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A Child’s Afternoon

A Child’s Afternoon

A Child’s Afternoon. Two characteristic pieces for flute and organ, 9′. In two movements: (1) No one to play with, (2) Someone to play with. Commissioned by Anna Meyer. Premiered Anna Meyer, flute, and Erik Meyer, organ, 2018–19...
my son my son

my son my son

my son my son. Text by Robert Lax SATB, 5′. Commissioned by Khorikos. Premiered 3 Nov 2018, Shrine Church of Saint Anthony of Padua, 154 Sullivan Street, New York City. Except for the last movement, “The Arc,” I stayed away from Robert Lax’s most recognizable,...
Anthems

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...
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...