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 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.
This version of Silent Night also includes Away in a Manger.
Commissioned by The Chorale Acadienne, this piece tells the story of a ship lost at sea in a terrible storm, led through by the Stella Maris. Featuring a dramatic piano part and either French or English texts, Maris Stella will take your choir and audience on a journey.
Believe it or not, I wrote this piece for a middle school choir. Amon Eady, one of my best friends, built an amazing choral program at White Station Middle School early in his career. He commissioned me to write a lush and mature piece for his group to perform at the TN Music Educator’s Convention, and “cruelly, love” was the …