James Knox
James Knox
About the composer


  • 09 Dec 2019, News
  • New Epic Choral Work to be released Spring 2020
  • James Knox is excited to announce that his new epic choral work, Asgard & Niflheim, will be released in the spring of 2020.  The title is based on Old Norse Cosmological realms and the mythological stories are settings of folklore tales.  Asgard refers to the godly or heavenly place and Niflheim is often described as the darkness or Hell.  The great English Poet and writer, J.R.R. Tolkien was also influenced to write The Lord of the Rings based on such folklore. All of the music is ...
  • 26 May 2019, Article
  • My story
  • Music has always been a part of my life and as a child I would often sit at my upright piano in the dining room making up songs.  I did this for years not fully knowing what I was playing because my musical knowledge was limited.  I knew in my teenage years that I wanted to pursue music as a career and so I began the journey of college life as a music major.  Taking music courses gave me a wealth of knowledge and I began writing down what I was making up in my head.  My first ...
  • 07 Feb 2019, News
  • O crux benedicta- now available!
  • Latest work, O crux benedicta, will be available in January. This work displays the powerful victory of Christ's sacrifice over all mankind.  This piece will be the highlight of your Easter season!  SATB and piano (medium difficulty). For more information please contact James directly at:  knoxsheetmusic@gmail.com
  • 28 Dec 2018, Article
  • Ring out, wild bells- premiere success!
  • James W. Knox premiered a dramatic and uplifting piece this past holiday season with the beautiful words of Alfred Tennyson; Ring out, wild bells, scored for SATB divisi, string orchestra and sleigh bells.  The 9:30 minute work came to a climatic ending for the Central Oregon community during the annual Holiday Magic Concerts.  "Surely, this new work has to become a standard in today's choral repertoire.."  Bend Bulletin "What a special moment we just experience in our community ...
  • 27 Dec 2018, Article
  • Pura Lux Mass
  • James W. Knox, Professor of Music at Central Oregon Community College, will premiere his newest work, Pura Lux Mass in March 2019 with his ensemble, Cascade Chorale.  The work is comprised of six movements and can be performed separately.  The mass is available now for those who are seeking something uplifting and new for their repertoire season. Please contact James for further questions and look for other compositions. knoxsheetmusic@gmail.com Click on the link below to hear ...