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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 as expected… Personal friends might recognize this arrangement: it began as a duet setting that my wife Jennifer and I sang at our wedding. The arrangement is dedicated to her. I love you, honey!

Second, Alfred Sacred is publishing my arrangement of a Christmas piece, “Welcome to our World,” for SATB choir, with optional children’s choir, child soloist, and congregation. The arrangement includes the beloved carol “Silent Night” as well. This was the first time I’ve taken an assignment from a publisher, and due to winter travel and weather I ended up with a pretty short deadline. I’m glad for the opportunity, and I really like the piece as it turned out. I hope you will, also! I’ll update the site with audio and links once they turn up online.

Lastly, Jen and I are thrilled to be traveling to the ACDA Southern Division Conference in Jacksonville, FL, where we’ll be performing with Rivertree Singers. The group is honored to be one of only two choirs in South Carolina accepted to perform. We’re excited to present newly published works by Peter Anglea (his Jubilate Deo) and John F. Hudson (his powerful Newtown Psalm), as well as one of Dan Forrest’s American folk song settings. You can watch a video of one piece from that program below (the Kyrie from Tomas Luis Victoria’s missa pro defunctis), and here’s a link to our program. For any friends at the conference, we’ll be performing in the 3:30pm Friday block. I’ll also be wandering around the exhibit space at some point, where I hope to meet face-to-face some publishers with whom I’ve only yet had electronic contact :-).

That’s it for now. I’ll post again when content is available for the two new pieces.

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Rivertree Christmas!

ImageRivertree 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. Rivertree was recently featured on a local TV news broadcast as well. The video can be viewed here. The choir is including my Still, Still, Still this year, which is really fun for me!

Merry Christmas, and I hope to see many of you later this week!

 
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Posted by on December 17, 2013 in performances

 

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Upcoming Performances!

ImageMy “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, and you can read more about the event here.

ImageAlso, Rivertree Singers, under the direction of Warren Cook, is performing “Still, Still, Still” in their Christmas series this year. We (Rivertree) will be performing two free concerts in Greenville, SC: Thursday, Dec. 19th in Daniel Chapel at Furman University and Friday, Dec. 20th at Second Presbyterian Church on River Street in downtown Greenville. Both concerts are at 7:30pm and are free to all. Rivertree Singers is also singing for the Biltmore Estate’s beautiful Candlelight Christmas Evenings event on Wednesday, Dec. 18th. This is a ticketed event, but certainly one worth considering!

 
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Posted by on December 3, 2013 in performances

 

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Still, Still, Still

Image“Still, Still, Still” is receiving strong praise from many conductors and is selling well. Have you looked and listened yet? Rivertree Singers has begun rehearsals for our concerts this Christmas season, and we are including this piece on those programs. The choir interprets it beautifully–stay tuned for performance dates and venues.

You can buy copies of “Still, Still, Still” here.

 
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Posted by on October 12, 2013 in new publications

 

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