Steven Sametz

Steven Sametz (b. 1954, Westport, Connecticut) has been hailed as “one of the most respected choral composers in America.”   Though best known for his work in choral and choral-orchestral repertoire, Sametz oeuvre includes solo songs, opera, ballets and works for orchestra and chamber ensembles.

Sametz has received commissions from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Connecticut Council on the Arts, and the Santa Fe music festival, creating new works for Chanticleer, The Princeton Singers, the Dale Warland Singers, The Los Angeles Master Chorale, Cantus, Philadelphia Singers, Pro Arte Chamber Choir, Connecticut Choral Artists, Joyful Noise and the King of Thailand.  In 2011, Sametz received one of the country’s most prestigious choral commissions, the American Choral Director Association’s Raymond W. Brock Memorial Commission, writing Three Mystical Choruses for premiere by Chanticleer at the 2011 ACDA National Convention in Symphony Hall, Chicago.   Sametz’s ballet, Small Steps/Tiny Revolutions has been performed world-wide by the Rioult Dance Company.  His Music’s Music, commissioned by the Los Angeles Master Chorale, was premiered at Disney Hall in Los Angeles.  Dr. Sametz’s compositions have been heard throughout the world at the Tanglewood, Ravinia, Salzburg, Schleswig-Holstein, and Santa Fe music festivals. His in time of, a setting of e.e. Cummings poetry, appears on Chanticleer’s Grammy Award-winning CD, The Colors of Love.

Dr. Sametz chairs the American Choral Directors Composition Advisory Committee, heading panels to adjudicate choral competitions throughout the US.  Dr. Sametz has served as panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts, Chorus America, the American Guild of Organists, the American Composers Consortium and the National Collegiate Choral Organization.

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Works by Steven Sametz

A Child’s Requiem


choir and orchestra

Steven Sametz

A Pavane for the Nursery

Now Touch the Air Softly


SSAA choir

Steven Sametz

All Through the Night


SATB choir

arr. Steven Sametz

Alleluia


two or four parts choir, handbells, optional harp

Steven Sametz

Dante’s Dream

"...l'amor che move il sole e altre stelle"


SSSAAATTTBBB (SSAA-SATB-TTBB antiphonal choirs)

Steven Sametz

del nacimiento

of the birth


Unison soprano choir or solo, harp, and organ

Steven Sametz

Echo


SSAATTBB choir

Steven Sametz

God Over All

Super cuncta, subter cuncta


SATB choir, optional handbells

Steven Sametz

Here We Come A-Wassailing


SATB choir

arr. Steven Sametz

I Have Had Singing


SATB, SSAA, or TTBB choir

Steven Sametz

Kumulipo


SATB or SATB/SATB choir, a cappella or with optional organ

Steven Sametz

La Villanella

O come bali bene bela bimba


SATB choir with soprano and alto soli

arr. Steven Sametz

Litany (For a Year)


SATB choir, solo soprano, and cello

Steven Sametz

Magnificat


SATB choir and organ

Steven Sametz

Masters in this Hall


SATB or TTBB choir

arr. Steven Sametz

Nativity

Bring A Torch, Jeanette Isabella


SATB choir

Steven Sametz

O What a Pretty Little Baby


TTBB choir and tenor solo

arr. Steven Sametz

Pai duli vwihdul ja

Do I go in or do I go out?


SATB choir

arr. Steven Sametz

Peace on Earth


SATB choir

Steven Sametz

The Heroine Triumphant


SATBB choir with soprano and mezzo soli

arr. Steven Sametz

The Parting Glass


TTBB choir (+SSAA optional)

arr. Steven Sametz

The Twenty-ninth Bather


SSAA choir, optional cello & marimba.

Steven Sametz

There is No Rose of Such Virtue


SATB choir, soprano solo

Steven Sametz

Un bacio

A Kiss


SATB choir

Steven Sametz