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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Faith Is Like a Mystic Spirit

Written May 11-2, 2014 for Chris Barletta and the Women’s Choir of Gateway High School in Kissimmee, Florida, with the first performance given at the Baccalaureate Mass at the end of May 2014. The text is by John Dalles and is included in the collection We Turn to God published

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Live at St. Thomas – NYC

Live at St. Thomas – NYC

Webcast Available Because I’m on the road attending the Association of Anglican Musicians conference in Washington, DC this week, this is going to be a super brief update. St. Thomas has updated their website to include the repertoire for this Sunday’s Festal Eucharist sung by the Orlando Deanery Boychoir and

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Summer adventures

Summer adventures

God Is Gone Up Last Thursday, it was my pleasure to attend the festival choral Eucharist at St. Richard’s Episcopal Church in Winter Park where the St. Richard’s Schola under the direction of Dr. Carl MaultsBy gave the premier performance of my composition God Is Gone Up. I was very

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The Chariot Rolls On!

The Chariot Rolls On!

The Chariot Rolls On What a delight it was Monday evening to hear the Bel Canto Choir from Gateway High School under the direction of Chris Barletta give the premier performance of my composition, The Chariot. Knowing that the students had only a few rehearsals to learn the piece, I

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A Year of God’s Favor

Originally written for the Diocesan Youth Choir formed to sing for the Chrism Mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Albany, NY in 2005, This setting of Delores Dufner’s text “A Year of God’s Favor” is scored for SAB choir, piano and optional flute, oboe and violoncello. The

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God, Your Golden Doorway Beckons

Written May 9-10, 2014 for the Bel Canto Choir of Gateway High School under the direction of Chris Barletta. The text is by John Dalles. Music is scored for three part women’s choir with piano accompaniment. It was one of two pieces written for use at the Baccalaureate service at

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Watchful Shepherd

Watchful Shepherd

For Good Shepherd Sunday this year, I had programmed an arrangement of J.S. Bach’s “Schafe können sicher weiden” from Cantata 208 with an English text. At each of the choir rehearsals I had however, I became more and more frustrated with the part writing and the irregularity of the text.

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The Chariot – Video

Below is the video of the first performance of The Chariot by the Bel Canto Choir of Gateway High School under the direction of Chris Barletta.

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How to write a piece of music

How to write a piece of music

Stravinsky This past Friday, I went over to Gateway High School to hear the Bel Canto Choir rehearse the piece I wrote for them with a text by Emily Dickinson: The Chariot. It is always such a thrilling moment for me to hear a group actually sing something that I’ve

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