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  Choral Music •  SATB • Series 2000      
   

Photos: Peter Frew - Taft School Collegium Musicum, Watertown, CT
Bruce Fifer, director

 
   
   

All works composed or arranged by Paul Halley.
Titles are in alphabetical order by voicing/accompaniment e.g. choral/piano, choral/organ, choral unaccompanied.


Click on the song title to go inside and find shopping cart links and information such as texts, reviews, recordings, etc.

Our choral music is now offered as digital downloads in licensed reprint bundles (NO DEALERS, please) or as custom print orders (Choral Series 2000 only, minimum 40 scores, takes two weeks and ships to USA physical addresses only) if you have a large choir or simply prefer printed octavos.  Please note that we no longer inventory any stock of any scores whatsoever.

IMPORTANT: When placing an order for custom print orders of choral scores (Choral Series 2000 only), please observe the required minimum of 40 scores or your order will not be processed. IF YOU REQUEST LESS THAN THE STATED MINIMUM, YOUR ORDER WILL NOT BE PROCESSED AND WE WILL RETAIN A $5.00 FEE WHEN PROCESSING YOUR REFUND.

Please note that Full Scores with Instrumental Parts require the purchase of a choral digital download bundle for 24 reprints or a minimum of 40 scores on custom print orders. If you have already purchased at some previous time the requisite choral scores, either digitally or published, please let us know that in the 'Comments' section at check-out - approximately when and from whom you made the choral purchase - so we won't question your purchase of a Full Score and Parts. This is an honor system.
 

   
    Bookmarks on this page:
SATB and Piano A - Z
SATB and Organ A - Z  

SATB Unaccompanied A - Z  

Choral compositions appropriate to Christmas are indicated. A complete list of Christmas pieces , including hymn arrangements and descants, may be found on our Christmas choral sheet music page - click here for CHRISTMAS.
 
   


SATB and Piano A - Z
 

A Christmas Peace
PEL2030SATB

3’00”

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PEL2030SSA

SATB or SSA and piano, optional organ or strings

A lyrical and poignant arrangement combining ‘America The Beautiful’ with ‘Silent Night’ created in memory of September 11, 2001. A beautiful conclusion to any American Christmas program.

Christmas


Instrumental Part: Organ
Full Score and String Parts


Level: Moderate
PEL1000 Single Track CD

Available as Licensed Digital Download or Custom Print Order

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A House In Heaven   

5’30”

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PEL2026
SATB/Treble

SATB with treble choir and piano, flute, organ

 
 

Commissioned by The Peterborough Singers and dedicated to James Birrell.  Texts include Psalm 8, M. Babcock’s ‘This Is My Father’s World’, and poetry by H.C. Beeching and B. Carman. A beautiful, broad, and poignant setting centered around the words of young James Birrell, dying of neuroblastoma, “Jesus is building me a house in heaven”.
 

 

Instrumental Parts Pkg:
Flute and organ

Level: Moderate
 

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A Letter from Giocondo   

20’00”

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PEL2022SATB

SATB and orchestra or wind ensemble

 

 

Commissioned by Juniata College on the occasion of the retirement of President Neff. A letter from a 15th century Italian monk serves as the basis for a gorgeous work in three movements for choir and orchestra or wind ensemble.  Melodic interplay, rich choral textures and exciting rhythmic accompaniment perfectly reflect the gracefulness and uplifting beauty of the text. 
 

 

Full Orchestral Score & Parts
 

Level: Difficult
Not yet recorded

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Alleluias

4’00”

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PEL2042SATB

SATB and piano, bass, percussion, organ, optional soprano saxophone                               

 

A strong, lively, and rhythmic setting of a hymn of praise  to Mother Earth: “Eya Mater, mater terra, Eya sancta terra, sancta mater. Alleluia.” A fresh and striking arrangement, perfect for an Earth Day celebration.
 

 

Instrumental Parts Pkg: Bass/Guitar, Cello, Organ, Soprano Sax

Level: Moderate
Not yet recorded

Available as Licensed Digital Download or Custom Print Order

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Come Away To The Skies

4’30”

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PEL2037SATB

SATB and piano, optional bass, percussion, organ

 

Halley has created a new melody for Charles Wesley’s beautiful dedication to his wife on her birthday. Interwoven with the golden thread of this melody is the text of St. Bernard of Clairvaux’s “Jesu, Dulcis Memoria” creating a rich and colorful choral tapestry.
 

 

Instrumental Parts Pkg:
Bass/Guitar and Organ

Level: Moderate
CD Sound Over All Waters

Available as Licensed Digital Download or Custom Print Order


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Discovery

7’30”

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PEL2046-III SATB

SATB and piano, optional bass, cello, guitar, keyboard, percussion, soprano sax

 

Discovery, the central movement of the five-movement work, In Sideribus Domi: At Home In The Stars, is a samba whose harmonies consist of the “star bridge” chords compressed. The ending affords all the instrumentalists an opportunity to improvise over the choir’s repeated figure. A new poem by David Densmore forms the text of the movement, beginning with the words, "Discovery belongs to those who are willing to be lost", and concluding, "The goal of the arts and sciences? To make us better dancers."  
 

 

Full Score and Instrumental Parts Pkg:
Small Ensemble of bass, cello, guitar, keyboard, percussion, soprano sax

Level: DIfficult
Archival Live Performance Recording

Available as Licensed Digital Download or Custom Print Order

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Freedom Trilogy
PEL2004SATB

8’00”

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PEL2004SSA

SATB or SSA and piano, optional bass, percussion, organ, or orchestra                            

 

An inspiring and exciting arrangement that has become an international festival favorite.  “’Trilogy’ here refers not to the individual tunes that are so magically blended, first sequentially and then simultaneously, but rather to the three sonic worlds that the tunes represent: Gregorian chant yields to the sounds of Africa before both are gloriously embraced by ‘Amazing Grace’. Halley’s vision of a world without boundaries is powerfully conveyed in a work that will continue to delight, inspire, and amaze after many repeated auditions.”  – Jennifer Kolmes, The American Organist Magazine
 

  Full Score & Instrumental Parts Pkg: (includes percussion) Level: Easy to Moderate
CD Sound Over All Waters

Available as Licensed Digital Download or Custom Print Order

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Hold To God’s Unchangin’ Hand        

4’00”

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PEL2028SATB
PEL2028SSA

SATB with vocal solo and piano, optional bass, percussion

 

A hip, jazzy arrangement of a gospel classic.  “This music is wonderful.  It’s about time for some new flavors for the gospel genre.”  – Eliot Wadopian, bassist
 

 

Instrumental Part:
Bass/Guitar         

Level: Moderate
CD Sound Over All Waters

Available as Licensed Digital Download or Custom Print Order

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In Sideribus Domi: At Home In The Stars

30'00"

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PEL2046SATB

SATB and piano, bass, percussion, guitar, cello, keyboard, soprano saxophone, or orchestra.

 

Commissioned by The Clay Center of Science and Art for the Continental Harmony Project of American Composers Forum. A broad reflection on the themes of discovery, creativity, the arts and sciences, centering on the night sky. Five movements. Gorgeous melody lines and inventive jazz harmonies abound, with rhythmic complexity for singers and instrumentalists.  A new poem by David Densmore forms the core of the work, beginning, "Discovery belongs to those who are willing to be lost", and concluding, "The goal of the arts and sciences? To make us better dancers." 
                                                                                         

 

Full Score & Small Ensemble           
Full Orchestral Score & Parts               

Level: Difficult
Not yet recorded

Available as Licensed Digital Download or Custom Print Order

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Jubilate Deo          

6’30”

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PEL2029SATB

SATB and piano, optional bass, percussion

 

A piece that really swings, where Gospel meets Cathedral with a little dose of Latin! Rich choral textures, fluid solo lines, and upbeat rhythms.  “Paul Halley’s synthesis of classical forms and idioms with jazz harmonies and textures is so creative. Thanks for keeping the bar raised high in the world of contemporary church music.” – Mark Hayes
 

 

Instrumental Part:
Bass/Guitar

Level: Moderate
CD Sound Over All Waters

Available as Licensed Digital Download or Custom Print Order

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Laudate Dominum
PEL2048SATB

3’30”

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PEL2048SSA

SATB or SSA and piano, optional bass, percussion, organ                                    

 

“O Praise the Lord” - the text of Psalm 150 is set to a melody from Northern Brazil giving the work a lively, rhythmic feel.  True to the exhortation to “praise with the sound of trumpet, harp, cymbals, and dance”, this piece really dances!  “Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Hallelujah!” 
 

 

Instrumental Parts Pkg:
Bass/Guitar, Organ, Sax, Cello

Level: Easy
Not yet recorded

Available as Licensed Digital Download or Custom Print Order

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Maypole, The - from ‘Love Songs for Springtime’

4’00”   

 

VG438SATB

SATB and piano or brass

 

Commissioned by the Ottawa Choral Society, Brian Law, director, this work portrays the joyous Elizabethan-style gathering of country lads and lasses. Text anon. 
 

 

Instrumental Parts Pkg:
Brass Quintet                 

Level: Easy
CD Wondrous Love

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Missa Gaia/Earth Mass

45'00"

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HL08744396

SATB and piano with bass, percussion, organ, soprano sax,
cello, oboe/English horn

 

 

Composed by Paul Halley, Jim Scott, Kim Oler, Oscar Castro-Neves, and Paul Winter with the voices of Humpback Whale, Tundra Wolf, and Harp Seal.

Originally performed by the Paul Winter Consort, Missa Gaia is a contemporary ecumenical and ecological Mass celebrating the Earth. Paul Halley’s trademark lyrical melodies are featured, with dynamic rhythms from African, Brazilian and American Gospel traditions. The work incorporates traditional Mass and Biblical texts with the voices of wolf, whale and harp seal.  Contains newly edited versions of the seven original choral movements set for mixed choir and keyboard with optional instrumental parts. Other Halley titles may be added to round out your concert.
                                                                 

HL08744600
HL08745156

Sound Cues (Animals) CD
Instrumental Score & Parts                 

Level: Easy
CD Missa Gaia/Earth Mass

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Rain Is Over And Gone, The

5’30”

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PEL2009SATB

SATB with vocal solo and piano, optional bass, percussion, organ

 

With texts based on the “Song of Songs”, this work joyfully affirms “life, love, and laughter”. The soprano solo Is featured on the verses with the SATB choir forming a smoothly blended background at the refrain. “Conductors looking for an exciting closing number that showcases an exceptional soloist may find this work appealing. This gospel-style work builds from an unaccompanied solo to a full, passionate conclusion.” –The Choral Journal
 

 

Instrumental Parts Pkg:
Bass/Guitar and Organ

Level: Easy
CD Sound Over All Waters

Available as Licensed Digital Download or Custom Print Order

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Soldier, Won’t You Marry Me?
from ‘Love Songs for Springtime’

3’00”

 

VG441SATB

SATB and piano or brass

 

Commissioned by the Ottawa Choral Society, Brian Law, director, this whimsical piece tells the story of a soldier who tricks a female admirer into buying him clothes for a wedding before she discovers that he is already married. Text anon.
                     

 

Instrumental Parts Pkg:
Brass Quintet  

Level: Easy
CD Wondrous Love

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Song For Canada
(Un Chant Canadien)

4’00”   

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PEL2083 SATB
PEL2083 SSA

SATB or SSA with vocal descant and piano

 
New
Pelagos
Imprint

Commissioned for 1989 Canada Day Celebrations and performed annually on Parliament Hill, this work extols the beauties of Canada’s landscape and the cultural richness of its people.  
 

 

Save 15% on licensed digital downloads of this title when you enter coupon code CANADA_150 at checkout.            

Level: Easy
Not yet recorded

Available as Licensed Digital Download or Custom Print Order

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Sound Over All Waters   

4’00”

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PEL2081 SATB

SATB with vocal solo and piano, optional bass, percussion, organ


New
Pelagos
Imprint

Written in honor of Coretta Scott King, this piece gives John Greenleaf Whittier’s text, “A Christmas Carmen”, broad expression in an upbeat setting featuring soprano solo and rich choral underlay. 
 

 

Instrumental Parts Pkg:
Bass/Guitar and Organ

Level: Easy
CD Sound Over All Waters

Available as Licensed Digital Download or Custom Print Order

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Surgens Jesus (Alleluias)

4’00”

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PEL2041SATB

SATB and piano, bass, percussion, organ, optional soprano saxophone and cello                               

 

A strong, glorious, and rhythmic setting of this hymn of the Resurrection, this fresh and striking work is perfect for your Easter celebrations, when you can finally sing 'Alleluia!' 
 

 

Instrumental Parts Pkg: Bass/Guitar, Cello, Organ, Soprano Sax

Level: Moderate
Not yet recorded

Available as Licensed Digital Download or Custom Print Order

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Ubi Caritas

8’00”

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PEL2003 SATB

SATB and piano with percussion, bass, and organ, soprano saxophone and cello.                                        


 

An innovative juxtaposition of ethereal Gregorian chant and rhythmic African song. With the rolling piano accompaniment that has become a Halley trademark.
 



 

Full Score & Instrumental Parts Pkg: (includes percussion)

Level: Easy
CD Angel On A Stone Wall

Available as Licensed Digital Download or Custom Print Order

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United In Song
PEL2023SATB/Treble

4’30”

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PEL2023SSA

SATB (opt. treble choirs) or SSA and piano duet, optional bass and organ, or orchestra                                          

 

Commissioned by Arts Bureau for the Continents for the International Millennium Unisong Festival, Paul Halley’s words and music express the unity of people everywhere through music and song. In English with French translation.
 

 

Instrumental Parts Pkg: Bass/Guitar and Organ
Full Orchestral Score & Parts

Level: Easy
(Keyboard version -
CD Triptych)

Available as Licensed Digital Download or Custom Print Order

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Untraveled Worlds
PEL2025SATB

6’00”

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PEL2025SSA

SATB or SSA and piano, violin, optional bass, percussion, organ                   

 

Commissioned by Collegium Musicum of Taft School, Bruce Fifer, director, this piece has become a prominent festival work. With excerpts from Tennyson’s “Ulysses”, this is a dramatic and heroic setting of an inspiring text, with music that is innovative, affirmative and accessible.  “The sound of the full chorus just wraps around you like angel wings and lifts one’s spirits to a higher level.”
– Bonnie Beth Derby, Producer/host “Choral Traditions” WCNY-FM
 

 

Instrumental Parts Pkg: Violin, Bass, Drums, Percussion, Organ

Level: Moderate
CD Untraveled Worlds

Available as Licensed Digital Download or Custom Print Order

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Voices of Light
PEL2005SATB

8’00”

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PEL2005SSA

SATB or SSA and piano, flute,
optional organ                                                                           

 

Created for Chorus Angelicus, Paul Halley, director and the consummate flutist Rhonda Larson. Texts in Latin and English by Paul Halley. A musical expression of God as Light with ethereal harmonies and a dancing, intricate flute line. 
 

 

Instrumental Parts Pkg:
Flute and Organ

Level: Easy
CD Voices of Light

Available as Licensed Digital Download or Custom Print Order


SATB and Organ A - Z
 

Angelus Ad Virginem

3’30”

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PEL2058SATB

SATB and organ

Unison chanting of verses from the 13th century (Arundel MS), alternating between higher voices and lower voices. The organ accompaniment forms a rich background of harmony, and the descant soars.                                                         

Christmas

 

Level: Easy
CD What Child Is This?

Available as Licensed Digital Download or Custom Print Order

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Agnus Dei (Winter’s Dream)
Companion to Sanctus & Benedictus

4’00”

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PEL2002SATB

SATB and organ, soprano saxophone

 

Originally an instrumental work Inspired by the simplicity of winter, this is a serene, lyrical setting of the text with unusual harmonies and the unique ‘voice’ of soprano saxophone. 
 

 

Instrumental Parts Pkg:
Soprano Sax or C-inst.

Level: Moderate
Not yet recorded

Available as Licensed Digital Download or Custom Print Order

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Bring Us, O Lord God 

4’00”

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PEL2033SATB

SATB and organ

 

Commissioned by the Choir of Men and Boys, Grace Cathedral, San Francisco. The primary text is taken from one of John Donne’s magnificent sermons in which he contrasts his characterization of the earthly life with his vision of heaven. The movement from earth to heaven is dazzlingly expressed through harmonic progressions and associations, and fluid ascending and descending lines. 
 

 

 

Level: Difficult
Not yet recorded

Available as Licensed Digital Download or Custom Print Order

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Christ, Whose Glory Fills The Skies

5’00”

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PEL2051SATB

SATB and organ

 
 

Commissioned by Noel Edison and the Choir of St. John's Anglican Church, Elora, Ontario on the occasion of the retirement of their Rector, The Reverend Robert Hulse, May 8th, 2005
 

 

 

Level: Moderate
Recorded on Naxos label

Available as Licensed Digital Download or Custom Print Order

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Christos Anesti

4’00”

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PEL2077SATB

SATB and organ, optional brass quintet and percussion

 
 

Commissioned by John Repulski, Director of Music, Christ Church, Cranbrook
 

 

Instrumental Parts Pkg PDF License Full Score/Brass Quintet/Percussion

Level: Moderate
 

 

Available as Licensed Digital Download or Custom Print Order

 

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Eternal Gifts

8’00”

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PEL2059SATB

SATB, treble and baritone solo, and organ

 

Commissioned for the 50th aaniversary celebrations of the Choir of Men and Boys, St. Matthew’s Church, Ottawa. Invoking the name of the patron saint of St. Matthew's Anglican Church, this work comprises a call home and a song of praise. At the premiere in 2009, the baritone solo was sung by Gerald Finley. (Paul Halley is also an alumnus of St. Matthew's Choir of Men and Boys.)
 

 

 

Level: Difficut
Archival recording only

Available as Licensed Digital Download or Custom Print Order

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Gloria In Excelsis Deo

1’00”

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PEL2001SATB

SATB and organ, optional brass

 

Commissioned by the Choir of Men and Boys, St. Matthew’s Church, Ottawa, Brian Law, director. A short, jubilant choral fanfare that derives its energy from a recurring dotted quarter-note, eighth-note, quarter-note motive.  “Throughout the composition, Halley’s sense of drama and motion never falters; at one minute’s duration, it would serve as an enthusiastic and impressive opening in worship and concert settings.”  – Michael Braz, The Choral Journal  
 

 

Instrumental Parts Pkg:
Full Score & Brass Quartet

Level: Easy
CD Wondrous Love

Available as Licensed Digital Download or Custom Print Order

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Good King Wenceslas

3’30”

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PEL2045SATB

SATB and organ                                    

A fun arrangement of this traditional carol with dramatic roles for all, including solos for the robust but saintly King, his stammering Page, a choir of treble Angels, and storm effects for the rest. A warm-hearted rendition of the drama with Halley’s signature harmonies.  Great joy!                                       

Christmas

 

             Level: Easy to Moderate
CD What Child Is This?

Available as Licensed Digital Download or Custom Print Order

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I Cannot Dance, O Love

5’00”

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PEL2049SATB

SATB and organ


 

Commissioned by the Greater Hartford Chapter of AGO, and premiered by CONCORA, Rick Coffey, director. With texts by Mechthild of Magdeburg (12th c.) adapted by Jean Weibe Janzen, and Charles Wesley, this is a lithe and elegant anthem which both dances and sings. Halley's new melody is interwoven with Wesley's "Vernon" in an intricately rhythmic, swirling dance.
 

 

Level: Difficult
Not Yet Recorded

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Il Est Né Le Divin Enfant

4’10”

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PEL2074SATB

SATB and organ                                    

A sprightly and joyful arrangement of this traditional French carol. Scored for choir and organ with brass sextet and snare drum, this arrangement has unexpected freshness. Changing tempos, key modulations, and Halley harmonies keep the choir on their toes, while the congregation joins in easily on the refrain. Great fun for everyone.
 

Christmas

Full Score and Instrumental Parts: Brass Sextet and Percussion - $45.

             Level: Moderate
Can be heard on CBC Concerts on Denand

Available as Licensed Digital Download or Custom Print Order

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Infinite Light

3’00”

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PEL2039SATB

SATB and organ

 

A light and lively traditional English melody with a fluid yet rhythmic organ part, culminating in a soaring, signature Halley descant. A lovely setting of text for Epiphany.                                  

 

 

             Level: Easy
CD What Child Is This?

Available as Licensed Digital Download or Custom Print Order

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Jesu, The Very Thought Of Thee

5’30”

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PEL2007SATB

SATB and organ

 

Commissioned by the Elora Festival Singers, Noel Edison, director. Halley’s arrangement of Slater’s melody is lush and lyrical, a beautiful watercolor of vocal harmonies and organ line.                                                                                                                             

 

 

Level: Moderate
CD Wondrous Love

Available as Licensed Digital Download or Custom Print Order

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My Beloved Spake

4’00”

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PEL2032SATB

SATB and organ, optional trumpet

 

Commissioned for the wedding of Mary Wanamaker Huff and Andrew Elliott Henderson. The Song of Solomon is interpreted anew in sublime fashion with a joyful, uplifting melody, fluid organ accompaniment, and ethereal trumpet solos.
 

 

Instrumental Part: Trumpet

Level: Moderate
Not yet recorded

Available as Licensed Digital Download or Custom Print Order

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O Wondrous Type 5’00” Click title and see inside.

PEL2056SATB

SATB and organ

 

Commissioned by the parishioners and choirs of Grace Church in thanksgiving for the dedicated and faithful ministry of the Reverend Donald S. McPhail, upon his retirement as the beloved ninth Rector of Grace Episcopal Church, Charleston, South Carolina. May 21, 2006.
 

 

 

Level: Moderate
Not yet recorded

Available as Licensed Digital Download or Custom Print Order


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Sanctus and Benedictus
Companion to Agnus Dei (Winter’s Dream)

4’00”

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PEL2024SATB

SATB and organ, soprano saxophone

 

Commissioned by the University of North Carolina at Wilmington Chamber Choir, Joe Hickman, director. Glorious harmonies filled with the light of the angels combine with beautiful melodic lines and interesting rhythmic features. As in Agnus Dei, the unique ‘voice’ of soprano saxophone is featured.  “Halley’s music is profoundly beautiful but is, at the same time, very vocally friendly so that it is as pleasurable to sing as it is to hear sung.” - Dr. Joe Hickman, UNC at Wilmington
 

 

Instrumental Parts:
Soprano sax Bb or C-inst.

Level: Moderate
Not yet recorded

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Summer Suns

2’30”

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PEL2018SATB

SATB and organ

 

Created for a hymn festival, the gentle melody and warm harmonies of this new hymn-anthem reflect a lovely text by Bishop W.W. How, evoking the warmth and bounty of summer.                             

 

 

Level: Easy
Not yet recorded

Available as Licensed Digital Download or Custom Print Order

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Watts’ Cradle Hymn

4’00”

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PEL2055SATB

SATB and organ

Isaac Watts (1674-1748) lovely lyrics are set to a traditional American melody in an arrangement by Paul Halley that is simple, poignant, and hauntingly beautiful.                                            

Christmas

 

             Level: Easy
CD What Child Is This?

Available as Licensed Digital Download or Custom Print Order

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We Will Rejoice For Evermore

4’00”

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PEL2050SATB

SATB and organ

 

 

 

 

Commissioned by First Congregational Church, Evanston, IL in honor of David Lornson, Director of Music. Text from ‘Gates Of Prayer’ 1975 (The New Union Prayerbook) with inclusive language. The subtly repeating stanzas of the text, beautiful melodies, and simple yet rich harmonies create a deeply felt context for the graceful and traditional sensibilities of family, community, and service. A profoundly moving and unifying piece, very American, very Copland-esque. Especially appropriate to any community or church celebration, dedication, reunion, or thanksgiving.
 

 

Level: Moderate
Not yet recorded

Available as Licensed Digital Download or Custom Print Order

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What Child Is This?

3’30”

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PEL2038SATB

SATB and organ

Created for Gaudeamus, Paul Halley, director. The traditional English melody and William Chatterton Dix’s familiar text are presented in a fresh and dazzling new arrangement, with harmonies that are unmistakably jazz-inspired.                  

Christmas

 

             Level: Moderate to Difficult
CD What Child Is This?

Available as Licensed Digital Download or Custom Print Order

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Wondrous Love  

8’30”   

Click title and see inside.

PEL2006SATB

SATB and organ, brass and tympani

 

Created for the Easter Day service of The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York, Paul Halley, Director of Music. A magnificent and powerful setting of the American folk hymn. With brass accompaniment, it is the perfect anthem for Easter Day or concert performance. “We sang it for three of our Easter services and each time numerous members of the choir had tears from the emotional drama of this powerful music.” – Terry Price
 

 

Full Score & Instrumental Pkg:
Brass Octet or  Brass Quintet

Level: Moderate
CD Wondrous Love

Available as Licensed Digital Download or Custom Print Order


SATB Unaccompanied
A - Z

 

Agnus Dei (Hodie Christus Natus Est)

2’00”

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PEL2057SATB

SATB unaccompanied

From Paul Halley’s Missa ‘Hodie Christus Natus Est’.  Opening with soprano solo intoning the Gregorian chant, the composition soon moves from simple to sublime with the lush harmonies and impressionistic colors for which Halley is known.                                                                                              

Christmas

 

Level: Difficult
CD What Child Is This?

Available as Licensed Digital Download or Custom Print Order

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Birds of Fire

3’30”

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PEL2027ATB

AATTBB and bass, percussion, Native American flute, optional keyboard

 

Commissioned by the New York City Gay Men’s Chorus, Barry Oliver, director. A round for three equal voices. A Native American-inspired chant using vocables is overlaid with a chorale incorporating text from the Algonquin Indian heritage.
 

 

Instrumental Parts Pkg:
Percussion, Bass, Flute, Opt. Keyboard

Level: Moderate
Not yet recorded

Available as Licensed Digital Download or Custom Print Order

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Christe Qui Lux Es Et Dies

7’30”

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PEL2019SATB

SATB unaccompanied

 

Commissioned by Coit Johnson for the birthday of Pamela Morton, wife of Dean James Parks Morton of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York. Combines the sixth century Latin hymn “O Christ Who Art Both Light and Day” with traditional plainsong in an a cappella setting. Lively and rhythmic, jazzy and evocative, ultimately sublime.     

 

 

Level: Difficult
CD Wondrous Love

Available as Licensed Digital Download or Custom Print Order

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Go Tell It On The Mountain

3’30”

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PEL2044SATB

SATB unaccompanied                                  

“An exciting and quite challenging arrangement of the familiar text and tune. Rich, jazz-inspired harmonies, carefully scripted syncopations, and a couple of tricky modulations, will keep everyone on their toes, but could well also bring a congregation to its feet.” – The Journal of the Association of Anglican Musicians (Nov 2006)

Christmas

 

             Level: Moderate to Difficult
CD What Child Is This?

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Jesus, Jesus Rest Your Head

  3’00” 

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PEL2020SATB

SATB unaccompanied

An a cappella arrangement of the traditional Appalachian Christmas carol which simply and poignantly describes the humbleness of Jesus’ birth.                                                                 

Christmas

 

             Level: Moderate
CD What Child Is This?

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O Magnum Mysterium 

3’10”

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PEL2075SATB

SATB unaccompanied

A moody and atmospheric setting of the text from the Matins Responsory for Christmas. The lyrical melody has Eastern overtones and nuances, very appropriate to the text. Mystery and wonder evoked in music. Commissioned for The Service of Nine Lessons and Carols.    

Christmas

 

             Level: Moderate
 

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Oculi Omnium

2'00”

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PEL2014SATB

SATB unaccompanied

 

'The Eyes of All Wait Upon Thee, O Lord' was created for The Chapel Choir of The University of King's College, Halifax. From The Grace Before Meals from the Statutes of King's College 1803, the text invokes Psalm 145, verses 16 and 17 with words of expectancy and gratitude. Lush and ethereal, this short work finds use as a grace, an invocation or an introit, in Advent or any season of the year.   

 

 

             Level: Moderate
 

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'Tis Winter Now   

3’00”

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PEL2013SATB

SATB unaccompanied


 

“Longfellow’s poem is a richly atmospheric text not specifically tied to Christmas, but quite handy for a cold week sometime after Epiphany when a ‘general’ anthem seems to be in need. Global warming may soon put this piece out of business, but until it does, Halley’s setting evokes the frigid air as effectively as anything since Vivaldi’s fourth Season.” - The Journal of the Association of Anglican Musicians                                                                        

Christmas

 

             Level: Moderate
CD What Child Is This?

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To My Old Brown Earth

3’00”

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LL101SATB

SATB unaccompanied

 

Words and music: Pete Seeger. Choral arrangement and harmonization by Paul Halley. A simple yet richly layered setting of Seeger’s humble ode to his beloved ‘old brown earth’ and ‘old blue sky'.
 

 

 

Level: Easy
CD Pete  

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Verbum Caro Factum Est

6’00”

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PEL2012SATB

SATB unaccompanied

 

Commissioned by the Williams College Chamber Choir, Wayne Abercrombie, director. The Word made flesh, the mystical with the earthly, is suggested in the antiphonal nature of this work. The rhythmic and worldly immediacy of one choir is answered with the ethereal Alleluias of the other.                                  

 

 

Level: Difficult
CD Wondrous Love

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What Stood Will Stand

5'30"

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PEL2047SATB

SATB unaccompanied

 

Text by Wendell Berry.  Created by Paul Halley for the occasion of a sermon given by Wendell Berry at The Cathedral of St. John The Divine. Halley says "I was honored to compose an anthem for that occasion using one of Wendell's poems from "Sabbaths" and interpolating Alleluias and that part of the Nicene Creed which reads 'We look for the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come. Amen'."    Also includes Alleluias and part of the Nicene Creed. A musical setting that is as powerful and moving as the words in this profoundly imagined poetry.  Sustained sound of the Berry text is made  vibrant by the light and rhythmic droplets of the 'Alleluias'.                                      

 

 

Level: Difficult
CD Wondrous Love

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