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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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3:30 Tango (Solo Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass and Piano)

God's Providence Helped Me Tango I slid into the very hip looking seat among another one hundred or so very hip looking music business students.  Directions have always been a challenge for me so finding the right class was sort of a minor miracle my freshman year of college. As the anxiety of finding my… Continue reading 3:30 Tango (Solo Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass and Piano)

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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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To Music, Becalm His Fever (SAtB Choir with Piano)

Fatherhood: A case for music therapy "Roadway, this is Daddy Rabbit.  You have a County Mounty on your six".  I was sixteen years old, driving in Cleveland rush hour traffic and having to listen to my father, Bill Merideth, spout out CB gibberish while sipping on his Dr. Pepper. Being from central Indiana, most kids… Continue reading To Music, Becalm His Fever (SAtB Choir with Piano)

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Reconciliation (12 Movement Work for SATB Choir and Piano)

Postcards From Coventry I have 12 postcards from St. Michael's Cathedral in Coventry, England framed and hanging in my office.  I picked them up when I was on choir tour as a poor graduate student back in 2004.  One of the postcards contains this piece of art (pictured) entitled Reconciliation.  Here is a wikipedia article describing… Continue reading Reconciliation (12 Movement Work for SATB Choir and Piano)

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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)

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Hodie (A Cappella SATB Choir)

Gift For A Mentor Hodie was conceived as a gift to Robert King, choral director at Lipscomb Academy.  I originally met Robert when I was working on my Masters at Belmont University.  He was one of eight guest speakers in my Secondary Choral Methods class.  These seasoned teachers gave us confident neophytes a direct portal into… Continue reading Hodie (A Cappella SATB Choir)