Le Cigale

Written for a laugh during the cicada bloom in the summer of 2021, Le Cigale is composed in the renaissance style of Josquin de Pres’ famous El Grillo.

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St Teresa’s Bookmark

A short, but moderately challenging setting appropriate for a small or large adult choir. Appropriate for use as a church anthem.

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Liberty was composed a few months after September 11, 2001. The text is from the opening of Emma Lazurus’ poem “The New Colossus”, and serves to remind us of the noble ambitions which tie us together as a nation.

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Hope is the thing with feathers

Inspired by 16th century madrigals, this setting of Emily Dickinson’s poem of the same name uses rich word painting and a traditional structure, but with more modern harmonic language.

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Tension, Apprehension, and Dissention

In this intricate shouted fugue, traditional imitation processes create an ever increasing pressure while the constant counting, “Eight, sir: Seven, sir…”, portrays the maddening irrational rationality of modern existence.

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The Sea is Calm Tonight

A contemplative and wistful setting of the opening of Matthew Arnold’s "Dover Beach” The polyphonic setting mirrors the relentless churning of the ocean, jumbles the text and creates new meaning.

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O Magnum Mysterium

Sparkling dissonances and medieval inspired open harmonies express the yearning, longing, and magic of the Christmas season.

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The Lamb

This intimate setting reflects the intimacy, delicacy and subtle strength of William Blake’s poem “The Lamb”. It is appropriate for performance by a two-part choir or two soloists.

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The Return of Silence

The Return of Silence is an adaptation of a portion of the thirteenth century Roman de Silence by Heldris of Cornwall.

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