If you would like to commission me to write a piece, please contact me at hocket [at] We can discuss details and negotiate a fee depending on the circumstances. I’m adventurous in terms of genre, so please don’t be afraid to throw your wildest ideas at me!


Ego sum Pastor bonus

Ego sum Pastor bonus

SATB choir (some bass divisi)

$2 per copy


Soprano: d’ — high A-flat

Alto: Tenor A-flat — E-flat”

Tenor: Tenor f — g’

Bass: Low E-flat — E-flat’

Some screenshots:



To order, please email me at hocket [at], with the number of copies you’d like to print. I’ll send an invoice and payment info along with the .pdf.

Veni Sancte Spiritus

Veni Sancte Spiritus


For two-voice choir, one part high voice, the other lower voice. With organ accompaniment.

82 measures.

$2 per copy

Modeled largely on Gregorian chant and somewhat minimalist in character, this piece calls for two voice parts, the top one being higher voices, the bottom one being lower voices. But these are flexible, and parts can be assigned at the director’s discretion. For instance, some parts in the high voice part might best be left for the better high voice section of a given choir, whether it’s the sopranos or the tenors. At the same time, large portions of this piece are in unison.

Veni Sancte Spiritus is the Sequence for Pentecost Sunday, though it can be employed at various liturgical events throughout the year.

To order, email me at hocket [at] Tell me how many copies you’d like to print out. I’ll send you an invoice, along with how you can get payment to me.

Here are some samples:




Ave Maria for SATB Chorus

Ave Maria


SATB Chorus

41 measures

$2 per copy

Soprano range: middle c–f”

Alto range: small A–B flat’

Tenor: small f–g’

Bass: Low F–d’

Though there are a fair number of time changes in this piece, it is within the grasp of a choir of intermediate level. The bass section goes to a D above middle C in the soli at the end, which is probably among the more challenging sections.

To order this, please write me at hocket [at], with the number of copies you’d like to print out. I’ll send you the .pdf file, along with information on how to pay me. Here are some samples:



Shofar Tune for Organ

Shofar Tune


For Solo Organ

92 measures



This is an unusual piece for an instrument with an unusual stop: the Shofar. Skinner Op. 638 was originally built for a synagogue in Mt. Vernon, NY and many years later reinstalled in a church in which I was working at the time. At the suggestion of the tonal finisher, I wrote a piece specifically for the Shofar stop, which it needed not only due to its unusual character, but also due to its limited 13-note compass. Playing the Shofar against the Clarinet, this piece makes an apposite twist on the standard trumpet tune. Although written for Shofar, it can, of course, be applied to any sufficient reed stop.

For a recording of this piece, simply email me at hocket [at] gmail [dot] com, and I’ll send it to you.

Here are some samples of the music:



If you want to order the .pdf of the music, please email me at hocket [at] gmail [dot] com, and I’ll send you the file along with payment information.