Hollis Thoms, Composer
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Two Commissions
A New Year's Back and Forward Look

A Look Back

"...a blue true dream of sky" (1993) for children's chorus, handbells and piano commissioned by the Oak Park and River Forest Children's Chorus under the direction of Carolyn Paulin and given a performance below by the Lenior-Ryne Youth Chorus under the direction of Florence M. Jowers​. Work based on a poem by E. E. Cummings.

A Look Forward

"A Joyful Noise!" (2000) for choirs, handbells, chamber ensemble, piano and organ commissioned by Salem Lutheran Church, Glendale, California for the 75th Anniversary of Salem Lutheran Church. The choirs and instruments under the direction of Robert Skinnell. Work is based on the hymn "O God Our Help in Ages Past" and Psalm 100.