Yearly Archives: 2006

Glory to God!

Anthem for choir and orchestra -or- choir, organ, brass, and timpani
(with a little solo soprano bit)

The traditional text for Christmas Eve, this piece was premiered at about 11:30 PM on December 24, 2006.  Here’s the original scoring:

Prepare Ye The Way

Anthem for 2 Flutes, Choir and Organ (or Strings)

The first number from Thy King Cometh, this is my little ode to pastoral music in 6/8. It’s also the fullest realization of my modal ideas.

Here’s a clip from a concert performance of the whole oratorio, re-orchestrated for strings instead of organ. I think it works much better this way:

My Soul Thirsteth

Duet for bass-baritone and violin

This piece is supposed to represent Jesus parched atop the cross. The violinist progressively de-tunes the strings of their instrument. The result is heard clearly at the end of the piece.