GM 106B | So Hallow’d the Time, Mvt. II, “Peace”

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SATB, flute, violin and harp

Premiered by the Taylor Festival Choir in September 2017, this is the second in a five-movement choral cycle entitled So Hallow’d the Time. A professional recording of the full work will be released in early 2019. Continue reading

WW1560 | Thy Little Ones

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SATB, piano

Written in collaboration with successful composer J. Edmund Hughes, this arrangement of PROSPECT (Southern Harmony) is dedicated to the memory of young Maari Dickerson, who lost her courageous fight with cancer in August 2013. Maari’s parents, David and Margie, are active musicians in the Puget Sound area, and this is but one way we offer our support during their time of grief.

Both versions of Thy Little Ones (SATB and SSA) are now available through Walton Music. Click here to order directly from the publisher. All royalties from the sale of this work will be donated to the Dickerson Medical Fund, to help the family with the huge medical bills incurred during Maari’s illness.
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WW1564 | Thy Little Ones (SSA)

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SSA, piano

An SSA version of Thy Little Ones, written in collaboration with successful composer J. Edmund Hughes, this arrangement of PROSPECT (Southern Harmony) is dedicated to the memory of young Maari Dickerson, who lost her courageous fight with cancer in August 2013. Maari’s parents, David and Margie, are active musicians in the Puget Sound area, and this is but one way we offer our support during their time of grief.

Both versions of Thy Little Ones (SATB and SSA) are now available through Walton Music. Click here to order directly from the publisher. All royalties from the sale of this work will be donated to the Dickerson Medical Fund, to help the family with the huge medical bills incurred during Maari’s illness. Continue reading

Christmas News

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.

CV 42-96830 | In the Bleak Midwinter

SATB divisi, violin, piano

Written for the Taylor Festival Choir in 2005. The opening chords serve as a musical illustration of a cold, snow-glistened wintry landscape. The melody, clearly inspired by famous settings of this text by Gustav Holst and Harold Darke, makes its first appearance amidst a cascading ostinato in the upper voices; the climax of the arch form occurs as the “cherubim and seraphim throng the air.” Continue reading

CV 42-96860 | On Meditation

SATB divisi, a cappella

This was the first work commissioned by the Taylor Festival Choir for their inaugural season. Commissioned in memory of Rob Taylor’s father, an avid reader of the Tao Te Ching, the work is featured on a commercial recording by the Taylor Festival Choir, This is Thy Hour, O Soul, released by Centaur Records in November 2006. The text is from Stephen Mitchell’s translation of the Tao Te Ching. Continue reading