Patrick Murray

Conductor | Composer


Compositions – Choral/Vocal

One Evening at the Turn of a Century (2022)
Text by Oliver de la Paz
Commissioned by College of the Holy Cross College Choir, Allegra Martin, director

La Vie en Rose (2021)
SSAATTBB, w/ Alto soloist
Edith Piaf and Louiguy; arr. Patrick Murray
Commissioned by Carmel Bach Festival and Andrew Megill, chorusmaster

The Dates Fell Off (2021)
SATBB soloists
Text by Tom Cull

Only the Sun (2021)
SATB, pno.
Text by Emily Schultz
Featured in Watch Your Head: Artists Respond to the Climate Crisis

Awake, Timid Soul (2021)
Text by Patricia Orr
For the Metropolitan United Church Choir and Patricia Wright, director

The Lord to Me a Shepherd Is (Psalm 23) (2020)

Book of Hours (2020)
5 movement cycle on texts by Rainer Maria Rilke

In Slumber Deep (The Christmas Night) (rev. 2020)
SSATBB, S solo (also available SSAA and TTBB)
Text by L.M. Montgomery
Commissioned by Canadian Men’s Chorus and Univox
Published by Cypress Choral Music

At thy Voice (rev. 2020)
Text by Charles G.D. Roberts
Commissioned by Univox
Published by Cypress Choral Music

Morning Hymn (2018)
Text by Patricia Orr
Commissioned by Canadian Institute of Church Music
Published by Cypress Choral Music

The Days Gone By (2019)
Text by John Greenleaf Whittier
Commissioned by St. Michael’s Choir School Senior Singers

A Christmas Carol (2018)
Commissioned by New York Polyphony

Hilltop Song (2014)
SATB (also available for SSAA)
Text by Charles G.D. Roberts
Commissioned by Univox

Autumn (How Still the Quiet) (2013)
Text by Arthur Bourinot
Commissioned by Conspirato Chamber Singers

Summer: A Twilight Hymn (2012)
Text by Bliss Carmen
Commissioned by Grand Philharmonic Choir

Book of Lamentations (2011)
Text by St. Gregory of Narek
Commissioned by Canadian Men’s Chorus
Published by Renforth Music

The Echo (2011)
SATB div.
Text by Christina Rosetti
Winner of the 2011 DaCapo Chamber Choir NewWorks Competition and 2nd prize in the SOCAN Foundation Awards for Young Composers

When You are Old (2010)
Text by W.B. Yeats