(pieces composed by Dwight Stone unless otherwise indicated)
Alleluia! Christ is Risen! (6:40) SATB, synthesizer, pfte/organ and 2 timpani.
What people are saying about this music:
"I read through the All Christ is Risen - it is an absolutely thrilling score.
What I always do, is I sit at my desk and I read it through, I mean I play it in my head so to speak.
So I can hardly wait til tomorrow so I get my fingers on the keyboard.
But it just is absolutely smashing! So I'm really looking forward to working on it on Sunday.
Thanks a lot, bye-bye." (msg left by MaryAnn Ryman, Music Committee, Pianist
St. Martin in the Fields Episc. Ch. Winnetka, LA County, CA - 1994)
Kyrie, liturgical, for Women's Chorus (SSA) a cappella; beautiful dissonances of the simplest art.
score p2 (demo recording of Recapitulation)
Christe; liturgical, for Women's Chorus (SSA) a cappella; beautiful dissonances of the simplest art.
score (demo recording)
back to top of page
We Are All One 2000, commission for Children's Chorus (occas. divisi), SATB Chorus, Bass solo, Sopr., Tenor, brief solos, piano (optional organ part); (5:30); Full score; Choral/children's part; practice tape available).
The lyrics of this piece are still my Credo!
Away Delights, John Fletcher (0:49) SATB a cappella arrangement
5 Beatles Songs SATB or TB; jazz vocal style
With a Little Help From My Friends
You've Got To Hide You're Love Away
We Can Work It Out
Between the Lines (3:11) SATB divisi; for jazz choir
5 Cantos Sureños with poet Alurista; (20 min) SATB, pfte; a very dynamic & poignant statement about Latin/South America, in English and Spanish (lyrics in collaboration with poet Alurista); commissioned by the Ventura Master Chorale; recording available.
Ode on a Grecian Urn (John Keats) (3:29) SSSAAA Women's Chorus a cappella; dedicated to the Seoul Ladies Singers
PCH (ca 4 min); SATB Vocal Jazz chart - "Pacific Coast Highway" - hot stuff!, a cappella; also available for SATB with Jazz Band. score p1-2
Peace, Love, Hope, Joy SATB a cappella; a simple yet elegant setting of these words, repeated over and over as a mantra as the harmonies evolve. The piece evokes peace and warmth through its very substance.
Say, “Hey!” a dynamic, fun, jazzy, tongue-in-cheek spoof. For quasi gospel-style leader and antiphonal unison chorus, with pfte accompaniment (occas. divisi); feasible and appealing for school choruses!
Some Day I'll Show You (Johnny and Jenny), ca 6', 2- part w/ pfte (occas. divisi), suitable for high school; a poignant story about reconciliation of youth in the quandary of adolescence. Written for the 2004 California ACDA Choral Composition Competition.
Sound the Clarion, Thomas Campion (0:33) SATB a cappella arrangement; straightforward, like a madrigal.
Unite and Conquer (SATB, pfte, guitar, perc) with Barry "Foz" Fasman and Margaret Dirolf.
Unity - Come Stand with Me (Children's Chorus - SSA, Adult Chorus SATB, piano) Inspiring and uplifting, featuring the children's chorus, this piece is suitable for closing a conference or music convention. audio demo (Sibelius) Score:
We Are All One 2000 commission for Children's Chorus, SATB Chorus, Bass, Soprano, Tenor solos, piano (opt. organ); (5:30); practice tape available).
These lyrics constitute my Credo!
We Shall Overcome (SATB, opt. organ/pfte) straightforward arrangement with modulation; useful as anthem or for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebrations, etc.; public domain.
Yiddish Suite TTBB and pianoforte; for the Mendelssohn Club of Missoula, Montana.
A delightful collection of Yiddish folk songs set for Men's Chorus:
examples of a cappella versions posted above: Yiddish Suite
Bay dem Shtetl Shteyt a Shtibl
Oyfn Oyvn Zitst a Meydl
Az Men Fort Kayn Sevastopol
Di Grine Kuzineg
Ikh Bin a 'Border' bay Mayn Vayb
Vi Ahin Zol Ikh Geyn?
Arum dem Fayer
You Are My Brother (ca 4:40) SATB, pfte. A heart-rending story about a boy growing up in Iraq in the '90s. Written for the 2005 California ACDA Choral Composition Competition.
Lyrics; Score p.1; p. 8