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David N. Childs

Composer

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Born: 1969 Website  External link

Biography

David N. Childs, b. 1969 at Nelson, New Zealand, has a Bachelor’s degree in music from Canterbury University, Christchurch, New Zealand; a Master of Music degree in orchestral and choral conducting from the Florida State University, Tallahassee; and a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree from Louisiana State University.

David N. Childs is the founder, president and artistic director of Vox Humana, a Dallas-based professional chamber choir. He also serves as Associate Adjunct Professor of Music Education at the University of North Texas. Before moving to Dallas with his wife – a surgical ENT at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center – he previously held the position of tenured Associate Professor of Choral Studies at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN for a period of ten years. He concurrently served as music director for the Vanderbilt Opera Theater program, having conducted performances of Mozart’s The Magic Flute, Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi, Menotti’s Amelia Goes to the Ball, Harvey Schmidt's Fantasticks, Kirke Mechem’s Tartuffe, Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance, and Stephen Sondheim’s A Little Night Music.

He has received conducting instruction from Dr. Kenneth Fulton, Dr. André Thomas, Professor Rodney Eichenberger, Philip Spurgeon, and Michael Butterman. He has received additional instruction from Helmuth Rilling as a master class participating conductor at the Oregon Bach Festival. In January of 2017, Childs founded his own company River Avon Productions with the aim of becoming much more active as a composer of New Media. He has been active composing film scores for short films, working with writers, directors and producers from the USA, India, and Norway.

As a choral artist, Dr. Childs is an active clinician and adjudicator in the United States, working at the grade school, college, and community levels. He has conducted All-State and honor choirs in over two dozen states, including Tennessee, Maryland, Virginia, Louisiana, Oregon, Texas, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida.

His compositions frequently appear at state festivals and workshops, and at ACDA state, regional, and national conventions. They are performed in many parts of the world, including Asia, Europe, the Americas and Australasia. He has received commissions from around the world, including Japan, New Zealand, and South Africa. In 2008 he was commissioned to write an SATB work for the 2009 American Choral Directors’ Association High School National Honor Choir. In June 2009, he conducted a world premiere of his Requiem mass for chorus, soloists, and chamber orchestra, receiving a standing ovation in Carnegie Hall. Two years later he premiered another long work, Festival Te Deum, for choir, soloists and orchestra, also in Carnegie Hall. He continues to conduct at Carnegie each year by invitation.


Composed (69)

A Blessing

for SATB choir, flute and piano


Ave Maria

for SSA choir, flute and piano, 2m 20s


Ave Verum Corpus

for SATB choir, 4m


Cantate Domino, Benedicamus Domino

for SATB choir, trumpet and piano - four hands


Canticle of Love

for SSA choir and piano, 4m 55s


Canticle of the Sun

for SATB choir and piano, 4m 10s


Celestial Dance

for SATB choir, 6m 5s


Coyote

for SSAATB choir and drum, gourd, 5m 45s


Deepest Heart

for SSA choir and piano, 5m 30s


Do Not Go Gentle

for SATB choir, 5m 10s


Fill My Life with Spring

for SATB choir and piano


Fuji

4m 20s


Gray Stones in the Grass

for SATB choir, 5m 10s


Hands Across the Universe (SA version)

for SA choir and piano, 4m 25s


Hands Across the Universe (SAB version)

for SAB choir and piano, 4m 25s


He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven

for SATB choir, flute and piano, 4m


Hymn to St. Cecilia

for SATB choir, 16m 30s


I Am Not Yours (SSAA version)

for SSAA choir and piano, 4m


I Am With You

for SATB choir, 4m 30s


I Shot an Arrow

for SSA choir, oboe and piano, 5m


I Thank You God

for SATB choir and piano, 5m 30s


I Will Come to You

for SATB choir, 3m 45s


I Will Lift Mine Eyes to the Hills

for SAB choir and piano, 3m 30s


In Remembrance

for SATB choir, 5m


Jubilate Deo

for SATB choir and piano, 4m 10s


Les Béatitudes (SSAA or TTBB)

for SSAA or TTBB choir, 2m 45s


Life's Loveliness

for SSA choir and piano, 3m


Love's Philosophy

for SSAA choir and piano


My Song

for SSA choir and piano, 4m 30s


O Magnum Mysterium

for SATB choir, 3m 40s


O Nata Lux

for SATB choir, 4m 30s


O sacrum convivium

for TTBB choir, 5m


O Vos Omnes

for SSAATTBB choir, 5m


On Wings of Gladness

for SSAA choir, piano and flute, 6m 40s


Peace, My Heart

for SATB choir and cello, 4m 10s


Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi

for SSA choir, violin or flute, and piano, 3m


Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi

for SATB choir, violin or flute, and piano, 3m


Salve Regina

for SATB choir, 4m


Set me as a seal upon your heart

for SATB choir, trombone or horn, and piano, 2m


She Walks in Beauty

for SSAA choir, oboe or flute, and piano, 4m


Song of Ruth

for SSAA choir and piano, 4m


Song of Songs

for SSAATTBB choir, 4m


Sonnet of the Moon

for SSATBB choir and piano, 4m


Super flumina Babylonis

for SSAA choir, 4m 55s


That Music Always Round Me

for SATB choir and piano, 4m 40s


The Choir Invisible

for SATB choir and piano, 4m 10s


The Kiss

fro SATB choir and piano, 4m 5s


The Lord is My Shepherd

for SATB choir, horn or trombone, and piano, 3m


The Lord's Prayer (SA version)

for SA choir, flute and piano, 2m 30s


The Lord's Prayer (SATB version)

for SATB choir, flute and piano, 2m 30s


The Lord's Prayer (TBB version)

for TBB choir, flute and piano, 2m 30s


The Moon is Distant from the Sea (SATB version)

for SATB choir and piano, 3m 40s


The Moon is Distant from the Sea (SSAA version)

for SSAA choir and piano, 3m 40s


The Moon is Distant from the Sea (TTBB version)

for TTBB choir and piano, 3m 40s


The Most Living Moment

for SATB choir and piano, 3m 15s


The New Moon

for SATB choir and piano, 5m 10s


The Old Lost Road

for 2-part cambiata, baritone (CCB) and piano, 2m 30s


The Rainbow

for SA choir and piano, 3m 38s


The Silent Land

for TTBB choir, 4m


The Soul that Rises with Us

for SATB choir and piano, 6m 30s


Think on These Things

for SATB choir and piano (or organ), 5m


This Song of Mine

for SSAA choir and piano, 4m 5s


Two Songs of Reflection

for SATB and narrator, 10m


Weep No More

for TTBB and piano, 4m


Weep No More

for SATB choir and piano


Weep No More

for SSAA and piano, 4m


When You Search For Me

for SATB choir, flute and keyboard


Where Dwells the Soul of My Love

for SATB choir, oboe or flute, and piano, 4m