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Choral Works:  (See below for publisher links.)

New in 2018 from

The Sacred Music Press:

My goal in writing easy to moderate difficulty choral music that fills a void in the church year.

    Advent

  • Like Rain on Fleece, two-part mixed choir and organ, National/Fred Bock NMCH-180, an easy canonic anthem on the old English melody O Waly Waly with expressive shifts of tonality that reflect the original text that incorporates imagery drawn from the catechetical lectures of St. Cyril of Jerusalem and Rorate coeli desuper—Drop Down Dew from Heaven

  • The Promise of Advent, SATB and organ, CanticaNOVA 5091, a virtuoso carol on an old English melody

  • Rejoice, The Lord Is Near, SAB and organ, Paraclete Press PPM00102, an easy anthem on Philippians 4: 4-8 in moderate contrapuntal style

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   Christmas

  • Carol of the Birds, SAB and organ, Augsburg Fortress, a tuneful setting of an old French text with an accompaniment full of bird calls

  • The Echo Carol:  While By My Sheep I Watched at Night, two-part choir, optional SATB, and organ or piano, Paraclete Press PPM01644, an easy, flexible setting of the Hugo Jungst carol

  • The Star-Song: A Carol to the King, SATB and organ, Paraclete Press PPM01641, an expressive and melodious setting of a Robert Herrick text

  • I’m a Shepherd Born to Sorrow, unaccompanied SATB, Paraclete Press PPM01011, a gentle reworking of a Welsh text and melody

  • In Sweet Rejoicing (A Cradle Song), two-part SA, TB, or ST/AB with optional SATB, and organ, Paraclete Press PPM01533, a delicate setting of the In dulci jubilo tune with a new tranaslation of the original text

  • On Christmas Night All Christians Sing, unison or two-part choir, optional violin and viola, and organ, National/Fred Bock NMCH-218 (Strings NMCH-218A), a gentle setting of the Sussex Carol

  • The Shepherd and the King, SATB and organ, CanticaNOVA 5040, a melodious anthem on a text by Eleanor Farjeon

  • The Shepherd’s Tale, SATB and organ, CanticaNOVA 5091, a dramatic carol on a text by Edith Simpson

  • There Was a Gentle Hostler: A Carol of the Innkeeper, ST soloists, SATB choir, and organ, National/Fred Bock NMCH-186, a gentle carol on a text by Joyce Kilmer that contrasts the story of the innkeeper with the emotions it engenders

  • Up! Good Christen Folk, and Listen, SSA a cappella, Paraclete Press PPM01534, bell-like vocal effects accompany the ancient carol

  • When Christ Was Born of Mary Free, treble voices with optional two-and/or three-part canon and organ, CanticaNOVA 5034, an original canonic anthem on an anonymous old English text

 

   Epiphany

  • Cana in Galilee:  A Carol of the First Miracle, SAB and organ, Paraclete Press PPMO1125, a setting of a rarely used scripture appointed for the Second Sunday after the Epiphany, Year C

  • Jordan’s Waters:  Christ Our Lord to Jordan Came, SATB and organ, Paraclete Press PPM01548, an easy one-rehearsal piece with flowing water effects in the accompaniment for The Baptism of Our Lord, the First Sunday after the Epiphany

  • Jordan’s Waters:  Christ Our Lord to Jordan Came, unison children and organ, publication pending Paraclete Press, an easy one-rehearsal piece for The Baptism of Our Lord, the First Sunday after the Epiphany

  • O nata lux ~ O Light Divine, SATB (some divisi) and organ, Paraclete Press PPM01642, a grand, large-scale setting, with a significant organ part, of this famous text, which is used in both Latin and English

  • O’er the Hill and O’er the Vale, unaccompanied SATB, CanticaNOVA  5045, an original anthem on a John Mason Neale text,

  • O’er the Hill and O’er the Vale, unison or two-part choir and piano, CanticaNOVA 5046, an original anthem on a John Mason Neale text

  • Outlanders, Whence Come Ye Last?—An Epiphany Scene, SATB and organ, CanticaNOVA 5044, an unusual carol based on a ground bass of a text by William Morris about the sages from the East

     

   Lent/General

  • Ave verum corpus – Ernest Chausson/arr. Greene, SATB and organ, GIA G-5938, a four-part arrangement of a piece by Chausson with lush romantic harmonies, originally for soloist and Art Harmonium

  • Caedmon’s Hymn, SAB and organ, Paraclete Press PPM00005, a hymn of praise on a ground bass with an old Celtic text

  • Echo Jubilate: Domino cantate novum canticum~Sing a New Song to the Lord, unison choir, optional SATB, and organ, National/Fred Bock NMCH-188, a joyful piece on Psalm 97 incorporating both Latin and English texts using the melody Ach du feiner Reiter as found in the works of Samuel Scheidt

  • How Beautiful Is Your House, O Lord, after Johannes Brahms, SATB and organ, publication pending Paraclete Press, based on a hymn melody drawn from How Lovely Is Your Dwelling Place

  • How Beautiful Is Your House, O Lord, after Johannes Brahms, unison children and organ, publication pending Paraclete Press, based on a hymn melody drawn from How Lovely Is Your Dwelling Place

  • Oh, How I Love Your Law, O Lord, unaccompanied SATB, Paraclete Press PPM00207, a setting of Psalm 119 that contrasts chant-like sections with expressive harmonies that illustrate the text

  • O nata lux ~ O Light Divine, SATB (some divisi) and organ, publication pending Paraclete Press, a dramatic piece with fanfare and hymn-like sections using both Latin and English versions of the well-known text, O Light Born of Light, from The Office of Lauds for Transfiguration

  • Patrick’s Evening Hymn, SAB and organ, Paraclete Press PPM00004, an evening anthem on an old Celtic text

  • Praise for Our God of Many Names, SATB and organ, publication pending Paraclete Press, a smoothly flowing, expressive piece that unfolds in multiple points of imitation on a text by the medieval mystic Mechthild of Magdeburg,

  • Redeeming Lord, O Jesus Christ - Johannes Brahms/Greene, SATB and organ, publication pending Paraclete Press, a reworking of a piece from Fourteen German folksongs by Brahms with a text paraphrased from Ach, lieber Herre Jesu Christ—Ah, Dear Lord Jesus

  • Teach Me Your Way, O Lord, SA(T)B and organ, Paraclete Press PPMO1124, an expressive but not difficult piece on this extremely useful text paraphrased from Psalm 119: 33-35

  • The Tree of Life, SAB and organ and/or optional C instrument, Paraclete Press PPM00003, a gentle anthem using musical motives to illustrate this old Celtic text

 

   For the Mass

  • Paschal Gloria, cantor, congregation, optional SB, two optional B-flat trumpets and two optional trombones and organ), CanticaNOVA 3130-2, a Gloria for the Easter season using the new mass translation

  • Wondrous Love Mass, cantor, congregation, optional SATB, and organ, CanticaNOVA 3091-2, a mass setting for Lent using the new mass translation

  • You Have Put on Christ, Assembly, Cantor, Keyboard, and Optional Choir, GIA G-4781, a Baptism acclamation