Commissioned by the Arizona Friends of Chamber Music and premiered in 2000 at the Tucson Chamber Music Festival by Cynthia Phelps, this 5 movement work is perfectly described by the movement titles: Energetic, Dark and Austere, Shimmering, Melodius and Vibrant. 20 minutes Long, Solo Viola, Piano, Violin, Viola and Cello
Songs from the Japanese
This 3 movement large choral work has a massive dynamic range that rings out with power and then drops down to almost silence. It's filled with classic Paulus harmony voicings with the end of the first movement being a highlight, as well as the back half of the 3rd movement that showcases a beautiful soli. 15 minutes long, SSAATTBB, A Capella
The Friendly Beasts
Fantastical in nature this short 3 minute piece includes wonderful text by Robert Davis. It's one of Paulus' early works, written in 1976. SATB Chorus, Soprano Soloist, Tenor Soloist, Harp
Fantasy in Three Parts
This aptly titled work for flute and guitar was commissioned by Susan Hedling for her and Jeff Van to premiere in 1988. Its sound perfectly reflects the time period and the city of St. Paul, MN in which is was composed and premiered. It is everything the word fantasy encompasses and a real time stamp of the sounds of the time period. The piece is beautiful, lush, mystical, energetic and full of fantasy.
Air on Seurat
This gorgeous and mystic piece for cello and piano was commissioned by the National Society of Arts and Letters in 1992. The work is based on the famous painting by Georges Seurat "A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte". 7 minutes long
The Shantyman's Life
This work was commissioned by the Minnesota American Revolution Bicentennial and premiered by the Dale Warland Singers in 1979. It's text is based off of an American Lumberman's Song and is a short 3 minutes long.
The Chinese Poems
This lovely 8 minute piece, was an early work written by Paulus in 1973. The text is by Han Yu, Li Shang-Yin and Tu Mu. SATB Chorus, A Cappella
Echoes Between the Peaks
With a text that comes from one of the greatest chinese poet's of all time, Tu Fu, this soul stirring piece shows a mystic side of Paulus' writing. A truly unique offering from Paulus that sounds like nothing else he's written, it was premiered by the Dale Warland Singers in 1998. It's written for SSAATTBB mixed chorus, soprano solo and chamber ensemble, including flute, oboe, violin, cello, percussion and harp. 6 movements, 25 minutes