Bedstraw

First published in the Broad Street Review 27 Nov 2023, and reprinted here by permission. It’s been a good year for bedstraw. Its narrow leaves radiate out in evenly spaced fans along its vine; delicate white flowers pop out at the end: it’s a sparkler of a weed. It...

Christmas and Magic

Christmas and Magic. 4′. 2023. https://kilesmith.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/Christmas-and-Magic-720.mp4 This is the first pop song I’ve composed. I have certainly skirted the area of pop, and of jazz, in some works, such as April Showers, In This Blue...

Veni Sancte Spiritus, from Vespers

This transcription of the first movement from the original Vespers is for TTBB and organ, 2′. This was premiered 23 Sep 2023 by Transept, Timothy Campbell, Founder and Artistic Director, at the Cathedral of St. Joseph, Sioux Falls, SD. Aaron Cates, Nicholas...