Repertoire

Canto Deo’s choirs have performed over 300 different pieces from chant to modern, baroque to jazz. Canto Deo is also very accomplished at performing gospel, Southern gospel and spirituals. Here is a list of the composers/arrangers and their pieces we have performed. Many of these can be viewed on YouTube

Ames, Jeffery (Living) – I’ve been in the storm so long (spiritual); Let everything that hath breath
Anderson, Lela – I opened my Mouth to the Lord
Anerio, Felice (Renaissance) – Christus factus est
Bach, J.S. (Baroque) – (see list below)
Barber, Samuel – Sure on this Shining Night
Barnett, Carol (Living)Angelus ad virginem; Wonder where (spiritual)
Barnett, Steven (Living)Go Tell it on the mountain
Beck, John Ness – America the Beautiful; A Holy Festival
Berlioz, Hector – Shepherd’s Farewell to the Holy Family
Bernstein, Leonard – Make our Garden Grow [from Candide]
Beible, Franz (Classical) – Ave Maria
Billings, William (Early American) – Easter Anthem; O Praise the Lord of Heaven
Bird, DanielCanticle of Faithfulness
Blackwell, David (Living)Lo, how a Rose e’er blooming
Blow, John (Baroque)Let my prayer come up
Bradford, Barlow (Living) – (see list below)
Brahms, Johannes (Romantic) – Warum is das Licht gegeben; Create in me, O God, a pure heart; O cast me not away [op. 29, no. 2]
Brinsmeade, Daniel (Living) – Amazing Grace
Britten, Benjamin – A Hymn to the Virgin
Bruckner, Anton (Romantic) – Christus factus est; Ecce Sacerdos
Burleigh, Glenn (Living)Order My Steps (Gospel); Deep River (Gospel)
Busto, Javier (Living, Spanish) – Ave Maria
Caracciolo, Stephen (Living) – People Look East; To Everything There is a Season; Ubi Caritas
Carter, John (Living) – Holy Manna; I will Arise and go to Jesus (Early American); The Morning Star
Carter, Roland (Living) – You must have that true religion (spiritual)
Casals, PabloO vos omnes
Cashmore, DonaldEs ist ein Ros’ entsprungen
Chilcott, Bob (Living) – (see list below)
Christiansen, F. Melius – Lamb of God
Christiansen, Paul – Wondrous love
Clausen, Rene’ (Living) – (see list below)
Copeland, Aaron – Stomp Your Foot (from The Tender Land); Zion’s walls (early American)
Courtney, Craig (Living) – A Musicological Journey; Carols of the Night; One Faith, One Hope, One Lord
Culloton, Matthew (Living) – Shall we gather at the river
Daley, Eleanor (Living) – Gabriels Message; The Huron Carol
Dake, Kenneth (Living) – I come with Joy; I will Arise
Darke, Harold – In the Bleak Midwinter
Desamours, Emile (Haitian) – Alelouya (Haitian Easter)
Dubra, Rihards (Latvian) – Oculus non vidit
Durufle’, Maurice – Ubi caritas
Esenvalds, Eriks (Latvian) – Psalm 67; Trinity Te Deum; The Heaven’s Flock
Fettke, Tom (Living) – Give me your tired, Your poor; It is well with my soul
Fleming, Larry – Give me Jesus; Sing and Ponder; Humble Service
Forrest, Dan (Living) – And can it be?; Carol of Joy; Entreat me not to Leave You
Foster, Kevin (Living) – Somebody’s knocking at your door (Spiritual)
Fry, Gary (Living) – (see list below)
Gallus, Jacobus (Renaissance) – Ascendit Deus
Gershwin, George – Summertime [from Porgy and Bess]
Gibbons, Orlando (Renaissance) – Almighty and Everlasting God; Hosanna to the Son of David; O Clap your Hands
Gibbs, Stacey (Living) – Great Day; Way over in Beulah Lan (spirituals)
Ginastera, Alberto (Argentine) – The Lamentations of Jeremiah; Recordare Domine quid acciderit nobis; O vos omnes
Gjeilo, Ola (Living, Norwegian) – Prelude; Ubi Caritas
Goodall, Howard (Living) – Love Divine❊, Veni, Sancte Spiritus
Graun, Karl H (Baroque) – Surely He hath born our griefs
Gregoriano – Christus factus est
Gretchaninoff, A (Russian, Romantic) – Our Father
Guest, George – In night’s dim shadows lying; Zion at thy shining gates
Gyongyosi, Levante (Living, Hungarian) – Domine Deus meus (Psalm 7)
Hagen, Jocelyn (Living)Now our meeting’s over
Hairston, Jester Angels Rolled de Stone Away (Spiritual)
Hampton, Keith (Living) – Praise His Holy name (Gospel)
Handel, George Friderick (Baroque) – And the Glory of the Lord [from Messiah]
Hanson, Howard – One Hundred and Fiftieth Psalm
Hatfield, Stephen (Living) – Ain’t that News; When the Stars Fall
Hayden, J (Classical) – Selections from Messiah
Hayward, Paul – O Holy Night
Highben, Zebulon (Living) – The Lord shall come and not be slow
Hofheins, Nathan (Living)Good King Wencesclas✢; Luke 2: For Narrator and Orchestra✢; The Little Drummer Boy
Hogan, Moses (Spiritual) – (see list below)
Holst, Gustov (Impressionism) – Let all mortal flesh keep silent; Psalm 148; O Spirit all embracing
Howells, HerbertLong, Long ago; Requiem; Salvator mundi
Hovland, EgilStay with us
Ives, Grayston – A song of Christs Glory; Sixty-Seventh psalm; O Remember Adams Fall; Listen Sweet Dove
Jackson, Gabriel (Living) – Salus Aeterna; Tomorrow go ye Forth; Advent Responsory
Jackson, Richard (Living) – Crossin Ovah (spiritual)
Jasperse, Greg (Living) – Abide with me
Jenkins, Karl (Living) – The Prayer: Laudamus Te (from Gloria)
Jennings, Joseph (Living) – Calling my Children Home (bluegrass)
Jennings, Kenneth – Hosanna; The Lord is the Everlasting God; Steal Away (spiritual)
Johnson, Lane (Living) – Inward Stillness
Jones, Thomas Hewitt (Living) – Child of the Secret Stables Birth; Lead me, Lord; Oculi Omnium
Kirchner, Shawn (Living) – Heavenly Home; Three American Songs; O! What a Beautiful City
Ladizinsky, Elizabeth (Living) – Down to the River to Pray (Gospel) (with JAC Redford)
Lakschevitz, Eduardo (Living, Brazilian) – Deus Cuidara de ti
Lange, Kinley (Living) – Esto les digo
Lauridsen, Morten (Living) – O magnum mysterium
Ledger, Philip – Adam lay ybounden
Lehman, Robert (Living) – Annunciation Carol, Vesper/Matin Responsory, Advent Responsory
Lloyd, Richard (Living) – Advent Prose
Luboff, Norman – All my Trials (Bahamian spiritual)
MacRae, Stuart (Living) – Adam lay y bounden
Mager, Stephen (Living) – (see list below)
Manz, Paul – E’en so, Lord Jesus, quickly come
Martin, Gilbert M. (Living) – Great is thy faithfulness; When I survey the wondrous cross
Martin, Matthew (Living) – Ecce Concipies; O Rex Gentium
Matsushita, Ko (Living, Japanese) – Jubilate Deo (Psalm 100)
McDowall, Celia (Living) – Annunciation; Christus Natus Est; 1. Personent Hodie 2. Entre le boeuf 3. Gaudete! 4. Infant Holy 5. Angelus ad Virginem
Mealor, Paul (Living) – A Spotless Rose; Peace
Mendelssohn, Felix (Romantic) – (see list below)
Mennicke, David (Living) – Come Away to the Skies
Messiaen, Olivier O sacrum convivium!
Mollicone, Henry (Living) – Hear me, Redeemer
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (classical) – Mass in C; Ave Verum Corpus; Requiem (unfinished)
Murphy, Ryan (Living) – Dance and Sing
Nystedt, Knut (Norwegian) – Be not Afraid
Orban, Gyorgy (Living, Hungarian) – Daemon Irrepit Callidus
Ord, Boris – Adam lay ybounden
Palestrina, Giovanni (Rennaisance) – Sitivit anama mea (Psalm 42:2-3); I look from afar ( First responsory of Advent Sunday)
Parker, Alice – Melodious Accord, A concert of praise
Parker, Alice/Shaw,Robert – Bright Canaan; John Saw duh number (Spiritual); Same Train
Part, Arvo (Living, Estonian) – Bogoroditsye Dyevo
Paulus, Stephen – Pilgrim’s hymn; The Road Home
Perry, Hubert – I was glad when they said unto me
Poston, Elizabeth – Jesus Christ the apple tree; Angelus ad Virginem
Poulenc, Francis – Motets for a time of penitance
Praetorius, Michael (Medieval) – Come Thou Redeemer of the Earth
Purcell, Henry (Baroque) – Remember not, Lord, our offences
Rachmaninoff, Sergei (Romantic) – Slava v vishnih Bogu (from the “All Night Vigil”)
Raminsh, Imant (Living, Latvian) – Ave Verum Corpus
Rathbone, Jonathan (Living) – Drop Down, Ye Heavens from Above✢; Gabriels Message
Redford, J.A.C. (Living) – Christmas Mourning; The Nativity of Christ; Down to the River to Pray (with Elizabeth Ladizinsky)
Rheinberger, Josef (Classical) – Abendlied
Robinson, Christopher (Living) – Make we joy
Rossini, Gioacchino (Romantic) – O Salutaris Hostia
Runestad, Jake (Living) – I Will Lift Mine Eyes
Rutter, John (Living) – (see list below)
Sametz, Steven (Living) – Calvary; There is no Rose of such Virtue
Sargent, Malcolm – Cowboy Carol
Schlenker, Terry (Living) – Come Emmanuel; Of the Fathers Love Begotten
Schrader, Jack (Living) – Precious Lord, Take my hand; Order my steps
Schutz, Heinrich (Baroque) – Psalm 100
Sirett, Mark (Living) – Thou shalt know him when he comes
Sjolund, Paul – My Jesus, I Love Thee
Skempton, Howard (Living) – Adam lay y bounden; To Bethlehem did they go; To You O Lord, I lift up my Soul
Smith, Alan – There is no Rose; View me Lord
Spencer, Williametta ( Living) – At the Round Earth’s Imagined Corners
Staheli, Ronald (Living) – How can I keep from Singing; Peace like a river
Stainer, John (Romantic) – God So Loved the World
Stanford, Charles (Expressionist) – When Mary Through the Garden Went
Stopford, Philip (Living) – (see list below)
Stravinski, Igor – Symphony of Psalms
Stroope, Z. Randall (Living) – Lamentations of Jeremiah
Takach, Timothy (Living) – Neither Angels, nor Demons, nor Powers
Tallis, Thomas (Rennaissance) – A New Commandment; O sacrum convivium
Thomas, Tawn B. (Living) – Guide My Feet (spiritual)
Thompson, Randall – Alleluia; The Last Words of David; Frostiana, Seven Country Songs
Thomson, Virgil – My Shepherd will supply my need
Todd, Will (Living) – The Call of Wisdom; Christus est stella; My Lord has Come; The Rose
Twine, Linda (Living) – Come on Children, Let’s sing (Gospel)
Unterseher, Reginald (Living) – Lord thou hast searched me
van Dijk, Peter Louis (Living) – Chariots
Vivaldi, Antonio (Baroque) – Gloria [mov 1 & 12]
Voth, Ellen (Living) – Advent Carol
Ward, Samuel A. – America the Beautiful
Warlock, Peter (Expressionist) – Benedicamus Domino; Bethlehem Down
Weir, Judith (Living) – Drop Down, Ye Heavens, from Above
White, David Ashley (Living) – Adam lay ybounden; Christe qui luz es et dies; Comfort, Comfort ye my people
White, Robert (Rennaissance) – Christe qui lux es et dies
Wilberg, Mack (Living) – (see list below)
Wilcocks, David – (see list below)
Williams, John – Three Holiday songs from Home Alone
Williams, Ralph Vaughn – Hodie; The Old Hundredth Psalm Tune❊; The Blessed Son of God; This is the Truth sent from Above
Williams. Roderick – Let nothing trouble you
Wishart, Peter – Alleluya, a new work is come on hand
Wood, Charles (Impressionist) – Hail Gladdening Light; Ding Dong! Merrily on High; This Joyful Eastertide
Zgodava, Richard – Out of the Orient Crystal Skies

❊These pieces have been recorded and are available on our CD, “Hymns to the Father, Son and Holy Spirit”
✢These pieces have been commissioned by Canto Deo

J.S. Bach – Alleluia [Motet VI]; Excerpts from Motets III; Jesu, meine Freude; Magnificat; O Sacred Head, now Wounded; Mass in B minor; Wake, O wake!; Zion hears the watchmen’s voices;

Barlow BradfordAngels we have heard on high; Away in the Manger; Bring a torch, Jeannette Isabella; Carol of the Bells; Ding Dong Merily on High; I wonder as I wander; It came upon a midnight clear; Joseph dearest; Luke 2-A Silent Night; Silent Night; Sing we now of Christmas; Still, still, still; Sussex Carol; Wexford carol; What Child is this?; Winter Wonderland

Bob ChilcottThe Bethlehem Star; The Gift to be Simple; Gifts for the Child of winter; Jesus Springing; MidWinter; Nova! Nova!; Remember, O Thou Man; The Rose in the middle of winter; The shepherds carol; This is the truth

Rene’ Clausen Peace I Leave with You; Prayer; Psalm 108; Ubi Caritas; (Plus several other pieces for the performance with Mr. Clausen as conductor)

Gary FryDe Tierra Lejana venimos; Fa-La-La!; My Dancing day, on Christmas night; O Holy Night; We wish you a Merry Christmas

Moses HoganThe Battle of Jericho; Didn’t my Lord deliver Daniel?; Elijah Rock; I can tell the world; I want to thank you, Lord; My soul’s been anchored; Old time religion

Stephen MagerAngelic concert; Come all ye shepherds; Here is Joy for every age; If ye could hear the angels sing; Long, long ago; Noel de la Vierge; O come little children; Shepherds shake off your drowsy sleep

Felix MendelssohnAnd then shall your Light break forth (from Elijah); How Lovely are the Messengers; Mitten wir im Leben sind; Psalm 43, Op. 78 no. 2; There shall a Star come out of Jacob; Justice! O God

John RutterArise! Shine; Cantate Domino; Christ is the morning star; El Noi de la Mare; Esta noche; Gloria; The Holly and the Ivy; God rest ye merry gentlemen; It came upon a midnight clear; I wish you Christmas; The King of Love my Shepherd is❊; O come all ye faithful; O come, O come Immanuel; O God our help in ages past; Open thou mine eyes; Past three o’clock; A prayer of St. Patrick; Psalm 150; Rejoice and Sing; Sans Day Carol; Star Carol; The Twelve days of Christmas; We three kings; What Sweeter music

Philip StopfordDo not be afraid; Jesus Christ, the Love that Gives Love; My servant shall be healed; Sans Day Carol; Tomorrow Shall be my Dancing Day; Ubi Caritas

Mack WilbergAngels we have heard on high; Come thou Fount of every blessing; Death shall not destroy my comfort; Ding Dong! Merrily on High; The First Noel; Hark! The Herald Angels Sing; How firm a foundation; I’m Runnin on (spiritual); Infant Holy, Infant Lowly; Jingle Bells; Joy to the World; Masters in this Hall; My Shepherd will supply my need; My Song in the Night; Noe! Noe; O Holy Night; Saint’s Bound for Heaven; Peace like a river; The Virgin Mary had a baby boy; We’ll Shout and Give him Glory

Sir David WilcocksA Child is born in Bethlehem; Come, thou redeemer of the Earth; Gabriel’s Message; God rest you merry, Gentlemen; Hark! The Herald Angels Sing; Lo! He comes with Clouds Descending; The Lord at first did Adam Make; Of the Father’s heart begotten; Once in Royal David’s City; Veni Emmanuel