News

In addition to maintaining a busy composing schedule, Brian became Chair of the Department of Music at PLU in June, and President of the Northwest Region of the American Choral Directors Association in July.

Featured Works

Thy Little Ones

was reviewed in the November 2018 edition of Choral Journal, a publication of the American Choral Directors Association: “Thy Little Ones is gorgeous in its understated lyricism, and the arrangers’ treatment of text is sure to inspire singers to meaningfully connect with their audiences.” Available in both SATB and SSA arrangements, with piano, from Walton Music.

Performances

Movements from “So Hallow’d the Time”

will be performed by the Pacific Lutheran University Chorale during a series of Christmas Concerts in December 2018. The concerts, entitled “Winter Rose”, will be performed in PLU’s exquisite Lagerquist Concert Hall and Benaroya Hall, Seattle. For more information, visit plu.edu/christmas.

Commissions

Taylor Festival Choir

In September 2017, the Taylor Festival Choir premiered Brian’s new choral cycle, So Hallow’d the Time. The group also recorded the work in May; look for an early 2019 release of a disc that also features Stephen Paulus’ Christmas Dances. The outstanding choral ensemble, based in Charleston, SC, is conducted by Robert Taylor. Find out more information about the group here.