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Baby Born in Bethlehem (Come and See!) with German carol "Ihr Kinderlein Kommet"



A fresh SAB voicing of my Hope Publishing best-seller “Prepare the Way” is in this collection. I’m humbled to be in this collection with such esteemed composers.


Laudamus Te is a  delightfully fun and easy a cappella piece, especially for smaller choirs. A song of joyful praise in a classic style! Published by Gentry Publications.


 

Alleluia in 5/4 is full of rhythmic a cappella energy. Quoting excerpts of the beloved hymn tune “Lasst Uns Erfreuen.” An Easter season staple. 


A Hope Publishing best-seller! Prepare the Way for SATB choir and piano with optional “soulful” soloist and finger-snaps—in a gospel style your choir will love singing every year! 


Current & Upcoming

Performances

 Sunday, Jan. 23, 2022 at 11:00 am  - “Open Wide the Doors” hymn premiere — Winner of the 2021 Duke University Chapel Competition! My hymn text will be premiered at Duke Chapel, performed by the Chapel Choir and accompanied by Chapel Organist, Christopher Jacobson.  Read the full press release here.

 

Sunday, March 27, 2022 at 3:00 pm  - Carolina Contemporary Composers - A Season of Song “2” —  All Saints’ United Methodist Church. Join me and my fellow composers as we share our recent songs with a variety of musicians and styles to fully satisfy your musical hunger!  All Saints’ UMC 120 Smallwood Drive, Morrisville, NC 27506.

 

Saturday & Sunday, June 18-19, 2022  - Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival  —  Returning to the beautiful Shenandoah Valley for Mass in B Minor (Saturday-ticketed) and a “Leipzig service” (Sunday-free) featuring Cantata 137 and more. Details and ticket information here.


Saturday, Aug. 13 & Sept.  19, 2022 from 9:30-11:30 - Western Wake Farmers' Market — Fresh fruits, veggies, baked goods, morning air … with the sounds of my music and some cover songs. At 280 Town Hall Drive in Morrisville, NC.  


 

 

 Featured Publications

Recently Released! - Living Faith - from Shawnee Press. This is an Editors' Choice at J.W. Pepper!

 

Laudamus Te - from Gentry Publications. A joyful piece in a classic style which will delight your school or church choirs. SAB, easy a cappella with just a few Latin phrases. This piece is a breeze to learn, and your choirs will delight in singing the wonderfully melodic lines! Performance recording available here.

 

Alleluia in 5/4 - published by Paraclete Press, for more advanced choirs. This unique piece begins and ends with rhythmic energy and overlapping syllabic contours. The middle section incorporates excerpts of the hymn tune Lasst Uns Erfreuen passing through different voices in a creative way, modulating to a grand ending. Listen to a demo here.

 

Prepare the Way  - an exciting Advent anthem from Hope Publishing Company. In a gospel style with lots of sung dialog between voices, light percussion and a delightful piano part! A Hope Publishing best-seller!

 

My choral hymn-anthem, We Trust in God Alone, is available from Augsburg Fortress publishing (Lutheran). A setting of text by contemporary Canadian poet, James Macdonnell, it is scored for SATB choir, organ and/or piano, with optional congregation in unison. A strong statement of faith!

 

Veni, Sancte Spiritus  & In Your Mercy, Lord are available to order from  OCP (one of the largest publishers of liturgical music in the world).

• With claves, congas and very accessible a cappella SAB choir parts, Veni, Sancte Spiritus hits the mark when it comes to spirited and high-energy choral anthems.

• A tender song which reminds us of God's love for us, In Your Mercy, Lord  is scored for piano and guitar with flute obligato. SATB refrain with descant is lush but simple, and verses are SA. 

• Many uses for these songs throughout the year!

 

 

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Recent

Dec. 19, 2021  - From Darkness to the Dawning of Christ (The Nativity in Word & Song) -  A premiere performance of this Christmas cantata was presented by the All Saints’ UMC Chancel Choir with guest musicians Amy Holt (flute), Joyu Lee (cello), and Marty Hunicutt (clarinet). With narration written by Victoria Schwarz and music arranged by Brad Croushorn, the cantata is filled with carol melodies from around the world.  A musical and spiritual journey bringing  you to the heart of the Christmas story! — at  All Saints’ UMC 120 Smallwood Drive, Morrisville, NC 27506.

 

Nov. 21, 2021  - Carolina Contemporary Composers - A Season of Song —  The Halle Cultural Arts Center in Apex, NC. 

 

Nov. 11, 2021  - Expressing Gratitude, Acknowledging Grief - A unique service featuring choir, clarinet, piano, a cappella singing, art, new & classic music, candles, anointing with oil, and being present with God and each other. Come as you are … leave refreshed with renewed vigor and hope! – All Saints’ UMC 120 Smallwood Drive, Morrisville, NC 27506.

 

Oct. 16 & Nov. 6, 2021 - Western Wake Farmers' Market — Fresh fruits, fresh vegetables, and fresh morning air while shopping to the sounds of my music and some cover songs. At 280 Town Hall Drive in Morrisville, NC.  

  

 

Sept. 17, 2021 - Songwriters-in-the-Round   An outdoor concert with three of my very talented songwriter friends – an evening of inspiring music at All Saints' United Methodist in Durham, NC.

 

Dec. 19 & 20, 2020 - Carolina Contemporary Composers - Winter Transitions & Interludes —  The second in our virtual concert series. Facebook premiere and YouTube. I featured a carol for handbell choir and one choral anthem, "Baby Born in Bethlehem (Come and See!)" (with German carol "Ihr Kinderlein, Kommet").

  

May 8, 2021 - Carolina Contemporary Composers - All Joy —  The third in our virtual concert series. This will be a YouTube Live Premiere where you can chat live with the composers. Access the concert here.