Well hello, Internet! It’s been a while. Life stuff, day-job stuff, and house stuff (not to mention stuff stuff) have kept me pretty busy, but I have some awesome first-half-of-2015 updates to share with you. First, 2 new choral pieces! Both were named Editors’ Choice by J. W. Pepper and have been/will be included in someContinue reading “July 2015 update”
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Two new recordings!
I recently received two recordings in the mail that included my setting of Still, Still, Still. One is from the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir, Eric Stark directing. “Still” won their 2012 Christmas Carol Competition, and they were kind to include the piece on this recording. It’s a well-rounded recording with something for everyone. The choir hasContinue reading “Two new recordings!”
Just in time for Christmas!
Just in time for Christmas, my new arrangement of “Sleep, Jesus, Sleep” is now available through Heart Publications! This tender Christmas lullaby is a beautiful addition to your church’s Christmas repertoire. The simple SATB voicing can be learned quickly, and the included parts for violin, bass, and guitar/harp add layers and depth to the pianoContinue reading “Just in time for Christmas!”
Benediction of Hope
Great news! I got a call from Joseph Martin this week: Hal Leonard is publishing my Benediction of Hope! It’s being published in their Brookfield Press line, which is (I believe) marketed to both church and school choirs.This Benediction is my personal favorite among the things I’ve written thus far, so I’m especially excited toContinue reading “Benediction of Hope”
two new publications and a trip to ACDA
I’m excited to have two arrangements coming out in the upcoming choral season. First, SoundForth/Lorenz is publishing “Grace Alone,” my simple arrangement of the song by Scott Wesley Brown and Jeff Nelson. This arrangement was slated to come out last season but was held up due to licensing. Here’s hoping it makes this season asContinue reading “two new publications and a trip to ACDA”
Happy new year to all! A little before Christmas, I got the wonderfully exciting news that Lee Dunleavy included my Still, Still, Still in the Christmas Eve service at All Saints’ Church, Northampton, UK! He is planning to record the piece with the Northampton Bach Choir in May 2014. Some readers may recall that Lee recently recordedContinue reading “UK Premiere!”
Rivertree Christmas is this week! Greenville/Upstate friends, please plan to attend one of our free concerts 7:30pm Thursday, Dec. 19th, Daniel Chapel at Furman University; and 7:30pm Friday, Dec. 20th, Second Presbyterian Church, River Street, downtown Greenville. We’re also singing for the Biltmore Candlelight Christmas Evening on Wednesday, Dec. 18th, off and on from 6pm until 10. RivertreeContinue reading “Rivertree Christmas!”
My “Still, Still, Still” is being performed in Capital University’s Christmas Festival this year, under the direction of Lynda Hasseler. I have heard wonderful things about this yearly tradition. There are four performances in Columbus, Ohio, on December 5–8; 7:30pm on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, and 3:30pm on Sunday. Tickets are available for purchase here,Continue reading “Upcoming Performances!”
New piano solo: Come Thou, Almighty King
My first published piano solo, “Come Thou, Almighty King,” is in this new collection from SoundForth, All Praise and Glory. The collection was complied by Molly Ijames, and it has been named an Editors’ Choice collection by J.W. Pepper. That retailer describes this collection as a “fresh compilation . . . that you’ll want toContinue reading “New piano solo: Come Thou, Almighty King”
Mary McDonald presents “Still, Still, Still”
Composer Mary McDonald presented my “Still, Still, Still” at a reading session for Stanton’s Music. She has a bit of a sense of humor :-). You can watch her entertaining presentation here.