All music written by Steve Jenkins except for transcriptions and editions I have done of other composer’s music (like Vivaldi). Permission granted for copying and distributing. If anyone happens to use anything here it would be delightful to hear from you in an email. (email@example.com) Also please let me know about any broken or bad links.Any comments welcome, really. Thanks. Updated 12/13/20
Covid Christmas 2020 Suite
Westminster Abbey for Cello
I wrote this for my friend, Dawn Van Ark. She will perform it in a live stream on June 28.
link to the PDF
I arranged this violin bouree for myself to learn on guitar. I thought of it because I used to have a very, very easy version and had used it in the past. However, I like Bach’s piece so much that I sort of arranged all of it for myself on guitar. I think I’m going to have it down in time to perform a week from Sunday but we’ll see.
link to PDF
Work in Progress
I’m currently finishing up a set of dances for organ on the LLANFAIR. Here’s a link to a page of them.
(I have created this section so that you can return here and see the newest stuff at the top of the page).
My friend Rhonda asked me if I would write a piece for a specific group of instruments. This is what I came up with.
Pentecost Suite for Marimba and Organ (2015 performance version)
The Pentecost Suite is a meditation on the three Old Testament readings from the Vigil of Pentecost in the Roman Catholic Lectionary. I have used the familiar Veni Creator chant in each movement to introduce and underline a Christian interpretation of these great Hebrew stories.
The music is not meant to be a literal illustration of the content of the readings. Rather I offer them as a musical invitation to ponder them. Many thanks to Peter Kurdziel for commisioning this piece in 2004 and to Rhonda Edgington and David Hall for performing it in 2015. Here is a recording of their performance.
I. Babel – Genesis 11: 1 – 9
The older story of the origin if different languages paves the way for the story of the mysterious speaking in tongues on the day of the first Christian Pentecost.
II. Exodus 19:3-8, 16-20
When God appears to Moses and the Israelites as fire, smoke and thunder on Mount Sinai it recalls the profundity of the appearance ofthe Holy Spirit to the early Christians
III. Ezekiel 37: 1- 14
Elisha prophecies to the bones and they take on flesh. So death becomes life at the breath of God’s word.
Grace Jazz Mass
Rhosymedre (“Lovely”) by Ralph Vaughan Williams (P.D.)
“Earth and all Stars” fits with harmonization in The Hymnal 1982 pdf
“Joyful, Joyful” fits with John Ferguson varied hymn acc. pdf
“Let Us Talents and Tongues Employ”
fits with the Jamaican Folksong arranged by Dorren Potter in the
Episcopalian Hymnal, Voices Found pdf
Organ, violin, cello
I adapted my piece on “What does the Lord require?” for piano trio. My cellist quite liked it so I’m putting it here in case someone wants to use it.
9 pieces for Organ
2.Christ lag in Todes Banden BWV 695 by J.S. Bach pdf
converted to three stave version with the C. F. alto in pedal
3.Cwm Rhondda chorale prelude for Rhonda Edgington (pdf)
4. “Little Recessional Dance” pdf written for Peter Kurdziel
5. Ricercare from Musical Offering BWV 1079 by J. Bach pdf
transcribed for organ trio
6. Puer nobis nascitur by J. P. Sweelinck pdf
In my Dover edition, the half notes in most of this piece
are written as black note heads with no stems.
I made a version I find easier to read and
also created an alternate three stave version of the last
movement, putting the tenor C.F. voice in the pedal.
7. “March” from Second Suite for Military Band by Gustav Holst (transcription)
11 page version (larger print and no repeats) Link
8. Voluntary on Old Hundredth by Henry Purcell transposed to G major. link
9.Mental Floss Oct 18 2017 written for the Dedicatory Recital of the Martin Pasi organ, Opus 26 at Grace Episcopal Church Holland. Dedicated to the builder and Rev Jen Adams, the priest.
Organ (manuals only)
Chorale prelude on “Nettleton” pdf
Psalm 51 Antiphon and Congregational Psalm tone pdf
SAB a cappella
Wilt Thou Forgive that Sin – arrangement of text by John Donne, tune byJohn Hilton pdf
Arranged on 9/4/11, added rewrite on 9/11/11. Not explicitly SAB, more like 3 part. Several ways this anthem could be done: SSA, TTB or other. Took away the added Tenor and Alto part from Hymnal 1982. Rewrote the bass line to be more choral. Added the upper harmony. Worked well for SAB with B on melody on last stanza (this is the way the keyboard reduction plays the last stanza).
SATB a cappella
Entrance Antiphon for 27th SIOT – Esther 13,9,10-11 pdf
“I Came Forth” Antiphon I for Evening Prayer for the Vigil of Ascension pdf
“The Reign of God” A Liturgical Motet for 23siota F major: pdf G major: pdf
Epiphany Carol for Instruments and Voices (Traditional Irish words & music arranged) pdf
SATB Choir and Cello
SATB and Organ
Psalm 146 pdf
“When the Whole Heart Turns Unto God” by Alec Rowley pdf
Note: I put this into Finale to update some of the language. I didn’t change any of the notes. I believe it’s out of copyright (published 1923)
Unison and Organ
In Paradisum by Maurice Duruflé adapted pdf
SATB Choir with Assembly
“After he spoke to his disciples” Antiphon II & Psalm 117 for Evening Prayer for the Vigil of Ascension pdf
SSATB a cappella
Memoranda (Latin text) Psalm 110(111):4-5 pdf