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In The Sweet By And By (SAB Choir and Piano)

https://youtu.be/Iwuy4hHO3YQ   If video killed the radio star, then the comments section of social media is slowly killing a willingness to share one's natural talent. Social media has some wonderful benefits.  It also has some terrible, long-term effects.  I would like to specifically talk about the power the infinite sea of "so-called-experts" who hide behind… Continue reading In The Sweet By And By (SAB Choir and Piano)

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Lo, How A Rose E’er Blooming (TTBB A Cappella)

"It's not hard to compose, but what is fabulously hard is to leave the superfluous notes under the table."  Johannes Brahms Several years ago the choir director and I decided to use "Lo How A Rose E'er Blooming" attributed to Michael Praetorius as the finale of our Winter Concert.  We did not have any arrangement in… Continue reading Lo, How A Rose E’er Blooming (TTBB A Cappella)

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Rondeau by Henry Purcell (Arrangement for Full Orchestra)

Creative Rehearsal Techniques 101 Back in 2010, I had the unique experience to accompany the Tennessee All-State Women's Choir under the direction of Dr. Judy Bowers from Florida State University.  Playing for any All-State Choir has been the highlight of my professional year since 2005.  With this particular year, I had an epiphany about how… Continue reading Rondeau by Henry Purcell (Arrangement for Full Orchestra)

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Canticorum Jubilo by G.F. Handel (A Cappella SAB Choir)

I Could Count On Jerry Let me tell you about Jerry (not his real name).  Jerry enrolled in my choir class his senior year of high school back when I taught in public school.  He had an amazing personality, dominated the basketball court as a star player, and after teaching him I can't recall a… Continue reading Canticorum Jubilo by G.F. Handel (A Cappella SAB Choir)

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O Holy Night (For Children’s Choir, SATB Choir and Piano)

Scott Joplin Goes To Church Look at this gorgeous church.  Notice the pipe organ underneath the beautiful stained glass window?  This was the site of my debut organ performance in high school.  Boy, was it a performance to remember. My childhood piano teacher (the same one that got me to start composing) thought it would… Continue reading O Holy Night (For Children’s Choir, SATB Choir and Piano)