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A Philadelphia-area composer offering professional music services to individuals, churches, and organizations.
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Movie music played on the world’s largest organ, at Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey. Evelyn Larter is one of six organists featured. Her selections include Theme From ExodusCavatina from The Deerhunter and Brian’s Song.


Hymn arrangements by Evelyn Larter, performed by the Elite Artists Trio, a Steinway Artists ensemble in Taiwan. Sherry Chen, piano, Linya Su, violin, and Limu Ya, cello, play all the titles in Evelyn’s collection How Sweet The SoundThey are joined by Sarah Wu, flute, in three additional tracks, published separately as Lord Of All, a new collection for piano quartet.

New Music

Oh Glory! Five Traditional Spirituals For Piano Trio

This collection contains five of my settings of African American Spirituals, newly rearranged for piano trio. There are titles appropriate for different seasons in the church year, including Christmas, as well as for general concert use. For advanced intermediate to more advanced performers, the styles are influenced by Traditional, Jazz and Gospel interpretations.   

Behold That Star

An accessible arrangement of the Christmas Spiritual, it can be sung a cappella, or with choral parts played lightly on a keyboard instrument. The solo lines could be allocated to different choir members. It is suitable for church services and concerts in the Christmas season.

Instrumental Christmas Collections

Noel Nouvelet: European Carols

Advanced Intermediate, with styles ranging from traditional to smooth jazz. The titles are Noel Nouvelet, King Jesus Hath A Garden, Patapan, Still, Still, Still, Fum, Fum, Fum, The Zither Carol and Cantique de Noel (Oh Holy Night). They are suitable for church preludes or offertories, and also for Christmas concerts and recitals.

Five English Carols

Advanced; Titles include What Child Is This, Ding, Dong – Past Three O’Clock, The Sussex Carol, The Holly, The Ivy And The Three Ships, and O Little Town Of Bethlehem; most settings also published individually; styles vary from traditional to jazz; suitable for Christmas recitals, church services, or personal pleasure.

Hear The News The Angels Bring

Advanced Intermediate to Advanced; Seven international Christmas carols, suitable for Christmas services, concerts and recitals; includes What Child Is This, King Jesus Hath A Garden, The Sussex Carol, Still, Still, Still, O Little Town Of Bethlehem, Child In The Manger and Cantique de Noel (Oh Holy Night).

A Rose E’er Blooming – Christmas Music

This collection of eleven international Christmas carols should be a welcome addition to the repertoire for more advanced violinists. The titles include A Rose E’er Blooming, Noel Nouvelet, King Jesus Hath A Garden, The Sussex Carol, Still, Still, Still, The Zither Carol, What Child Is This, The Huron Carol, Child In The Manger, The Wexford Carol and The Holly, The Ivy, And The Three Ships

Carols For The King From Around The World, Volume One

Advanced;  includes Cantique de Noel (France), Child In The Manger (Scotland), Ding Dong! Past Three O’Clock! (England), Fum, Fum, Fum (Spain), King Jesus Hath A Garden (The Netherlands), Mary Had A Baby, Sing Noel (USA/Africa), Noel Nouvelet (France) and Patapan (France) Recital. Score. 58 pages.

Carols For The King From Around The World, Volume Two

Advanced; includes Rise Up Shepherd, Tell it on the Mountain (America), Still, Still, Still (Austria), The Sussex Carol (England), The Holly, the Ivy and the Three Ships (England), The Huron Carol (Canada), The Virgin Mary Had A Baby Boy (West Indies), The Wexford Carol (Ireland) and The Zither Carol (Czech Republic).

Choral Music for Church and Concert Use

On This Day Earth Shall Ring

SATB, Organ;  popular carol Personent Hodie arranged in its English translation; choral parts easy, organ part advanced; suitable any time during Advent and Christmas.

The Babe, The Son Of Mary

A setting of the carol, What Child Is This to the lovely Scottish folk melody, Turn Ye To Me. For SATB, flute and piano or organ

“I’m so happy that Evelyn Larter has created this wonderful and much-needed collection of hymn arrangements for piano trio. She has a knack for writing that is easy to put together, yet lacks nothing in terms of harmonic, melodic, and instrumental depth. I find her work deeply moving, spiritual, and satisfying.”

David Kim, Concertmaster,
The Philadelphia Orchestra

“Evelyn’s work is just wonderful. All her compositions and arrangements are a tribute to her commitment to enhance the worship and prayer life of anyone who hears them.”

Rudy Lucente, Former Director of Sacred Music,
St. Charles Borromeo Seminary

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