Chorale and Festive Flourish

These two movements for organ and brass quintet were written for the wedding of my wife’s brother. The Chorale was written for the entrance procession, beginning quietly with a dramatic build for the entrance of the bride. The Festive Flourish was written for the recessional and is a joyous march

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Watch! Take care! Your hearts prepare!

Written for SATB Choir, unaccompanied, this piece is a setting of and Advent text by John Dalles based upon Mark 13:33-37. It will be premiered during the season of Advent by the Basilica Choir under the direction of William Picher. Scores will be available for purchase after the premier.

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Audubon Park Psalter

Audubon Park Psalter

The Audubon Park Psalter presently consists of four volumes: one for each of the liturgical years (A, B, and C) and a fourth for Solemnities, Feasts and other holidays. It uses the new Revised Grail Psalm translation for the verses with the ICEL refrains. Each volume is 60-70 pages and

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Thoughts on NCOI

The Update The rules for the next American Guild of Organists National Competition in Organ Improvisation have been released and are available here. While the competition has not been without changes in the past, this set of rules is a significant departure from previous versions. Even if I thought changes

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Approved!

Today I received official approval from the Committee on Divine Worship of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops to publish my settings of the Revised Grail Psalter with the ICEL refrains. The Audubon Park Psalter will consist of four volumes: one for each of the liturgical years (A, B,

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What do you have to say?

Something to say? One of the common problems in written communication is the lack of vocal tone and inflection. This can lead to gross misunderstandings when the receiver does not interpret the message with the same intention as the sender. Take today’s subject line: What do you have to say?

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Organ Performance Audios

As not all of my performances were recorded with video, I am including a few audio recordings for your listening pleasure below. François Couperin. “Elevation – Tierce en taille” from Messe pour les Convents. Cathedral of Auch, France. Organ from 1688 built by Jean de Joyeuse. Marcel Dupré. “Crucifixion” from

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Anniversaries: How to look ahead

Happy anniversary! With this newsletter, I celebrate my one-year publication anniversary. In case you missed that first issue, you can still see it here (and all the issues are listed here). Thank you to everyone for taking the time to share in my adventures of the past year. I hope

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Faith Is Like a Mystic Spirit – Video

Faith Is Like a Mystic Spirit – Video

Video of the first performance of Faith Is Like a Mystic Spirit during the Baccalaureate service for Gateway High School. Bel Canto Choir of Gateway High School Chris Barletta, conductor Wm. Glenn Osborne, composer and pianist Text by John Dalles

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A time to sow, a time to reap

A time to sow, a time to reap

There is a season While I can’t profess to know a lot about farming, I do know that there is a large chunk of time when the farmer must wait between when the crop is planted and when it is ready to harvest. There will be regular tasks to perform

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Upcoming Events

  1. Christmas 2014 with the Basilica Choir

    December 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Orlando FL
  2. 2014 Carol Sing

    December 14 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Kissimmee FL
  3. Horns and Pipes 2015

    February 8, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Orlando FL

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