Compositions

Church Service Music
    (All works are published by Herbolsheimer Music Catalogue)

  • At the Lamb's High Feast (SALZBURG)Request score
    Cong., Organ, 3 Trumpets, 1 Trombone, Timpani
    Text: Traditional
    Also available for 2 Trumpets, 2 Trombones
  • Free of All Danger (Response)Request score
    Unison Choir (cantor), Brass Quintet, timpani, Organ, Congregation (1')
  • GloriaRequest score
    Version I
    Cong., Organ, SATB, 2 Trumpets, 2 Trombones, Timpani
    Text: 1974 Text
    Peace Mass
  • Gloria NewRequest score
    Version 2
    Cong., Organ, SATB
    Text: 1974 Text
    Peace Mass
  • He is Risen (Neander)Request score
    Cong., Organ, 2 Trumpets, 2 Trombones, Timpani
    Text: Traditional
  • Inscriptions of St. James Cathedral in 6 movementsRequest score
    I. I am the Vine
    SSATTB (4')
    Text: John 15
    I am the vine is one of six settings of inscriptions found on the walls of St. James Cathedral. The commission specifies that the work was written “for those branches in our midst who serve,” referencing the text that compares worshippers to parts of a vine. Bern depicts the vine ingeniously in the music itself: two parts, initially alto and soprano, whose melodic fragments interweave, growing steadily to a contemplative pentatonic chord. This repeats a step higher, as the vines crawl up. When the text shifts to the branches, the sopranos leap up as if reaching dramatically to the sky. For the final declaration that the faithful will “bear much fruit,” Bern returns to the opening music with subtle changes that relax the harmony to a gentle D major.
    II. Domus Dei, Porta Coeli
    Ten. Solo, SATB, 2 Trumpet , 2 Trombones, Organ (5')
    Text: Genesis 28
    III. Into Marvelous Light
    SAATB, Organ
    Text: 1 Peter 2
    IV. I am In Your Midst
    SATB
    Text: Luke 22
    V. Adeste Fideles (O Come All Ye Faithful)
    Cong., Organ, 2 Trumpets, 1 French Horn, 1 Trombone, 1 Tuba, Timpani
    Text: Adeste Fideles (O Come All Ye Faithful)
    Also available for 2 Trumpets, 2 Trombones
    VI. Truly I Tell You
    SAATBB (3')
    Text: Matthew 24:40
  • Jesus Christ is Risen Today (EASTER HYMN)Request score
    Cong, Organ, 3 Trumpets, 1 Trombone, Timpani
    Also available 2 Trumpets, 2 Trombones, Timpani
  • Joy to the World (ANTIOCH)Request score
    Cong., Organ, 2 Trumpets, Timpani
    Text: Traditional
    Also available 2 Trumpets, 2 Trombones, Timpani
  • Meditaton on In Christ there is no east or west (MCKEE)Request score
    Organ (1.5')
  • Psalm 95 (96) - Today is Born Our SaviorRequest score
    Cong., Organ Ten., Bass solos (3')
    Response for Christmas
  • Psalm 117 (118) - This is the Day!Request score
    Cong., Organ, SATB Solos (4')
    Text: Psalm 117(118)
    Gospel Acclamation for Easter
  • Psalm 28 - Praise to you, O LordRequest score
    SATB, Organ, Congregation (3-5')
    Entrance Psalm
  • Psalm 33 (34) - Taste and SeeRequest score
    Congregation, Unison Choir (Cantor), Organ (2.5')
  • Psalm 96 (97) - Proclaim his marvelous deedsRequest score
    Congregation, Psalmist, Organ
    Responsorial Psalm
  • St. James Mass for Peace in 14 movementsRequest score
    I. Introduction to Hymn Tune ST. THOMAS
    Oboe, Percussion, Organ, Congregation (2')
    II. Kyrie Eleison

    VOICING: ______________________
    III. Gloria

    VOICING: ______________________
    IV. Psalm 85 - The Lord Speaks of Peace
    Alto, Baritone, Oboe, Organ, Congregation (2')
    IX. Memorial Acclamation

    VOICING: ______________________
    V. Gospel Acclamation
    Soprano (Tenor), Congregation, Organ (1')
    VI. Elegy (for solo oboe)
    Oboe (2')
    VII. O Lord, Increase My Faith

    VOICING: ______________________
    VIII. Holy, Holy, Holy

    VOICING: ______________________
    Text: REM 3
    X. Great Amen

    VOICING: ______________________
    XI. Lamb of God

    VOICING: ______________________
    XII. Let Us Sing Sweet Songs

    VOICING: ______________________
    XIII. Concluding Rite

    VOICING: ______________________
    XIV. Introduction to Old 100th - Let There Be Light
    Oboe, Glockenspiel, Organ, Congregation (1')
  • Three Organ Pieces for Pentecost in 3 movementsRequest score
    I. Prelude
    Organ (4.75')
    II. Fantasy on Veni Creator Spiritus
    Organ
    III. Postlude
    Organ