Vocal Solo Collections- NOW AVAILABLE

Transcriptions of ten choral anthems for solo voice…

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Fall 2014 Events

Details on Dan’s fall calendar and composing schedule.

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Wind Ensemble Consortium- UPDATE

Performances coming soon!

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Requiem for the Living- Fall 2014 Update

Updates on publication and performances of Dan’s major work.

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Requiem on iTunes

Requiem for the Living is now available on iTunes! Click here.

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Folk Songs of America- Choral Cycle

Learn about Dan’s ongoing project of American folk music settings, and consider taking part!

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Recent News

Vocal Solo Collections- NOW AVAILABLE


In response to repeated requests over the last several years, Dan has transcribed ten of his choral anthems most frequently requested as vocal solos, in a new vocal collection, Sacred Solos of Dan Forrest, now available from Beckenhorst Press.

The collection will be available in three voicings: high, medium, and low voice. Additionally, accompaniment CDs will be available for all three books, performed by Dan- so you can (somewhat) literally have the composer accompanying!

The collection will be available from Beckenhorst Press, or from your favorite retailer.

Titles include:

  • Arise, My Soul, Arise
  • Lord of the Small
  • The King of Love My Shepherd Is
  • A Cradle Carol
  • And Can It Be?
  • Cry No More
  • How Great Thou Art
  • An Offering
  • My Jesus, I Love Thee
  • The Work of Christmas

Fall 2014 Events

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Dan’s fall calendar includes:

  • Composer Weekend in Roanoke, VA
  • Requiem performances in South Carolina, Tennessee, Indiana, and more.
  • A choral workshop in Georgia
  • Pieces performed by Calvin College Alumni Choir (Dr. Pearl Shangkuan)
  • A weekend at Carson-Newman University’s Ball Institute for Worship
  • A premiere at Northern Arizona University, (Dr. Edith Copley)

For more details, visit the Calendar page.

Dan will also be writing various commissioned pieces over the coming months for churches, the Chicago-area Red Rose Children’s Choir, the Cincinnati Children’s Choir, a featured piece for Choirs of America, and a piece for the Grammy-nominated Williamson Voices at Westminster Choir College (Dr. James Jordan).

Wind Ensemble Consortium- UPDATE

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A total of nine wind ensembles, ranging from Southeast US, to Midwest US, to Australia, joined the consortium for Dan’s wind band transcription of one his best-known choral pieces, Good Night, Dear Heart. (Video below). (The story behind the choral piece can be read here.)

These nine wind ensembles have exclusive performance and recording rights through July 2015, when the piece will be in print for the general public with C. Alan Publications. Stay tuned for performance information, and an eventual recording.

  • Anderson University (Anderson, South Carolina; Dr. David Stern)
  • Bob Jones University (Greenville, South Carolina; Dr. Dan Turner)
  • Charleston Southern University (Charleston, South Carolina; Dr. Marshall Forrester)
  • Clemson University (Clemson, South Carolina; Dr. Mark Spede)
  • Concordia University Chicago (River Forest, Illinois; Dr. Richard R. Fischer)
  • Furman University (Greenville, South Carolina; Dr. Les Hicken)
  • Loreto College Ballarat (Victoria, Australia; Simone Jans)
  • South Dakota State University (Brookings, South Dakota; Dr. Eric Peterson)
  • Wisconsin Lutheran High School (Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Quinten Petersen)


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