Water

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Movement 2 of “A Child’s Voice” featuring text from American child poet Hilda Conkling. The world turns softly not to spill its lakes and rivers. The water is held in its arms and the sky is held in the water. What is water, that pours silver, and can hold the sky? Premiered by The Chamber Singers, The University of Southern …

Upon A Wheel of Cloud

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I wrote “Upon A Wheel of Cloud” for The Huntsville Master Chorale under the direction of Dr. Patricia Ramirez-Hacker.  The poetry by Emily Dickinson provides fertile imagery from which my music could easily emerge.  The setting portrays a violent storm.  It ends with a grand finale– “And then like Elijah, rode away upon a wheel of cloud”.

i thank You God

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From the publisher: “Drama abounds in this outstanding setting of this beloved text. The piano and cello provide the introduction. The singers deliver the profound text reaching a glorious climax, only to be followed by a whisper assignment while the cello improvises according to a plan. The ending unites all the forces for a reflective and calm conclusion. This one …

The Angels’ Carol

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I wrote this Christmas Carol in 2003 when I was a junior at The University of Southern Mississippi.  At the time, I was the Director of Music at Ellisville First United Methodist Church as a part of an entire Christmas cantata for choir and orchestra.  Full orchestration also available from Colla Voce.

Soon Ah Will Be Done

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Originally written for my Chamber Choir at Briarcrest Christian High School, “Soon Ah Will Be Done” became my first published choral work thanks to Dr. John Flanery, now the Director of Choral Activities at New Mexico State University.  Like anyone else who arranges a spiritual today, I found it impossible not to feel the influence of Moses Hogan as I …

Magnificat

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Magnificat was my first major work since my initial attempt at a Missa Brevis in 2002 (Mass in C).  For it’s premiere, I partnered with longtime friend and colleague Amon Eady and the award-winning White Station High School Chorale.  They joined my high school choirs from Briarcrest and a professional contracted orchestra at Germantown Performing Arts Center.  These are just highlights- the …