I found the poem from which the text for this piece is excerpted when perusing an old book of 15th-century Italian poetry. I decided to set the poem in its original Medieval Italian dialect. The piece is a
A bright, athletic piece for women's choir and piano. The Bike Let Loose uses rapid notes and soaring melodic lines to create a fantastical ride for both singer and listener.
A Birthday was composed for Floyd Farmer and the Camerata Singers of West Michigan in commemoration of their 25th Anniversary. The Christina Rosetti poem is about a birthday, and its many
I wrote the text for this piece as a journal entry one evening as I watched my sweet dog Gobi sleep. In his last days I was fortunate to be able to write a piece celebrating him and rejoicing in the
This piece is a setting of the beautifully poetic King James version of John 3:16. It is simple and elegant, and suitable for church choirs. It was commissioned in 2001 for Pastor Douglas R. Roper on the
Based on a poem by Sarojini Naidu entitled "Cradle Song," A Little Lovely Dream is a lullaby in three verses. Each verse is cradled by a sung and hummed wordless interlude. The piece was premiered
I was drawn to this poem because it addresses life, death and renewal on a number of levels. It is both personal and universal. It is both hopeful and heedful. I wanted the music to reflect all of these
There Is No Age is about the power of collective voices and how the coming together of human beings to sing transcends the boundaries of time.
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