Brenda Portman concert organist - composer - arranger

Choral (Sacred)

A Celtic Psalm (based on St. Columba)
   SATB (some divisi) with piano
A Song of Light, text by Angier Brock
   SSA with piano
   commissioned by the Schola of St. Edward    the Confessor Catholic Church, North    Chesterfield, VA

All My Heart This Night Rejoices

   SATB with piano
Beneath the Cross of Jesus
   SATB with organ
Bless the Lord, O My Soul (Psalm 103)  
   SATB with piano; organ version available
   commissioned by the Chancel Choir of First    Presbyterian Church, Flint, MI
How Sweet the Name 
   SATB (optional soprano solo) with piano or    organ

   Sacred Music Press, 2017, #10/4868S
If My People (based on 2 Chronicles 7:14)
   SSA with piano
Love Calls Us to Your Temple  
   SATB with piano, flute, opt. children's choir
Love Came Down
   SATB acapella, some bass divisi
Maker, in Whom We Live 
   SATB with piano
Morning Has Broken 
   2 part treble voices with piano
Nothing But the Blood of Jesus
   SATB with piano
O Mighty God (alternate translation of How Great Thou Art) 
   SSAA with piano
Softly and Tenderly, Jesus Is Calling
   SATB with piano or organ
The Heart of One
   SATB with piano and Bb clarinet
    written in response to the Paris terrorist     attacks on 11/13/15
We Thank Thee, Lord, for This Fair Earth
   2-part choir with organ or piano

Sheet music available, some are at or 


Lamb of God
In the Bleak Midwinter


EXPRESSIONS OF JOY: Concert Settings of Hymns and Sacred Songs for Solo Voice and Piano (Click on a title to listen)     

A Mighty Fortress (EIN FESTE BURG) 
All Creatures of Our God and King (LASST UNS ERFREUEN) 
All Things Bright and Beautiful (ROYAL OAK) 
Be Thou My Vision (SLANE) 
Blessed Assurance (ASSURANCE) 
Blessed Jesus, at Thy Word (LIEBSTER JESU) 
Brethren, We Have Met to Worship (HOLY MANNA) 
Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing (NETTLETON) 
God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen (GOD REST YE MERRY) 
How Deep the Father's Love For Us (TOWNEND) 
How Firm a Foundation (FOUNDATION) 
I Sing the Mighty Power of God (ELLACOMBE) 
I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light (HOUSTON) 
If You But Trust in God to Guide You (WER NUR DEN LIEBEN GOTT) 

Infant Holy, Infant Lowly (W ZLOBIE LEZY)
Jesus, Lover of My Soul (ABERYSTWYTH) 
Jesus Paid It All (ALL TO CHRIST) 
Like a River Glorious (WYE VALLEY) 
Morning Has Broken (BUNESSAN) 
My Faith Looks Up to Thee (OLIVET)  
My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less (SOLID ROCK) 
Nothing But the Blood of Jesus (PLAINFIELD) 
O the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus (EBENEZER)

Our Great Savior (HYFRYDOL) 
Praise to the Lord, the Almighty (LOBE DEN HERREN) 
The King of Love My Shepherd Is (ST. COLUMBA)
There Is A Redeemer (GREEN) 
This Is My Father's World (TERRA BEATA) 
Today We All Are Called (KINGSFOLD) 
'Twas in the Moon of Wintertime (HURON CAROL) 

Sheet music is available at and  Most are available in more than one key.

"Morning Has Broken" (text by Eleanor Farjeon) by permission of Harold Ober Associates Incorporated


And Again I Say Rejoice!: Festive Postludes for Organ (Sacred Music Press, 2018)
    And again I say, Rejoice! 

    March on the Old Hundredth Psalm Tune
    Postlude on “Darwall’s 148th”
    Postlude on “Joyful, Joyful”
    Sortie on “King’s Weston”
    Toccata on “Aberystwyth”
    Toccata-Improvisation on “Lasst uns erfreuen”
    ​Trumpet Tune

Elegy (winner of the 2016 Twin Cities AGO 
    Composition Competition, available at

Meditation on "Peace Like a River"
Trio on "McAfee"

Variations on the Huron Carol

    Preamble - Tambourin - Reverie - March - 

    Caprice - Toccata

In the Bayoubüchlein (Selah, 2016, #160-616)

    Meditation on "Promise"

    Toccata on "Meadville"

​    Trio on "St. Helena"

In Sacred Organ Journal (Lorenz)

    Fanfare (Mar/Apr 2017)

    Introduction and March on "Lauda Anima"

        (date TBD)

In The Organ Portfolio (Lorenz)

    Chorale Prelude on "Eventide" (May/June 2017)

    Pastorale on "Messiah" (date TBD)

In The Organist (Lorenz)

    Prelude on "Morecambe" (Sept/Oct 2017)

In The Organist's Companion (Wayne Leupold Editions)

    I Am Jesus' Little Lamb (date TBD)
    Jesus Loves Me (date TBD)
    Meditation on Colossians 3:15 (date TBD)

    Meditation on "Ebenezer" (Sept. 2017)

    Prelude on an American Folk Hymn (date TBD)

Organ Transcriptions

Gustav Holst: Second Suite in F for Military Band
    Song without Words "I'll love my love"
    Song of the Blacksmith
    Fantasia on the "Dargason"

from Johannes Brahms' shorter piano pieces
    Rhapsodie, Op. 79 No. 2
    Capriccio, Op. 76 No. 2
    Intermezzo, Op. 118 No. 2
    Ballade, Op. 118 No. 3
    Romanze, Op. 118 No. 5
    Rhapsodie, Op. 119 No. 4