CHORAL MUSIC:

*NEW* Above All, Put on Love - based on a paraphrase of Colossians 3:14-16 and verses from Ephesians 4, this expressive choral anthem quotes the plainchant melody VENI CREATOR SPIRITUS. It is also available in an SAB version

All of Us Go Down to the Dust (forthcoming) – a short choral piece for a funeral or memorial service. A profound and hopeful text from the Orthodox tradition is set simply, with aleatoric “Alleluias” accompanying a chant-like melody.

All Shall Be Amen and Alleluia – a joyful setting of a prayer by St. Augustine of Hippo for SATB choir and percussion. The music combines overlapping phrases with a strong rhythmic pulse and should be approachable by many church choirs. It can be used at several times during the liturgical year, especially for Advent, Easter and/or Ordinary Time.

Christ is Risen! Shout Hosanna! – a joyous arrangement of HYMN TO JOY for unison voices and piano gives voice to Brian Wren’s exuberant Easter text. The piece is suitable for treble or mixed choirs; the congregation may join in singing the final verse.

I Was There to Hear Your Borning Cry – a creative arrangement of John Ylvisaker’s beloved baptism hymn for SATB choir and piano. Each verse of the text is interpreted through subtle harmonic shifts, tempo changes and a colorful accompaniment part.

Let All the World in Every Corner Sing – a straightforward setting for unison treble or mixed choir and piano brings new color and energy to this classic George Herbert text.

Micah 6:8 (forthcoming) – a setting of the familiar text for SAB or SATB choir, soloist, and piano. The piece has a strong rhythmic gait, giving voice to the prophet’s call to “walk humbly” with God.

Now the Green Blade Riseth – a new arrangement of the French carol NOËL NOUVELET for SATB Choir, flute, and piano. Straightforward choral writing follows the text closely and is enhanced by an evocative flute part and piano accompaniment.

To Whom Much Is Given, Much Is Required – inspired by Jesus’ words in Luke 12:48, this Gospel-style anthem calls all of us, especially individuals of privilege, to put their faith to action. A recording of the piece can be found here.

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