User:Lyle Neff/List of Compositions (L. Neff)

[IN PROGRESS; adapted from web page Lyle Neff 16:18, 11 November 2009 (UTC)]

List of Musical Compositions by Lyle Neff

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Original compositions

(ca. 1974-present, each category in approximate ascending chronological order)


Orchestra & Band

Solo with orchestra

Instrumental chamber music



  • "Ein' feste Burg", for unison chorus and organ
  • "Russian Prayer" ("God , our father, hear our prayer") on a Russian folk tune
  • "Praise Ye the Lord", for mixed chorus and organ, published by Doxology Music Press (Aiken, S.C.) under pseudonym "Kevin Lyle"
  • "In the Beginning", for mixed chorus and organ, published by Doxology Music Press (Aiken, S.C.) under pseudonym "Kevin Lyle"
  • "Beatitudes," for mixed chorus and piano or organ (arr. from song)
  • 8 Choral Responses for Church Service, for mixed chorus a cappella (optional piano accompaniment for one item)
  • "The Greatest is Love," for mixed chorus and piano
  • Psalm 151 (English tr.), for mixed chorus, trumpet, and two harps
  • "Gloria," for mixed chorus and organ
  • "O Sing unto the Lord," text from Psalm 96, for mixed chorus and piano
  • "The Lord's My Shepherd, I'll Not Want" (adapted from organ hymn setting of "Pisgah")
  • "He Leadeth Me," combined hymn texts from Henry W. Baker and Joseph H. Gilmore, for mixed chorus and piano
  • "Show Me the Way," for mixed chorus a cappella (published by Augsburg Fortress)
  • Requiem, for SATB soloists, mixed chorus, and chamber orchestra (including harp and organ)
    • 1. Introit: "Requiem aeternam ... Te decet hymnus" (Soprano solo, chorus)
    • 2. Kyrie (SATB solos, chorus)
    • 3. Gradual: "Requiem aeternam" (Chorus a cappella)
    • 4. Tract: "Absolve, Domine" (Soprano solo)
    • 5. Sequence: "Dies irae" (Bass and alto solos, chorus)
    • 6. Offertory: "Domine Jesu Christe" (Tenor solo, chorus)
    • 7. Sanctus (Chorus)
    • 8. Agnus Dei (Chorus)
    • 9. Communion: "Lux aeterna" (Chorus)
    • 10. Absolution: "Libera me" (Alto solo, TB chorus)
    • 11. Burial: "In paradisum" (Chorus)
  • "To Ev'rything There's a Season," text adapted from Ecclesiastes 3, for mixed chorus and piano
  • "Miracle Worker," for vocal quartet or mixed chorus a cappella (published by GIA Publications; information, including complete set of preview score pages)
  • "Take My Life," hymn text by Fran­ces R. Havergal, for mixed chorus and organ
  • "Come and Walk in the Light," for mixed chorus and piano (published by Augsburg Fortress; information, including sample first page an MP3 sample)
  • "God Is There," for mixed chorus and piano
  • Et insanivit, for mixed chorus a cappella


  • Voice of a New Nation, cantata for soprano and baritone soloists, mixed chorus, and orchestra
  • "A Farewell," for SATB vocal quartet or mixed chorus, a cappella

Piano Solo

Organ Solo

Organ pieces on various hymn-tunes (in alphabetical order by tune name)

  • Hymn Inspirations -- published by Augsburg Fortress, 2009; Information, including sample first pages
    • Aberystwyth (Parry) -- "Jesus, Lover of My Soul"
    • Dix -- "For the Beauty of the Earth"
    • Es ist ein Ros' -- "Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming"
    • Un flambeau -- "Bring a Torch, Jeannette, Isabella!"
    • In Dulci Jubilo
    • Kelvingrove
    • Kingsfold -- "O King of Glory, David's Son"
    • Lasst uns erfreuen / Divinum mysterium -- "All Creatures of Our God and King"/ "Of the Father's Love Begotten"
    • Laudes Domini -- "When Morning Gilds the Skies"
    • Peaceful Valley -- "We Shall Walk through the Valley in Peace
    • Pisgah -- "The Lord's My Shepherd, I'll Not Want" (adapted later as a choral anthem)
    • Sussex Carol -- "On Christmas Night All Christians Sing"
    • Thaxted -- "I Vow to Thee, My Country"
    • To God Be the Glory
  • Other hymn-tune arrangements
    • Easy to medium
      • St. Anne -- "O God, Our Help in Ages Past"
      • Converse -- "What a Friend We Have in Jesus"
      • Gordon -- "My Jesus, I Love Thee"
      • Hankey -- "I Love to Tell the Story"
      • He Leadeth Me
      • Italian Hymn -- "Come, Thou Almighty King"
      • Kirkpatrick -- "He Hideth My Soul"
      • Leoni -- "The God of Abraham Praise"
      • Lord, I'm Coming Home -- "I've Wandered Far Away from God"
      • Morris -- "Nearer, Still Nearer"
      • Need -- "I Need Thee Every Hour"
      • Russian Hymn -- "God the Omnipotent"
      • The Sheltering Rock -- "There is a Rock in a Weary Land"
      • Stories of Jesus -- "Tell Me the Stories of Jesus"
      • Thompson -- "Softly and Tenderly Jesus Is Calling"
      • Trentham -- "Breath on Me, Breath of God"
    • Difficult

Solo voice with instruments (piano unless otherwise indicated)

Transcriptions of other composers' compositions (for organ unless otherwise indicated)

Bach, Johann Sebastian

  • Chaconne in D Minor, BWV 1004
  • "Sheep May Safely Graze" from Cantata No. 208
  • Sinfonia from Cantata No. 12
  • Sinfonia from Cantata No. 29, arr. for organ with piano accompaniment

Beethoven, Ludwig van

  • March in B-flat Major (originally for 2 clarinets, 2 horns, 2 bassoons)

Borodin, Aleksandr Porfir'evich

  • "Chorus of Praise" from Prince Igor (i.e., opening of Prologue)
  • In Central Asia
  • Moderato from Symphony No. 3, 2nd movement
  • Theme from String Quartet No. 1, 1st movement
  • Theme from String Quartet No. 2, 1st movement

Cui, Cesar Antonovich

  • "A la chapelle," from A Argenteau, Op. 40
  • "Gloria Patri and Wedding Recessional," from the opera The Saracen

Gabrieli, Andrea

  • Ricercare del 12o tono

Guilmant, Alexandre

  • Offertory on 3 Noels, arr. for band

Haydn, Franz Joseph

  • Allegretto (2nd movement) from String Quartet, Op. 54, No. 1
  • Theme and Variations from String Quartet, Op. 76, No. 3

Machaut, Guillaume

  • Osanna and Benedictus from Messe de Notre Dame

Massenet, Jules

  • Meditation from Thais

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

  • Terzett (A Major) from The Magic Flute

Pashkevich, Vasilij

  • Aria (D Major) from The Miser

Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai

  • Introduction to the opera Mlada

Schuetz, Heinrich

  • Sinfonia from The Seven Last Words

Tchaikovsky, Petr Il'ich

  • Theme from Elegy (1st movement), from Suite No. 3 for orchestra

Vivaldi, Antonio

  • Largo from Violin Concerto, F. 1, No. 180