Raabe Prize Winners

2023 Raabe Prize

First Prize – Tom Trenney – Lincoln, NE
From Generation to Generation
SATB, piano or
SATB, organ, flute, oboe, strings
Augsburg Fortress 9781506486475
Listen to From Generation to Generation

2021 Raabe Prize

First Prize – Jacob B. Weber – St. Louis, MO
Festival Gloria
SATB, organ, brass quartet
Concordia Publishing House 984333
Listen to Festival Gloria

              Honorable Mention (listed alphabetically)

Nicholas Palmer – Whitehall, MI
Jesus, Remember Me
SATB, a cappella
Listen and view the score on the GIA website: G-9480

Carl Shalk – Melrose Park, IL (d. 2020)
When Memory Fades
SATB, organ
Listen and view the score on the Augsburg Fortress website: 9781506465593

2019 Raabe Prize

First Prize – Timothy Shaw – Abington, PA
Jesus, Refuge of the Weary
SATB, piano
Beckenhorst Press BP 2098
Listen to Jesus, Refuge of the Weary

2017 Raabe Prize

First Prize – Erik Meyer – Philadelphia, PA
St. John Passion
Soloists, SATB choir, and assembly
Published on MusicSpoke.com
Listen to St. John Passion and view a “perusal copy” of the score

Honorable Mention (listed alphabetically)

Ryan Keebaugh – Stephens City, VA
The Suffering Servant
SATB, a cappella
Listen to The Suffering Servant and view a “perusal copy” of the score

Thomas Keesecker – Bel Air, MD
All Shall Be Amen and Alleluia
SATB, piano
Listen and view score on the MorningStar Music website: 50-8204

2015 Raabe Prize

First Prize – David Ashley White – Houston, TX
Spirit, Moving Over Chaos
Chorus, oboe or C-instrument, percussion, optional handbells, and keyboard
Selah Publishing 405-633
Listen to Spirit, Moving Over Chaos
Preview a copy of Spirit, Moving Over Chaos

Honorable Mention (listed alphabetically)

Alfred Fedak – Albany, NY
You Hold All Souls in Life
SATB a cap, Selah Publishing 415-400

Jonathan Kohrs – Chicago, IL
Divine Service/Holy Communion
Congregation and piano with optional flute, oboe, clarinet, string synthesizer, vibraphone, and bass (manuscript)

2013 Raabe Prize

First Prize – Jake Runestad – Minneapolis, MN
Nada te Turbe
SSAATTBB a cappela
Listen to Nada Te Turbe

2011 Raabe Prize

First Prize – Zebulon Highben – Columbus, OH 
Love Is the Key
SATB divisi a cappella
MorningStar Music 50-5215
Listen to “Love is the Key”

2009 Raabe Prize

First Prize – Dan Forrest – Greenville, SC
in paradisum…
SATB divisi, Hinshaw Music HMC2224
Listen to an excerpt from “in paradisum…”

2007 Raabe Prize

First Prize – David Cherwien – Minneapolis MN
The Souls of the Righteous
SSAATTBB a cappella
Morningstar Music 50-6066
National Lutheran Choir Series Recorded by the National Lutheran Choir, on their CD Eternity www.nlca.com 

2005 Raabe Prize

First Prize – John Ferguson – Northfield, MN
Who Is This
SATB divisi and viola
MorningStar Music 50-6509

Honorable Mention (listed alphabetically)

Kevin Hildebrand – Fort Wayne, IN
Chorale Fantasia on MIT FRIED UND FREUD (manuscript)

Robert Garson Skinnell – La Crescenta, CA
Holy Spirit Mass (manuscript)

Susan Westhorp – Box Hill, Victoria, Australia
St. John Passion (manuscript)

2003 Raabe Prize

First Prize – Paul Weber – Hickory, NC
Arise, Shine SATB divisi
Augsburg Fortress ED004989

Honorable Mention (listed alphabetically)

William Greene – Lynchburg, VA
O, How I Love Your Law, O Lord
SATB a cappella
Paraclete Press PPM0207

Peter Mathews – Palatka, FL
Deck Thyself, My Soul, with Gladness
SATB, organ
MorningStar Music 50-6027

Aaron David Miller – Bowling Green, OH
Laudate Dominum (manuscript)

Robert Rathmell – Hillsdale, MI
Prayers to the Father (manuscript)

2001 Raabe Prize

First Prize –Richard Proulx – Chicago, IL
We Adore You, O Christ
SATB a cappella
Paraclete Press PPM09836

1999 Raabe Prize

First Prize – Robert Buckley Farlee – Minneapolis, MN
Solemn Reproaches of the Cross
Soloist, SATB, piano
Augsburg Fortress ED004729

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