The following pieces showcase examples of choral music that would work well for church services, dedicatory events, memorials, and concerts.
Black Riders and Other Lines
This three-movement piece for SSA chorus is an example of music that would work well for a community chorus concert.
Black Riders and Other Lines I. Black Riders
Black Riders and Other Lines II. In Heaven
Black Riders and Other Lines III. The Voice of God
I Am With You
This piece for SATB chorus and orchestra was commissioned by LaGrange College for its annual lessons and carols service in 2007. The text was adapted from Isaiah 41:10. It’s a prime example of the simplicity of form, text, and musical gesture all working together.
This piece for soprano solo, SATB chorus, and orchestra was commissioned by Eastminster Presbyterian Church for its first annual Christmas concert in 2015. It’s a setting of the first half of John 1. The piece set the tone for the December concert series as the minister preached his Christmas Eve sermon from the same text.
Lessons and Carols (excerpts)
The lessons and carols service is rooted in the Anglican tradition. Essentially, a carol follows each passage of scripture recounting the Christmas story. LaGrange College commissioned several pieces for their annual lessons and carols service in 2007.
O Magnum Mysterium
This piece for SATB chorus was originally scored for SATB chorus and orchestra and later adapted for SATB chorus and cello. It’s a prime example of music that works well for a sacred concert, worship service, or dedicatory event.
Sing a New Song
This joyful piece for SATB chorus and orchestra was commissioned by LaGrange College for its Spring concert in 2007. Sadly, the tragic Virginia Tech shooting took place just before the concert. This piece brought a little hope to an audience who desperately needed it.