Timothy C. Takach

Reviewed as “gorgeous” (Washington Post) and “stunning” (Lawrence Journal-World), the music of Timothy C. Takach has risen fast in the concert world. Applauded for his melodic lines and rich, intriguing harmonies, Takach has received commissions from various organizations including the the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, St. Olaf Band, Cantus, Pavia Winds, Lorelei Ensemble, VocalEssence, the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, The Rose Ensemble, and numerous high school and university choirs. His compositions have been performed on A Prairie Home Companion, The Boston Pops holiday tour, multiple All-State and festival programs and at venues such as the Library of Congress, Kennedy Center and Royal Opera House Muscat. Takach has received grants from the American Composers Forum, Meet the Composer, Minnesota State Arts Board, Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, and ASCAP.

He is a co-creator of the theatrical production of All is Calm: the Christmas Truce of 1914, by Peter Rothstein. The critically adored show has had over 100 performances since its premiere in 2006. He was also selected for the 2014 Nautilus Music-Theater Composer-Librettist Studio.

Takach studied music composition at St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN, where he graduated with honors. He has frequent work as a composer-in-residence, presenter, clinician and lecturer for conventions, schools and organizations across the country. He is a full-time composer and lives in Minneapolis with his wife and two sons. For more information please visit www.timothyctakach.com.


Compositions by Timothy C. Takach

'Twas in the Moon of Wintertime (SATB)

Timothy C. Takach mixed choir, Difficulty : 4, a cappella, 3-5 min.

'Twas in the Moon of Wintertime (TTBB)

Timothy C. Takach tb choir, Difficulty : 4, a cappella, 3-5 min.

A Depth We Cannot Sound

Timothy C. Takach mixed choir, Difficulty : 4, percussion, 5-10 min.

A Mural of Change

Timothy C. Takach mixed choir, Difficulty : 3, piano, 3-5 min.

A Path to Each Other

Jocelyn Hagen, Timothy C. Takach tb choir, mixed choir, treble choir, Difficulty : 2, a cappella, less than 3 min.

A Red, Red (Noun)

Timothy C. Takach tb choir, Difficulty : 2, piano, 3-5 min.

A Sign of Day to Come

Timothy C. Takach mixed choir, Difficulty : 3, a cappella, 3-5 min.

A Worshipper and a Man

Timothy C. Takach mixed choir, Difficulty : 4, a cappella, 3-5 min.

Afka Hooyo (Mother Tongue)

Timothy C. Takach mixed choir, Difficulty : 3, a cappella, percussion, 3-5 min.

After Harvest (from The Longest Nights)

Timothy C. Takach treble choir, Difficulty : 2, piano, less than 3 min.

All Sisters and Brothers

Timothy C. Takach mixed choir, Difficulty : 3, 1-2 instruments, organ, 3-5 min.

All the Beautiful Names

Timothy C. Takach mixed choir, Difficulty : 4, a cappella, 3-5 min.

Ambletown

Timothy C. Takach tb choir, Difficulty : 4, a cappella, 3-5 min.

And Her Smoke Rose Up Forever

Timothy C. Takach tb choir, Difficulty : 5, a cappella, 5-10 min.

And I Saw (SATB)

Timothy C. Takach mixed choir, Difficulty : 5, a cappella, 3-5 min.

And I Saw (SSAA)

Timothy C. Takach treble choir, Difficulty : 4, a cappella, 3-5 min.

As the Sunflower Turns on Her God

Timothy C. Takach mixed choir, Difficulty : 4, a cappella, 3-5 min.

Back to the Heart

Timothy C. Takach tb choir, mixed choir, treble choir, Difficulty : 1, a cappella, piano, less than 3 min.

Bahihii Waaliidkay Dhaqay

Timothy C. Takach treble choir, Difficulty : 2, percussion, piano, 3-5 min.

Before We Get Dusty

Timothy C. Takach treble choir, Difficulty : 3, piano, 3-5 min.

Bless the Saints Who Sing

Timothy C. Takach mixed choir, Difficulty : 3, 1-2 instruments, piano, 3-5 min.

Born Into a Fairy Tale

Timothy C. Takach treble choir, Difficulty : 3, a cappella, 3-5 min.

Cassiopeia

Timothy C. Takach treble choir, Difficulty : 4, a cappella, 3-5 min.

Crossroads

Timothy C. Takach mixed choir, Difficulty : 3, piano, 3-5 min.

Departure (cycle)

Timothy C. Takach high voice, Difficulty : 4, piano, 5-10 min.

Duende

Timothy C. Takach treble choir, Difficulty : 4, percussion, 3-5 min.

Empty

Timothy C. Takach tb choir, Difficulty : 3, percussion, piano, 3-5 min.

Epitaph

Timothy C. Takach mixed choir, Difficulty : 4, 1-2 instruments, 3-5 min.

Everything Sings

Timothy C. Takach mixed choir, Difficulty : 3, chamber ens., piano, 5-10 min.

Everything is Made of Light

Timothy C. Takach mixed choir, Difficulty : 5, a cappella, 5-10 min.

Flying Solo

Timothy C. Takach mixed choir, Difficulty : 3, piano, 3-5 min.

Fragile

Timothy C. Takach mixed choir, Difficulty : 4, a cappella, percussion, 3-5 min.

From Dust You Have Come

Timothy C. Takach mixed choir, Difficulty : 3, a cappella, 3-5 min.

Go

Timothy C. Takach tb choir, Difficulty : 2, percussion, less than 3 min.

Goodbye, Then (SAB)

Timothy C. Takach mixed choir, Difficulty : 3, 1-2 instruments, 3-5 min.

Goodbye, Then (SATB)

Timothy C. Takach mixed choir, Difficulty : 3, 1-2 instruments, 3-5 min.

Goodbye, Then (SSA)

Timothy C. Takach treble choir, Difficulty : 3, 1-2 instruments, 3-5 min.

Goodbye, Then (TBB)

Timothy C. Takach tb choir, Difficulty : 3, 1-2 instruments, 3-5 min.

Haragei

Paul John Rudoi, Timothy C. Takach tb choir, Difficulty : 5, a cappella, 5-10 min.

Havaa's Lullaby

Jocelyn Hagen, Timothy C. Takach tb choir, mixed choir, treble choir, Difficulty : 2, a cappella, less than 3 min.

Home on the Range

Timothy C. Takach 2+ voices, treble choir, Difficulty : 2, piano, less than 3 min.

How to Triumph Like a Girl

Timothy C. Takach treble choir, Difficulty : 3, piano, less than 3 min.

How to Triumph Like a Girl (cycle)

Timothy C. Takach low voice, Difficulty : 3, piano, 10+ min.

Hungry (from This is How You Love)

Timothy C. Takach mixed choir, Difficulty : 3, a cappella, 3-5 min.

I Leave, She Stays

Timothy C. Takach mixed choir, Difficulty : 4, a cappella, 3-5 min.

I Thread the Stars

Timothy C. Takach mixed choir, Difficulty : 3, piano, 5-10 min.

I Will Howl

Timothy C. Takach tb choir, Difficulty : 3, 1-2 instruments, 3-5 min.

Il-presepju tal-Milied (The Christmas Cradle)

Timothy C. Takach mixed choir, Difficulty : 4, a cappella, 3-5 min.

Imagine We Are Trees

Timothy C. Takach mixed choir, Difficulty : 3, a cappella, 3-5 min.

In Flanders Fields

Timothy C. Takach mixed choir, Difficulty : 2, 1-2 instruments, piano, 3-5 min.

Insidious

Timothy C. Takach mixed choir, Difficulty : 3, piano, 3-5 min.

Johnny Come Down to Hilo

Timothy C. Takach tb choir, Difficulty : 3, a cappella, 3-5 min.

Joseph

Timothy C. Takach mixed choir, Difficulty : 3, a cappella, 3-5 min.

Keep Watch, Dear Lord

Timothy C. Takach mixed choir, Difficulty : 3, a cappella, 3-5 min.

Keep Your Lamps (TTBB)

Timothy C. Takach tb choir, Difficulty : 3, a cappella, percussion, 3-5 min.

Kin

Timothy C. Takach tb choir, Difficulty : 2, piano, 3-5 min.

Listen to the Apples

Timothy C. Takach mixed choir, Difficulty : 4, 3-5 min.

Little Blades of Grass

Timothy C. Takach tb choir, Difficulty : 3, a cappella, 3-5 min.

Love/Light (from This is How You Love)

Jocelyn Hagen, Timothy C. Takach mixed choir, Difficulty : 3, a cappella, 3-5 min.

Luceat Eis

Timothy C. Takach tb choir, Difficulty : 4, a cappella, 3-5 min.

Mad

Timothy C. Takach tb choir, Difficulty : 2, piano, 3-5 min.

Mantra (SATB)

Timothy C. Takach mixed choir, Difficulty : 3, piano, 3-5 min.

Many-Splendored Thing (from The Longest Nights)

Timothy C. Takach tb choir, Difficulty : 3, piano, 3-5 min.

Neither Angels, Nor Demons, Nor Powers

Timothy C. Takach mixed choir, Difficulty : 4, a cappella, 3-5 min.

Neither Angels, Nor Demons, Nor Powers (Full Score and Parts)

Timothy C. Takach mixed choir, Difficulty : 3, chamber ens., 3-5 min.

No One Will Love As I Did

Timothy C. Takach tb choir, Difficulty : 2, piano, 3-5 min.

Nubes Oriebatur: The eruption of Vesuvius

Timothy C. Takach mixed choir, Difficulty : 4, a cappella, 3-5 min.

O Holy Child of Bethlehem

Timothy C. Takach mixed choir, Difficulty : 3, a cappella, less than 3 min.

One Boy Told Me

Timothy C. Takach mixed choir, Difficulty : 3, piano, 3-5 min.

One Boy Told Me (for developing choirs)

Timothy C. Takach mixed choir, Difficulty : 3, piano, 3-5 min.

Paper Cranes, from Where Beauty Comes From

Timothy C. Takach tb choir, Difficulty : 3, piano, 3-5 min.

Queen of the Range

Timothy C. Takach treble choir, Difficulty : 2, piano, less than 3 min.

Ragnarök

Timothy C. Takach mixed choir, Difficulty : 4, a cappella, 5-10 min.

Recognition

Timothy C. Takach mixed choir, Difficulty : 3, chamber ens., 3-5 min.

Recognition (Full Score and Parts)

Timothy C. Takach mixed choir, Difficulty : 3, chamber ens., 3-5 min.

Salvation is Created

Timothy C. Takach tb choir, Difficulty : 3, 3-5 min.

Salve Regina

Timothy C. Takach tb choir, Difficulty : 5, a cappella, 3-5 min.

Serenade

Timothy C. Takach treble choir, Difficulty : 3, a cappella, less than 3 min.

She Tore a Map

Timothy C. Takach treble choir, Difficulty : 3, piano, less than 3 min.

Something There Is Immortal

Timothy C. Takach mixed choir, Difficulty : 5, a cappella, 5-10 min.

Su Rahva Koda (The House of Your Kindred)

Timothy C. Takach mixed choir, Difficulty : 5, a cappella, 5-10 min.

The Longest Nights (Choral Score)

Timothy C. Takach mixed choir, Difficulty : 3, piano, 10+ min.

The Longest Nights (Full Score)

Timothy C. Takach mixed choir, Difficulty : 3, chamber ens., 10+ min.

The Longest Nights (String Parts)

Timothy C. Takach mixed choir, Difficulty : 3, chamber ens., 10+ min.

The Streets of Laredo

Timothy C. Takach tb choir, treble choir, Difficulty : 3, piano, 3-5 min.

The Wings of Our Children

Timothy C. Takach mixed choir, Difficulty : 4, a cappella, 5-10 min.

There Is No Rose

Timothy C. Takach treble choir, Difficulty : 4, a cappella, 3-5 min.

Things I Didn't Know I Loved

Timothy C. Takach tb choir, Difficulty : 4, a cappella, 5-10 min.

This Alien Landscape

Timothy C. Takach mixed choir, Difficulty : 4, percussion, 3-5 min.

This Amazing Life

Timothy C. Takach mixed choir, Difficulty : 3, piano, 3-5 min.

This World Made Anew

Timothy C. Takach mixed choir, Difficulty : 3, a cappella, 3-5 min.

This is How You Love

Jocelyn Hagen, Timothy C. Takach mixed choir, Difficulty : 4, a cappella, 10+ min.

Tiny Sparks

Timothy C. Takach tb choir, treble choir, Difficulty : 3, a cappella, percussion, 3-5 min.

True North (full score and parts)

Timothy C. Takach mixed choir, Difficulty : 3, large ensemble, 10+ min.

True North (vocal score)

Timothy C. Takach mixed choir, Difficulty : 3, large ensemble, 10+ min.

Twenty Questions

Timothy C. Takach treble choir, Difficulty : 2, piano, 3-5 min.

Veni Creator Spiritus

Timothy C. Takach tb choir, Difficulty : 3, a cappella, less than 3 min.

Vow (from This is How You Love)

Jocelyn Hagen, Timothy C. Takach mixed choir, Difficulty : 4, a cappella, 3-5 min.

We Are Lost, We Are Lucky

Timothy C. Takach mixed choir, Difficulty : 3, piano, 3-5 min.

We Made a Grave For Him

Timothy C. Takach tb choir, Difficulty : 3, a cappella, 3-5 min.

We Sing of Home (Finlandia)

Timothy C. Takach mixed choir, Difficulty : 3, a cappella, 3-5 min.

We Wish You a Merry Christmas

Timothy C. Takach tb choir, Difficulty : 4, a cappella, percussion, less than 3 min.

What I Have Done (SATB)

Timothy C. Takach mixed choir, Difficulty : 3, a cappella, 3-5 min.

When You Are Old

Timothy C. Takach mixed choir, Difficulty : 2, a cappella, 3-5 min.

Where Beauty Comes From

Timothy C. Takach mixed choir, Difficulty : 3, piano, 3-5 min.

Where Beauty Comes From (Cycle)

Timothy C. Takach mixed choir, Difficulty : 3, piano, 10+ min.

Where Beauty Comes From (cycle)

Timothy C. Takach high voice, Difficulty : 3, piano, 10+ min.

Winter Walk

Timothy C. Takach mixed choir, Difficulty : 3, a cappella, 3-5 min.

1: (Easy) No divisi in voice parts, accompaniment doubles or supports vocal parts, diatonic, symmetrical phrases, textures mostly homophonic, simple rhythms, stepwise voice leading (conjunct), moderate ranges, no extended techniques, and limited sustained singing.

2: (Medium Easy) Limited divisi, voices somewhat independent from accompaniment, some chromatics, phrases may be longer or more fragmented, mostly homophonic, moderate rhythmic complexity, some difficult intervals (disjunct motion), moderate ranges, extended techniques are simple, limited sustained singing.

3. (Medium) Limited divisi, unaccompanied, or with independent accompaniment (voice parts not doubled), many chromatics, phrases of varying lengths, more contrapuntal textures, moderately complex rhythms, some difficult intervals (disjunct motion), moderately difficult/challenging ranges, extended techniques are potentially challenging, and some sustained singing.

4. (Medium Difficult) Abundant divisi, unaccompanied, or accompanying instruments are fully independent from voice parts, many chromatics and/or key changes, long and/or broken phrases, potentially little homophony, complex rhythms, many difficult intervals (disjunct motion), difficult/challenging ranges, potentially difficult extended techniques, and a demand for sustained singing.

5. (Difficult) Adundant divis, unaccompanied, or accompanying instruments are fully independent from voice parts, many chromatics and/or key changes, long and/or broken phrases, potentially little homophony, complex rhythms, extreme ranges, use of challenging or unusual extended vocal techniques, abundant sustained singing.