SPECTRA (Nature’s Eternal Sunrise) SATB/orchestra or SATB/wind ensemble (band); John Muir (naturalist), text; 4’35” Premiered 2019 “Fountains of life! Eternal sunrise! Radiant white beams of light, And prisms on the crystal rocks. Mountains and prairies, The meadows and valleys, Flush of alpenglow, All nature rejoices! Snow is melting is music, singing stream bankfull of melodies […]

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Alliance Music Publ. – released  February 2019 SSAA/oboe/piano; Christina Rossetti, poetess; 4’03” Come to me in the silence of the night; Come in the speaking silence of a dream; Come to me with soft rounded cheeks and eyes as bright As sunlight on a stream; Come back in tears, O memory, hope, love of finished […]

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SSAATBB/unaccompanied; commissioned by the Oklahoma Choral Directors Association; text by Michelangelo; Italian language translation: “Love takes me captive, beauty binds my soul…”; 4’10” Premiered by the Oklahoma Music Educators Association – January 2019 Publisher:  Alliance Music Publ.  Released in print, January 2019

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TBB/piano (also published for SSA/piano, SATB/piano) apocalyptic and epic text; work shows off skill of pianist Performed by the Ohio State University Men’s Glee Club, University of North Texas Men’s Ensemble, Oregon State University Meistersingers, Calgary  (Canada) Men’s Chorus, and many others. Publisher: AMP 0616 (TBB)

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SATB/piano;   Carl Fischer (CM9607); Poet – Lord George Gordon Byron, described as “mad, bad and dangerous to know,” is one of the greatest British poets. He was known for his brilliant use of the English language, as well as his flamboyant lifestyle and romantic escapades. Scholars believe that Byron wrote She Walks in Beauty in 1814 […]

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There will be rest, and sure stars shining, Over the roof-tops crowned with snow. A reign of rest, serene forgetting, The music of stillness holy and low. I will make this world of my devising, Out of a dream in my lonely mind, I shall find the crystal of peace, –above me Stars I shall […]

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There will be rest, and sure stars shining, Over the roof-tops crowned with snow. A reign of rest, serene forgetting, The music of stillness holy and low. I will make this world of my devising, Out of a dream in my lonely mind, I shall find the crystal of peace, –above me Stars I shall […]

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SATB/piano;  Civil War text; subject of perseverance, love and homecoming;  commissioned by Choirs of America; recorded by the Southwest Repertory Singers, Z. Randall Stroope, conducting. “….The cannons are silent, no drum o’er the hedge row; just the sound of rain on summer wheat; I dance to beauty, I dance to laughter; Beyond the pinewood, through […]

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Written for David Edmonds and the University of Montana choirs; a set of 3 shorter works; 1. A Willow By the River, 2.  Mountains, 3.  The Prairie; works are for SATB/piano (or SATB/orchestra) E. C. Schirmer Piano/Choral, No. 1.3438; Orchestra full score, No. 1.2453; Parts,  No. 1.3454

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TTBB/finger cymbals(multiple sets) or tambourine; Text:  The astronomer, Galileo, invented the telescope, allowing the first human to view the four satellites or rings of Jupiter observe a supernova, and many other amazing sights in the stars.  Galileo wrote a treatise (Siderejus Nuncius) which describes his astronomical discoveries.  This work sets to music much of the […]

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