Inspire and Sing

2019-2020 season choral music

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LATEST COMMISSIONS

Veni, Veni, Emmanuel, SSA and piano 

Patrick Thomas Jaskolka, Deputy Choir Director and Child Choirmaster

Aalto Opera House, Musiktheater, Essen, Germany

Finished:  June, 2019

Premiered:  November 2019


Sing We Noel! SATB  divisi and Brass Quintet

Christian Clark, Director of Central Oregon Mastersingers

Bend, Oregon

Finished: July, 2019

Premiered:  December 2019

BEND CAMERATA, SEMI-PROFESSIONAL ENSEMBLE

Two performances scheduled April 4th and 5th,  2020 of James W. Knox choral works

Concert will include Jack and His Fortune, Wer Weiss Wo, Lux Aeterna, Life to Everything, O Heart of Spring and much more!

Concerts:  Saturday, April 4 at 7:00pm

Sunday, April 5th at 3:00pm

Location:  Nativity Lutheran Church, Bend, Oregon


LATEST CHORAL EDITIONS

Cantate Domino, SAB and piano

Life to Everything, SSAA divisi and piano

Veni, Veni, Emmanuel, SSATB and piano

Asgard & Niflheim is a major choral work comprised of six movements.  The inspiration of this epic work comes from the Old Norse cosmological realms and folklore stories.  Asgard refers to the godly world and Niflheim refers to the darkness, which is commonly known as Hell.  

James masterfully displays  this epic work with vivid and gripping tales! The first Movement I.  Land of the Holly Trees and Movement II.  Low Hills of the East is available NOW!

Entire choral work for string orchestra, piano and percussion will be available in late spring 2020.

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The Elves and the Shoemaker will be available in the summer of 2020.  The timeless tale by Brothers Grimm is a classic and heart warming story about a poor shoemaker who is down to his last leather of making shoes.  Wishing for a miracle before going to bed he wakes up the next morning to find a pair of shoes made!  

Tales of Orion written for chorus, soli and orchestra will be available in the fall of 2020.

Tales of Orion

Tales of Orion is written for chorus, soli and orchestra.  The epic work will be available in the fall of 2020.

Poseidon, father of Orion gave him the ability to walk on water and travelled  to the island of Chios where he met Merope.  After he violated her,  he was blinded by her father, Oenopion.  Orion left the island and went to Lemnos where he did a great deal of hunting with Artemis on Crete and his eyesight was restored.  His enthusiasm and vow to be able to kill every animal angered Gaea, the goddess of Earth.  She sent down a giant scorpion and the sting killed Orion.  Zeus put Orion in the skies as a constellation along with the scorpion forever telling the tale of the great and mighty hunter, Orion.