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Hymns

Behold the Best, the Greatest Gift (Anon.) (2010). Score    Creation Sings with Grateful Praise (Michael G. Tavella) (2004). Score. Harmonization and voicing only; tune by Michael G. Tavella God Offers Christ (in process) (2005) The Hollow Reed (in process) (2005) A...

O Sing unto the Lord a New Song

O Sing unto the Lord a New Song (Psalm 98:1,2) SATB Fuguing tune, $2.00 (1989/2010). Original tune, moderate difficulty. O sing unto the Lord a new song, for he has done wonderful things, his right hand and his holy arm have gained for him the victory. The Lord has...

Anthems

Behold the Best, the Greatest Gift (Anon.) SATB, org. (2010) $2.10 First page. Commissioned for the installation of the Kegg pipe organ at Phoenixville Presbyterian Church, Pennsylvania. Original tune, text from Scottish Hymnal, early American refrain text. Excellent...

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...