Archive for Music

Came across this old piece of mine from the 80s, when I was still doing jazz, called: Realigned. It’s not bad. Well‚ better than I remembered anyway. Here’s an excerpt, the last minute of the piece. Listen to: Realigned.

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Saturday, January 9th, 2016 at 10:22 | no comments

Finally had a chance to add this recording of a performance from January 2015 of my hymn: Praise Ye the Lord. Big thank you to Ben Lane, and the Cathedral Choir from the Cathedral Church of Saint Luke. They really did a great job finding the music hiding in the notes! Listen to: Praise Ye […]

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Tuesday, March 24th, 2015 at 01:34 | no comments

This Christmas season (2014), there was a performance of my string orchestra arrangement of the carol The Angel Gabriel. As commonly happens, there didn’t appear to be enough rehearsal, so the performance is a bit tentative, and the tempo a little too slow, but you can get the idea of what it should sound like. […]

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Monday, December 29th, 2014 at 16:04 | no comments

Also, this Christmas season, there was a performance of my string orchestra arrangement of the carol Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella. This performance was perhaps a little tentative, but there was only one rehearsal prior to the concert. Listen to: Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella.

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Sunday, December 29th, 2013 at 23:05 | no comments

My largest work to premier this year was for a patriotic program, I Hear America Singing. It’s written for Baritone soloist, mixed chorus, and orchestra. The text is from Walt Whitman. I wrote it with the wonderful voice of Thomas Potter in mind, and was very fortunate that he was available for the performance. Listen […]

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Sunday, December 29th, 2013 at 19:06 | no comments

This is one of my own favorites from my series of original Christmas carols for string quartet (or string orchestra), Shepherds. Listen to: Shepherds.

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Wednesday, December 18th, 2013 at 14:42 | no comments

Last year, First United Methodist Church of Orlando liked one of my Christmas carols (originally for chorus and organ) so much that they commissioned an orchestral arrangement. I probably wouldn’t have considered doing that on my own, and it turned out really well. Thanks, Bill! Listen to: A Christmas Carol. You can also download the […]

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Tuesday, December 17th, 2013 at 11:29 | no comments

Can you tell I write a lot of religious and Christmas music? Here’s another original Christmas carol for string orchestra (or string quartet), What Sweeter Music Can We Bring. Often, after completing a work, you are just too close to it to be able to assess it’s quality. And you have to believe in it […]

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Tuesday, December 18th, 2012 at 14:05 | 1 response

Another of my original Christmas carols for string orchestra (or string quartet), The Journey of the Magi. This became one of my favorites after I wrote it. Listen to: The Journey of the Magi.

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Monday, December 17th, 2012 at 13:44 | no comments

Here’s another from my set of arrangements of Christmas carols for string orchestra (or string quartet), The Angel Gabriel. It’s a beautiful, old French tune you are sure to recognize. Listen to: The Angel Gabriel.

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Sunday, December 16th, 2012 at 13:38 | no comments