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ANNOUNCING THE RELEASE OF “A KIPLING PASSION” RECORDING ON THE GOTHIC LABEL BY CHORAL ARTS NORTHWEST, CONDUCTED BY ROBERT BODE

 

I’m thrilled to announce that, after over a year in the making, the recording of my most ambitious work to date, “But Who Shall Return Us Our Children – A Kipling Passion,” has released worldwide and is available in a variety of formats: physical CD, digital download, and on various streaming services. Please consider purchasing the CD from one of the following organizations, without which, this recording would not have been possible.

Conceived as a WWI commemorative oratorio, the work was premiered in March 2017 during the centenary of WWI and has received nearly a dozen performances in the two years since its premiere.

If you’d like to read more details about the work, please download the beautifully designed digital CD booklet here, with insightful program notes by Dr. Gary D. Cannon.

For a perusal score of the full work, contact the composer via the Contact page on this website.

River Moons is available on the new Shadows on the Stars CD from Oregon Repertory Singers & Artistic Director Ethan Sperry!

I’m delighted to have ORS’ fantastic live performance recording of my work River Moons included on this CD, along with works by Morten Lauridsen and Pacific NW composers, including Stacey Philipps, Joan Szymko, and Giselle Wyers. The CD is on the esteemed Gothic label (G-49318) and can be purchased here.

Featured Works

Looking for Advent and Christmas repertoire?

Please consider one of the following works from my catalog:

A solis ortus cardine – Variations on a 5th-c. Christmas Hymn

Alma Redemptoris Mater – Double SATB choir, a cappella

Invocation from This Night – SATB a cappella version

The Great “O” Antiphons – 7 settings for SATB choir, a cappella

1.   “O” Sapientia (O Wisdom)
2.   “O” Adonai
3.   “O” Radix Jesse (O Root of Jesse)
4.   “O” Clavis David (O Key of David)
5.   “O” Oriens (O Rising Dawn)
6.   “O” Rex gentium (O King of Nations)
7.   “O” Emmanuel

This Night – 3 Celtic Christmas settings for SATB choir and harp

1.   Invocation
2.   The First Miracle
3.   Christmas Hail

Movements from both The Great “O” Antiphons and from This Night can be performed individually, in combination with one another, or as full sets. These works are all available from Muehleisen Music. Click here to access the order form.

Performances

Recent Performances

  • Feb. 15 – Eat Your Vegetables! (Set One), Wim Egz Ensemble, Rozemarijn Kalis, cond., (Utrecht, Netherlands)
  • March 15 – There Was An Old Person of Brussels, Illumni Men’s Chorale, Chris McCafferty, cond. (Seattle)
  • March 15, 16, 17, 18 – Pietà, Sounding Light, Tom Trenney, cond. – Michigan (Detroit) and Ohio (Cleveland) premieres
  • March 23 – The King of Glory, Opus 7 and St. James Cathedral’s Jubilate Youth Choir, Loren Pontèn, cond., (Seattle)

Upcoming Performances

  • April 6 – Eat Your Vegetables! (Set One), Delaware Choral Society, James Wilson, cond., (Dover, DE)
  • April 26 – When All is Done, Bob Cole Conservatory Chamber Choir, John Alexander, cond., (Long Beach, CA)
  • April 27 – Apparitions, Ladies Musical Club of Seattle
  • May 11 – River Moons and Snow (The King’s Trumpeter), Una Vocis Choral Ensemble, Dennis Lee, cond. (Mason City, IA)
  • May 21 – Da Pacem, Lake Orion High school Choirs, Bryce Thompson, cond. (Lake Orion, MI)
  • May 24 – Borders, (WORLD PREMIERE) Great Bend Chorale + Youth Chorale (DCINY), Matthew Melendez, cond. (Carnegie Hall – New York City)
  • June 1 – Borders, (WEST COAST PREMIERE) Great Bend Chorale + Youth Chorale, Matthew Melendez, cond., (Shelton, WA)
  • June 2 – Borders, Great Bend Chorale + Youth Chorale, Matthew Melendez, cond., (Bremerton, WA)
  • June 9 – Love Is, (WORLD PREMIERE) Irvine United Congregational Church Choir, John St. Marie, cond., (Irvine, CA)

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Commissions

Recent World Premieres

  • March 17, 2018 – Pleiades’ Path, Consonare Chorale, Georgina Philippson, poet and cond.
  • July 12, 2018 – “Humpty Dumpty’s Recitation” from Through the Looking Glass, WA State ACDA Summer Institute Commission (SA or TB choir and piano).

Please contact composer for perusal scores of the works above.

Upcoming World Premieres

  • May 24, 2019 – Borders, Great Bend Chorale, Matthew Melendez, cond. DCINY Concert – Carnegie Hall, NYC.
    • Additional performances:
      • June 1, 2019, 8:00 PM – St. Edward’s Catholic Church, Shelton, WA
      • June 2, 2019, 4:00 PM – William D. Harvey Theatre, College Instruction Center, Olympic College, Bremerton, WA
  • June 9, 2019 – Love Is – Poem by Rabia of Basra (female Sufi mystic and saint, c. 717–801), Irvine United Congregational Church, John St. Marie, cond.