Endowed in 2005, Classical Movements’ Eric Daniel Helms New Music Program exists to assist our non-profit clients in the creation of brand-new works—both choral and orchestral, male and female voices—while also supporting the craft of contemporary composition worldwide. To date, more than 65 works from Grammy, OscarPulitzer and MacArthur-winning composers from some 25 countries have been have been premiered at Carnegie HallDisney HallKennedy Center and in ViennaChinaSouth AfricaMexico and Argentina by ensembles ranging from children’s choirs to professional orchestras.

  • Azmeh, Kinan (Syrian) – Clarinet Concerto;
    Ibn Arabī Recitation
  • Berg, Ken (American) – The Cremation of Sam McGee
  • Bermel, Derek (American) – YPChant
  • Bharadwaj, Vedanth and Ponnapalli, Manjula (Indians) – நம்ம பாடு
  • Braithwaite, Lauren (English) – Hamsafar: A Musical Journey through South Asia
  • Brewbaker, Daniel (American) – El Angel
  • Broeker, Jay (American) – Peace Like A River
  • Carletti, Stephen (South African) – Evening Canticles
  • Childs, Billy (American) – In Gratitude
  • Cole, TJ (American) – Double Play
  • Corigliano, John (American) – Upon Julia’s Clothes
  • Croall, Barbara (Canadian) – Waaboos N’Gamwin
  • Cuomo, Douglas J. (American) – How to Survive in the Woods
  • Dean, Johnie (American) – Three Early American Hymns
    (The Morning Trumpet, O Thou in Whose Presence, The Promised Land)
  • Del Tredici, David (American) – Credo Fugue 
  • Díaz, Rodrigo Michelet Cadet (Mexican) – TBA
  • D’Rivera, Paquito (Cuban-American) – UN Minuto
  • Escalada, Oscar (Argentinian) – Eulogy to Childhood;
    Misa para el Tercer Mundo
  • Ešenvalds, Ēriks (Latvian) – High Flight
  • Esmail, Reena (Indian-American) – The Love of Thousands
  • Fullam, Con (American) – Under One Sky
  • Gant, Andrew (United Kingdom) – Psalm World
  • Gellé, Talike (Madagascan) – Heagnen-Tsy Tratse
  • Gibbs, Stacey (American) – I Feel Like My Time Ain’t Long;
    Shut De Do’!
  • Göbel, Christoph (German) – TBA
  • Gordon, Michael (American) – Cinnamon 
  • Guillaume, Sydney (Haitian-American) – Ansanm Ansanm
  • Mkhaya, Vusa; Moyo, Dumisani; Nkomo, Blessings Nqo (Zimbabweans)Bom Bom Jeys
  • Janmohamed, Hussein (Canadian) Rise Children, Let’s Rise to Peace
  • Jeliazkova, Milena and Roudeva, Milena (Bulgarians) – Orissiya
  • Jensen, Aaron (Canadian) – We Are as One;
    Long Road to Freedom
  • Koapeng, Mokale (South African) – Letlang Bana;
    Wings of Peace and Love: Reflections on Bheki Mseleku
  • Kortekangas, Olli (Finnish) – Three Studies
  • Kuster, Kristen (American) – Moxie
  • Laitman, Lori (American) – Unsung
  • Larsen, Libby (American) – Earth (Holst Trope)
  • Lee III, James (American) – Thurgood’s Rhapsody
  • Lemereis, Anne-Maartje (Dutch) – A Requiem in Quotes
  • León, Tania (Cuban-American) – Rimas Tropicales
  • Leshnoff, Jonathan (American) – Dancin’ Blue Crabs
  • Machado, Betsayda (Venezuelan) – Arriba Mandela
  • Madras Youth Choir (Indians) – Musical Tribute to JFK
  • Metselaar, Carlijn (Dutch) – Well, Actually
  • Michaels, Patrice (American) – TBA
  • Mnomiya, Phelelani  (South African) – It’s In Your Hands Now
  • Mudgal, Madhup (Indian) – Vasudhaiva Kutumbkam
  • Mxadana, Gobingca George (South African) – Usilethela Uxolo (Nelson Mandela)
  • Ndodana-Breen, Bongani (South African) – Harmonia Ubuntu
  • Njeza, Sibusiso (South African) – Uthando Nomculo
  • Norris, J. Reese (American) – TBA
  • Papoulis, Jim (American) – Sounds of a New Generation
  • Paulus, Stephen (American) – When Music Sounds
  • Prechtl, Brian (American) – TBA
  • Quartel, Sarah (Canadian) – Wide Open Spaces
  • Ramsey, Andrea (American) – The Gift to Sing
  • Rimelis, David (American) – OrchKids Nation
  • Rips-Laul, Piret (Estonian) – Salve Regina
  • Rouse, Christopher (American) – Processional
  • Sandow, Greg (American) – The Remembered Song
  • Sempere, Emilio Solé (Spanish) – Hearts Beat Together
  • Shaw, Caroline (American) – Baltimore Bomb
  • Sheng, Bright (Chinese-American) – A Porter’s Song;
    Thirty-Mile Village
  • Sibisi, Qinisela (South African) – Let the New Age Dawn
  • Smith, Gabriella (American) – TBA
  • Theofanidis, Christopher (American) – The Game
  • Thomas, André J. (American) – Gloria (Glory to God)
  • Todd, Will (United Kingdom) – Gloria in excelsis
  • Tower, Joan (American) – Descent;
    Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman #6
  • Tumat, Choduraa (Tuvan) – Дагын катап дарлатпас бис
  • Tumursaikhan, Janlav and Tsend-Ochir, Uuganbatar (Mongolians) Freedom of the Steppe
  • Ulvo, Therese B. (Norwegian) – I am I am I am
  • Valencia, Jorge Córdoba (Mexican) – Tu
  • Vivancos, Bernat (Spanish) – L’ametller
  • Wachner, Julian (American) – An Alleluiah Flourish

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