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Dominick DiOrio

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Dominick DiOrio is a conductor and composer who has won widespread acclaim for his contributions to American music. He has been recognized with The American Prizes in both Choral Composition (2014) and Choral Performance (2019, with NOTUS). In July 2020, he became the 14th Artistic Director & Conductor of the Mendelssohn Chorus of Philadelphia, now in its 150th season, where he has had the honor of preparing the singers for performances with The Philadelphia Orchestra.

As a composer, DiOrio has been hailed for a keenly intelligent, evocative style, which shows "a tour de force of inventive thinking and unique colour" (Gramophone). His over 50 published works have appeared at major venues around the world including the Sydney Opera House, Lincoln Center, and Carnegie Hall. He writes music for singers and players of all ages and experiences, and his recent commissioning partners include the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus, the Children's Chorus of Washington, the Worcester Youth Orchestras, The Choral Arts Society of Washington, and "The President's Own" United States Marine Band.

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When I Was Eight : SATB : Dominick DiOrio : 01454734 : 196288209140

Dominick DiOrio : When I Was Eightnew

A modern poem is set to music in this choral work. Its sense of nostalgia and child-like wonder is carried along in both the text and melody, taking both the singer and listener back in time. A work of deep beauty for choirs of distinction!

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $3.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 01454734


A Dome of Many-Coloured Glass... : SATB divisi : Dominick DiOrio : Sheet Music : 50498607 : 884088865528 : 1476889473

Dominick DiOrio : A Dome of Many-Coloured Glass...

Composer Dominick DiOrio has been called a forward-thinking young composer, ready to tackle anything and this exciting piece definitely falls under anything. Written for the virtuosic Houston Chamber Choir and their artistic director, Robert Simpson, this piece makes use of a virtuosic marimba player as well as choir. All musicians must be able to produce a stark pianissimo and a flexible and powerful fortissimo, all with exceptional tonal clarity and expressive declamation of the poerty. Duration ca: 15:00

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Sheet Music | $8.95 | With Piano |
50498607 | Digital Version Available


A World Aglow : SATB : Dominick DiOrio : Sheet Music : 00252689 : 888680718718

Dominick DiOrio : A World Aglow

Here is an anthem about inclusivity, equality, and equity of opportunity inherent in the Amy Lowell poem The Congressional Library. Commissioned by the Cincinnati Vocal Arts Ensemble, the Cincinnati Children's Choir, and the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra as a celebratory statement to rededicate historic Memorial Hall.

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $4.50 |
00252689 | Digital Version Available


Absence : SATB : Dominick DiOrio : Sheet Music : 50499510 : 884088962449 : 1480366137

Dominick DiOrio : Absence

Dominick DiOrio has chosen the vivid and striking poetry of Amy Lowell for this powerful work. Lowell's poetry explores the awakening of one's passions by the arrival of a before-absent lover. DiOrio paints this internal exultation with glissandi in the voices, richly-harmonized chords and high chromatic ululations of a solo soprano. This was the first prize winner of the Cerddorion Vocal Ensemble's Emerging Composer's Competition. Duration: Ca. 3 minutes 30 seconds

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50499510 | Digital Version Available


All Is : SATB : Dominick DiOrio : Sheet Music : 50600747 : 888680653316 : 1495079619

Dominick DiOrio : All Is

This music is restless and unbridled, like a child who fusses and pouts when not wanting to be restrained. And it is optimistic like a child is na´ve, until the final warning words of the work.

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $3.50 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50600747 | Digital Version Available


all which isn't singing is mere talking : SSA Div : Dominick DiOrio : Sheet Music : 15-2439R : 9781429102964

Dominick DiOrio : all which isn't singing is mere talking

A finalist composition in the 2006 New York Sings! A Composer's Symposium, this work is an energetic and rhythmically exciting setting of E. E. Cummings's take on excess noise in modern society. In it, the power of singing is echoed and restored through the blessing of silence.

Poetry By: e.e. cummings

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Voicing: SSA Div | Sheet Music | $2.50 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 15-2439R


Alleluia : SATB Divisi : Dominick DiOrio : Sheet Music : 50498734 : 884088887780 : 1480332275

Dominick DiOrio : Alleluia

As one of America's exciting young composers, Dominick DiOrio is stretching the boundaries of choral music. In Alleluia, he explores the percussive qualities of the voice and the lyrical quality of the marimba and the result is an energetic and exciting new experience for all. Duration: ca. 6:00

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Voicing: SATB Divisi | Sheet Music | $2.50 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50498734 | Digital Version Available


Awake Her Not : SATB : Dominick DiOrio : Sheet Music : 50499881 : 888680035341 : 1495005526

Dominick DiOrio : Awake Her Not

This setting of the poignant and evocative Christina Rossetti poem Dream Land paints dark and brooding images of shadows, stars, and sunless rivers. The center point of the poem is the sad singing of the nightingale which the composer underlines by the sound of the flute. This is a companion piece to I Am.

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50499881 | Digital Version Available


Broken : SSAA : Dominick DiOrio : Sheet Music : 00285796 : 888680891053

Dominick DiOrio : Broken

This is a simple and repetitive composition. The use of repetition is deliberate as we examine our patterns of behavior through Megan Levad's poetry. The Joni Jensen Choral Series for advanced women's choirs is quickly becoming the Go To destination for all of the best treble choirs.

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Voicing: SSAA | Sheet Music | $2.35 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00285796 | Digital Version Available


Cantate Domino : SSA Div : Dominick DiOrio : Sheet Music : 15-2440R : 9781429102995

Dominick DiOrio : Cantate Domino

Winner of the Cantate Chamber Singers 2006 Young Composer's Competition, this setting of Psalm 98 highlights both the rhythmic and lyrical qualities of the text through exciting use of the vocal registers and the piano writing. The simple but effective ABAB form makes this an excellent piece for opening or closing a program.

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Voicing: SSA Div | Sheet Music | $2.75 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 15-2440R


Change My Sorrow into Song : SATB : Dominick DiOrio : Sheet Music : 00241103 : 888680703172

Dominick DiOrio : Change My Sorrow into Song

Using the image of barley bending in the breezes to represent overcoming struggle and adversity, poet Sara Teasdale has created a pastoral and optimistic poem. This move from pain to joy is echoed in the music, with the feisty and exuberant rhythms and harmonies of Latin jazz.

Poetry By: Sara Teasdale

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.75 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00241103 | Digital Version Available


Chrysopylae : SATB divisi : Dominick DiOrio : Sheet Music : SBMP1099 : 608938358844

Dominick DiOrio : Chrysopylae

Not every bridge has a song written for it! The title translates Golden Gate--the piece honors the Golden Gate Bridge--and was premiered in celebration of the bridge's seventy-fifth birthday. The intense drama of the music reflects that of this famous American landmark. This selection is an outstanding piece for the adept choir.

Country: United States

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Sheet Music | $1.95 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| SBMP1099


Cuckoo, Cuckoo : SATB : Dominick DiOrio : Sheet Music : 50600671 : 888680637248 : 1495072088

Dominick DiOrio : Cuckoo, Cuckoo

This jaunty little work is on a text from William Shakespeare's Love's Labour's Lost, one of his earliest comedies. The tongue-in-cheek text talks of married life and the woe that comes from being unable to pursue the frolicsome fruits of spring. Keeping with the profile of the Rollo Dilworth Choral Series, this piece is designed for upper level high school singers, honors choirs and festivals.

Poetry By: William Shakespeare

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.50 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50600671 | Digital Version Available


Ding, Dong, Bell : SATB : Dominick DiOrio : Sheet Music : 50600672 : 888680637255 : 1495072096

Dominick DiOrio : Ding, Dong, Bell

Commissioned by Earl Rivers and the CCM Chamber Choir with a text chosen to celebrate the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death. Composer DiOrio has chosen Bass Clarinet, Violin and Vibraphone to accompany while using a liberal dose of tenor solo alternating with the chorus to mirror the alternating representation of the original text. The chorus takes on many emotional frames, depicting the colors and shapes inherent in each line of the poety. This music is high but never serious, just like Shakespeare himself.

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.75 | Piano Reduction |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50600672 | Digital Version Available


Fantastic Shapes in Vivid Blue : SATB : Dominick DiOrio : Sheet Music : 00293218 : 888680933975

Dominick DiOrio : Fantastic Shapes in Vivid Blue

Capturing both the wonder and the joy and optimism of winter. Words and music of possibility and energy of life in motion. Unlike many of Sara Teasdale's poems which struggle with depression, here she exudes the joy of a bright and fabulously frigid winter afternoon.

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $3.95 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00293218 | Digital Version Available


Feeling Infinite : TTBB : Dominick DiOrio : Sheet Music : 00298839 : 888680954437

Dominick DiOrio : Feeling Infinite

Alternating between quiet and fervent, this music struggles to give form to memories that exist no longer as sharp images but as blurry clouds. With a piano part that never quite settles as it reaches back into the past, the poetry of young poet Eleanor Wikstrom is always front and center as the singers wrestle with the unsettling emotion of Feeling Infinite.

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Voicing: TTBB | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00298839 | Digital Version Available


I Am : SATB divisi : Dominick DiOrio : Sheet Music : 50600076 : 888680041748 : 1495008487

Dominick DiOrio : I Am

This musical setting of the famous Mary Elizabeth Frye poem Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep begins very placidly, and takes the refrain of I am as a mantra for existence. The use of a dramatic soprano solo is both a musical and theatrical choice, with the soloist communicating as if from beyond death to those still alive. The chorus is also a character interaction, at times reclusive or electric, but always with a steely presence.

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Sheet Music | $2.10 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50600076 | Digital Version Available


i carry your heart with me : SSA : Dominick DiOrio : Sheet Music : 00267924 : 888680735524

Dominick DiOrio : i carry your heart with me

A beautiful love poem is here set in a rhythmic and energetic fashion. The kind of energy brought to real romance and relationships. The melodies are angular and unsettled like a good marriage. And the piano accompaniment propels the music forward with hope for a long and prosperous future.

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00267924 | Digital Version Available


I Give You Peace : SATB : Dominick DiOrio : Sheet Music : 00302986 : 888680967758

Dominick DiOrio : I Give You Peace

With a text adapted from the Bible, the composer has crafted a universal statement of peace. The oboe obbligato soars over this beautiful text while the choral writing is homophonic and establishes a beautiful foundation for both the text and the solo.

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.50 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00302986 | Digital Version Available
Other Voicings: SATB


I Tell the Story : SATB : Dominick DiOrio : Sheet Music : 00250534 : 888680714659

Dominick DiOrio : I Tell the Story

Setting an anonymous poem, the message is beautiful and relevant. Music truly is a magical art. It has the power to move and transform us. It gives deeper meaning to the important milestones of our lives. It gives voice to feelings and emotions too complex to put into words. Powerful and insightful.

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.50 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00250534
Other Voicings: SATB


If There Is : TBB : Dominick DiOrio : Sheet Music : 35031157 : 888680638382 : 1495072215

Dominick DiOrio : If There Is

This is a rousing anthem about the power of each person to make positive change with our actions - even the smallest but most committed of our convictions can lead to a better world, and it starts with the courage in the heart.

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Voicing: TBB | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35031157 | Digital Version Available
Other Voicings: SSA, SSA


Leave My Heart Its Songs : SSA : Dominick DiOrio : Sheet Music : 50600402 : 888680096212 : 1495051463

Dominick DiOrio : Leave My Heart Its Songs

A setting of a sonnet by Amy Lowell commissioned by the Smith College Chorus explores conflicting emotions one finds in a relationship. The broad and lyrical music evokes the passion of new love and the fear that one day it may end. With piano, two violins and viola.

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $2.10 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50600402 | Digital Version Available


Let Us Plant Our Gardens Now : TTBB : Dominick DiOrio : Sheet Music : 00202726 : 888680657260

Dominick DiOrio : Let Us Plant Our Gardens Now

Grounded in the ideas, symbols, and threads of songs that have been born out of adversity, Dominick hints at South African freedom songs, 6/8 Gospel anthems and other styles indicative of this style. Megan Levad's text speaks to our need for neighborhood as we all search for ways to be connected to those around us. This is a moving and vital work for those looking for a socially conscious work.

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Voicing: TTBB | Sheet Music | $2.75 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00202726 | Digital Version Available


Life Has Loveliness to Sell : 2-Part : Dominick DiOrio : Sheet Music : 00254657 : 888680721886

Dominick DiOrio : Life Has Loveliness to Sell

Using the magnificent text of Sara Teasdale, this musical setting depicts the charms, joys, and excitement of the everyday moments we encounter in our lives. The music is energetic, spirited and perfect for youth choirs.

Poetry By: Sara Teasdale

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00254657 | Digital Version Available


O Virtus Sapientiae : SATB : Dominick DiOrio : Hildegard von Bingen : Sheet Music : 50499509 : 884088962104 : 1480365777

Dominick DiOrio : O Virtus Sapientiae

This is a bold reimagining of Hildegard's chant, both tune and text. Actively quoting the source material, DiOrio's setting takes Hildegard's music as a launching point from which to imagine new sonic possibilities. This piece is meant to be experienced in the round, as the voices surround the audience and attempt to create an enactment of Hildegard's visions. Duration: ca. 5 minutes.

Composer: Hildegard von Bingen

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.75 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50499509 | Digital Version Available


Ode to Purcell : SATB : Dominick DiOrio : Henry Purcell : Sheet Music : 48023054 : 884088960759

Dominick DiOrio : Ode to Purcell

One of the fresh young voices among American composers, Dominick DiOrio pulls apart Henry Purcell's song Thou Knowest, Lord, The Secrets of Our Hearts and weaves in his own original music to the Gerard Manley Hopkins poem Henry Purcell. Together, with Hopkins text and Purcells music, we are given a fresh context with which to examine both of these men and their artistic voices. For advanced choirs. Duration: ca. 5 minutes.

Composer: Henry Purcell

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $3.00 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 48023054 | Digital Version Available


Splitting The Sunlight : SATB : Dominick DiOrio : Sheet Music : 1000408821

Dominick DiOrio : Splitting The Sunlight

This is a work about the inspiration of creation in the observed wonder of nature. It is playful and ferocious, imbued with fire, flourish, and a relentless momentum.

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Voicing: SATB | Digital | $4.95 |
(Minimum order 10 copies)
| 1000408821


The Ghost's Story : SATB : Dominick DiOrio : Digital : 50601112 : 888680713898 : 1540006948

Dominick DiOrio : The Ghost's Story

This is the third work by DiOrio for chorus and marimba. Where A Dome of Many Coloured Glass (50498607) explores the virtuosic capabilities of this combination and Alleluia (50498734) is a work of extroverted exuberance, this work is concerned instead with the narrative demands of telling a story.

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.50 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50601112 | Digital Version Available


Walking to the Sun : SATB : Dominick DiOrio : Sheet Music : 00286294 : 888680894498

Dominick DiOrio : Walking to the Sun

Here is music that is bright and partnered. The clarinet and viola weave opening lines from the bottom of their ranges skyward, while the piano has a simple repetitive walking motive. The chorus walks the path with the instruments, always moving and rarely static, even in the final chords which are both reflective and expectant.

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $4.95 | Clarinet, viola & crotale |
00286294 | Digital Version Available


We Dance! : SATB divisi : Dominick DiOrio : Sheet Music : 50600406 : 888680096328 : 1495051501

Dominick DiOrio : We Dance!

This short minute-long work is joyous, enthusiastic, and full of expression - a whirlwind ride for any chorus, full of agile rhythms, lots of words and great positive emotions. A superb closer for better high schools, collegiate and adult choirs!

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Sheet Music | $2.25 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50600406 | Digital Version Available


We Will Do Miracles : SSAA : Dominick DiOrio : Sheet Music : 00286065 : 888680893255

Dominick DiOrio : We Will Do Miracles

Commissioned for the 25th anniversary of the Cincinnati Children's Choir, We Will Do Miracles is a fun, inspirational, and boisterous tune for treble voices. The text is adapted from Walt Whitman's Song of the Open Road and is perfect for any occasion of joy and celebration. From the riveting dynamics to its strong lyrical message, this piece is a wonderful choice for any treble voice choir.

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Voicing: SSAA | Sheet Music | $2.45 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00286065 | Digital Version Available
Other Voicings: 2-Part, SATB


When Did We See You? : SATB : Dominick DiOrio : Sheet Music : 00302787 : 888680967475

Dominick DiOrio : When Did We See You?

Honoring the humanitarian spirit of Dr. Richard Gieser, this is a work about the difference one can make by caring for those in need, and about the divinity inherent in every human. Musically, this exciting new work borrows traditional elements from the blues.

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.95 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00302787 | Digital Version Available


You Do Not Walk Alone : TTBB : Dominick DiOrio : Sheet Music : 50601102 : 888680711931 : 1540005658

Dominick DiOrio : You Do Not Walk Alone

Commissioned by the Gay Men's Chorus of Washington D.C., this new voicing becomes even more meaningful in turbulent times. This traditional Irish blessing speaks of those who give support in times of trial with a musical tapestry of unadorned, a cappella mixed chorus. The occasional divisi creates a sonic wash of color and overtones. Together in song, we do not walk alone.

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Voicing: TTBB | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50601102 | Digital Version Available
Other Voicings: SATB, SATB

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