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Video - "Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven" sung by First Baptist Church Gainesville (GA) Choir 

I was thrilled and honored to be sent this link by Rev. Mark Green, Minister of Music at First Baptist Church of Gainesville, GA. 

I can't explain the feeling of hearing a piece performed so well by musicians hundreds of miles away, when it started as pencil scribbles in my office...well, it's exciting, humbling, energizing...so many things!

Thank you, Rev. Green and FBC Gainesville!! 

 

New Consortium: INCARNATION for SATB and Concert Band 

I'm pleased to announce a consortium for new music! If you're unfamiliar with a consortium in the context of commissioning new music, it basically is a way of sharing a commission with other ensembles and performers. This benefits the musicians, as they don't have to carry the commission fee alone, and it benefits the composer, because he/she gets more performances! It's really a win-win. 

This consortium is for Incarnation, which will be for SATB choir and concert band. It will be a sacred Christmas work…

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Coming Soon "Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven"  

After a brief covid delay, Chorister's Guild will be releasing my anthem Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven sometime in April 2021! 

For SATB and piano, I gave this familiar hymn text a joyous, rhythmic setting in a 10/8 meter. It is very lively, and would work well as a Call to Worship. 

I'll be sure to make a more formal announcement once the piece is released, so stay tuned! 

Special thanks to Katie Houts at CG, who made this possible and gave me some great edit suggestions, and to Russell Almand who…

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