SACRED MUSIC

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PLEASE NOTE: Scores in GREEN lettering are available only through the publisher or through retailers like J.W. Pepper.  Scores in BLUE lettering are only available through this website; please order through the form-field to the right.

 

SACRED CHORAL MUSIC 

  • And None Shall Be Afraid (MyScore @ JWPepper)

    • SATB & Orchestra; soloists (with opt. children's choir)

    • Commissioned by the Boise Philharmonic Master Chorale (Dr. James Jirak, artistic director)

    • Carnegie Hall premiere: May 30, 2010 under the direction of the composer

  • Balm in Gilead

    • SATB & piano; Alto & Tenor solo

  • Blessed Assurance (MyScore @ JWPepper)

    • Paul crafts a refreshingly new setting of Fanny Crosby's famous and uplifting text.

  • Christmas Kaleidoscope

    • SATB choir & orchestra; soprano solo

  • For the Healing of the Nations

    • SATB choir, Brass & Percussion

    • premiered at National ACDA convention in Miami, FL

  • Go, Go, to Bethlehem (Paraclete Press)
    • Highly rhythmic original carol with easy vocal parts and a contrasting central verse; Energetic piano part adds to the celebratory character.
  • Handle With Care

    • SAB & piano

  • His Eye is on the Sparrow

    • SATB Choir & piano with flute (or chamber orchestra)

    • also available for solo voice

    • previewed at NWACDA conference, March 2016

  • Huron Carol (Alfred Music)
    • Exquisite! As the plaintive melody begins with a soprano solo accompanied by oboe, the listener is immediately drawn to the haunting beauty of this Canadian carol. Mixed choir completes the opening chorus a cappella with lush harmonies and, finally, the piano adds its lyric voice to this setting of delicate beauty and refined expression for the Christmas season.
  • I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day

    • SATB & piano

    • also available for solo voice

  • I'll Sing On

    • SATB & piano with horn & clarinet

    • a setting combining "What Wondrous Love is This" with "Amazing Grace."

  • Join in the Dance (MyScore @ JWPepper)

    • SATB & piano (4-hands) with optional trumpet & handbells

    • composed for the commissioning of Bishop Elaine Stanovsky, Bishop of the NW Conference of the United Methodist Church (June 2017)

  • Requiem Aeternam (MyScore @ JWPepper)

    • SATB a cappella

  • Sing a Song of Bethlehem

    • SATB a cappella

  • Sing this Night

    • SATB & chamber orchestra

  • The Gate of Heaven

    • SATB & organ

    • commissioned by the American Guild of Organists

    • (available in 2017 or 2018 through Paraclete Press)

  • The Things We Need (MyScore @ JWPepper)

    • SATB, piano & optional brass quintet

    • commissioned by Old Mission United Methodist Church (Fairway, KS) in celebration of their 75th anniversary.

  • Was Ever Love Like Thine (Paraclete Press)
    • A moving text by Samuel Wesley is the basis for this Lenten/Holy Week anthem. Scored for SATB a cappella, there is mostly homophonic writing with some mild dissonance that underscores the depth of the text.
  • We Are Not Alone

    • SATB & piano

    • text from "A New Creed" from the United Church of Canada (used with permission)

  • Wexford Carol

    • SATB & piano (or chamber orchestra)

    • (available in 2017 or 2018 through Paraclete Press)‚Äč

 

 

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PRICING: Standard octavos are $2.25 per digital copy.  Large works (more than 25 pages), handbell scores, and organ scores are $7.50 per digital copy.  

At Carnegie Hall on May 30, 2010 with Melissa Hamilton, soprano; Wilson Aitken, child soloist; and the New England Symphonic Ensemble.  The choir was comprised of singers from Idaho, New Jersey,

and Pennsyvania.

In concert with Reflections, a select youth choir for teens in Grades 9-12, at the Cathedral of the Rockies, Boise, Idaho.

June 2017.

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