The John Ness Beck Foundation, an organization that exists to encourage and foster composers of traditional sacred choral music, has awarded second place a composition by David Giardiniere.  Giardiniere, Director of Product Evaluation at J.W. Pepper, is also a respected composer and conductor of choral music.  His composition Midnight Clear was reviewed and judged by a group of independent composers and retailers from the Foundation. This award is a particular honor from a foundation that receives my deepest respect.  Back in the early days of Beckenhorst Press, I had the privilege to host Mr. Beck on a choral reading session.  His pleasant demeanor and high musical standards were a strong combination in a live presentation.  It is most satisfying that, symbolically at least, our paths would cross again with this recognition of "Midnight Clear." For more information, visit the John Ness Beck Foundation.