Occasionally, Scot spends some time creating arrangements and compositions (primarily for his own choirs).

Compositions
The Wound (SATB div) [2017] – 6′
Buck v Bell (SATB, String Quartet, Piano, Marimba) [2017] – 10′
Sympathy (SATB, Soprano Solo, Smartphones) [2015] – 6′
Il Bianco e Dolce Cigno… e Dolce Cigno… (SATB, Live-looping electronics) [2015] – 5′

The Wound (SATB div) [2017]

A setting of Ruth Stone’s poem by the same name, the Wound deals with the shock after a traumatic experience, and was written as part of the San Diego Pro Arte Voices Disarm Hate project in response to gun violence and suicide.

Buck v Bell (SATB + String Quartet, Piano, Marimba) [2017]

A setting of the 1927 Supreme Court decision by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Buck v Bell upheld the legality of sterilizing the mentally “feeble”. First presented as a performance/discussion in collaboration with the SCU Law School, the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, the Gerald and Sally DeNardo Lectureship, and the SCU Music Department, it was then performed again at the 2017 SCU Voices concert. Both performances were by the SCU Chamber Singers.

Sympathy (SATB + Soprano Solo + Smartphones) [2015]

Composed with my frequent SCU collaborator, Bruno Ruviaro, check out more information about the piece on its GitHub page.

Recent performances:

  • Biola University, Shawna Stewart (May 6, 2016)
  • Irvine High School, Tina Peterson (March 2016)
  • MiraCosta College, Arlie Langager (January 2016)
  • Piedmont Hills High School, Myles Ellis (December 9, 2015)

Il Bianco e Dolce Cigno… e Dolce Cigno… (SATB + live looping electronics) [2015]

Composed by Scot with electronics realized by Bruno Ruviaro, the piece is based on Jacques Arcadelt’s Il Bianco e Dolce Cigno and then uses electronics to capture audio live and play it back to create a double choir with a single ensemble. More information is available about the piece on its GitHub page.

Come Let Us All Sweet Carols Sing (SATB a cappella, arr.) [2014]

As part of the December 2014 Christmas Truce themed program with the Santa Clara Chorale, Scot arranged several christmas carols sung at the front. Come Let Us All Sweet Carols Sing by Champneys opened the concert.

Champneys – Come let us all sweet carols sing (SATB)

O Du Fröhliche (SATB a cappella, arr.) [2014]

As part of the December 2014 Christmas Truce themed program with the Santa Clara Chorale, Scot arranged several christmas carols sung at the front. The traditional german carol, O Du Fröhliche was particularly hard to find in a suitable arrangement.

O du fröhliche (SATB)

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