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Major Works

  • Mass in C, Op 86 – Ludwig V. Beethoven
  • 9th Symphony in D minor, Op 125 – Ludwig V. Beethoven
  • Requiem Op. 9 – Maurice Duruflé
  • Requiem Op. 48 – Gabriel Fauré
  • Lord Nelson Mass, Hob.XXII.11 – Franz J. Haydn
  • Coronation Mass, KV 317 – Wolfgang A. Mozart
  • Mass in C minor, KV 427 – Wolfgang A. Mozart
  • Mass From Two Worlds – Ariel Quintana


  • Dara la note il sol – Claudio Monteverdi
  • Sicut cervus – Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
  • O nata lux – Thomas Tallis
  • Kyrie – Missa Pange lingua – Josquin des Prez
  • Hosana filio David – Tomás Luis de Victoria
  • The Lord´s Prayer – Robert Stone
  • Qhapac eterno Dios – Anonymous
  • Más vale trocar – Juan del Encina
  • Pase el agoa, ma Julieta – Anonymous
  • Laciatemi morire – Claudio Monteverdi
  • Hosanna to the Son of David – David Weelkes
  • Pater noster – Jacob Gallus
  • Cantate Domino – Claudio Monteverdi


  • Magnificat (from Magnificat) –  Carl Philip Emanuel Bach
  • St. John Passion (selections) – Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Zadok the Priest – George F. Haendel
  • Kyrie and Gloria from Missa Ego flos campi –  Juan Gutiérrez de Padilla
  • Sepulto Domino – Jose Mauricio Nunes Garcia
  • Glory and Worship are Before Him (from Chandos Anthem #8) – George F. Haendel
  • Crucifixus (from Mass in B minor) – Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Et resurrexit (from Mass in B minor) – Johann Sebastian Bach


  • Achieved is the Glorious Work (from The Creation) – Franz J. Haydn
  • Alleluia (from Timete meus) – Michael Haydn
  • Juravit Dominus – Michael Haydn
  • Ave verum – Wolfgang A. Mozart


  • Nachtens – Johannes  Brahms
  • Die Nacht – Heinrich von Herzogenberg
  • Psalm 42 – Felix Mendelssohn
  • Gloria Patri from Psalm 100 –  Felix Mendelssohn
  • Os justi meditabitur sapientiam – Anton Bruckner
  • Liebeslieder Walzer Op. 65 – Johannes Brahms
  • Sehnsucht – Johannes Brahms
  • As Torrents in Summer – Edward Elgar
  • Der Feuerreiter – Hugo Wolf
  • Ave Maria – Anton Bruckner
  • Waldesnacht – Johannes Brahms

Twentieth Century and Beyond

American Composers


  • Prayer – René Clausen
  • Fire – William Averitt
  • Bless the Lord, Oh My Soul – Rene Clausen
  • Magnificat – Rob Landes
  • Gloria – Randoll Alan Bass
  • Salve Festa Dies –  Larry King (1932-1990)
  • Sweet Alleluia – Mark Miller
  • Hodie – Tom Vigneri
  • Preces and Responses – Gerre Hancock
  • Hymn to the Eternal Flame – Stephen Paulus
  • Timor et Tremor – Terry Schlenker
  • Alleluia – Jake Runestad
  • O magnum mysterium – Kevin Memley
  • Cuncti simus – 14th century Spanish melody – Arr. Eric Johnson
  • Exsultate – Brian Galante
  • A Call to New Life – Kenneth Dake
  • Annua Gaudia – J. David Moore
  • Love Came Down at Christmas – Nancy Grundhall
  • Silent Night – Arr. Paul Johnson
  • In dulci jubilo – Arr. Matthew Culloton


  • Lament for Parsiphae (from Mid-Winter Songs) – Morten Lauridsen
  • Midwinter Waking (from Mid-Winter Songs) – Morten Lauridsen
  • Water Night – Erik Whitacre
  • Hope, faith, life, love – Eric Whitacre
  • Will There Really Be a Morning – Craig Hella Johnson
  • Sleep – Erik Whitacre
  • Little Man in a Hurry – Erik Whitacre
  • Ignea vis – Michael Saunders
  • Dan-u-el – Kirke Mechem
  • Of Crows and Clusters – Norman Dello Joio

World Composers


  • Jubilate Deo – Benjamin Britten
  • O oriens – Cecilia McDowall
  • Pater meus – Antonín Tučapský
  • Kyrie from Messe solennelle – Louis Vierne
  • Sanctus - Agnus Dei from Bell Mass –  Rupert Lang
  • Jubilate – Philip Stopford
  • Of Thy Mystical Supper, Op. 58 #7 – Alexander Gretchaninoff
  • Gloria Patri from Magnificat –  Thomas Pavlechko
  • Agnus Dei – Paul Halley
  • Christus est natus – Damijan Močnik
  • Veni – Knut Nystedt
  • Evening Service in C, Op 115 – Charles V. Stanford
  • Hymn to the Virgin – Benjamin Britten
  • Gloria from Missa brevis – Jonathan Dove
  • Sussex Carol – Bob Chilcott
  • Gloria from Mass in G minor – Ralph Vaughan Williams
  • Only in Sleep – Erik Eselvalds
  • God is Gone Up – Gerald Finzi
  • The Three Kings – Healey Willan
  • Eli!, Eli! – György Deák-Bárdos
  • God is Gone Up – Gerald Finzi
  • A Patre unigenitus – Carl Rütti
  • Christ´s Nativity – Benjamin Britten
  • Gloria (from Missa Aedis Christi) – William Mathias
  • All Shall Be Amen and Alleluias – James Whitbourn
  • Nunc dimittis – Pawel Lukaszevski
  • O salutaris ostia – Erik Esenvalds
  • The Death of David (from King David) – Arthur Honegger
  • O crux – Knut Nystedt
  • A Babe is Born – William Mathias
  • Canticum novum – Ivo Antognini
  • Gloria Patri – Budi Susanto Yohannes
  • Libera me – Lajos Bárdos
  • Zahvalnica (sung in Serbian) – Franjo Dugan
  • Če rdeče rože zapade sneg (sung in Slovenian) - Josip Pavčič
  • Exultate Deo – Francis Poulenc


  • Behind the Closed Eye – Michael McGlynn
  • From Heaven Distilled a Clemency (from Triptych) – Tarik O´Reagan
  • Sunset from Due West – Stephen Chatman
  • Dieu! qu’il la fait bon regarder! – Claude Debussy
  • Yver, vous n’estes q’un villain – Claude Debussy
  • Autumn Landscapes – Veljo Tormis
  • I Love My Love – Gustav Holst
  • Windwolves – Imant Raminsh
  • Somewhere (from West Side Story) – Leonard Bernstein, Arr. Robert Edgerton
  • Chariots - Péter Louis Van Dijk

World Premieres

  • The Stars in the Sky – Mark Petering
  • O nata lux – Ola Gjeilo
  • Adoro te devote – Andrew Steffen
  • Christ Child – Mark Petering

 African-American Spirituals

  • Deep River – Arr. Mack Wilberg
  • I Can Tell the Word – Arr. Moses Hogan
  • My God is a Rock – Arr. Alice Parker and Robert Shaw
  • Glory, Glory, Hallelujah! – Arr. Howard Helvey
  • The Word Was God – Rosephanye Powell
  • Witness – Arr. Damon Dandridge
  • I Don{t Feel No Ways Tired – Arr. Stacey Gibbs
  • John Saw da Numbah – Arr. Alice Parker and Robert Shaw
  • Same Train – Arr. Alice Parker and Robert Shaw
  • Great Day! – Arr. Warren Martin
  • Jesus Walked this Lonesome Valley – Arr. Kenneth Dake

Hymn Arrangements

  • I Will Arise – Arr. Kenneth Dake
  • I Come With Joy – Arr. Kenneth Dake
  • Awake, Awake, to Love and Word – Arr. Kenneth Dake
  • Softly and Tenderly – Arr. René Clausen
  • Wondrous Love – Arr. St even Sametz

Folk Song Arrangements

  • Fare Thee Well, Love! – Arr. James Mulholand
  • Shenandoah – Arr. James Erb
  • Hard Times Come Again no More – Stephen Foster, Arr. Mark Keller
  • Skip to My Lou – Arr. Edwin Fissinger
  • No Time – Arr. Susan Brumfield
  • You Cannot Lose My Love – Arr. Susan LaBar
  • Danny Boy – Arr. Joseph Flummerfelt
  • Nelly Bly – Arr. Jack Halloran


  • Jede sedlák (sung in Czech) – Arr. Jaroslav Krček
  • Hoj, hura hoj! (sung in Czech) – Otmar Mácha
  • Kalejs kala debesis (sung in Latvian) – Latvian Folktale – Selga Mence (b. 1953)
  • Segalariak (sung in Basque) – Josu Elberdin (b. 1976)
  • Mutil txaleko gorri (sung in Basque) – Junkal Guerrero (b. 1968)
  • Cantigas galegas (sung in Galician) – Arr. Julio Domínguez
  • El desembre congelat (sung in Catalan) – Arr. Robert Sieving
  • Libertango – Astor Piazzolla, Arr. Oscar Escalada
  • Duerme negrito (sung in Spanish) – Atahualpa Yupanqui, Arr. Emilio Solé
  • Túrót eszik a cigány (sung in Hungarian) – Zoltán Kodály
  • Tell My Ma – Arr. Jon Washburn
  • Scotland the Brave – Arr. Gregory Berg
  • Incantations (sung in Irish) – Michael McGlynn
  • Veniki (sung in Russian) – Feodosiy Rubstov
  • Cantate Domino (sung in Latin, English, and Basque) – Josu Elberdin
  • Hine e Hine (sung in Maori) – Arr. David Hamilton
  • Balleilakka (sung in Tamil) – Arr. Ethan Sperry
  • Bogoroditse Djevo (sung in Russian) – Arvo Pärt
  • Rotala (sung in Latvian) – Juris Karlsons
  • Dajte, dajte (sung in Slovenian) – Aldo Kumar
  • Potrkan ples (sung in Slovenian)  – Emil Adamič
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    • Carthage is named a Best Midwestern College by The Princeton Review (2018), a designation given to only 25 percent of four-year schools.

    • Scheduled to open in fall 2018, a new residential tower will offer suite-style housing and two floors of shared campus spaces for gaming, cooking, group meetings, or quiet studying. Learn more about The Tower

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    • 91% of employers say critical thinking, communication, and problem-solving skills matter more than your major when it comes to career success. Learn more about how the liberal arts prepare you for a successful career.

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    • Oscars. Emmys. Tonys. Golden Globes. The playwrights we’ve brought in have them. Each year, the Carthage Theatre Department commissions an original script by a renowned playwright for its New Play Initiative. Carthage students then work with the writer to stage it. 

    • As a freshman in the highly selective Honors Program, learn how to gain expertise in anything from music to forest ecology. After that, tackle a contemporary social, economic, or political problem. If you like, you can live on an Honors-only floor of a Carthage residence hall. 

    • In 2016, 2017 and 2018, Carthage was named a top producer of Fulbright Scholars by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

    • Peer-reviewed student and faculty pedagogy projects have been presented at the International Conference on the Physiology and Acoustics of Singing, the International Conference on Arts and Humanities, the International Symposium on the Phenomenon of the Singing Voice, and the Estill World Voice Symposium at Harvard University.

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    • Abraham Lincoln was an early Trustee of the College, and U.S. Secretary of State John Hay was a Carthage alum. The two still have a proud place on our campus. Spend some time with them in our Sesquicentennial Plaza. On warm days you’ll find professors leading their classes here.

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