Grandpa and Shorty

– Chamber Ensemble –
John wrote the screenplay, then composed and conducted the original score for White Ball Productions’ short film “Grandpa and Shorty“.  The score consisted of 13 cues in total, and was orchestrated for string quartet, flute, French horn, and piano.  Special thanks to student interns Seth Toops (Composition and Orchestration), Matthew Sterbenz (Recording and Mixing), and the Duquesne University Mary Pappert School of Music for their support of this project.

Gotta Catch Me

Awful News

The Study


Lizzy’s Sacrifice

Our Job

© 2023 White Ball Productions


Gabriel Fauré: Requiem in Dm, Op.48

– The Scholas of Most Precious Blood Parish and the St. Gregory Institute of Sacred Music –
John’s parish schola partnered with the St. Gregory Institute for a liturgical performance of Fauré’s beloved Requiem in February of 2022.  Accompanied by a 10-piece orchestra and organ, this was a rare opportunity to hear the piece performed in its original 1888 context: a Roman Catholic Traditional Latin Requiem Mass.  Nicholas Will conducted the orchestra and polyphony, and John Rokosz conducted the chanted Propers of the Mass of the Dead.

Introït et Kyrie

Gradual and Tract (Proper chant from the Requiem Mass)

“Dies Iræ” Sequence (Proper chant from the Requiem Mass)

Offertoire (Thomas Shivone, baritone solo)


Agnus Dei

Libera Me (Thomas Shivone, baritone solo)


St. Mark Passion

– The Schola Cantorum Franciscana –
Written by Charles Wood in 1920, this piece for SATB choir, solo voices, and organ was performed in April of 2017, at Franciscan University of Steubenville. John Rokosz performed the Evangelist (narrator) role as a solo tenor.

The Last Supper


Trial Before the High Priest

Trial Before Pilate

The Crucifixion

“Sing, my tongue, the glorious battle”


Resurrexit Sicut Dixit

– The Schola Cantorum of St. John XXIII Parish –
Second official recording of the schola cantorum, this album features Gregorian chant and polyphony from Lent, Holy Week, and Easter, spanning centuries of composition from Medieval to Contemporary. Schola directed by John Rokosz.

Anima Christi – Weber

Ubi Caritas – Gregorian Chant

Velum Templi – Croce

Missa Brevis: Agnus Dei – Palestrina

Regina Cæli – Dalitz


Christum Natum Adoremus

– The Schola Cantorum of St. John XXIII Parish –
The schola’s first official recording, this album is a collection of Renaissance polyphony, Romantic and Contemporary motets, and Gregorian chant from the Advent and Christmas season. Schola directed by John Rokosz.

O Magnum Mysterium – Victoria

Puer Natus in Bethlehem – Anonymous

Puer Natus Est – Gregorian Chant




– Electronic/Orchestral Ensemble –
Submitted as a demo soundtrack for a video game project by IGBM Software, blending the rhythmic energy of synthesized music with the raw power of the orchestra.

© 2015 John Rokosz



– Chamber Orchestra –
“Swings” was a short film concept by White Ball Productions. The soundtrack employed a small chamber orchestra featuring solo violin, flute, and piano.

© 2014 White Ball Productions


Outlaw Platoon

– Solo Piano –
Inspired by the New York Times Best Selling book “Outlaw Platoon” by Captain Sean Parnell, U.S. Army. The book tells the emotional true story of a young lieutenant, newly deployed to the mountains of Afghanistan. These three pieces for solo piano were composed and transcribed in gratitude for the service of Cpt. Parnell and his men, and reflect three emotions that heavily prevail in the story: loyalty to the mission, anger and hate, and loneliness. Written and performed by John Rokosz.

The Brotherhood of War

Village of the Damned

12,000 Miles from Home

© 2012 John Rokosz


A White Wave

– SATB Choir –
Choral work commissioned by Canon-McMillan High School, Canonsburg PA. Guest conducting by John Rokosz.

© 2009 John Rokosz


A Revival, A Roadsong, A Rearview Mirror

– Paul Luc Band –
The second album by Paul Luc, recorded and mastered at Treelady Studios. Mixed by Brian Scheuble. John recorded on all 10 tracks, this time performing piano, backup vocals, accordion, and Hammond organ. Composed violin/cello parts for two tracks.

Goodbye Mary

You Shouldn’t Come Around


The Shelly Street Anthems

– Paul Luc Band –
First album by Paul Luc, recorded/mixed/mastered at Treelady Studios. John Rokosz recorded on 9 tracks, playing piano and singing backup vocals. Composed violin/cello parts for two tracks.

How I Live

Moving On


Ave Maria

– SATB Choir –
Written at the end of John’s college career and dedicated to his mother, this piece has been honored with performances by Duquesne University, Wellesley College, and the University of Miami.

© 2004 John Rokosz


The Diamond Quest

– Full Orchestra –
The Diamond Quest is a prototype medieval RPG (role-playing game). The game’s soundtrack was composed for full orchestra and required 10 musical cues for various moments of the game.

Princess Theme

Overworld/Hero’s Theme

Dark Temple

Lost Forest


Battle Sequence

The Temple of Light


© 2004 John Rokosz









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