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Awake up, my glory
2019, 5 mins - soprano and piano

Awake up, my glory is a setting of Psalm 57. It is written for Deus Ex Musica composition project, A Musical Exploration of the Psalms to be performed by Megan Roth and Julia Carey at Old South Church in Boston on June 28, 2019.

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Soprano: Megan Roth

Piano: Julia Carey
Place: Old South Church in Boston (MA)

「Biblical Music Without Words」 Written by James F. McGrath

Calvin Institute of Christian Worship

Nunc Dimittis
2016, 9 mins - bassett rec. & tenor

I composed this piece for basset recorder and tenor. It was written in 2016 for UMS & JIP. While I was composing the piece, I had the opportunity to work closely with Ulrike and Javier and experiment with various recorders and tessituras. As a result, I was able to explore and go deeper into the formal procedures and ideas of the piece.

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Performed by: UMS & JIP
Place: University of North Texas, Denton (TX)/USA.

Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis Written by James F. McGrath

The Tempest
2007, 15 mins - fl/picc, ob, cl/bcl, bn, hn, perc, hp, sop (lyric), strings

I.    Full Fathom Five
II.   Sounds and Sweet Airs
III.  Where the Bee Sucks

Sounds and Sweet Airs

Rev. 2007 (2001), 5 mins

The Tempest, is a song cycle to texts from Shakespeare’s play THE TEMPEST.


The Tempest was performed on November 4, 2007 by the Orchestra of Colours under the direction of Miltos Logiadis at the Athens Concert Hall and awarded the Second Prize of the Dimitris Mitropoulos International Competition for composing in Athens, Greece.

The music is available both for soprano with an ensemble of twelve instruments or soprano with a symphony orchestra. 

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Performed by: The Chimera Ensemble

Soprano: Anna Maria Friman
Conductor: John Stringer
Place: Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall, York/UK.


This recording is a version for soprano with an ensemble of twelve instruments. 

Mystic - Chamber Ensemble and Two Male Voices
2013, 9 mins - fl, cl, perc, pf, vn, vc & two male voices (tenor/baritone)

Mystic is a setting of a text by Arthur Rimbaud (1854-1891) who wrote some of the most extraordinary poetry in the French language.

It lasts about 8 minutes and is scored for six instruments and two voices: flute, clarinet, percussion, piano, violin, violoncello, tenor and baritone. Mystic was written in between 2012 and 2013.


Mystic was awarded to the First Prize at the Franz Josef Reinl-Stiftung in 2013. 

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Performed by: Es Spielt das Arcis Ensemble
Conductor: Ulrich Nicolai
Place: Gasteig Munchen, Munich/Germany.

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