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Major Works with Orchestra

Missa Pro Terra: a Mass for the Earth (2024)

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Missa Pro Terra: a Mass for the Earth

SATB choir, orchestra, children's choir, and soprano & baritone soli. 

ca. 25 minutes


Introducing "Missa Pro Terra: a Mass for the Earth" by Paul A. Aitken, meticulously crafted in 2024 for its highly anticipated premiere at Carnegie Hall next year. This groundbreaking composition serves as a poignant call to action against climate change. Comprising five movements Kyrie, Gloria, Credo, Sanctus, and Agnus Dei the score seamlessly blends traditional and persuasive English texts, creating a powerful narrative that resonates with audiences. Designed for SATB choir, children's choir, soprano & baritone soloists, and piano, with an orchestral rendition slated for release in late 2024/early 2025, this piece offers versatility and accessibility for performers and enthusiasts alike. What sets "Missa Pro Terra" apart is its unique proposition to choirs: not only do they have the opportunity to perform this stirring work, but they are also encouraged to spearhead climate-saving initiatives, engaging both performers and audiences in tangible action for our planet. Embrace the opportunity to make a difference with "Missa Pro Terra" a musical journey that transcends boundaries and inspires positive change for the world we call home.

A preview of the score is now available through

And None Shall Be Afraid (2009)


SATB choir, orchestra, and optional children's choir. 

ca. 25 minutes


Featured on the Carnegie Hall stage in 2010 under the direction of the composer, this powerful work for choir and chamber orchestra is perfectly suited for concert hall and worship alike.  The composition highlights five peace prayers from 5 different faiths, and showcases the commonalities in each faith center's quest for world peace.  Opening quietly, the piece builds through it's 5 movements toward a stunning and electric conclusion that emulates hope for all humankind.


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