William MacSems, Composer

Music for Band, Orchestra, Chamber Ensemble & Chorus

Library of Compositions


Orchestra and Chorus
The Songs Of Love: a cantata for soloist & chorus and orchestra; text from the Songs Of Solomon
Hymn Of The Valley: (a tribute to California's Great Central valley)for narrator, soloists, chorus, and orchestra
The Key: for reader, chorus, and orchestra or choir, Bb clarinet, viola & piano. Text by Martin Luther King Jr.
Follow Me Dearie: SATB chorus and orchestra from the opera, Outcasts of Poker Flat

Out of Cuba
Rodeo Rondo
Westward Ho: with Narrator
Irish Suite for Flute (or trumpet)


Father Joe

Piano & Piano/Orchestra
Allegro: piano & orchestra
Bagatelle: solo or piano & chamber orchestra
Introspection: piano & orch or concert bnd
The Rose Piano Concerto

Divergence for wind orchestra

Highlights from Never Come, Never Go

Adagio for Band
Elegy for Band

Anniversery March

Stormy Wheather: alto sax solo; arrangement

Introspection: for Piano & Band

Show Time: (a band concert intro)
Symphonic Suite for Band
Lay Me Down Midst Gaelic Shamrog: vocal or trumpet

Westward Ho: suite for band & narrator

Christmas Suite: for band

Horn Swaggeled: F. Horn solo

Late Night March

Chamber Music
Vienna String Quartet
Turkanschantz Park: violin (or cello), Bb clarinet & piano
Sonata: Bb clarinet, cello & piano
Toot Suite: brass quintet and sixtet
Along The Appinine Way: Brass Choir, Perc.
Three Songs for Flute & Guitar
Great Scott: percussion, Piccolo, Bb bass Clarinet

The War Prayer: text by Mark Twain for ensemble w/ choir of 4-8, baritone solo and narrator

Three Poems:a capella SAB, SATB by Emily Dickenson
Humility: a capella SSATB text: Ecclesiastes:11:1-4
Let There Be Love: a capella SATB
The Key: SAB, or SATB, Bb clarinet, viola & piano. text by Martin Luther King Jr.
Tell Us: Piano acc. SATB Tenor & Bass solo
Christmas Anthem: SATB, Piano acc. 
Follow Me Dearie: SATB, Piano acc. 
Gold At Caloma: SATB, Piano acc. 

Under The Christmas Tree: SATB, Piano acc.

Vocal solos

Birds of Frost: text by Robert Frost
My Jim: aria from the opera, The Gift, Piano acc. 
Claire's Quandary: aria from the opera, Infidel, Piano acc. 
Global Warming Quandary: soprano or Tenor solo, Piano acc. 
No Man is An Island: text by John Donne. Tenor solo, Piano acc.
Irish Songs for Tenor:When I was A Lad, Goin Down Ta Dublin', Midst Galic Shamrog', 
Kathleen; for Tenor solo, Piano acc. collection or individual 

Under The Christmas Tree: voice, Piano acc.

People of The Valley: tenor solo orch or piano acc


Mardi Gras
Outcasts Of Poker Flat
The Gift
Pandora?s Box

Everybody Likes Christmas
Never Come Never Go
The Royal Turmoil Or His Majesty's Travesty: A children?s musical


Four Songs for Elementary Piano
Arioso: (flute & piano), elementry
American Patrol: (arr.), elementry
Broadway Medley: (arr.), elementry
Finale: ( patriotic arr. for band),

School Band Blues: (for elem. band)

Waltz Medley: (arr. of Blue Danube & The Merry Widow Waltz for elementry band). 
A Collection of Dixieland (arr. for Jr. High School:(1. Basin Street Blues, 2. When The Saints Go Marching In, 3. Battle Hymn Of The Republic, 4. Five Foot Two)