Preview (Vocal Score) (Forthcoming)


CREATION is Dan Forrest’s oratorio for chorus, orchestra, and soloists, commissioned by the Wayne Oratorio Society (Philadelphia, PA).

PREMIERE: November 4-5, 2023, Wayne Oratorio Society, conducted by John Grecia.


PUBLICATION: Vocal scores will be publicly available late 2023. Choirs/performers participating in spring 2024 performances may request draft vocal scores starting in September 2023; a careful list of any/all changes made for the final published version will be catalogued and provided in November 2023.

Dan’s multi-movement work, scored as a “soundtrack” to various scenes of the composer’s imagination and life experiences. Texts from various sources, mostly in Latin, with some English.

Anticipated length: 45-50 minutes.

Scored for chorus, mezzo-soprano, and baritone, with orchestra, optional handbells, optional keyboard part (one player on organ and digital keyboard) and optional hammered dulcimer.

Small and/or Medium instrumentation versions available eventually.


Premiere Performance: November 4-5, 2023, Wayne Oratorio Society, Philadelphia, PA.


Details TBA

Ordering Information

Vocal scores will be published by The Music of Dan Forrest, and available at (distributor for The Music of Dan Forrest publications), as well as other participating music retailers.

Instrumental scores and parts for performance will be available on rental.

Full scores (without parts) will also available for purchase through, if desired. (Note that rental is still required to receive parts for performances).

Preview PDFs including information and excerpts will be available for all products at

Printed perusal scores will be available on rental from (For perusal only)

Audio and Video recordings forthcoming…

Licensing handled through Beckenhorst Press in partnership with The Music of Dan Forrest. (Performance licensing, for choirs that are not members of a performance royalty organization, is handled through the Music of Dan Forrest rentals department at the same time as rental.)

Rehearsal Tracks


Program Notes

CREATION Program Notes (Forthcoming)