Culloton Composing News

New Choral Publications – April 2015

I am very excited to have two new releases published this month, and I hope these may be of use to your choirs!

Requiem Aeternam (for Paul Salumunovich) (SATB), HL.50600075, $1.95


This work is dedicated to the memory of the legendary choral director Paul Salamunovich and his favorite musical genre of Gregorian chant. The composer has written an original chant in the Gregorian style with undulating musical phrases shaped in the ancient style but with contemporary harmonic structures, creating both a familiar and yet unsettling new requiem. Published in the Dale Warland Choral Series.



Infant Holy (SATB), 50-1820, $1.85


The familiar melody of this Polish carol appears in each of the voice parts while the rest of the parts sing a beautiful vocal accompaniment. Part of the popular Christmas with The Singers Series.

“Christmas with The Singers Choral Series” expands!

As of April, 2014, the “Christmas with The Singers Choral Series” has expanded nicely!  To see write-ups about each piece, as well as a link to the publisher’s website for the work, go to my Published Works List.

I am very proud to work with Morningstar Music Publishers as editor of this series!

Angels We Have Heard on High, arr. Matthew Culloton (SATB, div. a cappella)

Away in a Manger, arr. Matthew Culloton (SATB, a cappella)

God’s Mother Be, Matthew Culloton (SATB, div., guitar or harp/piano)

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, arr. Matthew Culloton (SATB, div. a cappella)

If In Your Heart, Craig Carnahan (SATB, div. a cappella)

In Dulci Jubilo, arr. Matthew Culloton (SATB, div. a cappella)

I Wonder as I Wander, arr. J. Aaron McDermid (SATB, a cappella, with tenor solo)

O Little Town of Bethlehem, arr. Matthew Culloton (SATB, div. a cappella)

Silent Night, arr. Matthew Culloton (SATB, harp/piano, and flute or violin)

Still, Still, Still, arr. Matthew Culloton (SATB, div. a cappella, baritone solo)

We Three Kings, arr. Matthew Culloton (SATB, 3 male soloists, oboe or flute)



“Christmas with The Singers Choral Series” expands by three titles!

After a very successful launch in 2011, Morningstar’s “Christmas with The Singers Choral Series” will welcome three of my scores to the mix any day. Mark Lawson, the outstanding head of Morningstar Music, has been traveling from ACDA convention to convention, and I believe at least some of the new titles are good to go already! Stay tuned to the Morningstar site (linked above) to watch for these works:

In Dulci Jubilo (SSATBB, a cappella), written for The Singers in 2011 and commissioned by Erika Gesme for her parents Dr. Dean and Laura Gesme

Hark! the Herald Angels Sing (SATB, div. a cappella), written for The Singers in 2009 and commissioned by Susan Mohs in memory of her parents Mathew and Helen Mohs

Away in a Manger (SATBB), written for The Singers inaugural season in 2004 and used as a traditional encore a number of times

These three scores will be joining my arrangements of Angels We Have Heard on High (2010) and O Little Town of Bethlehem (2003) which had a wonderful first year in print. I am so happy to see how many people are able to use these new arrangements across the country….. 9000 copies in the first year!

SBMP publishing new spiritual arrangement

I am really excited to announce that Santa Barbara Music Publishing is managing the release of my new arrangement of “Sinner Man,” commissioned by the Hopkins High School Concert Choir and its conductor Mr. Philip Brown. This was a meaningful commission because it was my first piece written for the choir that I led from 2000-2006, and the work was commissioned to be sung at the 2011 Minnesota ACDA Fall Conference at Gustavus College in St. Peter.

I look forward to two opportunities when I can conduct “Sinner Man” this spring – first with the Rochester Choral Arts Ensemble on our “American Spring” program in early May. I will then lead The Singers on the work in the Twin Cities in early June before recording a new American folk CD.

I am grateful to Barbara Harlow for her continued support of my work, and the work of Michael and I, primarily through the Matthew & Michael Culloton Choral Series, which boasts nearly 30 scores from some of this country’s most renowned composers.