New Release!

 

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.


New Release from Paraclete Press!

 

Alleluia in 5/4 is full of rhythmic energy and quotes portions of the beloved hymn tune "Lasst Uns Erfreuen."


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


Current & Upcoming

Performances

January 25, 2020 at 7:00 pm - "Winter Soundscapes" featuring Carolina Contemporary Composers (C3) - Raleigh, NC — An array of winter-themed vocal and instrumental music, featuring vocalists Annette Stowe and Brad Croushorn. We will be performing works composed by group members and played on a Steinway grand. I have written a piece on a poem by Sara Teasdale. Contact me (bottom of page on left) for an invitation.

 

February 9, 2020 at 4:00 pm - "Winter Soundscapes +Plus+" featuring Carolina Contemporary Composers (C3)  at Grace Lutheran Church - Raleigh, NC — A repeat performance of the above PLUS more music composed by me in collaboration with Bonnie Weaver, featuring Grace Lutheran Church musicians and inspired by the playful, creative "poet" minds of the children of Grace. A unique variety of songs you will not want to miss! At 5010 Six Forks Road in Raleigh.

 

 Featured Publications

Laudamus Te - just released by 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 sound great! 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 choral piece) in the 2018 Fall release of Hope Publishing Company. In a gospel style with lots of sung dialog between voices, light percussion and a delightful piano part! This is a Hope Publishing best-seller piece!

 

My choral hymn-anthem, We Trust in God Alone, has recently been released by 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. Listen and purchase here.

 

Veni, Sancte Spiritus  and In Your Mercy, Lord are both now 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

Sept. 22, 2019 - CenterFest Arts Festival — A celebration of the Arts in downtown Durham, NC. 

 

Aug. 24, 2019 - Come Out & Play” Sculpture Show — Art and artists of all varieties in Pittsboro, NC.

 

 

June 10-13, 2019 - Composer Symposium  — I shared works with fellow composers and top artists in the publishing industry in Atlanta, GA. 

 

 May 26, 2019 - C3 String Quartet Concert - My piece Theme & Variations on "Simple Gifts"  was premiered by Vida Strings in Raleigh, NC. Listen on SoundCloud.

  

April 27, 2019 - Western Wake Farmers' Market — Fresh fruits, fresh vegetables, and fresh morning air while shopping to the sounds of my music. At 280 Town Hall Drive in Morrisville, NC.  

 

April 14, 2019 -  Festival of Legends —   Festive and wonderfully fun! At the Optimist Farm at 2908 Optimist Farm Road in Apex, NC.