Choral Music

Jim’s compositions and arrangements range from complex to very easy and accessible to all kinds of vocal groups.  Drawing from classical, jazz and world folk music, Jim has created a personal style often including his original lyrics.

A recording of Jim’s new choral song cycle “For this We Stand” can be heard with scrolling music at

Many of Jim’s pieces are listed on our old Choral Music Store.  More music is available in downloadable PDF format on our new web store here

Click here for the Hal Leonard website to order printed copies of:

  • Arise, Arise
  • Gather the Spirit
  • For This We Stand
  • Oneness of Everything
  • Go Your Way in Peace
  • Rainforest Song

Jim often works with choirs, inspiring singers to new levels of joy and communication. Demonstrating contemporary singing in jazz, gospel  and improvisational styles can make a great alternative to the totally literal rehearsal. Beyond the academics of musicality and technique they are wonderful community builders.

Special productions and concert pieces

Jim is available as a guest artist to help with these performances:

Missa Gaia/Earth MassThe Winter Consort’s multi-cultural celebration of earth. SATB with band – published by Hal Leonard.

For This We Stand – Jim’s most recent song cycle of eight choral pieces that celebrate the UU 7 Principles (a song on each principle and one extra).

Vessels of the Sun Jim’s choral song cycle following the sun through a year.  SATB and instrumental ensemble.

The Tree and Me Stage musical for soloists and chorus – celebrating the ancient forests, with suspense, humor, and some memorable songs.

Season of the Grateful Heart Harvest, Solstice, Holiday, Turning of the Year Celebration for SATB and soloists.

Jim Scott’s songs Gather the Spirit, Nothing But Peace is Enough, and Tradition Held Fast are included in the Unitarian-Universalist hymnal Singing the Living Tradition available through the UUA bookstore:

Click here to order Singing the Living Tradition

The UU songbook Singing the Journey includes his songs All Around the Child, Let This Be a House of Peace, Oneness of Everything and his arrangement of May Your Life Be As A Song.

Click here to order Singing the Journey