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Virtues and Vices 
7 Pieces for SATB and Piano

VOICING: SATB with Piano




TONE: varied


DURATION: 25'00"


GENERAL: This work was commissioned by Sound Ecologies Inc. (Indiana 2024, Luke Garrigus, President). It premiered at Choral Reflections: Sacred Music by Indiana Composers at the University of Indianapolis, on March 7, 2024. (Recording Below)

PERUSAL SCORE: See individual movements

TEXT: Various, see individual movements 


Virtues and Vices 

The Two Kinds of People (Generosity & Greed) 

Ella Wheeler Wilcox 


The Proud Pebble (Humility & Pride) 



Stop Me! (Patience & Wrath)

Amos Russel Wells 


Little By Little (Diligence & Sloth) 



Experience (Love & Desire) 

Elsa Gidlow 

The Cat and the Saxophone (2 A.M.) (Temperance & Gluttony)

Langston Hughes 


Let Us Be Kind (Kindness & Envy) 

Walter Lomax Childress

Note from the Composer

Virtues and Vices is a seven-movement choral masterwork that explores the “seven deadly sins” and their parallel virtues. This work uniquely weaves sacred themes through secular texts, incorporating contemporary, folk, and jazz styles. After a decade in the sketchbook, Virtues and Vices invites performers and audiences alike to reflect on the coexistence of holiness and sin in humanity.

Ordering Scores

This work is published as a digital score with a performance license. The cost is $12.00 per score, 10 copy minimum order. See the individual movements to purchase separately. 


To Order:

  • Click the link to email Daniel Watson Music LLC. 

  • Specify the total number of performers (include all singers, directors, pianists) and the name of your choir.

  • An invoice will be sent to you via PayPal requesting payment.  

  • Once payment is received, you will emailed the licensed PDF for the above number of copies within three business days (excluding weekends and holidays).

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