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Nancy Plummer Faxon Catalog

Note: Works commissioned by Kenneth Starr are his property; you will need to obtain permission directly from him. Inquiries on pieces commissioned by Mr. Starr, and all unpublished/out of print works may be sent to Emily Faxon at 845-534-8368 or emilyfaxon@aol.com.

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Anthems/Masses

Year Title & Length Key Scoring
1950 An Evening Prayer (2'30") (published 1950: B F Wood Co., out of print) A minor SATB a cappella
1963 Christmas Litany (2')   SATB, organ
1987 Christ the Crucified, God's Savior (earlier version with organ only) Ab minor SATB, organ, 2 harps, flute, violin
1947 I Wonder as I Wander (2') Bb minor SATBB a cappella, soprano solo
1965 Lament of the Women Following after Joseph of Arimathea (3') (original with string quartet; organ part by George Faxon) g# minor SA, organ, optional violin obbligato
1972 Lead, Kindly Light (2'30") Eb Major SSAATTBB, organ
  Of the Father's Love Begotten E Major SATB, organ, violin
  And Unto Us a Boy is Born (5') (From a Christmas Fantasy) D Major SATB, organ
1973 Romans XII (10') (extended motet) C Major SSAATTBB a cappella; baritone & soprano solos
1973 Surely the Lord is in This Place E Major SATB, organ
1990 Unite Us, God, in Christ E Major SATB, organ

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Hymn Arrangements

The hymn numbers are taken from the Episcopal 1940 hymnal. The original harmonies are unchanged to encourage congregational singing. The interludes are designed to modulate to a higher key for the final verses and to give the congregation a rest. All descants are on the final verse unless otherwise noted.

Year Title Hymn No. Scoring
1980 America #141 SATB, French horn, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, tuba, timpani, organ
1980 Behold a Sower #401 "Weymouth" SATB, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, timpani, organ
1973 Crown Him with Many Crowns (commissioned by Kenneth Starr) #352 SATB, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, timpani, organ
1944 Easter Hymn #85 SATB, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, organ
1983 Glorious Things of Thee are Spoken #385 "Austria" SATB, 2 trumpets, organ
1988 O Christ Triumphant "Lobe den Herren" SATB, 3 trumpets, 2 trombones, tuba, timpani, organ
1972 Now Thank We All Our God (commissioned by Kenneth Starr) #276 SATB, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, organ
  Praise My Soul, the King of Heaven (descants on verses 3 and 4, organ interlude between) (commissioned by Kenneth Starr) #282 SATB, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, timpani, organ
1986 Ride on in Majesty "Winchester New" SA, organ

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Introits

Year Title & Length Key Scoring
  And David Said to Solomon, His Son C Major SATB, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, timpani, organ
1976 Easter Introit (50-55") Ab Major SATB, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, timpani, organ
1965 Easter Introit on Hymn No. 91, "Victory" (1'10") G Major SATB, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, timpani, organ
  The Entrance into Jerusalem (33") C Major SATBB, organ

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Organ Solos

Year Title & Length Key Additional Information
1958 Adagio from The Miniature Suite, arranged for organ (2'30") Db Major Published by H.W. Gray, New York; out of print
  Brief Settings of the 3 Folksongs on which Paul Hindemith based the 3 movements of Sonata III for Organ (50", 35", 30")   To be played with Sonata III, not alone
1942 A Christmas Prelude (variations on Silent Night) (3') Ab Major Published by Morning Star Music Publishers, 3303 Meramec, Suites 205-207, St. Louis, MO 63118 in A Christmas Celebration, 1988
1939 Intermezzo (Adagio Espressivo) (2') - arranged for organ from the String Quartet   Published by Carl Fisher, Boston, in Anthology of organ Music, 1966
1969 Prelude on Dies Irae (2'30")    
1976 Prelude on Divinum Mysterium ("Of the Father's Love Begotten") (2'15")    
1963 Prelude on "We Love Thy Place, O God" (Darmstadt, 1698) (2')   Published by McLaughlin & Reilly, Boston, in Gloria Dei: Eight Organ Works by Contemporary Composers, 1963
1963 Scherzo for Right Hand and Pedals (2'30")    
1977 Sonata Fantasy (10')   Commissioned by Kenneth Starr
1958 Toccata (3'10")   Published by H.W. Gray, New York; out of print

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Service Music

Year Title & Length Key Scoring
1942 Benediction (The Peace of God) Eb Major SATB a cappella or with organ
1976 Dr. Ferris' Blessing (1'30") (Commissioned by Kenneth Starr) F Major SATB, Organ
1948 Missa Brevis (4'40")   SATBB, organ
1948 Te Deum Laudamus (5'30") Ab Major SATB, organ
1968 Easter Canticle (Christ Our Passover) (4'15") Bb Major SATB, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, timpani, organ
1974 Festival Mass (commissioned by Kenneth Starr)   SATB, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, timpani, organ
1984 Nativity Mass (Kyrie, Gloria, Agnus Dei) (commissioned by Kenneth Starr)   SATB, cello, harp, organ

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Vocal Solos: Sacred

Year Title & Length Key Scoring
1994 God Is (Commissioned by Kenneth Starr) C# minor Baritone, cello, organ
1985 Three Songs:
  - Set Me As A Seal (2'30")
  - In the Year that King Uzziah Died (Isaiah 6: 1-8) (5'10")
  - Psalm 114 (2'10")

Db Major
F minor
G minor
Baritone, piano
1963 Lord, In This Thy Mercy's Day (3')
  (also in E Major - high voice, and Bb Major - low voice)
D Major Soprano or mezzo-soprano, violin, organ or piano
1975 Magnificat from A Christmas Fantasy (4'20")   Soprano, organ

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Secular Vocal Solos and Choral Works

Year Title & Length Scoring
1938 Lament (1'30") Low voice, piano
1970 Song for a Big Evening (2'45") SSSAA, piano
1953 Suite (Four Songs):
  - Distinction (6'30")
  - Tokens (2'30")
  - Lament (1'30")
  - Process (1'30")
SSA, two pianos
1990 Three Songs:
  - Midcentury Love Letter
  - Lullaby
  - The Velvet Hand
SA, cello, piano
1986 To the Boston Chapter of Mu Phi Epsilon:
  - There is No Music in a Rest - F major
  - Make a Joyful Noise Unto the Lord - Bb Major
SATB, piano

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Instrumental Works

Year Title & Length Key Scoring
1939 Andante for 30 Bell Carillon C minor Carillon
1967 Fanfare in Memory of Virgil Fox Ab Major 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, timpani, organ
1939 Intermezzo for String Quartet (also transcribed for violin and piano) F Major String Quartet
  Prelude on Divinum Mysterium from A Christmas Fantasy   Arranged for cello, harp and organ by Kenneth Starr
1963 Prelude for Violin and Organ (or Piano) (1"30") E minor Violin, organ (or piano)
1941 Rhapsody for Orchestra with Piano (10')   Strings, winds and brass in pairs, timpani, piano
1965 Suite for Two Trumpets and Organ (8'30"):
  - Threnody (4')
  - Scherzo (2'30")
  - Allegro (2')
  2 trumpets, organ

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