In the Night There Shines a Star (View and print)
In the Night There Shines a Star (View and listen)
In the Night There Shines a Star is a chant I wrote for the Christmas season. It is for SATB and features organum style harmonies. Feel free to print it, sing it, and perform it–and I’d love to hear about it if you do.
Lingering, Long Night <–View and listen
Lingering, Long Night <– View and print
Lingering, Long Night is a choral chant I wrote in honor of the winter solstice. It uses the organum technique for the harmonies, which makes it sound all chanty and mysterious. Feel free to print it, download it, and perform it. I’d be honored.
If you’ve enjoyed my sheet music so far, buy my book! Sea Horses is a compilation of my solo piano arrangements. It has a bunch of hymns and one or two of my original pieces. You don’t have to buy my music in order to print it, play it, or perform it–but buying the collection means that you get them in alphabetical order and spiral bound. Oooooh, spiral bound. Plus, you’ll be supporting my career as a composer and adding a book to your collection that you can toss in your briefcase and take with you to a church service in case you need a sudden unexpected prelude, offertory, gift of music, or postlude. 😉
Be Thou My Vision
Earth Was Given As a Garden
Fierce Unrest, A
For the Beauty of the Earth
Lone Wild Bird, The
What Wondrous Love
A Time for Singing (view and hear)
A Time for Singing (view and print)
I wrote A Time for Singing to be accessible to as many different people and levels of musicianship as possible. Untrained singers can learn it quickly and sing it with gusto. Trained singers can launch into harmony parts. Non-singers can clap. I love this piece, and I want to spread it all around. You have my permission to download it, print it, share it, and perform it–I’d be happy if you would.
The Lone Wild Bird (view and hear)
The Lone Wild Bird (view and print
The Lone Wild Bird is a hymn that I discovered in Singing the Living Tradition. It happens to be one of my favorite hymns to sing a cappella; it’s so lyrical and swooping! This is my piano arrangement of it. I would be thrilled if you downloaded it, printed it, and performed it.
Since We Gather Today is meant to be sung at camp, or in a chapel, or at a workshop, or some other space where there may or may not be musical instruments available to accompany the singers, I wanted to show you what it sounds like when it’s sung into empty air. Here’s a rough recording, made while my baby sleeps across the room. Feel free to share it around as you would like.