2014, 2016, 2017, 2019 - American Prize Semi-Finalist Composer
2021 -The American Prize in Composition - Chorus Music Division - Finalist for "God Jehovah"
2021 - The American Prize Ernst Bacon Memorial Award for the Performance of American Music - Finalist - "God Jehovah"
The First Readings Projects - J. David Moore, Music Director
A Virtual Performance
"If At The Moment"
Vanessa Libby - Soprano Soloist | Alison Beck - Piano
15 Song CD
(What Do I Know About Calvary Love?)
Behind the Music
I have always taken great inspiration from the missionary work of Amy Carmichael in India. Not long ago, I received a message that could only have come from God...
CD - $15.99
Song Book - $18.00
For multiple copy orders, please contact Denice for pricing.
15 Song CD - $10
5 Song CD - $2
“Denice Rippentrop’s music – unfailing works from the spirit outward – beginning with the soul and singing through the words.”
- Libby Larsen
Grammy Award Winning Composer
“For our Music of Passion concert to begin Holy Week, your The Atonement was paired with a requiem. Learning and preparing your piece was a marvelous experience for the choir; hearing it was an equally powerful time for the audience.”
- William H. Mathis
Minister of Music and Fine Arts, Hennepin Avenue Methodist Church, Minneapolis, MN.
“You have some really lovely gestures in The Sacred Seed. And the text is so compellingly beautiful….”
- Howard Helvey
Composer, Arranger, Pianist
“Denice is a composer who writes passionate, heartfelt, compositions, usually with a religious theme. Her texts come from scripture, but she also sets her own poetry and thoughts. Denice know how to use the chorus to great effect. Her voicings are rich, and the use of harmony compelling.”
- Dr. Jody Rockmaker
Arizona State University Associate Professor of Music, Composition and Theory
Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts
“The Desert Trilogy is a wonderful exploration of text and sounds in expressing ultimately – hope. The Sonoran Desert Choral was very pleased with the Trilogy – as was our audience – enjoy the colors of Light and Hope.”
- Jeff Harris, Conductor
The Sonoran Desert Chorale
“A recording of three new choral pieces by Denice -- each with individual character, but all filled with Denice's special spiritual touch. "Whispering Palms" captures a medieval-like plainsong idea, but with a contemporary folk-like feel. The key of D minor captures that mood! "The Cross" for larger forces builds on arpeggiations mimicked in the handbells. It crescendos with handbells, timpani, and piano to a powerful climax on "To know we are everything to God!" The rhythmic "Yahweh's Love" lets claves chatter over the energetic text -- a real delight!”
- Dr. Peter Hendrickson
Choral Conductor, Augsburg College