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Mass for Philadelphia

For unison congregation, organ, and optional cantor and optional descant. The Association of Anglican Musicians commissioned me to write music for the Closing Eucharist of their National Conference in Philadelphia, June 17–22, 2012. The Mass for Philadelphia was first...

Holy Mountain

SATB, organ. Moderately easy. Original tune with spare harmonies; an early American sound that recalls shape-note singing. Composed 1982, revised 2003. See and hear the entire work here. Come to Calvary’s holy mountain, Sinners, ruined by the fall; Here a pure and...

The Lutheran Roots of an Epiphany Vespers

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...

Give Ear, O Heavens

Give Ear, O Heavens. SATB, 4′. Commissioned for the 40th Anniversary of the Ordinations of the Rev. Dr. Michael G. Tavella and the Rev. N. Amanda Grimmer, pastors of Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Abington, Pa. Text is the canticle Audite Caeli....