Anthony Mosakowski is a composer of growing reputation in the Philadelphia area. His numerous compositions include works for a wide variety of media and audiences. His special interests include choral and electroacoustic music. In addition to several shorter choral works, Mosakowski’s compositions include a setting of the Old English poem “The Seafarer” for soprano soloist, chorus, and small orchestra and a Latin mass for choir and Javanese gamelan. He has received particular success for his setting of the St. John Passion titled “The Passion for Good Friday.” Mosakowski’s works also include chamber music, electroacoustic pieces based on field recordings of water and trains, several songs for solo voice and piano, and a concertino for flute and small orchestra titled “Once Was Wood.”

A native of Delaware County, Pennsylvania, Mosakowski received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in composition from Temple University’s Esther Boyer College of Music where he studied composition with Maurice Wright, Matthew Greenbaum, and Richard Brodhead; and where he was active in the choral and early music ensembles. In 1995 he traveled to England where he later earned a Ph.D. in composition under the supervision of Fabrice Fitch at the University of Durham. While at Durham, in addition to being an active composer and performer, Mosakowski conducted the university’s new music group and directed the Durham University Chamber Choir for the 1997–1998 academic year which included a performance at York Minster and a concert tour of Poland.

Currently, he is the Fine Arts Department Chair at Villa Maria Academy High School for girls in Malvern, PA, where he teaches courses in music theory, composition, music technology, ear training, music appreciation, and applied voice; and directs the Concert Chorus, Madrigal Singers, and Handbell Choir. Mosakowski has directed the Early Music Ensemble at Temple University, taught aural theory at West Chester University of Pennsylvania, and is a tenor vocalist the Musica Humana, a Renaissance consort, based in West Chester, PA.

Resonet in laudibusVoicing: SATB  Accompaniment: Horn  Performance Length: 3:00  Notation: Standard  Text Source: 14th Century German Carol  Language: Latin  Seasonal/Liturgical Uses: Christmas  Descriptive Terms: Celebratory, Joyful, Melodic, Rhythmic  First Performance: Dec 13, 2008: Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia, Alan Harler, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Philadelphia PA Text Setting Composer’s Notes Source for Scores (P:E 183/184)
O Radix JesseVoicing: SSAATTBB-SSAATTBB  Accompaniment: Unaccompanied  Performance Length: 6:36  Notation: Standard  Text Source: O Antiphons, German Hymn  Language: English, Latin  Seasonal/Liturgical Uses: Advent, Christmas  Descriptive Terms: Contemplation, Expectation, Full, Historical, Rich  First Performance: Dec 02, 2015: Choral Arts Philadelphia, Matthew Glandorf, St. Clement’s Church Text Setting Composer’s Notes Source for Scores (P:E 183/1176~2020-Q3)
Four Marian AntiphonsVoicing: SSAA  Accompaniment: Unaccompanied  Performance Length: 06:30  Notation: Standard  Text Source: Liturgical Latin  Language: Latin  Descriptive Terms: Mary, Diatonic, Clusters, Devotional, Reverent, Celebratory  First Performance: December 02, 2011 : Vox Musica, Daniel Paulson, Sacramento, California Text Setting Composer’s Notes Source for Scores (P:E 183/1561~2021-Q3)