Commissioned Compositions
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Solo Series  


Remember Me As I Was Then
Text by Sara Teasdale (1884-1933); Music by Tom T. Shelton, Jr.
A song cycle of for Soprano Solo with Keyboard Accompaniment
    I.      The Kiss
    II.      After Love
    III.     Morning Song    
    IV.     Change (Remember Me As I Was Then)
    V.      The Dreams of My Heart
Colla Voce Music  50-96760
*  For Nancy Walker

Treble Music  



A Song of Peace 
2-Part Treble with piano
Hinshaw Music HMC 2168
* for the Charlotte-Mecklenberg Elementary Honor Choir

Animal Imagination  
for Unison Children's Choir and piano
Hinshaw Music, HMC 2414
In Celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Greensboro Youth Chorus
* Lyrics by Lucy Jones, Greensboro Youth Chorus Singer


The Bee
SSA with piano    
Hinshaw Music HMC 2119
Text by Emily Dickinson
* For the 2000 North Carolina Middle School All-State Chorus

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Before the Paling of the Stars
Unison with piano and violin
Santa Barbara Music Publishing;  SBMP 1092
Poetry by Christina Rossetti

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Beyond Borders
SA with piano and djembe
GIA Music G8807
*written for the "Amani Invitational Children's Choir Festival"
 
Christina Rossetti:  Wind Trilogy
SSAA with Piano and Cello
Hinshaw Music HMC 2244
* Commissioned for the 2010 ACDA Southern Division Children's Honor Choir;
Sandra Snow, conductor; Memphis, Tennessee; March 13, 2010
Video Link

Dreams
SSAA with piano    
Hinshaw Music HMC 2169
* Commissioned by Durham School of the Arts Camerata Choir,
in honor of Mrs. Scott Hill's retirement

Fidelia Omnia Mandata Ejus
Unison with Piano and Violin
Hinshaw Music HMC 2236
* G.B. Pergolesi (1710-1736); arr. Tom Shelton

Golden Slumbers Kiss Your Eyes
SSA with harp (or piano)    
Hinshaw Music HMC 2080
Text by Thomas Dekker (1570-1632)
* for Nancy Walker



A Hope Carol
Two-Part Treble with piano and flute    
Hinshaw Music HMC 2118
Text by Christina Rossetti (1830-1894)

The Hope of the Future (La Esperanza del Futuro)
Two-Part Treble with piano    
Hinshaw Music HMC 1858
* for Debbie Brooks, Leslie Dunn, and Donna Morrison; Three great leaders in Education, who put children first.

I Am A Child
Three-Part Treble Voices with Flute, Hand Drum, and Piano
Colla Voce 18-96710
* Selected for the ACDA National Children's Choir Reading Session, Miami 2007
* Commissioned by the Past State Presidents of North Carolina Alpha Delta Kappa in  
   commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of North Carolina Alpha Delta kappa, 1954-2004.

I Saw Three Ships
SSAA with Four-Hand piano accompaniment
Colla Voce Music 18-96620


In Yourself Believe
SSA with piano and optional windchimes    
Hinshaw Music HMC 2120
* Commissioned for the 50th Anniversary of the North Carolina Summer Institute for Choral Arts 

Is The Moon Tired?
SSA with Vibraphone and Piano
Colla Voce 18-96640
Text by Christina Rossetti
* Commissioned by the Hillborough County Public Schools, Florida


The Mountains Are Calling Me
Two-Part Treble with Piano and Glockenspiel
Santa Barbara Music Publishing SBMP 943
* Commissioned for the 2009 Haywood County Elementary Choral Festival, October 16, 2009
Video Link
 

Music, Joyful Music
Two-Part Treble with flute and piano    
Hinshaw Music HMC 1985
* for the 2001 Guilford County Elementary Honor Choir

Musica Dei
Treble - Multiple Divisi, with oboe and piano
Colla Voce Music 18-96590


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My Heart Remembers You (Tom Shelton and Maribeth Yoder-White)
Two-Part Treble with Descant    
Hinshaw Music HMC 2207
* Commissioned by the Lower Primary Division of the Hong Kong International School in celebration
   of their 40th Anniversary

My Mother’s Love
Two-Part Treble with piano    
Hinshaw Music HMC 2352
* for Agnes Shelton and Gail Neville
Video Link

O Jesulein zart
SSA with piano and optional flute or violin accompaniment
*  Optional instrumental accompaniment available: flute, harp, string quartet
*  Original music using text from the original German carol
*  in German
Colla Voce Music  18-96560
* Commissioned for the 25th Anniversary of the Charlotte Children's Concert Choir; Sandy Holland, conductor.

One Voice
SSA with Piano and Violin
Hinshaw Music HMC2490
* Commissioned by the 2014 North Carolina Elementary Honors Chorus

Pie Jesu
Unison with piano and oboe    
Hinshaw Music HMC 1954
* Selected for the ACDA National Children's Choir Reading Session, Los Angeles, 2005
* for the Children's Choir of the 2001 Montreat Worship and Music Conference
Video Link

Prayer of the Children
Two-Part Treble with Descant, piano and bells    
Hinshaw Music HMC 2079
* Commissioned for the 2002 North Carolina Elementary Honors Chorus in loving memory of
   Rebecca Carnes

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Proverbs
SA with piano and percussion
Santa Barbara Music Publishing  SBMP 1009
*Commissioned for the Rockingham County Elementary Honor Choir

Remember Me As I Was Then
SSAA with piano
Colla Voce Music  18-96550
Poetry by Sara Teasdale

Shady Grove
SSAA with Piano and Opt. Violin, Double Bass, Guitar, and Banjo
Walton Music WLG155
* Commissioned by the Greensboro Youth Chorus

She Walks in Beauty
Two-part Treble with piano       
Hinshaw Music HMC 1886
Text by George Gordon, Lord Byron (1788-1824)
* for the Greensboro Youth Chorus


Song of Dedication
Two-Part Treble with piano and handbells    
Hinshaw Music HMC 1873
* for the LOGOS singers of First Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, NC

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Stars
SSA with Violin
Santa Barbara Music Publishing  SBMP 832
Text by Christina Rossetti
* Commissioned by the Raleigh Fine Arts Society's in honor of the 10th Anniversary of the Elementary
   Choral Celebration and its founder, Martha N. Zaytoun

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There Will Be Rest
SSAA with Piano
Colla Voce Music 40-96570
* Commissioned by the Greensboro Youth Chorus
* In memory of Paul Oakley

This World is Full of Beauty
Unison with Descant, Piano and Violin
Choristers Guild “Sing Out” Series
CGE115

* Commissioned by the Transylvania Elementary All County Chorus

Turkish March (W.A. Mozart, arr. Tom Shelton)
SSAA a cappella
Colla Voce 18-96650
* for the Greensboro Youth Chorus
Video Link

We Sing Alleluia
SSAA with Piano, Flute, Violin, Tonechimes
Galaxy Music, I.3476
* Commissioned for the 2016 Southern Division ACDA Children’s Honor Choir

TB Music


Cangia, cangia tue voglie
T(T)B with piano and flute
*In Italian
Hinshaw Music Company HMC 2295
* G.B. Fasolo (1598-1694)/arr. Tom Shelton
* For the South Carolina Middle School TTB Choral Festival, October 25, 2011

Three-Part Mixed


Because You Cared
Three-Part Mixed with Piano
Heritage Music Press 15/1480H
* In honor of Mr. Donald Golding, principal, Atkins Middle School (1973-1997)
Video Link

The Bee
Three-Part Mixed with piano 
Hinshaw Music HMC 1778  
Text by Emily Dickinson
* For the 2000 North Carolina Middle School All-State Chorus

Cangia, cangia tue voglie
Three-Part Mixed with piano and flute
*In Italian
Hinshaw Music Company HMC 2347
* G.B. Fasolo (1598-1694)/arr. Tom Shelton
* For the South Carolina Middle School TTB Choral Festival, October 25, 2011
Video Link

The Moon Was But a Chin of Gold
Three-Part Mixed with flute and piano    
Hinshaw Music HMC 1779
Text by Emily Dickinson
* For the 2000 North Carolina Middle School All-State Chorus


She Walks in Beauty
Three-Part Mixed with piano    
Hinshaw Music HMC 2034
Text by George Gordon, Lord Byron (1788-1824)
* for the Greensboro Youth Chorus



We All Smile in the Same Language
SA(T)B with Piano, Steel Drums, Percussion and Optional Bass
Heritage Music Press  15/2514H
* Commissioned by Catawba County Schools in honor of the 2007 Middle School All-County Chorus

SATB


Das Gläut zu Speyer
Ludwig Senfl (1486-1543)/arr. Tom Shelton
SSATTB voices, a cappella
Walton Music, WLG147
* Edited and Arranged in honor of the 60th Anniversary of the North Carolina Summer Institute for Choral Arts.

Echo
SATB with piano
G. Schirmer
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* Commissioned by the Eastern Division ACDA Middle School Honor Choir


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Go Down Moses (Spiritual, arranged by Tom Shelton)
SATB with piano    
Santa Barbara Music Publishing SBMP 494
* for the UNCG Summer Music Camp Choirs
Video Link

I Want Jesus to Walk with Me (Spiritual, arranged by Tom Shelton)
SATB with Saxophone    
Hinshaw Music Company HMC 2187
* for the Lutheridge Middle School Choir, 2007

Lo! Newborn Jesus
Combined SATB and unison choirs with piano or 4 octaves handbells
Choristers Guild   CGA 1369
* For Kevin McBeth and the Manchester United Methodist Church Music Program