Choral Works

italian choir

We praise thee, O God :
we acknowledge thee to be the Lord.
All the earth doth worship thee :
the Father everlasting.
To thee all Angels cry aloud :
the Heavens, and all the Powers therein.

–Te Deum Laudamus

A selection of choral works by Frederick Frahm are featured on this page. Sample pages can be viewed at Firehead Editions of London by clicking on the work title. Marketplace information about many other published choral works can be found on the Publications page. For program notes, please contact the composer.

A General Communion [SATB & organ]
text by Alice Meynell

I saw the throng, so deeply separate,
Fed at one only board—
The devout people, moved, intent, elate,
And the devoted Lord.

Art Thou Weary? [SATB & piano]
text translated by John Mason Neale

Art thou weary, art thou languid,
Art thou sore distressed?
“Come to Me,” saith One,
“and coming, be at rest.”

Blest Be the Tie That Binds [SAB & organ]
text by John Fawcett

Blest be the tie that binds
our hearts in Christian love…

Come Lord Jesus, Prince of Peace [Unison/2 part & piano]
text by Barbara Davis Pyles

Years in darkness, restless sleep;
Starless heavens hopeless keep.
Aching burdens, blinding fears;
Haunted slumber all these years.
Come Lord Jesus, Prince of Peace,
break the bonds of night;
Brighten ev’ry captive heart
with everlasting light.

Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus [SATB & piano, or string orchestra]
text by Charles Wesley

Come, thou long expected Jesus,
born to set thy people free;
from our fears and sins release us,
let us find our rest in thee.

Many Waters [SATB, a cappella]
text by Charles Algernon Swinburne

Many waters cannot quench love,
Neither can the floods drown it.
Who shall snare or slay the white dove
Faith, whose very dreams crown it,
Gird it round with grace and peace, deep,
Warm, and pure, and soft as sweet sleep?

O Love Divine [unison voice & organ]
text by Charles Wesley

O Love divine,
how sweet thou art!
When shall I find my willing heart
All taken up by thee?

Te Deum [SSATBB, a cappella]
text from the Roman Mass and Walt Whitman (Leaves of Grass #48)

Why should I wish to see God better than on this day?
I see something of God each hour, and each moment then…

Two Turtle Songs [SATB & piano] 
text adapted from Aesop’s Fables (Tortoise & Hare, Tortoise & Eagle)

A tortoise, a hare, and a fox
A challenge, a race—
“Who can run as fast as the wind?”

“Behold the sky,
Where eagles fly…”

Unto Us a Son is Given [SATB, a cappella]
text by Alice Meynell

Given, not lent,
And not withdrawn—once sent,
This Infant of mankind, this One,
Is still the little welcome Son.

Who is Wise Among You? [SATB, a cappella]
text from the Letter of James

Who is wise among you?
Let your works be done
with gentleness born of wisdom.