So Hallow’d the Time, No. 2: Peace

“It was the winter wild”

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 was released on the Delos label in 2020.

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So Hallow’d the Time, No. 3: Love

“A Child My Choice”

SATB, harp or piano.

Premiered by the Taylor Festival Choir in December 2014, this is the central movement of a five work cycle entitled So Hallow’d the Time. The full work premiered in 2017, and was released on Delos recording in 2020.

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Hodie

SATB, piano

An arrangement of the popular Christmas hymn, Personent Hodie, written in collaboration with J. Edmund Hughes. Published by Pavane, and available by clicking the button below.

Performed by the Pacific Lutheran University Chorale, Brian Galante, conductor.

Text

Hodie Christus natus est. Gloria in excelsis Deo.
Hodie salvator paruit, hodie in terra canunt angeli. Gloria in excelsis Deo.
Hodie exsultant justi dicentes: Alleluia. Gloria in excelsis Deo.

Today Christ is born. Glory to God in the highest.
Today the Savior appeared, today on earth the angels sing. Glory to God in the highest.
Today the righteous rejoice, saying Alleluia. Glory to God in the highest.

Liber usualis, antiphon

Thy Little Ones

SATB, SSA, or Unison/2pt, 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.

Three versions of Thy Little Ones (SATB, SSA, and Unison/2pt) are now available through Walton Music. Click on the buttons below to view the scores and 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.

Text

Thy little ones, dear Lord are we,
and come Thy lowly bed to see;
Enlighten every soul and mind,
That we the way to Thee may find.

With songs we hasten Thee to greet,
and kiss the dust before Thy feet;
O blessed hour, O sweetest night,
that gave Thee birth, our souls delight.

O draw us wholly to Thee Lord,
Do Thou to us Thy grace accord,
True faith and love to us impart,
That we may hold Thee in our heart.

— Hans Adolf Bronson (1694-1764)