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



A new 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

 Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021 at 7:00 pm  - 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.

 

Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021 at 3:00 pm  - Carolina Contemporary Composers - A Season of Song —  The Halle Cultural Arts Center in Apex, NC. Join me and my fellow composers as we share our recent songs. If you like music variety, our concert will fully satisfy you!

 

 

 

 Featured Publications

Just 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

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.