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


  • 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
  • The Way Summer Fades
    Solo voice, piano Full of longing and loss, this is available in low, medium low, medium, medium high, or high keys. Simple and expressive, over a rolling, ethereal piano part.