03/21/16: If you are an ACDA member you may have seen my article "The Church's 'Big' Choir" in the December 2015 issue of Choral Journal's "Hallelujah!" column. If you're not an ACDA member, you have two choices: join the ACDA or find it at a library.
03/01/16: Oops! I forgot to tell people that I'm in Seoul, Korea for the next few weeks. I'm finishing up the Global Worship Conference 글로벌 워십 컨퍼런스 today and then will speak at a number of local churches in the coming week. Come say hi!
02/10/16: I'm proud to be included on the latest Cardiphonia compilation. This time around the the theme was "shape note" hymns in new arrangements. If you're not familiar with the shape note singing tradition, do yourself a favor and watch the documentary Awake, My Soul, or visit The Sacred Harp Musical Heritage Association. Until then, listen to The Hollow Square Hymnal.
01/31/16: The 2016 Calvin Worship Symposium just concluded. It was great to lead a workshop with Adam Tice and Sandra McCracken. The final worship service was led by a team from Church of the Servant andincluded nearly 1000 people singing my GIA anthem, Abana. That was overwhelming. The fun continued Sunday evening with a Hymn Society/AGO hymn sing at St. Adalbert's Basilica Sunday night that included my song "As the Deer" as one of a dozen "made in Michigan" hymns. (It also featured my son Simon in his bass playing debut.)
12/26/15: The latest issue of The Hymn (Fall 2015, Vol 66, No. 4) has a review of the Isaac Watts collection In Melody and Songs, which calls my tune DIDN'T SEE THAT COMING "particularly striking." It's quite an honor to have the reviewer (David Music) mention my tune out of the hundreds in the collection. And quite satisfying, as it's one of the craziest hymn tunes I've ever written. (Even crazier because it is still singable.)
12/08/15: World Library Press just released "Clap Your Hands," for SATB choir, flute/piccolo, and percussion. It's my arrangement of a Yoruban folk song with a text from Psalm 47. Not only did WLP do a meticulous job of editing the piece, they also made a really nice recording of it. I don't want to brag, but it's the lead piece in their latest choral subscription packet...
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