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With the Covid-19 lockdown, I really miss audiences and the energy they provide! So I decided to post an old performance (Sept. 2014) from my archives that I haven’t posted before. It has that great quality of group shared experience, which is one of the wonderful things about going to concerts and movies don’t you […]

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Wednesday, May 20th, 2020 at 13:35 | no comments

Today marks the 145th anniversary of Charlies Ives’ birth. What a fascinating inner musical life he must have had as a maverick and a traditionalist smushed together! Not all of his music works for me. But when it does, it is riveting. I remember the first time I heard his choral Psalm 24. Portions of […]

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Sunday, October 20th, 2019 at 11:19 | no comments

On Sept. 9th there was a program that included a few of my choral works. A dedicated and wonderful group of singers got together to perform A few pieces that had not been performed before, some older, some newer. We coaxed Bill Shortal out of retirement and he graciously agreed to conduct. Thanks so much […]

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Tuesday, September 10th, 2019 at 14:30 | no comments

Sunday, Feb. 11th, the Alterity Quintet premiered my On Reading Shakespeare at the Timucua White House. In case you missed it, here are the two middle movements with titles and epigraphs: II. Nocturne – “Soft stillness and the night become the touches of sweet harmony.” – Lorenzo, Act V, Scene 1 : Merchant of Venice III. Serenade – “Let there be […]

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Tuesday, February 13th, 2018 at 14:43 | 1 response

Follow this link to see Janet Harris performing my solo bassoon work Memento.

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Monday, February 20th, 2017 at 17:28 | no comments

Came across this old piece of mine from the 80s, when I was still doing jazz, called: Realigned. It’s not bad. Well‚ better than I remembered anyway. Here’s an excerpt, the last minute of the piece. Listen to: Realigned.

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Saturday, January 9th, 2016 at 10:22 | no comments

Finally had a chance to add this recording of a performance from January 2015 of my hymn: Praise Ye the Lord. Big thank you to Ben Lane, and the Cathedral Choir from the Cathedral Church of Saint Luke. They really did a great job finding the music hiding in the notes! Listen to: Praise Ye […]

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Tuesday, March 24th, 2015 at 01:34 | no comments

This Christmas season (2014), there was a performance of my string orchestra arrangement of the carol The Angel Gabriel. As commonly happens, there didn’t appear to be enough rehearsal, so the performance is a bit tentative, and the tempo a little too slow, but you can get the idea of what it should sound like. […]

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Monday, December 29th, 2014 at 16:04 | no comments

Also, this Christmas season, there was a performance of my string orchestra arrangement of the carol Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella. This performance was perhaps a little tentative, but there was only one rehearsal prior to the concert. Listen to: Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella.

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Sunday, December 29th, 2013 at 23:05 | no comments

My largest work to premier this year was for a patriotic program, I Hear America Singing. It’s written for Baritone soloist, mixed chorus, and orchestra. The text is from Walt Whitman. I wrote it with the wonderful voice of Thomas Potter in mind, and was very fortunate that he was available for the performance. Listen […]

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Sunday, December 29th, 2013 at 19:06 | no comments