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The Darkest Midnight in December 
An original, prize-winning carol for SATB choir and celesta, written for the group VocalEssence (Philip Brunelle, director). The Minneapolis Star-Tribune called it an "evocative setting that captures the mystery of the season." This carol was broadcast in 2008 on National Public Radio, and is published by Walton Music Co.

The Darkest Midnight in December


Be Still, My Soul (excerpt) 
Based on the much-loved hymn of Sibelius, this a cappella arrangement begins with a straightforward presentation of the tune and then proceeds to an extended six-part treatment with long, flowing lines over a baritone solo. The final section includes a descant for solo soprano or small group. Be still, my soul is published by Roger Dean/Lorenz, Inc.

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Be Still, My Soul


Rejoice, Ye Heavenly Powers
Commissioned by the choirs of First Community Church, Columbus, Ohio (Ronald Jenkins, Music Director), this piece is here performed at the American Choral Directors Association conference (Ohio chapter). Rejoice, ye heavenly powers is scored for SATB mixed voices, brass, percussion, and organ, and uses texts ranging from the 2nd to 6th centuries (a version scored for full orchestra is also available). It is published by Walton Music Co.

Rejoice, Ye Heavenly Powers


In the Bleak Mid-winter

Flowing melodies, lush harmony, and a haunting oboe solo combine to recreate the poignant mood and quiet magic of the first Christmas Eve.

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The Heavenly Table

This meditative communion anthem for SATB choir and organ offers many contrasting textures: unison voices, multi-part canonic writing and rich harmonic progressions. After an exciting climax, the piece ends in contemplative quiet.

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