Raymond Egan Choral

Choral Works by Raymond Egan

I’m delighted to be adding a section on this site for the choral music of my good friend.  These are available in the music store.

Kyrie (Mass for St. Luke’s) – unison choir, soloist, congregation and keyboard (with opt. organ); or alternate vocal scorings: two part choir; or unison choir and soloist; or soloist and congregation. Difficulty: easy. Text: ancient text of the Mass, with ties to even more ancient Judaism. Duration: 2 and ½ minutes. Recorded on the CD Raymond Egan Mass for St. Luke’s.

Master copy w/license to print up to 25 copies for your choir – $40.00. Additional license to print beyond 25, per unit $1.95

The Choral Librarian – Here is a brand new choral work honoring possibly the most important person in your choir. satb a cappella. Words by the composer. Difficulty: Moderate. Duration: 4-5 minutes approx. Classical music.
Master copy w/license to print up to 25 copies for your choir – $40.00. Additional license to print beyond 25, per unit $2.25.

Gloria in Excelsis (Mass for St. Luke’s) – SATB or sat, ad libbing soloist, keyboard. Opt. bass, drums, and horns (trpt. & trb.). Not your grandmother’s Gloria: Groovin’ music! Words by Raymond Egan. Difficulty: easy. A song for Peace On Earth. Duration: 5 and ½ minutes. Recorded on Raymond Egan Mass for St. Luke’s CD.
Master copy w/license to print up to 25 copies for your choir – $40.00. Additional license to print beyond 25, per unit $2.50

First There Was a King – SATB and piano, with opt. bass & drums and opt. ad libbing soloist. Difficulty: quite easy. Text: by the composer: a celebration of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Duration: 4-5 minutes, depending on whether there is ad libbing at end. Includes a short fantasy for piano on “Precious Lord, Take My Hand”. Recording of Premiere performance.
Master copy w/license to print up to 25 copies for your choir – $40.00. Additional license to print beyond 25, per unit $1.95

A Proverb – SATB and piano or organ. Difficulty: easy to medium. Text: Book of Proverbs 22:6. Celebrates the teaching of children… Liturgical use: Church School celebration, Celebration of teachers, children. Short: 2 minutes.
Master copy w/license to print up to 25 copies for your choir – $40.00. Additional license to print beyond 25, per unit $1.95

In Memoriam 9/11 – For mixed chorus a cappella, dedicated to all American First Responders. Words by Raymond Egan & Becky Iott. Difficulty: moderate (on the easy side).                 Duration: 4.5 minutes. Premiered on 9/11/11, Los Angeles.
Master copy w/license to print up to 25 copies for your choir – $40.00. Additional license to print beyond 25, per unit $2.25.

Epiphany Collect – SSATB chorus, two soloists (one improvising), keyboard, with opt. bass, drums, organ (pipe organ or synthesizer), and horns. Difficulty: easy to moderate (moderate only because of the five vocal parts). Text: the historic Collect (stylized short prayer) for The Feast of the Epiphany. Duration: 4 minutes and 17 seconds.
Recorded on the CD Ancient Partners: Choral Music of Raymond Egan (available iTunes & CD Baby)      Publisher: Gentry Publications, $2.95 per copy.

Keepers of the Flame – SATB, soloist (low/med. Voice) & keyboard, with opt. bass & drums, & horns. Difficulty: easy-medium. Words by Jim Scott. Liturgical use: hope, faith, Pentecost. Duration: 4 minutes.
Master copy w/license to print up to 25 copies for your choir – $40.00. Additional license to print beyond 25, per unit $2.25

i thank You God – SATB (also available SSA & TTB) and piano. Difficulty: moderate. Text: e. e. cummings. Duration: 3 minutes. Recorded by the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles on Songs of the Season, and on the CD Ancient Partners: Choral Music of Raymond Egan (available iTunes and CD Baby)
Publisher: Gentry Publications, $2.25 per copy.

The Things You Love the Most – SATB and piano, with optional bass & drums and two horns. Arrangement of the hymn tune “Truro.” Difficulty: easy to moderate. Text: by the composer. Liturgical use: wonder!  Duration: 4 minutes, including instrumental solos (2).

Hashkiveinu – SATB Cantor soloist, & piano, with opt. flute, clar., trpt., guitar, bass, and pipe organ. Difficulty: medium, text in Hebrew. Text: the traditional Hashkiveinu prayer. Liturgical uses: evening, peace (inner) and well being.  Duration: about 4 minutes.
Master copy w/license to print up to 25 copies for your choir – $40.00. Additional license to print beyond 25, per unit $1.95. Full Score $4.95

Invocation at Headwaters – SATB chorus and Soloist (improvising), piano, opt. Bass & Drums. Commissioned by the California Section Leaders Honor Choir, 1999. Difficulty: difficult. Text by the composer: the spirit of John Chapman (aka Johnny Appleseed) is invoked at the Headwaters National Forest in Northern California in order to save 2, 000 year old Redwoods in old growth forests. Duration: 6 & ½ minutes.  Recorded on the CD Ancient Partners: Choral Music of Raymond Egan (available iTunes & CD Baby)

Publisher: Gentry Publications, $2.95 per copy.