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Publishing (Choristers Guild) update 7.1.15

I’m pleased to announce that Choristers Guild will publish my new piece for children’s choir, “Give Praise to God” (Unison/2-part, keyboard). This uses an original tune with a text based on Psalm 150. 9 more words

Choral Music

The Chambered Nautilus with Khorikos

My great thanks to Khorikos for performing The Chambered Nautilus Saturday night on their 2nd Annual International New Music Competition! For the 2nd year we went up to St. 526 more words

New Music

The Hallelujah Chorus Tradition

This weekend we’re re-posting two of this blog’s all-time most viewed posts, and today’s couldn’t be more different from yesterday’s. It looks at the tradition of audiences standing during the playing of Hallelujah from… 711 more words


Far from the madding crowd

The latest movie version of Far from the madding crowd is being advertised and previewed. When I first saw the title (of either the book… 353 more words

TBT 1992

From 1992 comes these photos of me in stereotypical & unimaginative conductor poses.  I was 30 years old when these were taken.  I think that 3/4-length shot makes me look like a conjurer. 10 more words

Daily Life

My Dinner With Beethoven

My belief in God, it turns out, is partly described by My Dinner with Andre. Wallace Shawn and Andre Gregory have dinner in a restaurant in the 1981 film. 993 more words

New Music

Donne's Hymn

I was poking around in iTunes this past weekend, working on the Herbert Howells talk set for this afternoon.  As I was looking at musical examples, I ran across the first-ever performance of my own anthem “Donne’s Hymn,” sung by the Webster University Concert Choir under the direction of Trent Patterson.  42 more words