Recordings

Here you can find example of my works that have been performed and recorded.  You can also find these on my Soundcloud page



Epitaphs

A setting of five short poems by Rudyard Kipling taken from his larger set entitled ‘Epitaphs of War’. These are based on experiences during conflict, particularly World War I. It is performed here by the Lyric Arts Trio in Kansas City, Missouri.

Hold Fast to Dreams

This is a setting of the Langston Hughes poem ‘Dreams’ that I did for the Simon Carrington Chamber Singers. The  three part formal design with the middle part built around an ostinato in the lower voices with sopranos and altos floating above allows mild dissonance helps to set the text.

The Trumpet Sounds Within-a My Soul

An innovative setting of the African-American spiritual ‘Steal Away’ for trumpet and SATB choir. This work combines the spiritual ‘Steal Away’ with the hymn ‘What a Friend we have in Jesus’ in a juxtaposition designed to challenges our idea of race relations in the U.S.

Love Divine

This is a setting of the Wesley text 'Love Divine' which I did to celebrate the 35th anniversary at Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral in Kansas City, of a close friend of the choir who commissioned this piece.

There is no Rose

This is a setting of the ancient English carol text 'There is no Rose of Such Virtue'.  The setting is in a modified strophic form with the first two verses being followed by a joyful outburst on the words 'then follow we this joyful birth!'

Pebbles, Rocks, Shells and Bones

This is a piece I wrote for the British organist David Goode. It is inspired by the music of Bach, particularly the Art of the Fugue, and the sculptures of Henry Moore who took his own inspiration from found objects such as pebbles, rocks, shells and bones.