Compact Discs

Two live performance cds of The Baroque Artists of Champaign-Urbana are available:

  1. J. S. Bach Mass in B Minor (March 20, 2004 performance)
  2. Christmas Concerts Collection (selections from Christmas music performed by the BACH Chorus and Orchestra from December 2002 through 2007)
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Out-of-Print Compositions

Contact Chester Alwes concerning out-of-print and unpublished works:

Original Compositions (Unpublished):

  1. The Power of Musick: Commissioned by the Park Forest Singers, David Brunner, conductor, to celebrate their 10th year anniversary. SATB, Trumpet, Piano (1987)
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  2. Chosen Stones, anthem for choir, soprano solo and organ to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Grace Lutheran Church, Champaign, IL 1986
  3. The Sacrifice of Choice, anthem for mixed chorus, tenor soloist and organ, Commissioned for the Region V AGO Regional Convention, Louisville, KY, 1987
  4. Arise my love, anthem for women's chorus, violin and cello for the Lyons Township Treble Choir, Constance Lyda, conductor 1988
  5. The Serenity Prayer, motet for mixed chorus for the Hanover College Choir Reunion, 1989
  6. The House of the Lord, Composed for the Choir of the Second Presbyterian Church, Roanoke, VA, Jeffrey Sandborg, conductor, SATB, B, Brass, Organ, 1991
  7. Psalm 84, Commissioned by Immanuel Episcopal Church in celebration of their 75th anniversary. SATB, S and Organ, 1992
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  8. Ubi Caritas, Commissioned by Kirin Nielsen, Music Director, Immanuel Episcopal Church, 1995
  9. Amar Rabi Elezar, Commissioned for the Installation of Rabbi Norman Klein by Sinai Temple, Champaign, IL, SATB, Organ, 1996
  10. Venite, Commissioned by First Presbyterian Church, Urbana, IL in celebration of the Installation of New Organ, Anthem for SATB (with divisi) and Organ, 1997
  11. The Journey, Anthem for Mixed chorus, Trumpet and Organ, composed in celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the founding of 1st Presbyterian Church, Clarksville, IN, 2000 (Unpublished)
  12. Be still and know your God, Anthem for SATB, Organ. Commissioned by the Orchard Park Presbyterian Church, Indianapolis, IN, 2003
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  13. In the beginning was the word, Anthem for chorus, brass quartet and organ in celebration of St. John's Catholic Chapel's 75 years of service to the University of Illinois community, 2004
  14. Sing to the Lord a New Song: Anthem for Mixed Chorus, Soprano solo and Organ for the 150th Anniversary of First Presbyterian Church, Urbana, 2006 (Unpublished)
  15. Farandole/Yesterday, Commissioned by the DePaul University Male Chorus, Lisa Kristina, conductor, TTBB, piano (Unpublished)
  16. The Oxen (T. Hardy), for Leslie Manfredo and the Mahomet-Seymour H.S. Madrigals in celebration of 25 years of excellent madrigal dinners, 2007 (Unpublished)
  17. Quem quaeritis, Maria? Anthem for Mixed Chorus, soloists and organ. Commissioned by Melvin and Margaret Dickinson, Calvary Episcopal Church, Louisville, KY, 2008 (Unpublished)
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  18. The Lord is my Light, anthem for Mixed Chorus and organ (dedicated to Rabbi Isaac Neumann, Erev Rosh Hashana, 5679) [2008]
  19. If you love me, anthem for mixed chorus (June, 2009)

Performing Editions (Not Yet Published)

  1. Andrea Gabrieli, In dio Sol (12 parts in 3 choirs), 2007
  2. Salomone Rossi: Hashkiveinu Adonai eloheinu (SATTB & basso continuo), 2008
  3. Schein-Three Villanellas (SSA & basso continuo), 2010
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