Monday, June 29, 2015

Glorify the Lord


Here's a new piece composed by Tony Alonso. Tony provided me with the refrain, with text derived from one of the options for dismissal words in the recently-revised Roman Missal. He had most of the tune written as well, and made just a few tweaks after I filled in the text. He had been asked to provide a piece celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Religious Sisters of Charity, founded by Mother Mary Aikenhead. (So naturally he asked a Mennonite to collaborate on the text!) My text is inspired by some of the core concerns of the Sisters. A condensed version (without choral parts and the bridge) is printed in Claim the Mystery.
Choral edition
Recording (track 13)

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Claim the Mystery

Welcome to my new site.  I will post occasional updates here. Please see the above links for full information about me, upcoming events, and publications.
The latest big news is the release of Claim the Mystery: 50 More Hymn Texts. It is my fourth collection published by GIA.