O Magnum Mysterium
for treble chorus a cappella

4'30"
...excellent, gentle and subtle
— Jeff Dunn, 21st Century Music Journal

O Magnum Mysterium was commissioned by the San Francisco Girls Chorus. It was premiered at San Francisco’s Davies Symphony Hall in December 2003 by the San Francisco Girls Chorus. The text is a responsorial chant from the Matins of Christmas.

Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence
for SATB chorus with 4 soloists

5:00
"Wonderful. I was astonished by the intricate elaborations on the simple, haunting themes and music of Let all mortal flesh keep silence".
— The Most Rev. William J. Levada, Archbishop of San Francisco

Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence was commissioned by Schola Cantorum San Francisco as part of Erickson’s 2001-20013 Composer Residency at San Francisco’s National Shrine of Saint Francis of Assisi. It was premiered September 2002 in San Francisco, CA. The text is taken from the Liturgy of St. John.

The Naughty Boy
for SATB chorus

The Naughty Boy was commissioned by West Chester University Concert Choir, led by David DeVenney. It was premiered February 2006 in Philadelphia, PA. The text is taken from John Keats’ poem “The Naughty Boy”.

May the Lord Bless You and Keep You
for SATB chorus

May the Lord Bless You and Keep You was commissioned by Schola Cantorum San Francisco as part of Erickson’s 2001-20013 Composer Residency at San Francisco’s National Shrine of Saint Francis of Assisi. It was premiered September 2002 in San Francisco, CA. The text comes from the book of Numbers in the Old Testament.

Christ, Look Upon Us In This City
for SATB chorus

Christ, Look Upon Us In This City was commissioned as part of Erickson’s 1999-2000 Composer Residency at San Francisco’s Grace Cathedral, St. Mary the Virgin Episcopal Church, and Berkeley’s St. Mark’s. It was premiered March 2000 at San Francisco’s Grace Cathedral. The text is taken Thomas Ashe.

O Vos Omnes
for SATB chorus

4:00
“Widely awarded and even recorded, Erickson is clearly not only a major talent but a complete professional. I enjoyed his piece to the hilt.”
— Heuwell Tircuit, San Francisco Classical Voice

O Vos Omnes was commissioned as part of Erickson’s 1999-2000 Composer Residency at San Francisco’s Grace Cathedral, St. Mary the Virgin Episcopal Church, and Berkeley’s St. Mark’s.. It was premiered April 2001 in San Francisco, CA. The text is taken from the Roman Catholic liturgy for Holy Week.

Outlaw Songs
for SATB chorus

7:00
“Widely awarded and even recorded, Erickson is clearly not only a major talent but a complete professional. I enjoyed his piece to the hilt.”

Outlaw Songs is a three movement a cappella choral set. Movement One was premiered April 2014 in Concord, CA. The text is taken from the writings of 19th Century American stagecoach bandit, Black Bart.

I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
for SSA chorus

3:00
“I Heard The Bells on Christmas Day” possesses an invigorating yet subtle rhythmic vitality achieved through masterful juxtaposition of simple and compound meters as well as a preponderance of witty voice-crossings."
— Sean Burton, Choral Journal

I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day was commissioned by Carole Thibodeaux for the San Francisco Girls Chorus. It was premiered December 2003 in Lafayette, CA. The text is taken from a poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

Come Thou Long Expected Jesus
for SATB chorus

Come Thou Long Expected Jesus was commissioned by Schola Cantorum San Francisco as part of Erickson’s 2001-20013 Composer Residency at San Francisco’s National Shrine of Saint Francis of Assisi. It was premiered December 2003 at San Francisco’s Grace Cathedral. The text is taken from the writings of Charles Wesley.

North Carolina Triptych: Three Poems of David Rigsbee

8:00

North Caroline Triptych: Three Poems of David Rigsbee was commissioned by Mount Olive College to celebrate their 60th Anniversary. It was premiered November 2011 at Mount Olive College (Mount Olive, North Carolina). The texts are taken from the writings poet David Rigsbee.