Reginald Unterseher, composer
Nuclear Dreams

Nuclear Dreams: an Oral History of the Hanford Site

for Mezzo Soprano and Baritone solos, SATB chorus, and chamber orchestra

–Concert-length work, commissioned by the Mid-Columbia Mastersingers, Justin Raffa, Conductor

–Premiered inside the B Reactor, part of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park

–Excerpts featured in the documentary film RICHLAND


  • All My Trials
    SATB with piano A setting of the classic folk song, popular during the late 1950’s and 1960’s, recorded in various versions by Joan Baez, Peter, Paul, and Mary, Harry Belafonte, Pete Seeger, and Paul McCartney. The origins of the song are unclear, and it contains elements of a lot of different traditions. It is in… Read more: All My Trials
  • This Light
    SSATB or SATB with Treble Choir, with piano and (opt. string quartet) With music and words expressing determination to find a way forward after challenges, this piece reminds us that we “know what hope feels like inside,” and encourages us to move into the future “with purpose, with grace, the sun in my soul, golden… Read more: This Light
  • A Little Song of Life
    Upper Voices, Lower Voices, or Mixed Voices with piano “Glad that I live, am I!” This setting of Lizette Woodworth Reese’s poem is full of joy, hope, and positive energy, to lift up and inspire both your singers and audiences. A particularly effective piece for festivals and festival choirs. It is now available for Upper… Read more: A Little Song of Life