The Music of

Mary Elizabeth Caldwell
Mary Elizabeth Caldwell (1909 - 2003), distinguished American composer, was educated at UC Berkeley, with further study at the Munich Conservatory and the Juilliard School. A church organist for over fifty years, many of her hundreds of published works were written for various choirs ranging from youth to adult, with voicings ranging from unison to complex divisi SATB. She composed numerous cantatas for young voices and was one of the first composers to explore the rich folk carol tradition. Several such arrangements were chosen by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir for their earliest recordings in the late fifties and are still favorites today. In the sixties her interests expanded to include opera and liturgical drama. She was commissioned by the Pasadena Junior League to write three operas for children to be presented by the Pasadena Symphony all of which delighted thousands of children. The second of the these, A Gift of Song, the story of Franz Gruber's composing of Silent Night, has been presented in numerous performances world wide from Australia to Europe and often regarded the equal of Amahl. In addition, she has written collections for solo voice and organ. Her works have been the subject of both a Masters and Doctoral dissertation and she has been listed in Who's Who of American Women since 1967.

Choral Music

Advent, Christmas
Again the Time of the Saviour's BirthTwo PartGentry Publications - AMEC
A Lute CarollSABHW Gray - CPE Belwin - AMEC
A Lute CarollSATBHW Gray - CPE Belwin
A Nativity CarolUnison 2 partPublisher: Choristers Guild - AMEC
Carol of a New-Born KingSATBHW Gray, CPP Belwin - AMEC
Carol of the Friendly BeastsSATBHall & McCreary - AMEC
Carol of the Holy ChildSATB, Austrian FolkRaymond A. Hoffman Co. - AMEC
Carol of the Little KingSA, SAB, SAA, SATBHW Gray, CPP/ Belwin - AMEC
Carol of the Lonely ShepherdSATBHW Gray, CPP/Belwin
Carol of the Midnight BellSATB, Organ and BellsBelwin Mills - AMEC
Come Child of GodSABWarner Bro. 7-Arts. Corp.
From Different LandsBroadman Press
Gifts for the Christ ChildSATB, 12th Cen. Carol arr.Hinshaw Music - AMEC
GloriaSATB, Polish Carol arr.Schmitt, Hall & Mc Creary - Belwin Mills
Go Tell It on the MountainSAB, Spiritual arr.HW Gray, CPP/Belwin
How Far to Bethlehem2 Part/accompaniedChoristers Guild - AMEC
Hodie Christus natus estSATB or TTBB, opt. brassFred Bock, TTBB -AMEC
Hungarian CarolSABAugsburg Publishing House
In the Bleak MidwinterTBarranged DGC - AMEC
Jesusito, Holy ChildUnison, 2 part/opt fluteFred Bock Music
Lo, How a Rose E're BloomingUnison with descantLorenz Pub. Co.
Lullaby CarolUnison/descant opt. fluteBroadman Press
Now A Lovely Child is BornTTBB/ a cappellaBellwin Mills Publishing Corp. - AMEC
On Christmas Day in the MorningUnison/handbellsBroadman Press
O Lovely Chrismas RoseUnison/ accompaniedTheodore Pressor Co. - AMEC
Ring in NoelSAB/hand bells ad libHW Gray - AMEC
Shepherds Come!SABCarl Fischer
Shine Lovely Christmas StarSSA/descant
Excerpt from A Gift of Song
Boosey & Hawkes
Sleep, My Saviour, SleepSABTheodore Pressor Co.
Such A Solitary StarSATBHW Gray - AMEC
Sweet Holy ChildSATB/descantHW Gray - AMEC
Tell Us, Shepherd MaidsSABHW Gray - AMEC
The Children ComeUnison Broadman Press - AMEC
The Crimson DrumSATBHW Gray - AMEC
The Christmas StoryUnison/youthHW Gray - AMEC
The Little LambUnison/flute obligatoSummy-Birchard
The Manger CarolSATB, SAB VersionsSchmitt, Hall&McCreary - AMEC
The Noel CarolSA, SSA, SAB, SATBHW Gray - AMEC
The Road to BethlehemYouth Christmas CantataBroadman Press - AMEC
The Shepherd2 part/accompaniedGentry Publications - AMEC
The Shepherd's SongSATBHW Gray, CPE/Belwin - AMEC
The Yodler's CarolSA, SATBHW Gray, Belwin Mills - AMEC
Up and Wake Thee Peter Lad!SAB/descantHW Gray - AMEC
We Come to the Manger2 part/ accompaniedCarl Fischer
We Have Seen His StarSATBHW Gray, republished Fred Bock Music
Welcome, Gay KolyadaUnison/2 part/descantLorenz Pub. Co.
What the Star SawYouth CantataBroadman Press - AMEC
Who Shall ComeSATBSacred Songs - AMEC

A Carol for LentSATB - flute obligatoSacred Songs - AMEC
Christ's GardenUnison, opt. second partBroadman Press - AMEC
The CrownSATBHW Gray - AMEC
The RoseSATBThe Sacred Music Press
There is No SnowSATB/accompaniedGentry Publications
What Tress Were in GethsemaneUnison/accompaniedGentry Publications

Palm Sunday
Glad HosannasUnisonBroadman Press
Look Here Comes the ProcessionUnison/ opt 2 partBroadman Press
Palm Saunday A.D. XXXIIISATB/organCarl Fischer

A Carol for Easter SA - divisiSacred Songs - AMEC
Carol of the Easter ChimesUnison/chimes or fluteWestminster Press
Celebrate the Risen Christ2 partBroadman Press - AMEC
Christus ResurrexitSATBCanyon Press - AMEC
Easter MorningUnisonBroadman Press - AMEC
Easter ThoughtsUnison/OrganChoristers Guild - AMEC
I Know A Lovely GardenUnison, SAB, solo low& highHW Gray - AMEC
In Praise Of Spring and EasterUnison/accompaniedFred Bock Music - AMEC
Let Us Follow HimYouth Cantata unison, 2 partWestminster Press
Of Time and EternityEaster Cantata SATB/organ/sop soloBroadman Press
Overwhelming Victory is OursSATB/accompaniedTheodore Pressor Co.
Polish Easter CarolSATB/descantHW Gray - AMEC
Risen ChristDouble ChoirThe Sacred Music Press - AMEC
That Blessed Easter MornSATBHW Gray - AMEC
The GardenJunior ChoirB.F. Wood
There Never Was Such a Glorious Morning!SATB/organ opt percussionBelwin Mills - AMEC
That Blessed Easter MorningSATB, SAHW Gray, CPE/Belwin - AMEC

General Use
All Praise To GodCollection Unison/descantLorenz Pub. Co. - AMEC
And I Have Peace WithinSAB YouthWord, Inc. -AMEC
AssuranceSATBBroadman Press - AMEC
A Time for Singing2 partBelwin Mills Pub Corp. Melville NY
AmericaDescant - Hymnal:
Hymns to the Family of God
Paragon Assoc.
A Mighty Fortress is Our GodDescant - Hymnal:
Hymns for the Family of God
Paragon Assoc.
AdventureSATBGentry Publications - AMEC
A Singing FaithUnison - 2 partWord, Inc. - AMEC
A Singing Faith for Junior ChoirCollection unison and 2 partWord, Inc.
A Song is a Gift of God3 partCarl Fischer
BeliefSATBFred Bock Music - AMEC
Blown by Distant WindsSABFred Bock Music - AMEC
Calm and LovelyUnison, Descant, OrganCarl Fischer
Cloud2 partBroadman Press - AMEC
Come Let Us SingSATBGentry Publications - AMEC
Enter This DoorSATBBelwin Mills - AMEC
CredoSATB/OrganHarold Flammer - AMEC
GiftsUnisonFred Bock Music - AMEC
from Pepito's Golden Flower
Shawnee Press
Go ForthSATBGentry Publications
God of Our YearsSATB/Organ/Trpt/Perc.Fred Bock Music
God's Open RoadUnisonRemick Music
God is in This PlaceFred Bock Music - AMEC
Hear Us, Our FatherUnison/solo/descantThe Sacred Music Press
Hymn of DedicationHymnSan Marino Community Church,CA. - AMEC
Immortal, InvisibleHymn tune arr. -Hymnal:
Hymns for the Family of God
Paragon Associates Inc.
In a Joyful Chorus 2 part/accompaniedFred Bock Music - AMEC
In Praise and CelebrationSATB/opt Trpt, Timp, Cymb.Sacred Music Press - AMEC
In SpringUnison, AccompaniedFred Bock Music Co.
In Thy WayUnison & 2 part
From "A Singing Faith"
Word, Inc.- AMEC
I Am the Good ShepherdSATBLorenz Pub. Co. - AMEC
I Am the OneSATB/accompaniedFred Bock Music - AMEC
I Believe in GodSATB/ opt. percussionFred Bock Music
Jesu, Friend Of My DelightUnison/optional soloSacred Music Press
Jesu, My SonSATBH.W. Gray - AMEC
Jofully Sing the Glory of God2-part, accompaniedFred Bock Music - AMEC
Let the Trumpet SoundUnison, opt. TrumpetGenovox Music Group
Let Us Follow HimUnison /2 partBroadman Press - AMEC
Lord of the Loving Heart2 partBroadman Press
Morning PrayerSATB/organLorenz Pub. Co. - AMEC
Music3 part/ accompaniedCarl Fischer
My Constant JoyUnison/ opt descantThe Sacred Music Press
Night SongSATBGentry Publications
O DanielUnisonWord, Inc. - AMEC
O Love That Wilt Not Let Me Go2 part/ accompaniedTriune Music - AMEC
O Praise Ye the LordUnison/descantBroadman Press
O Sing for JoyUnison/2 partBroadman Press - AMEC
Of Prayer and PraiseSATB/organCarl Fischer
O Worship the KingUnison Book #3
Anthems for Junior Choir.
Westminster Press
One Church, One Faith, One GodSacred Songs
PhildonHymn tuneBroadman Press
Simon Called PeterUnison/ SAFred Bock Music - AMEC
Sing Out for AmericaUnisonHinshaw Music - AMEC
Sing to God2 partBroadman Press
Sing with JoySABRemick Music Corp.
Song of PraiseSABHW Gray - AMEC
Songs are a Gift to TheeUnison/descantBroadman Press - AMEC
Spring PrayerUnison/junior choirC.C. Birchard - AMEC
The Freedom BellsUnison/hand bellsBroadman Press - AMEC
The Freedom SongPatriotic Cantata
2 part or SATB, Organ
Broadman Press
The Glory of GodUnison/2 partWord, Inc.
The Master's TouchUnisonBroadman Press - AMEC
The Shepherd's PsalmSATB/youth choirHW Gray - AMEC
The Time for Singing is NowUnisonBroadman Press
There is a TimeSATBB/a cappellaGentry Publications - AMEC
We Walk with GodUnison/youth choirHW Gray - AMEC
Who Is This LadUnisonBroadman Press
Year's at the SpringUnison, SABBroadman Press - AMEC

A Festival of Carols (Church Year)Collection Unison/2 part/descantSacred Songs
A Carol for the New YearUnison/Solo/TrumpetSacred Songs - AMEC
A Ciricle of Love (Mother's Day)UnisonBroadman Press - AMEC


A Gift of SongYouth Opera (65 minutes)Boosey & Hawkes
In the Fullness of TimeLiturgical DramaManuscript - AMEC
Pepito's Golden FlowerYouth Opera (53 minutes)Shawnee Press
The Night of the StarYouth Opera (60 minutes)Theodore Pressor


Crucifixusfrom Music for ContrastHarold Flammer - AMEC
Music for ContrastCollection (5)Harold Flammer - AMEC

Vocal Solo

A Celebration of MelodyMedium Voice Collection (9)Triune Music
A Child Shall Be BornSopranoGentry Publications
A Christmas TryptichMedium VoiceGentry Publications
A Lenten TryptichMedium VoiceGentry Publications
Mary's SongSoprano
from The Road to Bethlehem
Word, Inc. - AMEC
The Thorn BushSoloGentry Publications

Selections marked AMEC are out of print but available for perusal or duplication

Please contact Donald Caldwell for any further information about her music or its availability.

Updated 11/03