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The Arc in the Sky

The Arc in the Sky

Text by Robert Lax Music by Kile Smith for SATB choir, unaccompanied Duration, 65 minutes Commissioned for The Crossing, Donald Nally, conductor. Premiered June 30th, 2018, at the Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia. All text used with the permission of...
Adieu, Adieu

Adieu, Adieu

A tune came to me one morning as I walked down the hallway, about to turn the 180 degrees into the stairwell leading up to the third floor. That’s where I compose. I mention the tune coming to me because it hardly ever happens. It may happen to other composers, but...
Alabanza

Alabanza

Solo with band and orchestra: 2003, medium voice, violin, piano, 3 Latin perc, double bass-2.2.2.2-4.3.3.1-timp.2perc-str. 6′ Choral: 2017, arr. for 2-pt choir, pno, opt. Latin perc, bass, instr solos. Premiered Central High School Choirs 25 May 2017, Jacqueline...
Mass for Philadelphia

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...
Mass for Christmas

Mass for Christmas

With an Alleluia and an Agnus Dei written in the last two weeks, I’ve now completed a chant-based Mass for our Christmas Eve service. It began in 2001 with the Sanctus; we added the Gloria in 2006. I re-used the Sanctus for Easter 2005: It is an interpolation between...