DAVID DICKAU

Music Compositions

Afternoon on a Hill - Pavane 

 A very optimistic and spirited piece for middle school and high school choirs available for SAB and SATB and piano.  Watch and listen at www.JWPepper.com  Search: Dickau Afternoon on a Hill.

Awake, My Heart - Walton  

Part one of the choral suite “Of Life and Love.”  This setting of the Roberet Bridges text is available for SATB choir and piano.  Available at www.JWPepper.com and other music retailers. 

Battle Hymn of the Republic - Colla Voce  

A setting of the patriotic hymn for SATB a cappella.  Available from www.collavoce.com.

The Battle of Jericho  - Pavane

A jazzy rendition of the classic spiritual for emerging choruses and piano.  Commissioned by a middle school choir. Available for SA, SAB, and SATB voicings.  Watch and listen at www.JWPepper.com Search: Dickau The Battle of Jericho.

The Bridge Builder - Walton  

A deeply meaningful allegory of a man going out of his way to help those who come along the same road he has come.  Available for SATB and TTBB. Watch and listen at www.JWPepper.com.  Search: Dickau The Bridge Builder.

Calm on the Listening Ear of Night - Santa Barbara 

A Christmas piece for Flute and choir.  Available for SATB and flute.

Come Live With Me and Be My Love - Walton  

Available for SATB chorus and piano.  Listen at www.JWPepper.com  Search: Dickau Come Live With Me. 

Come, O Come, My Life’s Delight - Walton  

From the choral suite “Of Life and Love” this setting of Thomas Campion’s text is available for SATB chorus and piano.  Listen at www.JWPepper.com.  Search: Dickau Come, O Come, My Life’s Delight

Calm on the Listening Ear of Night - Santa Barbara 

A Christmas piece for Flute and choir.  Available for SATB and flute.

The Coolin - Pavane  

The passionate poem by Irish poet James Stephens was made famous when it was included in Samuel Barber’s Reincarnations.  Scored for baritone solo and a cappella SATB chorus. Watch and Listen at www.youtube.com  Search: Dickau The Coolin

Dresden Canticles - Colla Voce  

This 13-minute work was composed for the celebration of the Frauenkirche in Dresden, Germany after it was destroyed in World War II.  Available from www.collavoce.com for SATB chorus and soprano solo. 

LISTEN

https://www.dropbox.com/preview/Dickau%20recordings/Dresden%20Canticles.mp3?role=personal

Echo - Walton 

A setting of Christina Rossetti’s haunting text that is a part of the choral suite “Of Life and Love.”  Available for SATB choir and piano. Listen at www.JWPepper.com  Search:  Dickau Echo.

Effortlessly - Gentry 

An a cappella setting of the mystical 14th C poet Mechtild of Magdeberg.  Available for SATB. Watch and listen at www.JWPepper.com.  Search: Dickau Effortlessly.

Exultate - National

A dramatic setting of Psalm 81 for TTBB chorus and piano 4-hands.  The piece features mixed meters and driving rhythms influenced by dance music from Central and South America.  Watch and listen at www.JWPepper.com.  Search: Dickau Exultate.

Footprints - Santa Barbara  

A piece commissioned for a graduation based on a very meaningful poem by Longfellow.  Available for SATB and Concert band or piano accompaniment.  Watch and listen. https://sbmp.com/SR2.php?CatalogNumber=760  Band information, score, and parts is directly available from David Dickau, dickau@mnsu.edu

Go, Lovely Rose - Colla Voce  

An a cappella setting of Edmund Waller’s timeless text for SATB a cappella chorus.  Available from www.collavoce.com

LISTEN

https://www.dropbox.com/preview/Dickau%20recordings/Go%20Lovely%20Rose.mp3?role=personal

Heart, We Will Forget Him - Colla Voce  

Composed for the New York Women’s All-State Choir based on the poem of Emily Dickinson.  Available for SSAA coir and piano at www.collavoce.com

LISTEN

 https://www.dropbox.com/preview/Dickau%20recordings/Heart%2C%20We%20Will%20Forget%20Him.mp3?role=personal

High Flight - Pavane  

A setting for choir and piano of the famous WW II poem written by a young pilot with the famous line “put out my hand and touched the face of God.”  Available for SATB and piano.

Watch and listen.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6XJnTYC5XM  

A Hope Carol - Santa Barbara

A setting of Christina Rossetti’s compelling text.  Available for SATB choir and piano. Watch and listen https://sbmp.com/SR2.php?CatalogNumber=1048 

I Am Not Yours - Walton  

A setting of the poignant Sara Teasdale text for SATB text and piano.  Listen at www.JWPepper.com.  Search:  Dickau I Am Not Yours.

I carry your heart with me - Walton 

A dramatic setting of E.E. Cummings’ wonderful poem for choir and piano.  Available for SATB, TTBB, and SSAA. Watch and listen at www.JWPepper.com.  Search: Dickau i carry your heart.  There are also several very good performances on Youtube.

If Music Be the Food of Love - Colla Voce  

This has become my signature piece.  It is a celebration of love for choir and piano.  Available for SATB, TTBB, and SSAA.  Also available with orchestral accompaniment. Watch and listen at www.JWPepper.com.  Search: Dickau If Music Be the Food of Love.  TTBB recording https://www.dropbox.com/preview/Dickau%20recordings/If%20Music%20be%20the%20Food%20of%20Love%20(TTBB).mp3?role=personal There are also many wonderful performances of this piece on Youtube.

I Love My Love - Walton  

A celebration of Love for clarinet, piano, and SATB choir.  Listen at www.JWPepper.com.  Search: Dickau I Love My Love.

In time of daffodils - Walton  

An a cappella setting of E. E. Cummings wonderful poem about authenticity.  Available for SATB. Listen at www.JWPepper.com.  Search:  Dickau in time of daffodils.

Laughing Song - Santa Barbara  

From Two Bake Songs.  A spirited, dancing setting of the joyous Blake poem.  It was composed for SATB chorus, flute, and a Mexican-American children’s choir with singers who had emerging English skills.  Watch and listen. https://sbmp.com/SR2.php?CatalogNumber=762

I Love My Love - Walton  

An a cappella setting of Christina Rossetti’s beautiful poem.  Available for SATB. Listen at JWPepper.com. Search: Dickau Love Came Down at Christmas

Love Is - Unpublished  

This setting of E.E. Cummings transformational poem is dedicated to my son Colin.  It is one of my most cherished compositions. Contact me directly to arrange a very reasonable print on demand agreement.  Available for SATB div chorus and violin. Listen https://www.dropbox.com/preview/Dickau%20recordings/love%20is.mp3?role=personal

Lovers Love the Spring - Kjos  

From Two Bake Songs.  A spirited, dancing setting of the joyous Blake poem.  It was composed for SATB chorus, flute, and a Mexican-American children’s choir with singers who had emerging English skills.  Watch and listen. https://sbmp.com/SR2.php?CatalogNumber=762

O Mistress Mine - Kjos  

From “Three from Shakespeare,” this is a rollicking setting for SATB chorus and piano.  Available from www.JWPepper.com and other music retailers. Listen to Set https://www.dropbox.com/preview/Dickau%20recordings/To%20Musique.mp3?role=personal  

O My Luve’s Like a Red, Red Rose - Shawnee  

An a cappella setting for SATB chorus of the timeless love poem by Robert Burns.  Watch at www.JWPepper.com.  Listen https://www.dropbox.com/preview/Dickau%20recordings/O%20My%20Luve's%20Like%20a%20Red%2C%20Red%20Rose.mp3?role=personal

O nata lux - Walton  

I have long loved this liturgical text. For a cappella SATB choir.  There are several beautiful recordings on Youtube.  Listen at www.Youtube.com  Search: Dickau O nata lux.  

On Music - Walton  

A setting of Thomas Moore’s Pean to the importance of music in shaping character.  A great text for a men’s chorus. Set for TTBB chorus, piano, and cello. Listen at www.JWPepper.com.  Search:  Dickau On Music.

O vos omnes - Walton 

Written in response to Sandy Hook. SSAATTBB a cappella.  Watch and listen on www.JWPepper.com.  Search: Dickau o vos omnes.

The Road Not Taken - Pavane  

Frost’s timeless poem set for TTBB or SATB choir and piano.  Listen at www.JWPepper.com.  Search Dickau The Road Not Taken

Silent Noon - Santa Barbara  

A setting of Dante Rossetti’s sensuous poem made famous by Ralph Vaughan Williams.  Available for SATB and piano. Watch and listen. https://sbmp.com/SR2.php?CatalogNumber=815

The Singer - Pavane

Composed for the 25th anniversary of the Mankato Children’s Chorus, this piece can be performed either by a graded choir program or by a standard SATB choir and piano.  The text celebrates the power of music throughout the life of a singer.  Watch and listen at www.JWPepper.com.  Search: Dickau The Singer.

A Song of Joys - Walton  

This setting of the Walt Whitman text celebrates the many joys of life.  Available for SATB choir and piano. Watch and listen at www.JWPepper.com.  Search: Dickau A Song of Joys.

Spring Carol - Pavane  

An optimistic piece about the return of spring for SATB chorus and piano Based on a text by Robert Louis Stevenson.  Listen at www.JWPepper.com.  Search:  Dickau Spring Carol.

The Stars Above the Hill - Santa Barbara 

An homage to the power of nature based on a rich text by Bliss Carman.  Available for SATB chorus and piano. Watch and listen. https://sbmp.com/SR2.php?CatalogNumber=953

Stars I Shall Find - Walton  

For chorus and piano.  The Teasdale text celebrates longed-for hope and peace.  Available for SATB and TTBB. Watch and listen at www.JWPepper.com.  Search: Dickau Stars I Shall Find.

Sylvia - Kjos  

A fun and bluesy setting from “Three from Shakespeare.”  Available for SATB chorus and piano. Available from www.JWPepper.com and other retailers.  Listen to Set https://www.dropbox.com/preview/Dickau%20recordings/Three%20from%20Shakespeare.wav?role=personal

To Musique - Walton  

A cappella.  This Text by Robert Herrick celebrates music as the perfect accompaniment in the transition from this life to the next.  Available for SATB a cappella from www.JWPepper.com.  and other retailers.  Listen (Embed Dropbox sound link.)

Voices of Earth - Walton  

A celebration of Nature by the wonderful Canadian poet Bliss Carman. Available for SATB chorus and piano.  Watch and listen at www.JWPepper.com.  Search: Dickau Voices of Earth.

What Sweeter Music - Walton  

An cappella setting for SATB choir of the classic Robert Herrick Christmas text.  Available from www.JWPepper.com and other retailers.  Listen https://www.dropbox.com/preview/Dickau%20recordings/What%20Sweeter%20Music.mp3?role=personal

When Music Sounds - Colla Voce  

A celebration of the power of music. Available for SATB Chorus and piano.  Watch and listen at www.JWPepper.com.  Search: Dickau When Music Sounds.