Based on two hymns, this setting is for Flute, Vibraphone, Choir, and Strings.
The night sky, personified, wakes at night, and moves about searching for dreams to collect. He watches a warrior dreaming of the battle to come. Followed by, a shepherd dreaming of his sheep dancing by moonlight. Finally watches in on a maiden dreaming of her betrothed away at war.
Inspired by the photo taken on December 24, 1968 during the Apollo 8 lunar mission, Earthrise is a work in progress.
My first attempt at orchestration, Summerfall was inspired by the brilliant comet Neowise widely viewable during July 2020, Summerfall showcases the arrival, lingering, and departure of Neowise from our night sky.
This was written as a contest entry in the 2020 Sacred Music Choral Competition.
This song was written around the year 2000 and was recorded by Modern Day Jonah shortly thereafter.
SATB voices with piano and flute
SATB voices with piano
SSA voices with flute and piano
This is the first project of the Spring 2020 composition class for solo voice and piano.