In late summer, I created an edition of "The X Commandments," John Farmer's 1592 setting of a versified Ten Commandments that appeared in "The Whole Booke of Psalmes, With Their Wonted Tunes, As They Are Sung In Churches, Composed Into…
A former high school student from the Rhode Island Philharmonic Music School studied Brahms' Second Rhapsody with me this past spring. This YouTube video is of her playing it at Eastman a few weeks ago:
Back in the very early 2000's, I arranged the first Kyrie couplet from François Couperin's organ "Mass for the Convents." My arrangement, originally for organ alone, is a verbatim setting of Couperin's excellent part-writing with the addition of the text…Read more
I will be leaving New England to begin a new position as Director of Music at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Delray Beach, Florida. The position begins on June 1, so I will be moving at the end of May.…Read more
I will be leading a community singalong Messiah in New Bedford, MA on Sunday, November 27 at 4pm. This charity event will be made up of singers from across the community, and you are cordially invited to come sing or just listen--all…
Singer/songwriter Peter Neuendorffer is a member of the congregation at First Church in Boston. He has played for services on occasion, and his song "The Candy Store" has always struck me as something I'd like to set for choir.
MANCHESTER — Think Joni Mitchell, Cat Stevens, Graham Nash-meets-Elizabethan composers. Mezzo-soprano Allison Messier teams up with harpsichordist Paul Cienniwa in a CD-release concert at 4 p.m. Sunday at The Derryfield School Performing Arts Auditorium, 2108 River Road.