I’m now a contributor to the Augsburg Fortress Prelude Music Planner blog; my first effort is up now, about the writing of my (now 10-yr-old!) Vespers, how Epiphany and Lutheran chorales are behind it all, and how Bach eventually taught me a thing or two in spite of myself. Thanks to Piffaro, The Renaissance Band who made it all possible, and to The Crossing. Links to Gaudete Brass Quintet (playing one movement of Vespers) and Choral Arts Philadelphia (new transcriptions of 4 movements in concert Jan. 31st), and thanks to Tim Shaw!

Here’s the essay: The Lutheran Roots of an Epiphany Vespers.