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Premieres and Commissions

Throughout its 40+ years New Amsterdam Singers has been acclaimed for its imaginative programming. Our repertoire spans seven centuries, and we have a continuining committment to commissioning and performing new choral works. 

New Amsterdam Singers Commissions — World Premieres
Matthew Harris Shakespeare Songs, Book VII 2017
Paul Alan Levi Dateless Calendar 2011
Ronald Perera Why I Wake Early 2008
Paul Alan Levi Acts of Love 2002
Ronald Perera The Golden Door 1999
Behzad Ranjbaran Open Secret 1999
Paul Alan Levi Journeys & Secrets 1994
Thomas Beveridge General William Booth 1987
Francis Heilbut Caliban's Song 1974

World Premieres
Ben Moore When You are Old (choral version) 2017
Donald Grantham A Valediction 2015
Elizabeth Lim Tempest 2013
Alexander Dmitriev Two Songs 2005
Alexander Dmitriev The Ancient Mariner 2004
Katherine Hoover Echo 2003
Alla Borzova The Ballad of Barnaby 2002
Jacob Avshalomov His Fluid Aria 2001
Charles Fussell Mists 1998
Dennis Riley Chansons Funèbres 1998
Paul Alan Levi In the Beginning 1998
Jack Gallagher To One Who Died 1986
Hale Smith Two Kids 1972
Vally Weigl A Shelter for All 1970

American Premieres
Einojuhani Rautavaara Unsere Liebe 2013
Matthew Harris Three Plums 2013
Richard Rodney Bennett I Saw Three Ships 2008
Richard Rodney Bennett Nonsense 2008
Eleanor Daley Missa Brevis 2002
Geoffrey Burgon Sleep 1996
Petr Eben Bitter Earth 1992
Daniel Catan Cantata 1987

New York and NYC Premieres
Ronald PereraWhen Music Sounds2017
Robert PatersonLife is But a Dream2017
Michael DellairaNobody2015
Donald GranthamLet Evening Come2015
Matthew HarrisIf Music and Sweet Poetry Agree2015
Ben MooreThe Lake Isle of Innisfree2015
Ben MooreDear Theo (letters from Van Gogh)2015
Abbie BetinisAnd the Song Am I2014
Matthew Harris Fantasy on La Bamba 2013
Ronald Perera The Star in the Pail 2013
Alex Weiser Travellers 2013
Sheena Phillips Two Carols 2012
Judith Shatin The God of Glory 2012
Steven Stucky Skylarks 2012
Stephen Sametz Niño de Rosas 2011
Kitty Brazelton O Joy! 2011
Clare Maclean Leise rieselt der Schnee 2010
Kirke Mechem Suite for Chorus 2010
Ronald Perera earthsongs 2010
Kirke Mechem The World is Too Much With Us 2009
Rihards Dubra Rorando Coeli 2009
Abbie Betinis Cedit, Hyems 2009
Michael Dellaira The Masters at the Movies 2008
Matthew Harris Innocence and Experience 2008
Kirke Mechem Peace Motets 2007
Luna Pearl Woolf Après moi, le déluge 2007
David Brunner I Am in Need of Music 2007
Paul Crabtree Four Folk Songs 2007
Howard Skempton The Flight of Song 2007
Richard Wilson In Schrafft's 2007
Ruth Watson Henderson Make Me a World 2007
Kirke Mechem American Trio 2005
Ronald Perera Three Love Lyrics 2005
Daniel Pinkham Christmas Jubilations 2004
Kirke Mechem Missa Brevis 2004
Adolphus Hailstork Seven Songs of the Rubaiyat 2003
Adolphus Hailstork The God of Glory Thunders 2002
Judith Shatin Songs of War and Peace 2002
Kirke Mechem Winging Wildly 2001
Paul Alan Levi Unpoem 2000
Matthew Harris Shakespeare Songs, Book IV 1998
Charles Fussell Specimen Days 1998
William Hawley Six Madrigals on Texts by Torquato Tasso 1997
Petr Eben Zauberspruch, den Liebsten zu beschwören 1996
Daniel Pinkham Advent Cantata 1995
Marga Richter Into My Heart 1995
Ronald Perera The Outermost House 1994
Matthew Harris Shakespeare Songs, Book III 1993
Ronald Perera Earth Songs 1993
Petr Eben Cantico delle Creature 1991
Petr Eben Salve Regina 1991
Daniel Pinkham The Saints Preserve Us! 1991
Paul Siskind On Aging 1989
Thomas Beveridge Give Me the Splendid Silent Sun 1987
Tomas Svoboda Chorale Without Words 1986
Edwin Fissinger Lux Aeterna 1984