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Choral Commission: I Hold Your Name

Everything we do right now is colored by our present circumstances. Sometimes, it works out well. I was recently commissioned by the Cantate Chamber Singers and their redoubtable conductor, Victoria Gau, to write a choral work that reflects the current moment. The...
On the Folk Charts!

On the Folk Charts!

So here’s an unexpected development: My new solo album is on the FAI Folk Chart for August! “All By His Own Self” is #17 on the album chart; two songs from the album are on the song chart (“Hold Still” at #16 and “Corinna,...

New Musical: When We Get There

I guess we are are in scramble mode, trying to figure out how best to use our creative energy during this Covid time.  I started a new musical in March with two book-writers; Richard Lasser from Seattle and Robert P. Young from Detroit. It is called When We Get...

Film score: Upheaval

Director Jonathan Gruber recently finished a feature-length documentary that I had a great time scoring. The film, Upheaval, tells the story of the late Israeli politician Menachem Begin — it’s a tough walk through the minefields of Israeli politics and history....

Choral Commission: The Last Seven Words

Earlier this year, I was commissioned by Michael McCarthy, the Canon of Music at the Washington National Cathedral, to write a choral piece based on the Seven Last Words from the Cross. As you may already know, these are actually phrases, not words: they’re the...

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