing • Bringet her dem Herren • Cantate Domino • Deutsches magnificat • Jauchzet dem Herren • Passion according to St. Matthew • Psalm 100 • Psalms of Despair and Hope • Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied (Ps 98) • Trostet Mein Volk

Leo Sowerby

Turn Thou to Thy God

C. Saint Saens

Ave Verum

Igor Stravinsky

Ave Maria • Mass: Two Prayers

J. P. Sweelinck

Hodie Christus natus est

Tomas Tallis

O Nata Lux De Lumine

Phyllis Tate

Carol, With Lullaby

Randall Thompson

Alleluia • Glory to God in the Highest • Mass of the Holy Spirit • Psalm 23 • The last Words of David • The Lord is My Shepherd

Thomas Tomkins

Absalom • Then David Mourned

Giuseppe Verdi

Ave Maria • Laudi alla Virgine Maria • Stabat mater • Te Deum

Heitor Villa-Lobos

Praesepe

Antonio Vivaldi

Gloria • Concerto 9, L'Estro armonico (Opus 3)

Hildegard von Bingen

Virtus Sapientam

Gwyneth Walker

I've known Rivers • New Millennium Suite • White Horses • Tree of Peace • Acquaintance with Nature 1) I Seek Acquaintance With Nature 2) I Perceive the Spring in the Softened Air 3) Mornings 4) Dry, Hazy June Weather 5) Dew on the Cobwebs 6) The First Star is Lit

Johann Walter

Christ lag in Todesbanden

William Walton

What Cheer?

Peter Warlock

Benedicamus Domino • Bethlehem Down

Thomas Weelkes

Let Thy Merciful Ears, O Lord • Sacred madrigals • Laments by David • Hosanna to the Son of David

Eric Whitacre

i will wade out • hope, faith, life, love • i thank You God for most this amazing day

James Whitbourn

Luminosity

W. Wickham

Blessed Dawn • Gloria • Qui Natus Est de Virgine • Soli Deo Gloria (commissioned) • The Power of Music (commissioned for 40th Anniversary) • Each Song is a Journey (commissioned for 50th Anniversary) • Where Sacred Waters Divide: 1) Sacred Water Falling 2) Gorge 3) Enormous Story 4) Lake Morning Reflections 5) Self Portrait - in the Eyes of Stone 6)  My Aunt Sarah Falls 7) Spring Pond Song 8) From Source to Mouth 9) Flood: At the Shelter 10) After the Flood: A Questing Fish 11) Flood: At the Fire Station 12) Dancing to the Falls 13) Seneca

Healey Willan

An Apostrophe to the Heavenly Hosts • Hodie Christus natus est

Vaughan Williams

Valiant-For-Truth • Festival Te Deum • Magnificat • Mass in G Minor • O Clap Your Hands • Two Chorals

Hugo Wolf

Sechs Beistliche Lieder

Bernd Alois Zimmermann

Psalmkonzert • This day a Child is Born