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CALLED OR NOT CALLED
3-part gospel-style harmonies in a song inspired by Carl Jung’s famous
hearth inscription: “Called or not called,
God is there.” 
Great groove that pulls you in.


NOW LET THE FIRE OF HEAVEN COME DOWN
Lively chant for Pentecost.  A rockin’ song in 6/8.


AH, GOLGOTHA
SATB with piano
A lament for Christ’s passion, inspired by Rudolph Steiner.
Haunting refrain rises after a simple verse.

PEACE PILGRIM’S PRAYER
A round that can be sung in up to 12 parts, inspired by the favorite
prayer of the American peace worker “Peace Pilgrim” who walked for
peace from 1953 till her death in 1981.


THEN LET THESE INSTRUMENTS
SATB with optional solo, and piano
A touching song of consecration, celebrating the gifts and worthiness
of every individual.

NEW WAYS TO PRAISE
3-part gospel with solo
A new look at prayer and praise, beginning with self-acceptance.


LIGHT OF THE WORLD
SATB a cappella
Chant for advent.  “Light of the world, into our darkness come;
Let heaven’s will on earth be done.”

ZION
SATB with soloist and piano
Gospel style anthem with soaring chorus, on the text of Psalm 46:
“There is a river whose streams flow forth from Zion, the City of God.”

ENTER IN THE COURTS OF PRAISE
For unison choir and piano, with optional congregational response
A wide-ranging melody that invites a sense of worship.


ALL MY HOPE ON GOD IS FOUNDED
SATB with piano and flute
A soaring setting of Herbert Howell’s beautiful hymn tune “MICHAEL,”
the quality of the old hymn text invokes a feeling of the sacredness of life.


IN THE WILDERNESS
SATB and piano
A very simple, and unusual, but effective piece, invoking a sense of
gratitude for past blessings.


MORNING HAS BROKEN (sbmp.com)
SATB with piano, and soprano soloist
A “Morning Has Broken” for people who aren’t “morning people.”  The piece (with original music set to Eleanor Farjeon’s traditional text) unfolds out of a quiet stillness into a glorious sunrise, as the soprano soars in a descant over the choir in the final verse. A church choir favorite.

 


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