C o m p o s i t i o n

Please take a listen at a sampling of my work.  My hope is that you find something in my catalogue that speaks to you and your choir, and ultimately gifts you and them with an expressive musical experience.

P.S. If you like what you hear, but want something different or new, don't hesitate to reach out to solicit a commission for your choir!  I take about 4-5 commissions a year, and would love to write something specific to your needs and desires.  Reach out to me at matthew.erpelding@gmail.com for more details, or with your questions or requests.

P.P.S. You'll notice some works in my catalog have no recording or only a MIDI recording.  While all of the pieces on the right have been performed, I couldn't always get a great recording.  If you are interested in performing a piece that does not have a live recording on its page, let me know, and in these cases, I'd be happy to provide scores to you for free, in the hopes for a good recording!

P.P.P.S. Below is an incomplete list of projects/ideas I've got brewing, just to let you know some of the crazy going on in my head... no stealing!  ;-)

P i e c e s  i n  t h e  W o r k s

Adoramus Te - a humble a cappella SATB work for use in concert or religious services

A Little More Each Da- an original text set to a gospel-pop style for choir and piano

Animal Cry a musical representation of an animal hunted through the forest, w/ percussion ensemble

First Flight - whimsical work for younger choirs and piano, depicting the first flight of a butterfly

Gabriel - a Christmas piece for choir and piano celebrating the Archangel Gabriel, "Courier of the Stars"

The Gift To Sing - humble but lush, this work for SATB choir and two soloists celebrates our gift of voice

The Golden Rule - A piece that celebrates compassion through the lens of multiple religious texts

How Much Regret - A dramatic setting of an ancient Chinese poem for SATB choir

I Am the Truth - evocative piece for SATB choir setting 14th century Sufi poet Mahmoud Shabestari

Meet Lo - Lo, a giant "tree-person," dreams of an unconventional career in this playful story-piece

Michael (SATB) - an SATB setting of Michael, which seeks make sense of life and death

A New(er) Colossus - A call to action for us to aid victims of persecution and war, for SATB choir

Restoration - a fusion of dance and choral music, showing the healing power of touch

Ring Out, Ye Bells! (SATB) - an SATB setting of Ring Out, Ye Bells!, a groovy holiday piece feat. cajon

Sail Fast! (SA and SAB) - SA and SAB settings of the driving, motivational Sail Fast! 

Set to Rise - a programmatic depiction of the final moments, death, and rebirth of a legendary phoenix

Copyright M. Erpelding, 2020