I haven't blogged for awhile, and I need to get back into it. For my first entry in months, I wanted to talk about the score for Avengers: Endgame by composer Alan Silvestri.
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News and Announcements
Many, many thanks to my friend Tom Song and the Life Road Singers for programming two of my choral anthems for their June 1st performance at Carnegie Hall. This is the first time that I will have music performed at the historic venue. While I am unable to attend, I am absolutely thrilled that they have selected some of my music for their performance. I am beyond grateful for this opportunity; thank you, Dr. Song!
Church and school choir directors looking for some new Christmas music, I invite you to check out my consortium for a new setting of "Sussex Carol" for SATB and piano. I'm using the website Consortio to handle all the administrative aspects of this consortium. Check out this link for more info and details.
Please note, registration closes May 31st so sign up soon!
Over the summer I'll be putting together a book of Christmas carol arrangements for brass quintet. These will be ready for order by September 1, 2019. I've done several Christmas settings for various choral and instrumental ensembles over the years, and I will be including Christmas songs in this collection that I have not done anything with before. Here are the selected titles:
- O Come, All Ye Faithful
- Once in Royal David's City
- Ding Dong Merrily on High
- God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
- I Heard…
This past April I did a composition recital that featured some of my new church choral anthems. I've been putting them on YouTube and wanted to share the ones I have completed. Click on the title to listen. Feel free to share! Thanks!
Calling all Middle School and High School Band Directors!
We are about to enter a new decade, the third of this century. This can be a time of optimism and hope, and I am putting together a consortium to commission a new work that will capture these positive ideals. Certainly, music can be a powerful agent in communicating these and other positive emotions, but more than that: music-making builds community, because it teaches us how to listen, about accountability, sacrifice, and being part of something…
One of the new features I have available on this new site is the ability to buy and download some of my pieces directly from this website. I only have a few available right now, but will be adding more in the future. Here's what I have now, if you're interested:
The Star-Spangled Banner for SATB
Love's Philosophy for SATB and Piano
- If I Can Stop One Heart From Breaking for SATB
All three of these are performed by the MidCities Chamber Singers, for whom I've had the pleasure…Read more
I am excited to introduce the new christeichler.com website! This site has sleeker design, easier navigation, an online store for merch, links to my podcast "The Meatball Composer," my blog on Medium, and more! Please feel free to browse around, listen to some music, see how easy it is to order sheet music and even download some audio. Also, I hope you'll check out my social media links on my homepage for even more access and info!
Thanks for visiting! Please tell all your musical friends to drop by!