About My Dreams

J.D. Frizzell Choral, Mixed Voices 0 Comments

I wrote About My Dreams for my cousin Hope, who has hypoplastic left heart syndrome, which means she was born without two chambers of her heart.  As if it wasn’t enough that she had multiple open heart surgeries, she also survived a serious stroke.  She is a true walking miracle.  The text for this piece is from American child poet …

cruelly, love

J.D. Frizzell Choral, Mixed Voices 0 Comments

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 …

This Is Life To Come

J.D. Frizzell Choral, Women's Voices 0 Comments

This is the middle movement of a larger work commissioned by Dr. Doug Browning and the Mississippi University for Women for the opening of their newly renovated performance hall.  I felt it appropriate to set a text by George Elliot, who was actually Mary Ann Evans.  She had to write under a male pseudonym to be published at the time.

Snow Capped Mountain

J.D. Frizzell Choral, Mixed Voices 0 Comments

Movement 2 of “A Child’s Voice, “Snow Capped Mountain” is one of the most adventurous and virtuosic choral works I have ever done.  With such a captivating and imaginative text, it was hard not to write something so boundless– much like a child’s imagination. Written for and Premiered by The Southern Chorale, Dr. Gregory Fuller, Conductor. Performed at the 2010 …

Holy, Holy, Holy

J.D. Frizzell Handbell, Level 5 0 Comments

I wrote this when I was in Carillon at The University of Southern Mississippi.  For over 20 years, Carillon set the standard for collegiate handbell ensembles around the world.  Holy, Holy, Holy is complex, utilizing mixed meters, asymetrical meters, clusters, and extended harmonies.