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Choral Works

the choral music of San Francisco-based composer Mark Winges probes deeply into the spiritual and sonic depths of the chorus.

— Amanda MacBlane (New Music Box)

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Sacred anthems and shape-note arrangements are on the Anthems, Arrangements and Short Takes page

Mixed Chorus

Letters (2016)
Mixed Chorus and String Quartet   19'

Co-Commissioned by The Left Coast Chamber Ensemble and Volti.

performances: October, 2016 in Berkeley and San Francisco, CA

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    Verba das Ventis     PDF
    Intima Verba     PDF
    Ex Verbis     PDF
Pandora’s Gift (2014)
Treble Chorus and Mixed Chorus   35'

commissioned by Volti.

performance: May, 2015 in San Francisco; July, 2015 in Oakland, CA

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    Dawn     PDF
    Ticking Time     PDF
Weaving the Night (2013)
Mixed Chorus   8'

commissioned by Ecco of the Piedmont East Bay Children's Choirs.

performance: June, 2015 in Oakland; December, 2015 in Oakland, CA

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    1. Fog Dissolving Into Moon     PDF
    2. Moon-Dreams     PDF    
    3. The Moonlight     PDF    
All Night (2013)
Mixed Chorus   12'

Comissioned by VOLTI.

performances November 2013 in San Francisco, Palo Alto and Berkeley

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Canticles of Rumi (2011)
Mixed Chorus   15'

commissioned by Volti.

performances: December 2011 in Mill Valley, Berkeley and San Francisco, CA

March 2013 in Berkeley and San Francisco, CA

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    1. Where Everything Is Music     PDF
    2. Special Plates     PDF
    3. The Waterwheel     PDF
    4. Quietness     PDF
    5. A Wished-for Song     PDF
Luna, Nova Luna (2010)
Treble Chorus and Mixed Chorus   17'

Co-Commissioned by The Piedmont East Bay Children's Choir and Volti.

performances: February and April, 2010 in San Francisco, Berkeley, Ross and Palo Alto, CA

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    1. Procession I     PDF
    2. Welcome     PDF
    3. The Moon-Dance     PDF
    4. Nuntius Noctis     PDF
    5. Procession II     PDF
Where Everything Is Music (2009)
Mixed Chorus   3'

commissioned by Volti.

performances: November, 2009 in Berkeley and San Francisco, CA

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Missa Victimae Paschali (2009)
Mixed Chorus, Organ   8'

written for the St. Ignatius Motet Choir.

performance: April 2009 in San Francisco

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    1. Gloria     PDF
    2. Sanctus     PDF
    3. Agnus Dei     PDF
The Assembling Landscape (2008)
Mixed Chorus   13'

Comissioned by VOLTI.

performances February 2009 in Berkeley and San Francisco

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    1. simply / slightly slower     PDF
    2. driving     PDF
    3. calmly resolute     PDF
Missa Diapente (2008)
Mixed Chorus   10'

written for the St. Ignatius Schola.

performances: October 2008 and May 2009 in San Francisco

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    1. Kyrie     PDF    
    2. Gloria     PDF    
    3. Sanctus     PDF
    4. Agnus Dei     PDF
pax penetralis (inner peace passing through) (2007)
Mixed Chorus, String Orchestra   9'

Comissioned by the San Francisco Choral Society.

performances: November, 2007 in San Francisco

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Open the Book of What Happened (2005)
Mixed Chorus   13'

commissioned by VOLTI.

performances: May 2006 and May 2007 in Berkeley and San Francisco

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    1. with fleeting energy     PDF
    2. resigned / sprightly / very deliberate / resigned     PDF
    3. lightly hovering     PDF
Unbecoming: Songs for Dancing (2003)
Mixed Chorus, Percussion (2 players)   34'

commissioned by VOLTI.

performances: June 2003 in Berkeley and San Francisco

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Image and Motion: A Choral Symphony (2001)
Mixed Chorus, Chamber Orchestra (111110002221)   35'

written for VOLTI.

performances: April 2004 in Berkeley and San Francisco

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    1. Scherzo I     PDF
    2. Fantasy     PDF
    3. Scherzo II     PDF
    4. Finale: Mere Tones That Bind     PDF
Wishes Night (1999)
Mixed Chorus   6'

commissioned by the San Francisco Chamber Singers.

performances: May, 2000, March, 2002 in San Francisco and Berkeley, CA

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Haiku Settings (1996)
Mixed Chorus   14'

commissioned by the San Francisco Chamber Singers.

performances: May, 1997 and May, 1998 in San Francisco and Berkeley, CA.

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    First Set     PDF
    Second Set     PDF
    Third Set     PDF
Freed From Words (1995)
Mixed Chorus   9'

commissioned by the San Francisco Chamber Singers.

performances: March, 1996, May, 1996 in San Francisco and Healdsburg, CA

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Yoolis (1995)
Mixed Chorus   7'

commissioned by the San Francisco Chamber Singers.

performances: December, 1995, December, 2003, December, 2005 in San Francisco and Moraga, CA

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Seasons Falling Through the Clouds (1992/93)
Mixed Chorus, Flute, Clarinet (bass), Viola, Cello   16'

commissioned by the San Francisco Chamber Singers.

performances: June, 1993 and May, 1999 in San Francisco and Berkeley, CA.

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    1. Blossom     PDF
    2. Two Haiku     PDF
    3. Rain     PDF
    4. The Ground-Mist     PDF
    5. All Hallows     PDF

Treble Choir

Water Doesn’t Drown (2013)
3 Treble Choirs   16'

commissioned by The Piedmont Choir.

performance: March, 2013 in Oakland, CA.

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    1. fog and a god     PDF
    2. going to water I     PDF
    3. pool is to wade     PDF
    4. going to water II     PDF
    5. streaming away     PDF
    6. going to water III     PDF
A Cricket Needs a Queen (2006)
Treble Choir   3'

commissioned by The Piedmont Choir - Ancora.

performances: June, 2006 and January, 2007 in Oakland, CA

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Moonbook - Chapter 6: The Moon-Dance (2002)
Treble Choir   4'

commissioned by Ancora.

performances: June, 2003 in Oakland, CA, July, 2003 in Gorizia, Italy and Ljubljana, Slovenia, December, 2005 in San Francisco

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Moonbook - Chapter 7: The Oh of Moon and Piano (2000)
Treble Choir, Piano   9'

commissioned by the American Composers Forum and the NEA as part of Continental Harmony.

performances: November and December, 2000 in Moraga and Oakland CA., March, 2001 in San Antonio, Texas (American Choral Director's Association National Convention), July, 2001 in Slovenia and Germany.

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Moonbook - Chapter 5: The Moon-Welcome (1999)
Treble Choir   6'

co-commissioned by Voci Women's Chorus and Ancora Treble Choir.

performances: May, 2000 (Voci) and November, 2000 (Ancora) in San Francisco, Berkeley, Oakland and Moraga, CA. February, 2002 in Honolulu, HI (American Choral Director's Association Regional Convention), April, 2002 in Orinda, CA.

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Moonbook - Chapter 4: The Moon-Meeting (1998)
Treble Choir   5'

commissioned by The Piedmont Children's Choir.

performances: May and June, 1999 in Oakland, CA., July, 1999 in Newfoundland, Canada.

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Give Us (1994)
Treble Choir   4'

commissioned by The Piedmont Children's Choir.

performances: June, 1995 in Oakland, CA., July, 2003 in Oakland, CA., July, 2008 in Estonia, Latvia and Russia

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Magic Strings (1992)
Treble Choir, Piano   6'

commissioned by The Piedmont Children's Choir.

performances: 1992: Oakland, CA., Seattle, WA., Powell River, B.C., Canada; 1993: Seattle, WA., Anchorage, AK, Eastern Russia, 1998: Reno, NV., Miedzyzdroje, Poland, 2000: Linz, Austria (Choral Olympics), 2003: Ljubljana, Slovenia (ISCM World Music Days), 2006-07: China, Japan, Thailand, San Francisco, 2013: Austria, California.

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