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Amazing Grace
This arrangement for Strings and 2 oboes features a counter melody stated by the strings with the melody provided by oboes with a rocking figure in the organ. Hymn introduction and 4 verses
Amazing Grace.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [536.6 KB]
Amazing Grace - MP3
Performed at St. John's Bach Cantata Vespers series, December 2006
06 Amazing Grace.mp3
MP3 audio file [6.3 MB]
St. Clement (The day you gave us, Lord has ended)
Concertato with introduction and 3 verses. Scored for 2 oboes, English horn and Organ
ST Clement.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [410.5 KB]
St. Clement
Performed at St. John's Bach Cantata Vespers series, April 2010
St. Clement.mp3
MP3 audio file [4.3 MB]
A Mighty Fortress
This arrangement treats the tune in the rhythmic setting used in the Lutheran church. The third verse "though devils all the world may fill" is uniquely set with organ and orchestra.
Finale 2007a - [Ein Feste Burg Concertat[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [747.9 KB]
A mighty fortress
Performed at St. John's Bach Cantata Vespers series, November 2007
Ein Feste Burg.mp3
MP3 audio file [17.2 MB]
Beach Spring
This setting is for 2 oboes, english horn, organ and strings. Concertato with introduction and 3 verses.
Beach Spring4.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [216.4 KB]
Beach Spring
Performed at St. John's Bach Cantata Vespers series, April 2008
16 Beach Spring.mp3
MP3 audio file [10.9 MB]
Eventide (Abide with Me)
This setting is for Oboe and English horn, with strings and organ, and congregation singing SATB.
Eventide-Score_landscape.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [233.7 KB]
Eventide (Abide with Me)
Performed for St. John's Bach Cantata Vespers in December 2006
16 abide with me.mp3
MP3 audio file [8.8 MB]
Foundation (How firm a foundation)
This arrangement strictly uses the pentatonic mode to mimic the pentatonic mode of the melody. A pentatonic countermelody works against the melody. Extensive use of canon in the congregational verse
Foundation.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [301.9 KB]
Foundation (How firm a foundation)
Performed at St. John's Bach Cantata Vespers in April 2008
Foundation.mp3
MP3 audio file [10.2 MB]
Was Gott Tut (What God Ordains is Always Good)
This arrangements uses the outline of the first movement of the Brahms Requiem for an introduction with choir and orchestra.
Was Gott Tut Orchestra.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [106.9 KB]
Was Gott Tut (What God Ordains is Always Good)
Performed at St. John's Bach Cantata Vespers in January 2010
90-Was Gott Tut.mp3
MP3 audio file [10.0 MB]
Lobe den Herrn (Praise to the Lord)
This arrangement has hints of late German Romanticism. This is set for both chamber orchestra and organ as well as Concert Band
Lobe den Herrn_orchest concertato_Score.[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [414.8 KB]
Praise to the Lord (Organ and Orchestra)
Performed at St. John's Bach Cantata Vespers in November 2007
lobe den herrn_2.mp3
MP3 audio file [13.3 MB]
Tryg­gare Kan Ing­en Va­ra (Children of the Heavenly Father)
Arrangement for Organ, Strings, Flute and Oboe. Trumpets are used for melody, but can by any other instrument.
Children of the Heavenly Father_orchestr[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [218.3 KB]
Tryggare Kan Ingen Vara (Children of the Heavenly Father)
Performed at St. John's Vespers in January 2010
99-Children of the Heavenly Father.mp3
MP3 audio file [4.7 MB]
O Day full of Grace
Arrangement for organ, strings, trumpets, flutes and oboes. Concertato with introduction and 5 verses.
O day full of grace7.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [220.5 KB]
Den signede Dag (O Day full of Grace)
Performed at St. John's Cantata Vespers, June 2007
Den_signede_Dag.mp3
MP3 audio file [7.9 MB]
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